My quest to find the “alligator brides”

The Game Awards last night had some very good surprises in store. We have a new Alan wake ad, we got the crack frightened by Slitterhead, and an adorable pot friend (like a real pot friend, not a cannabis mate) dropped some Ancient ring traditions on us. But there was a surprise that left me and my colleagues at The edge confused, curious and breathless: what game has alligator brides in it and how do we get our hands on it?

Savior of China and Boba Fett’s right-hand man Ming-Na Wen appeared at the Game Awards to present the award for best story (which, by the way, went to the very deserving Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy). During her speech, she mentioned that as the mother of a game-obsessed child, she loves when games are more than just “blowing up grenade factories and yelling obscenities at your alligator wives.”

At her mention of “alligator brides” everyone stopped, took a moment to assess if that was really what she had said, then racked their brains to figure out what she was talking about. After turning on the subtitles and sending the video back, Wen actually said “alligator brides,” so it wasn’t a misunderstanding.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this is just YouTube’s captioning service being her normal weird self, but she actually said ‘alligator wives’.

I asked my coworkers what game she could talk about, but no one could think of anything. Dieter Bohn has found a “Alligator Bride” in the form of a song by the blues-rock band Howlin ‘Rain, but I don’t think these people were the saurian husbands that Wen was referring to.

On Twitter, people were just as excited as we were about the alligator brides.

Still, without any information on this elusive game to come, I decided to go to the source.

I asked Ms. Wen herself.

I even decided to call in an expert in the matter @GatorsDaily to see what they might know.

I have yet to get a response from either. But the more I think about it, the more convinced I am that this “alligator brides” game is not some obscure indie title in which you are presented with a list of sentient, sexy, and anthropomorphized reptiles to date, woo, and finally get. marry (although that is a game I would play) but something much more mundane.

It is Skyrim.

You know that Bethesda RPG that released 100 years ago and also this year.

Or else Skyrim specifically, one of the others Old scrolls Games. For the uninitiated, the Old scrolls The universe is populated by humans, felines, and a race of upright reptilian peoples called Argonians. Old scrolls the games allow you to marry these upright humans, felines and reptilian argonians. As the mystery of the alligator brides continues, I guess Wen’s son is a devotee Skyrim player and lover of a good vigorous argonian.

If this is true, I hope we as a community embrace the practice of calling Skyrim the game of the “alligator bride”.


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