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Starfield game saved my family from a burning building, fan says

08:45 AM September 05, 2023

For once, staying up all night playing a video game became a lifesaver. On September 3, Reddit user tidyckilla posted a message titled, “Starfield saved me and my family’s life.” He said playing Bethesda’s latest title late at night helped her and her wife escape their burning apartment. He ended his post with “PRAISE GOOD HOWARD,” referring to the Bethesda CEO.

This issue isn’t proof that playing video games late at night is always positive. Yet, it shows gaming has become a popular entertainment form and a family pastime. Also, this story shows we don’t know the future, so we might as well enjoy our limited moments. That meant exploring digital space with his significant other for this fortunate Starfield fan.


This article will elaborate on the Starfield fan’s lucky situation. Later, I will discuss the Bethesda title and other recent games like Armored Core 6.

How did Starfield save people?

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Redditor tidyckilla has been looking forward to the release of Bethesda’s space exploration game for years. “I have waited for this game since the trademark rumors of 2015-2016 (I don’t remember when exactly),” he said.

“On the night of August 31s5, I decided to stay up and play as long as possible to experience this new universe. At 2:26 in the morning, while playing the game, I heard an explosion from my downstairs neighbors’ apartment.”

“I paused my game to see what was happening. When I opened the door, I saw flames rising up our stairwell to our apartment. I immediately got my wife and cat, rushing us to safety with only minor burns.” Later, he posted a photo of the burning building with the caption:

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“Wall of fire coming up the stairs as seen in the picture. I couldn’t see or breathe the whole time; I just had to feel my way out. The alarm didn’t go off til my wife opened the door to run.”

He continued the previous message, “If I hadn’t been up bingeing Starfield, I would have been asleep, and we would have all died of smoke inhalation,” the Redditor said.

In other words, “Starfield literally saved mine and my family’s life on September 1st.” The fortunate gamer ended his message with, “I want to thank this game for saving my family and me from a horrible fate. PRAISE GOOD HOWARD.”

What is Starfield?

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Starfield is a video game created by US-based developer Bethesda, known for world-famous role-playing games like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the Fallout series. It deviates from the dev firm’s standard fantasy and post-apocalyptic settings for outer space.


It is an open-world title that lets you explore various planets on your spacecraft. You choose how your character looks and their skills so that you can progress its main story.

You play as an explorer searching for rare and mysterious extraterrestrial artifacts. However, the game’s main selling point is the freedom to do whatever you want.

For example, you could explore thousands of planets, gathering materials for crafting items and equipment. Alternatively, you can sell them for money or credits.

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You may interact with its colorful cast of characters and perform tasks for them. Eventually, you’ll advance Starfield’s main plot, learn more about your character’s origins, and impact their futures.

Positive reviews praise the game for the dynamic, non-playable characters or NPCs who respond to your actions. Also, they are glad Bethesda delivered the space exploration game it promised.

On the other hand, some disliked how empty and shallow the game felt. For example, they acknowledged that having thousands of planets to explore is impressive. However, most of them were boring and empty.


A Reddit user praised Bethesda’s Starfield video game for saving him and his wife from a burning apartment. They stayed awake to play the game, allowing them to flee from danger.

This year is great for gamers, as they’ve received high-quality titles lately. For example, the critically acclaimed developer FromSoftware released Armored Core 6.

It also deviates from its standard fantasy settings in lieu of a futuristic, robot-dominated future. Learn more about that game and other digital trends at Inquirer Tech.

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