The epic game “Skyrimwas released by Bethesda Studios on November 11, 2011. This was the successor to “Oblivion” by the same company in the same world. It was met by huge success and still is popular among gamer to this day.
Before the game was released, Bethesda had various videos showing game play and videos of various creatures. There was a lot of build-up to the game, and a lot of enthusiasm resulted.
One interesting promotional tool they announced was this: If you had a child born on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11 – the release date) you (the responsible parent) name it Dovahkiin (which means “Dragonborn” – the hero of the game), Bethesda Software would provide you (the responsible parent) with free Bethesda Software games for life!
As chance would happen, we met a team member of the Skyrim crew the other day. He was quite proud of the work that he did on the game. He was also glad that we thought it was one on the best games around. As he started to leave, we asked if there were any takers on the birthday thing. He told us three.
Three children named Dovahkiin. Three kids, who in two years, will start preschool and have to explain the name to their teachers. All for free Bethesda Software games for life? Is worth it?
Seems good to us.