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Todd Howard received a unique 1,000G lifetime achievement from Microsoft

Published: 09:06, 22 September 2020
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By now you've heard that Microsoft bought Zenimax, Bethesda's parent company, and Todd Howard shared a hilarious anecdote of how he got a unique 1,000G lifetime achievement.

Howard shared the anecdote in a blog post, where he talked about his career at Bethesda, his base of operations ever since he burst onto the video game scene. 

He lavished praise on Microsoft, calling them Bethesda's longest and closest partner, starting with Morrowind, which ended up being one of the best selling Xbox games of all time, and extending onwards to this day. 

Thankfully for us, as well as Howard we suppose, it didn't go without humourous parts, and one cannot help but applaud Microsoft's sense of humour in what you're about to read. 

"I have personally been humbled by the many industry honors I have received, as they belong to the entire studio. But one has always stood out to me for a special reason. When I received the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC, I joked in my acceptance “I wonder how many achievement points this one is worth?”

At the end of the ceremony, some good friends from Microsoft congratulated me and said they’d find out. A few months later I was given a code to a game they had created, named after me and locked to my account. When ran, it unlocks a single achievement - “Lifetime - 1000pts.” It still sits in my list when I check, and I smile every time."

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Try as we may, we cannot think of many better companies to acquire Bethesda for more than one reason. Interplay crew is technically back together ; The Elder Scrolls and Starfield are probably coming to Game Pass, and the list goes on. And here's to that. 

You can find the full blog post here .

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