About six months ago, Bethesda Softworks' Pete Hines figured Feburary 18 was the perfect day to conceive a child, as the baby would be due on November 11, the ship date for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. One couple conceived well early of that, but their baby's birth will still forever be associated with the game.
Little Atari Lynn — yes, that's right — decided it was time to bust out of the womb as mum and dad sat down for Todd Howard's half-hour demo of the game at QuakeCon. The proud papa told Game Informer that the sight of the Frost Dragon on the screen is what sent mum into labour.
Dad said that the couple hung around, rather than dash for the hospital, because they thought at first it could be false labour. And, yeah, "she is a trooper and lovesSkyrim."
While Hines had promised an "unknown reward" for anyone who named their baby "Dovahkiin" in honour of the game, I think Atari Lynn deserves something. Game Informer suggests a complimentary Collector's Edition of the game. That's appropriate.
Babies and cons are not an unprecedented phenomenon. Remember, Fahey actually got laid at BlizzCon, and the result was the birth of his and Emily's twins this year.
Update: Woman Goes Into labour During Skyrim Presentation [Game Informer]