We’ve hit the penultimate day of our week-long Mass Effect 2 giveaway. Here’s how you can win the Xbox 360 Collectors Edition of Bioware’s RPG.
UPDATE: This draw is now closed. If you left your entry on January 26, you’ll be eligible for today’s draw for one of three Xbox 360 copies.
We’ve still got four copies of Mass Effect 2 to give away. Specifically:
* 1 x Mass Effect 2 Collectors Edition (Xbox 360) * 3 x Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
Today we’ve got one Xbox 360 Collectors Edition which comes with a “Making of…” DVD, a comic book, art book, Dragon’s Age Blood Armour unlock code, Cerberus Network card to access bonus in-game content and a tin case.
In Mass Effect 2, Shepard recruits a squad of the galaxy’s most elite soldiers and assassins to undertake the most dangerous mission of all. To win a copy of Mass Effect 2, we want to know which six people (real, fictional or possibly not even people – we’ll be flexible here) you would recruit to join you on the most dangerous mission of all. Tell us which six people you’d pick and why they’re right for the job.
Leave your entry in the comments below. Multiple entries will be discarded and only your first entry will count. You have until midnight tonight to enter. The winner will be announced tomorrow at 10am when we open the final draw to win the three remaining Xbox 360 copies.
And the winner of the weekend’s PC Collectors Edition is WaveOfMutilation, whose army of red shirts supplied irrefutable logic.
Before I choose my team I need to explain the theory behind it. The average lifespan of a party member is, being a sub-main character, up to 25 hours of culmative gameplay this being the maximum. Where as the lifespan of your average redshirt has a maximum lifespan of perhaps 20 seconds if he was extremely lucky. Thus one party member is equal to ((25x60x60)/20) 4,500 Redshirts.
Since I am allowed to choose the worth of 6 party member characters I would rather take the equal value of 27,000 Redshirts. By doing so I gain many benefits:
* I save a fortune by not having to outfit the redshirts with anything close to decent equipment.
* I get to keep all the best loot for my self.
* Redshirts are alot cheaper to employ.
* Instead of engaging in the usual single party member romance sex scene I get to engage in 4,501 person orgy (possibly not that great a thing now that I think about it).
* And most importantly so long as a single red shirt is alive I can not be killed because said redshirt would have to die first.
With 27,000 Redshirts at my disposal I can ensure my survival throughout my adventure as although a main character will always outlive Redshirt he is not always guaranteed to outlive his party of sub-main characters.