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Starfield Gaming Binge Saves the Lives of a Family

By Xueyang
Sep. 4, 2023 updated 08:20

Starfield Gaming Binge Turns Life-Saving for One FamilyStarfield Gaming Binge Turns Life-Saving for One Family

The headline "Starfield saved me and my family's life" caught the internet's attention when Reddit user u/tidyckilla posted it alongside a photo of his apartment engulfed in flames. Initially sounding like an exaggeration, the post revealed how a Starfield gaming binge fortuitously kept tidyckilla awake as fire broke out in his building.

On the night of August 31, tidyckilla was engrossed in the newly-released universe of Starfield. At 2:26 a.m., he heard an explosion coming from a downstairs apartment. Swift action followed: "I immediately got my wife and cat, rushing us to safety with only minor burns," he explained. Had he not been awake, the family might have succumbed to smoke inhalation before the smoke detectors even activated.

Starfield saved me and my family’s life
by u/tidyckilla in Starfield

As for alternative escape routes? Not an option, said tidyckilla. "Fire went up the front and back of our building and blew out all the windows." He elaborated that the blaze was so rapid they "just had to feel their way out."

Tidyckilla believes the inferno was caused by a downstairs neighbor who smoked while on oxygen. The oxygen tanks' explosion likely accelerated the fire's spread.

Currently housed in a hotel, tidyckilla reassured everyone that he still has his Xbox and continues to play Starfield. The ordeal serves as a somber yet reaffirming narrative, showing how a gaming session turned into a life-saving event. While it's an unusual way to endorse Starfield as a family game, the experience shows that sometimes, staying up late to game can be more than just recreational.

Source: Reddit