WIN! Two Copies Of Mass Effect 2 On Xbox 360

Commander Shepard's space opera continues on January 28 when Mass Effect 2 launches on Xbox 360 and PC. You'll have ten chances to win a copy over the next week. Here's how.

UPDATE: Friday's draw is now closed.

We've got ten copies of Mass Effect 2 to give away. Specifically:

* 2 x Mass Effect 2 Collectors Edition (Xbox 360) * 5 x Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360) * 1 x Mass Effect 2 Collectors Edition (PC) * 2 x Mass Effect 2 (PC)

Between now and Tuesday I'll be offering up one or more of these to win each day. Today we have two copies on Xbox 360. It may not be the Collectors Edition, but you've got twice the chance to win.

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 winners will be announced tomorrow and stay tuned for a new draw over the weekend.

Good luck!

Oh, and congratulations to Steven Bogos and Adam Grabda for winning yesterday's PC draw. They both took the unconventional route and it paid off. Here's their deadly squads of six...

Steven Bogos: 1: An Action hero 2: An Internet Meme 3: A Sci-Fi reference 4: A Video Game Character 5: A Historical Figure 6: A personal friend

Adam Grabda: 1. Wii Fit 2. Wii Sports Resort 3. Wii Play 4. Mario Kart 5. New Super Mario Bros. 6. Wii Fit Plus

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    So who won yesterday?

      Wooo! You did!

        and you!


    1: Clint Eastwood, in his prime. Gun slinger.

    2: Doc, and his Delorean

    3: Einstein (Doc’s dog, not the scientist)

    4: The Joker, he’d lighten the mood of saving the galaxy

    5: Cortana, she could keep us updated by tapping into the enemies com-links

    6: Me. 'Cause I’m just that awesome.

    We're all dying to know!

    who won yesterdays competition?

    1. Book from Firefly. He always has wise words, and isn't bad with a gun, when it comes to it.

    2. Little-Bo-Peep. Cool in a crisis, doesn't go running off crazy just because her sheep have gone missing, just lets them come back when they're ready. Clearly won't pull too many mobs accidentally.

    3. Rin Tin Tin. That dog can rescue anyone from anywhere, and I'm sure could lull the baddies into a false sense of security with his big puppy dog eyes, then go killer attack dog.

    4. The shepherds from the Bible. They've clearly got a direct line to God, so they know when important things are going to go down. They know how to be in the right place at the right time.

    5. Cybill Shepherd. Because this pun's getting more and more laboured, and I'm running out of good ideas.

    6. Umm, Sam (from Ralph and Sam). Sheep dog, that's close right?

    So my entire team is made up of Shepherds! Boom, boom.

    Damn, that seemed like a good idea when I came up with number one...

    first, I'd pick old testament god, because he is all powerful and damn angry, perfect guy to have watching your back in a fight, and you have to have god on your side, otherwise invading the lands of other cultures and races isn't cool.

    Second, I would choose snoop dogg, because he would be good with a gat (or at least a drive by(in space)) and I need a pimp to help me get that space money with them blue space honeys.

    Third would have to be optimus prime, another one that
    would be great in a fight and he makes the crappy mako obselete, oh and he is a huge goddamn robot, do I need to say more?

    Fourth would be some explosive space barrels. They are the bane of video game baddies across time and space, and you feel kinda smart for taking out a guy behind cover by shooting it.

    Fifth an sixth would be scarlet johanson and I so as to take advantage of the obligatory romance subplot between missions. And she might be good in a fight, I guess.

    Team Win

    1. Red Ranger - Everyones favourite power ranger, will lead the team into battle with his awesome kicks and powers plus his transforming bike! The Red Ranger is used to fighting monsters in rubber suits so he recruited the gaxays finest, finer than sheppard's crew, and don't worry, we don't have any bald chicks.

    2. Dr House - The Team's medical examiner. He can fix you up when your in pain by putting you in more pain. House is reckless, but so are the battles, so after House did a dodgy job on a blue medic, he got his needle gun.

    3. Mirage - The Autobot who can turn invisible. The team's stealth bot can infiltrate enemy lines and beat the crap out of the enemy. Plus He's the Teams ship, well more a race car but he can fly so its a win win for our team.

    4. Wikus Van De Merwe - District 9's Half man, Half alien was recruited for one reason, he is the only man who can use the gun that makes people explode, very helpful, and funny too.

    5. Valkerie (Too Human) - Just got shot in the face by a Blackstorm? Rammed in the nards by a Vanguard? You need the Valkerie. The Valkerie will revive you from the grave and put you right back on the battlefield, but it takes forever... But don't lose hope, the Valkerie can also blast enemies in the face.

    6. The Joker - Sheppard gets Joker, we get the Joker. He blows crap up and does it with style, better than anything seth green can do, he just plays with dolls.

    Beat that Sheppard!

    Yeah, who won yesterday?! Also, I saw the trailer this morning... wow, looks sweeeeeeeet!

    As for my Friday team, Im going to base it upon the classic sci-fi team setup.

    Michael Ironside - the guy has a voice like caramel, smooth and powerful. He's played Optimus Prime and Rasczak who in my opinion are the two toughest characters ever.

    Billy from Predator - everyone needs the strong silent type on missions like these. With his keen senses and mystical indian powers he is the one you want in a fight to the death. What he lacks in words, he makes up for in shells on the ground.

    Hudson - Ultimately he will crack and lose his mind in the heat of battle, but when the time comes and someone has to make the sacrifice, Hudson will get his sh*t together and do whats best to save the team.

    Carl Jenkins (NPH - Starship Troopers) - A mindreading scientist with a knack for kicking aliens ass and hey... its NPH dude, what more do i need to say?!

    Jar Jar Binks - look, quite possibly the worst choice ever. But if you need someone who will accidentally win the day for you, JJB is your man... or creature... or whatever. If all else fails, JJB can always bore the aliens to death with his speech impediment.

    Valentine McKee (Tremors) - every team needs that scrawny unsung hero who isnt always the sharpest tool in the shed, but knows how to win a fight, be it clean or dirty and who else but Valentine.

    1. A matchstick
    2. A piece of string
    3. A 50c piece
    4. A hair dryer
    5. Some pocket lint
    6. MacGyver

      This is probably the greatest response i've seen so far

        There have been a lot of MacQyver entries in this competition.

        Not that there is anything wrong with it, :-D.

          Yeah but most of them have just been MacGuyver along with a whole bunch of other people. This ons is ALL MacGuyver, and it's clever

        I did forget to give reasons though, so let's say that the reason for 1-5 is 6, and the reason for 6 is 1-5.

          Dude, when it comes to MacQyver, you need to give less reasoning than Chuck Norris.

          Chuck Norris does not need any reasoning so what does that tell you? :-D.

            That McGuyver fashions his own reasoning out of a paperclip and a small puppy?

    Sylvester Stallone has already done it for us!
    The Expendables move due out later this year.

    Sylvester Stallones team:
    Jet Li
    Jason Statham
    Dolph Lundgren
    Randy Couture
    Steve Austin
    Mickey Rourke

    With guest appearances by:
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Bruce Willis
    Danny Trejo

    Send him Sly a copy!
    Or Ill be happy to have his ;)

    It’s a hard decision to make really. It’s so easy to just plop Chuck Norris into your squad and call it a day. But overall, you’re going to want people who work well in a group, or else it will just be everyone playing catch up to the one man army.

    1. Captain Price (from the Call of Duty series)
    Captain Price has a certain quality about him in which he ensures that the important members of his squad make it through the end of the day. He is also the all rounder of group, with a variety of skills and untold years of experience with a variety of weapons and in a number of different locals.

    2. Morrigan (from Dragon Age: Origins)
    Morrigan presents the group with a number of useful abilities; namely the use of variety of different magic techniques. These include the ability to change into any number of animal types which could assist the group in any number of ways depending on the obstacles that present themselves on the mission.

    3. Enzio (from Assassins Creed)
    Enzio gives the group the much needed stealth aspect. He’s able to infiltrate the enemy installations and disable their defences with a variety of techniques, allowing the rest of the group to move in and clean up. He can also act as the forward scout of the group; climbing tall buildings to gain a better vantage point.

    4. HK-47 (from Knights of the Old Republic)
    HK-47 brings to the group the much needed ‘member who has no regard for his one life’ card. Because he’s a robot he would be able to take more punishment than the more meatbag members of the group; allowing him to be the bullet magnet giving the group chances to escape or flank.

    5. The Medic (from Team Fortress 2)
    The Medic gives the group the ability to heal their battle wounds, as well as overheal. The medics ability to provide constant medical attention thanks to his medi-gun is without a question essential. He’s a good team player, who’s had to put up with any number of bad team mates in the past. Plus his Ubercharge could prove useful in a pinch.

    6. Ellis (from Left 4 Dead 2)
    Ellis brings to the group the light hearted member. With his wise cracking dialoge and casual attitude to the situations, it can really lighten the mood after killing any number of enemies. Given that he survived over 1000+ zombies all gunning for him, it puts him up their with some of the greatest warriors around, he’s handy with a range of weapons including a frying pan.

    1. Harrison Ford, he's both Indiana Jones AND Han Solo, so that's bang for your buck.

    2. Samuel L Jackson, in case there are snakes.

    3. Milla Jovovich, between Resident Evil, The Fifth Element and Ultraviolet, she's more than qualified. And besides, Milla Jovovich is NEVER the wrong answer.

    4. Steve Buscemi, if we run into any googly eyed scary aliens, they might feel more comfortable negotiating with him. If not he can wear their heads as a hat.

    5. Davy Crockett, if I need to leave someone behind to heroically defend to the death while we make our getaway, I can count on him.

    6. Uma Thurman, to create sexual tension with Milla and the charming captain, and I hear she's pretty good with a sword.

    1. Gordon Freeman: He's got to be the most badass character in video games. Proficient with all types of weaponry, he is a very versatile warrior, perfect for almost every situation. Plus, he's a scientist so he'll be able to hack is way into valuable containers of loot, and he's got the Gravity Gun!
    2. Godzilla: It's freaking Godzilla! Godzilla has been in about fifty different Japanese monster movies, and he's cleaned house in them all.
    3. Ben 'Yahtzee' Crosshaw: We've all seen his reviews. His acerbic wit and cynical view on life itself is capable of even tearing a game widely accepted as being one of the best ever (Oblivion, say) to shreds. If he can do that, then surely he's capable of making whatever type of supersoldier or enemy we face feel small by criticizing his dress sense or facial hair.
    4. Napoleon Bonaparte: Napoleon is know best as being one of the finest military leaders of all time; which would be useful on this mission as I know next to nothing about military strategies. Because he's French, he wouldn't let anyone of my team get hurt in battle, indeed if things started to go slightly askew he'd just surrender and hope that the English finish the job he started (unless France are currently at war with England, of course in which case he'd have to settle for Scotland). And you've got to admire anyone that commanded an army by day, but by night bathed in the smell of his many scented candles. Now that's class.
    5. Heavyweapons Guy (TF2): First off, I'd stick the Heavy in a big suit of armour to make him pretty much impregnable. Then, I'd sent him out in front of the rest of my team to soak up all of the enemy fire. I have no doubt that the Heavy would be able to take this barrage with the minimum of fuss, and if things did go pear-shaped, he'd have an emergency stock of Sandviches to pick him back up. He'd do some serious damage with his minigun, and make it a lot easier for the other members of my team to do their things.
    6. Boba Fett: We all know what this guy can do. He is capable of annihilating entire waves of enemies by himself, let alone with the aid of my expert team. He brings with him a bunch of highly specialized weapons and other gizmos, so he'll be prepared for whatever situation is thrown at us. Plus, if you dangle the right amount of money in front of him, Boba Fett will do whatever I want, whenever I want. And he's got valuable sci-fi experience, so he'll be very well suited to an ME2 style suicide mission.

    There are my picks. Good luck everyone, me especially!

    Morgan Freeman – every since he was a little boy, people have loved the sound of his voice. No other man on earth could generate the raw power that his words can generate. Noone can narrate a story like Morgan Freeman

    Doc Brown – Roads? who needs…Roads a capable pilot/driver followed by a strong basis in physics, quantum theory. Also he will able to generate the required 1.21 Gigawatts to power his flux capacitor should time travel be necessary.

    James May – Navigation? Check, Speed? Check, Intimate Knowledge of the Universe? Check. If he can Drive a Suzuki across Boliva he can pilot the Normandy across known space.

    Andy Samberg – He has a BOAT MOTHER F*****, with his FLIPITY FLOPS. in addittion his impressive resume allows him to Jizz practically anywhere. Special moves include Dick in a Box, and Punching People before they eat. (also enjoys zombie dancing)

    Nicholas Angel – Because setting out and saving humanity cannot be accomplished without Sandford a village in rural Gloucestershire,s top cop. With an incredible amount of weapons experiance, field experiance and detective ability. His skills would be invaulable. also likes Cornetto’s.

    The Joker (Dark Knight) – HAHA HEHE HOHO, anyone want to see a magic trick? particulary devesating against Geth with there inferior single optical unit. The Joker also brings to the table a good balence of phycotic behaviour and good humour. doesn’t look bad in purple/green either.

    1: Arnold Schwarzenegger - his awesome one liners would paralyse his enemies with laughter.

    2: Sylvester Stallone - he knows how to use both fists and guns.

    3: Steven Seagal - The use of his ponytail at long range is deadly.

    4: Dolph Lundgren - so he can communicate with the aliens (cause of his accent).

    5: Chuck Norris - because he's Chuck Norris.

    6: Wesley Snipes - because every team needs a token black guy.

    1. Kratos - to deal bloody, brutal death to all our enemies.

    2. Dr Manhattan (blue dude from Watchmen) - simply because he is able to build and disassemble things in an instant, and teleport anyone anywhere.

    3. Dexter Morgan - a vigilante with a sense of humour; he'll be able to keep the morale up and capture some prisoners.

    4. TF2 Spy - it'd be great if he could just walk into every battle saying 'gentlemen.'

    5. Nomad - the Nanosuit. 'Nuff said.

    6. GlaDOS - cake!

    1: Ricky Gervais, would help keep moral up and he is an intellect.

    2: Lady GaGa - Artistic distraction/mis-direction (she wouldn't look out of place in the Mass Effect universe either).

    3: Robert (Bob) Hawke, Sci-fi drinking interrogator and all around larikin!

    4: Ghandi, would be funny to see a man wearing a Nappie in space, I am also sure he could be very dangerous and he might have fooled us all with his placid nature, fight Ghandi - Yoga Fire!

    5: Darth Jackie-Chan, he'd kick seven shades of $h!te out of any 'Rebel Scum', in a funny way too!

    6: Michael Atkinson, ‘Some teammates have to be sacrificed' - early on hopefully in 'Team-human shield'.

      "2: Lady GaGa – Artistic distraction/mis-direction (she wouldn’t look out of place in the Mass Effect universe either)"

      That or cause the ememies' heads to explode as they try to work out what's going on in her music videos.

    1: Susan Boyle: We will need a riot shield won't we?

    2: Michael Atkinson: A deadly mission hey, meaning not everyone will make it back alive right?

    3: A Predator: Stealth, brute strength, mounted plasma cannon, he makes up for my first two 'expendable choices'.

    4: War: As one of the horseman of the apocalypse, who better to have on your side when battling the fierce enemies of the galaxy

    5: Commander Shepard: I'm certainly not the most skilled soldier, so I will delegate the combat duties to Shepard, and I'll wait back at the Normandy. :)

    6: Karl Pilkington: The internet phenomenon will keep me entertained during space travel, with classic 'monkey news' stories. Check him out.

    1- Harvey Birdman (Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law) - With his quick mind on all matters legal should we get into strife, and the awesome power of The Crest On Birdman's Helmet!

    2- Mentok, the Mind Taker (Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law) - When there are minds for the taking, there is no one better. Master of mental manipulation manifesting marvels that make Marmaduke morose!

    3- Brock Samson (The Venture Brothers) - 7 Feet tall and just as wide, 110% of his body weight is muscle and he's a stone cold killer with a heart of gold. Also master of seduction with a killer mullet/perm combo to boot!

    4- Zorak (The Brak Show) - A psychopath with an immense armoury, not afraid of anything and has an uncanny ability to provoke Thundercleese.

    5- Thundercleese (The Brak Show) - Gigantic war robot with the power of flight, seemingly unlimited weaponry, and a dead fish (ham overdose). Combine his already short temper with Zorak's ability to provoke him further, and Thundercleese explodes with the power of a thousand suns (probably)

    6- Killface (Frisky Dingo) - 7 feet tall, full of muscle, pale white skin and freakish talon feet he'll definitely come in handy in a fight. Has survived having a hole blown in his chest, so injuries arent a worry, and controls the Awesome Power Of The Annihilatrix. And most importantly, a loving family man who accepts his son's (fake) homosexuality. Because family matters!

    And that's the A(dultswim)-Team!

      Can't believe Phil Ken Sebbin didnt get a mention there

        He was initially on the team until he was detained for attempting to marry his daughter, then successfully marrying his sister.

        HA HA... Dangly bits!

    1- chuck norris (no explanation needed)
    2- mal renolds ( from firefly, he could use his wit to get us out of sticky situations
    3-samuel l jackson ( because know one would mess with him)
    4-jason stratham ( you always need someone british who can kick arse)
    5-ross noble ( for comic relief)
    6- mad max (he can survive anything)

    1. “The Bride” (Kill Bill) – her skills of disposing large groups of people with just her blade would come in handy.

    2. Wolverine (X-Men) – a man who cannot be harmed with a rage like no other. Not to mention his natural weapons!

    3. Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – Lots of experience in taking down the “big bad”, has managed to die twice and still stands. Strong, smart and resourceful – would bring also bring plenty of light-hearted jokes to the mix.

    4. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) – for those situations that require a bit of sneaky espionage. Infinite ammo bandana would come in handy too!

    5. Macgyver (Macgyver) – for those tricky situations where resources are scarce. Useful for many, many problem solving skills, including disarming nuclear weapons with paperclips.

    6. Balthier (FFXII) – Bringing the group some necessary charm and style. Pirate skills, handy with a gun, and can fly an airship too.

    Chief Inspector Clouseau – Because no one else is better at distraction.

    The Monster in the Shadows from Order of the Stick – Because no one else is better at extraction.

    Galactus – Because no one else is better at destruction.

    Inara from Firefly – Because no one else is better at interaction.

    V from V for Vendetta – Because no one else is better at insurrection.

    Chuck Norris – Because no one else is better at action.

    I would recruit all the Nerdlucks out of Space Jam, in their big basketballer state (for those not in the know, Nerdlucks -->


    They're smart, they're aliens, they're well-versed in interplanetary travel, they are the size of oak trees. Let's face it, they were the coolest thing in Space Jam and they make any geth soldier oil in his Torso Rotary-Axis.

    Oh wait there was only 5 nerlucks! Hmm... I would also recruit BILL MURRAY. He was also in Space Jam and well, it's Bill Murray! He's fricken awesome!

    1) Cream the Rabbit
    2) Chip
    3) Marine the Raccoon
    4) Silver the Hedgehog
    5) Blaze the Cat
    6) Eggman Nega

    I don't trust those Project Needlemouse rumours, so I'm sending those unnecessary characters on a suicide mission to make sure they never appear in a game again!

    1. Marcus Fenix - This guy is a bandanna wearing badass with a stash of roids.

    2. Michael Atkinson - The demonic face and ridiculous ego and beliefs of The Atkinson are enough to send anyone cowering in fear.

    3. Arthas - He's got a cool sword. What else can i say?

    4. Rambo - This guy doesnt even need a team. That's why we need him.

    5. Wolverine - An adamantium skeleton, animal-keen senses, quick recovery and healing to virtually any wound, disease or toxin and retractable claws. This guy is tank.

    6. Grimace - A giant purple anthropomorphic tastebud. In a time of war, everyone can use a cheeseburger.

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