The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released on November 11, 2011, a week before my birthday. I purchased it at midnight from the local GameStop, took it home, played it for awhile, and then put it aside for a while. Because of what was going on at home I didn’t have much time to play video games anymore. I would play it occasionally, but never for more than an hour or so. I enjoyed it, it allowed me to transport myself to another place, away from what was going on in the real world, my dad’s cancer. He had been diagnosed with it that February and was given six weeks to live. He beat out the diagnosis by nine months, finally passing away in December of 2011 at the age of 60.