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VWN News: Skyrim Comforts Gamer After Sister’s Passing
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 Skyrim Comforts Gamer After Sister’s Passing

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Date posted: 15/03/2013

In a touching contempory example of how the alternate lives led in a gameworld or other social VR environment meld with physical life, a case where the VR gameworld Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, was a huge form of solace for a gamer who lost his sister to cancer over a year ago has surfaced.

lb-cyber’s messages posted on the Reddit forums, where he shared his experiences, came to the attention of Bethesda, the company who created Skyrim. They sent to his physical address, a special package on the anniversary of her death.

The Bethesda package included an art book signed by the entire Bethesda Game Studios team, as well as a note from Bethesda Softworks community manager Matt Grandstaff.

“I sought whichever outlets I could to help clear my mind from the flurry of thoughts and emotions,” wrote lb-Cyber in a Reddit post. “Skyrim was one such outlet, and its escapism really did help me handle the grieving process.”

In the world of Skyrim, the Dragonborn (aka the Dovahkiin) faces many battles, but at the end of the journey, a return to one’s family is the story’s greatest reward.

“And as my Dovahkiin finished his quest,” posted lb-Cyber. “I felt that he and I both deserved a happy ending. And so I gave us one.”

See the full Story via external site: kotaku.com



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