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The father-to-be has contacted Game Informer with more QuakeCon-related details of how he and his fiancée ended up in a Skyrim demo while she went into labor.
The lovestruck gamers got engaged last year at QuakeCon 2010, after Chaz proposed to Stevi onstage at the very end of the show. She said yes, and the two planned on getting married at this year's QuakeCon, which is going on right now. Stevi went into labor during the half hour long Skyrim demo, so obviously those plans were canned.
"During the demo Todd Howard showed off the Frost Dragon. This is what started the whole thing, seeing this must have filled Stevi with so much excitement that it sent her into labor," explains Chaz.
You might be asking yourself why the couple didn't bolt for the hospital at the first sign of labor, but Chaz says they initially thought it could have been false labor. So they waited it out to see if the contractions continued, which they did. Chaz says they "...stayed for the rest of the demo because she is a trooper and LOVES Skyrim."
Original Story:Will the first of the Dragonborn be crawling among us soon? Will we soon hear tiny dragon shouts squealing from a hospital delivery room? It's possible, because a pair of engaged diehard gamers sat through the entirety of a QuakeCon 2011 presentation for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the pregnant woman went into labor.
Game Informer's Andrew Reiner was approached by the couple while waiting to take part in the Games That Inspired Us panel at QuakeCon 2011. He reports that the two are self-proclaimed Game Informer fans, and wanted to let him know they weren't going to miss that demo for anything.
Did the soothing cadence of Todd Howard's voice coax the new life into entering the world? Maybe the fantastical action and grand expanses of Skyrim excited the mother-to-be so much that it created a physiological chain reaction. Or perhaps the crowd's roaring energy and enthusiasm convinced this youngster that it needed to be born before November 11, 2011.
Whatever the case, we at Game Informer tip our hats to Chaz and Stevi's dedication. Not even impending birth could keep the couple from missing out on an exclusive glimpse into the world of Tamriel. The duo (soon to be trio) is currently en route to a hospital, and we wish them the best of luck in delivering their little girl, Atari Lynn. Yep. Atari. We couldn't make this stuff up.
Bethesda, if you're reading: We don't think a complimentary copy of the Skyrim Collector's Edition would be out of line.
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Wow...that baby really wanted to see that demo...
All the people saying that she was endangering her child obviously don't know the least about child birth. Most women labor at home for up to six hours, and plus, it's not like you rush to the hospital after the first contraction. As the article stated: it could have been false labor. Ever heard of Braxton Hick's contractions? Congrats, Chaz and Stevi on your wonderful girl.
"Don't you want to go to a hospital?"
"Shh, the demo is starting"
As a parent and gamer, I say awesome. Congrats on the dragonborn!
Even unborn children want to get a glimpse of this game.
Bethesda should take this story and run with it - talk about the makings of a humorous ad campaign
holy crap... bethesda must somehow use this as an adviertisment for skyrim
Bethesda needs to give them a free game for this
Can someone please explain the term "going into labor"? :)
Sorry, my english isn't all that great.
I would name the child Dovahkiin
Wow what an awesome story. That's great. Congrats to them.
Doesn't sound too crazy. Sometimes labor can take a very long time. If it was just the beginning they still had plenty of time to get to the hospital.
Now I want to see that frost dragon so that I can go into labor too...errrr...or at least the man version of that...whatever that is...
If a demo of skyrim can induce labor, i can't wait to see what the full version can do... heal the blind, be a cure for aids, prevent all cancer for ever starting? Its going to be an amazing game.
This kid is going to kick so much ass.