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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    1- Barack Obama
    2- Kevin Rudd
    3- John Howard
    4- Mr. T
    5- George W. Bush
    6- Obama Bin Laden

    the ultimate A-Team

    1. Po (Tellytubbies) - every squad needs a female and this one operates a scooter too.. yay!
    2. Rat in a Hat(Bananas in Pyjamas) - Superior Mercantile and speech-craft skills
    3. Humphrey Bear - the muscle of this operation
    4. Barney the Dinosaur - you said we can bring Dinosaurs right??? he can colour co-ordinate with Tinky Winky too :)
    5. King Mickey the Mouse - overall team leader and apparently he weilds a keyblade these days too? can come in handy ;)
    6. Noo Noo the Vacuum Cleaner(Tellytubbies) somebody needs to clean this mess up right?

    Jackie Chan - The man has dislocated his pelvis and broken his fingers, toes, nose, both cheekbones, hips, sternum, neck, ankle and ribs, and he still is able to fight.

    Bayonetta - Cos let's face who wouldn't want a sultry witch angel hunter who can summon demons at will and shoot bullets/rockets from her feet!

    Hael – My best friend’s WoW human priest, she may be old, she may be unattractive, but it is the love she gives that is invaluable to the team…and her heals, especially her heals…healbot.

    Deckard Cain – No more lugging around scrolls of identify.

    B.O.B. (From Monster’s vs Aliens) – Indestructible, able to eat anything, good natured and friendly and just so damn funny.

    Genie (From Aladdin) – Voiced by Robbie Willams, not only will B.O.B. and Genie provide comedy relief but they can lure enemies by their lack of skills and pawn them.

    To succeed in the most dangerous mission, I’ll need:

    1.A positive can-do attitude
    2.My wits about me
    3.The ability to work well with others
    6.Strong leadership characteristics

    Seems like most people has got it all wrong here. This is of course the perfect draft for the mission:

    Alpha) Gasch - Someone has to be team leader!

    Alpha-One) Chuck Norris - The only one actually needed for this mission. Being a top notch team leader as I am, I will probably exploit his talents for basically everything on this mission while me and the rest of team 'explores emotions & intimacy' and sips White Russians. We will probably make fun of Chuck by making up new 'Chuck Norris'-jokes when it gets really bored.

    Alpha-Two) Angelina Jolie - We all know that this girl probably could kick Chuck Norris ass if she wanted to. (Not that we would tell Norris that, might hurt his self-esteem)

    Alpha-Three) Kate Beckinsale - Who else to bring if the mission includes Vampires, Werewolves or Arctic scenery?

    Alpha-Four) Keira Knightley - A multitude of skills; knows how to look sexy in 17th Century dresses as well as 11th Century combat outfits. Knows how to sail, use a sword, a use bow... the list just continues, but on this mission I am happy if she offers a smile! :P

    Alpha-Five) Halle Berry - Who would deny a lovely Bond chick like this with her vicious skills. If nothing else, I heard she does killer Margaritas!

    Alpha-Six) Megan Fox - What would a mission like this be without everyones favorite Ms. Fox?

    See how easy it is? I know my mission will succeed compared to the rest of the lame suggestions in this competition...


    3.Mad max
    4.The Godfather
    6.Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Hmm this game looks pretty interesting. And here we go.

    1)Arnold Schwarzenegger
    3)Solid Snake
    4)Samus Aran
    5)Mario Mario
    6)The guy from the crow.

    1. That fat spikey goomba lady from the live action super mario bros movie. Her spikes and looks would make her pretty immune to attack.

    2. David from david and goliath. With a sniper rifle.

    3. David Doe , so like they could be double david damage, but also for his political/negotiation up/down menu chat system skills.

    4. Xavier from xmen. He could do all those magical *cough cough* biotron attacks.

    5. Stephan Fry. For his amazing voice. Also he could do more voice acting in games instead of Noland North.

    -annnd 6. a Red Yoshi, because I prefer them in red. Could also use his tounge to mind meld with Xavier, then have some kinda egg laying machine gun attack if he took the right hormones.

    1. Black Power Ranger
    2. Red Power Ranger
    3. Green Power Ranger
    4. Blue Power Ranger
    5. Yellow Power Ranger
    6. Pink Power Ranger

    Reason: They're mighty morphin'

    My deadly squad of six would consist of:

    1) My wife's 'special' meatloaf - to take out enemies sense of taste.
    2) My gym bag - which should wipe out their ability to smell
    3) Tony Abbott's budgie smuggler pic's - which would make anyone gouge their own eyeballs out
    4) A cd of Michael Bolton's greatest hits - to cause a little bleeding from the ear drums
    5) MC Hammer to make sure any enemy can't sense their surroundings by touching anything
    6) my dog Cricket... I figure with the enemies senses all but taken care of, the path is open for my beagle to make a meal of them!

    Stone's Super Squad:

    R2-D2 (Star Wars) - He is the swiss army knife of android companions, with an electronic beep that can never be angry he's the perfect artificial life sign to have your back. With a poking device for every occasion an at any cost attitude he's ideal for any mission.

    Rand al'Thor (Wheel of Time) - Any man prophesied as the Dragon Reborn has to be worth a look when assembling an intergalactic strike force. Burdened with the ability to channel powerful magic and mad enough to use them despite the cost makes him the perfect wild card to have up your sleeve.

    Jamie Oliver (Earth) - The universe is a big place and I'm a meat and three veg type of guy, if anyone can make a delicious morsel out of bugs guts and space turd its this guy. He'll even befriend the locals and have them over for a dinner party.

    Jennifer Hawkins (Earth) - The reasons are two fold, firstly our Jen only has two flaws a slight wrinkle on her hip and some imaginary cellulite on her thigh so her courage, leadership and decision making under fire must be flawless. The other reason is having a familiar face in the party is always great for introductions to foreign worlds and given young Hawkins was once 'Miss Universe' it can only be assumed her features have been on display thought out the cosmos.

    Leeloo (The Fifth Element) - Every group needs a scared, innocent slightly out of sync symbol of light, love and all things above. Even if it is so you can slowly corrupt it. Bundled with the experience of already saving worlds she'll prop any group of six towards the divine path.

    Box of Mars Bars (Mars, Incorporated) - Every primitive society known to man has gone mad over foreigners and there sugar based treats. Willing to do almost anything for another fix, besides if things go south along the way maybe the candy wrappers will lead any wannabe pursuers to the wrong home world.

    1. Bruce Lee - just in case chuck norris got pulled to the dark side

    2. Mario - 1ups and fireballs = all round fun!

    3. Lieutenant Commander Shepard and Mark Vanderloo - The star of the moment, and his modelling alter ego will bring action & pouting for all

    4. Clint Eastwood - if i don't include him i'll have to make his day... I really don't want to make Clint's day!!!

    5. Link - bonafide resume of most gamefaq character battle wins... Triforce > All

    My team for the ‘humanity vs. the universe’ mission

    1. Samus Aran - Perfect for the role of soldier. She’s experienced in space travel, has a tragic back story, infused with powerful ancient technology, and she hunts FRIGGIN SPACE PIRATES!! She would blaze across the galaxy, mowing through waves of countless aliens and straight into my heart ….. *sigh*

    2. Solid Snake - An easy pick. He has the genes of the world’s greatest soldier, and is also very experienced in combat. Not to mention he would know all kinds of battle and survival techniques if ever we become separated from civilization. His battle know-how and expertise would be beneficial to the mission, not to mention that his advanced aging gives him motivation to complete the mission task before he runs out of time
    3. Nickola Tesla – Would be perfect for the role of insane/ hyperactive/ bloodthirsty soldier scientist. Lets run through the checklist, shall we?:
    * skilled in many languages, check.
    * A superb genius, check.
    * Batshit crazy, check.
    *Adventures in space?, none…… yet

    4. Dr Gregory House – Crew doctor. He always saves his patients, if he cant save your life then you were probably already in the ground when he got to you. Not to mention his dry, sarcastic wit would no doubt keep me amused in the middle of a firefight.

    5. Google Personified – You said I could have anyone I want, so who else would be better to bring along then Google in human form? Hell, he (or she, I’m not sure what gender a search engine would be) would be able to at a moments notice give you any information from the wide pool of human knowledge. Think about the possibilities, you could be floating through space when all of a sudden a random question pops into your head, ‘what was the name of that guy who played Lando Calrissian?’, and Google would be able to tell you**.
    Not to mention he’d be able to hook you up with pictures and youtube videos during some of the more boring missions.

    6. A Bear – If were going to be in space to represent humanity, then we might as well go all out and send a REAL message to the universe. A message that says “We are mankind, and we take all the deadliness and ferocity of nature and kick that s#@t up to 11!!” So how do we send this message? Two words, CYBORG BEAR.
    Its simple really, we get a bear (any bear, grizzly, panda …its all good), and implant in its brains some microprocessors to give it hyper intelligence (enough to rival university professors). Then all we have to do is mount some guns on its back and give it a british accent and we’ll be set.

    ... your move universe

    ** Its Billy Dee Williams

    1. Mace Windu - (star wars) Mine's the lightsaber with bad motherf**ker on it

    2. Rorscach AKA Walter Kovacs (Watchmen) - The Citadel will look up and yell save us and I will whisper "no"

    3. GOD (Bible) - Come on he's well he's the greatest fictional character ever

    4. Indiana Jones - ( Raider of the lost ark indiana jones not arthritis Indi) come on he's awesome just awesome

    5. Blade (blade) The swrods, the guns, the wesley snipes-ness

    6. Marcus Fenix (gears of war - Really any nine foot 500 pound dude would do this guy just happens to have a chainsaw/machine gun

    7. Tyler Durden (fight club) he'd be the best companion ever, really just ever and he'd make all the tough decision for you

    8. Abraham Lincoln - He's abraham lincoln

    9. Solid Snake - Well he's snake end of story.

    10.Harry Callahan - U lucky punk?

    The ultimate team ever
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    1. Cthulu.

    I would not need anything else.

    If I were to amass a squad to take on the a suicide mission, fraught with danger, to save the galaxy from peril I would not choose assassins, or great warriors, infact i would avoid all intelligent companions as intelligence can lead to many failures including indecisiveness, lack of motivation and betrayal. Therefore my squad would be formed from 6 of the most efficient, useful, multi-purpose and non-intelligent things imaginable.

    1. Swiss Army Knife: A knife, spoon, fork, bottle opener, tweezers, corkscrew, scissors, saw, pliers, file, hook, magnifying glass, fish scaler and key chain, all in one. Perhaps the most useful, multi-purpose tool ever created by the human race, no Suicide mission is complete without one.

    2. A Hover Tank that is also a construction tractor, an amusement park ride, a rocket ship, a school bus, a submarine, a blimp, a snowmobile AND is environmentally friendly fuel efficient: Did i mention the tank is a tank?

    3. A Universal Remote: Allows the user to, from the comfort of their recliner, control the TV, the sound sytem, the Hover Tank, the air-con, the automatic blinds, the sprinkler system, and allows the user to interact with video game consoles with movement based gestures. Also includes a D-Pad...

    4. The D-Pad: The ultimate tool to end any battle, and bring you over the finish line of any mission. Allows the user to call in UAV's, Care Packages, cancel enemy UAV's, Sentry Guns, Predator Missles, Precision Airstrikes, Harrier Strikes, Attack Helicopters, Emergency Airdrops, Pave Lows, Stealth Bombers, Chopper Gunners, AC130 Gunships, EMPs and Tactical Nukes. Who thought one button could bring so much pain.

    5. A Blank Space: Can be filled with anything...ANYTHING.

    6. A Splade: To accomadate all your eating needs during the inevitable victory feast!

    By choosing these 6, ultimately efficient, multi-purpose tools to take on my suicide mission I avoid the issue of gaining anyones trust and need only rely on good old fashion ingenuity.

    God I want to enter right now but I don't want to go for the regular copy. Around what time does the post get updated? I'm assuming that this is being held from the eastern states.

    1. Sun Tzu, because war is war in any milenia and Sunny made it an Art.

    2. Chronos, having the Lord of time and father of the greek gods along means a screw up is not going to happen.

    3. A Special forces soldier, we'll need a weapons and combat expert; what these guys do best.

    4. Sherlock Holmes, the super sleuth will make solving any mystery a breeze.

    5. Heavy Weapons Guy, your token big/russian/crazed dude.

    6. The Grim Reaper, to clean up afterwards and as backup if all else fails

    Continuing to base this on countless years watching badass squads go around wrecking -ahem- stuff on film and TV, I'm still going for the the team most likely to stay alive.

    1. John McClane - If someone needs to make the noble sacrifice at the end, John McClane is the gritty veteran who'd do it without anyone ever quite believing he died, even if the last time you saw him was in the middle of an exploding Death Star (which he blew up). Another big bonus is that unlike his action hero peers, John's sidekicks don't tend to die.

    2. Audrey Hepburn - Every team needs a charmer, 'The Face', the George Clooney. Audrey's persona is so charming, inoffensive and nice that Godzilla would sit down to tea with her, Bin Laden would offer his chair and she could kick either in the nuts and neither would have the heart to lay a finger on her.

    3. Emma Peel with a fake Russian accent - The sexy female spy in a catsuit, would be as classy as Audrey if not for the fact that every hero in the squad would sprint (not walk!) into Mordor if they thought it'd get inside her seemingly glued-on pants. She knows karate, plays a good second banana (that's what she said!), she gets the job done and even if she gets captured, won't die. She may get brainwashed and be an evil dominatrix sure, but nobody minds that since she'll always snap out of it in the nick of time and then you'll just have a sexy chick in a corset on your side. Since Audrey has the class covered, the accent will emphasize the sex appeal and make sure all the Boris Badenov's out there want their Natasha. Everyone falls for the sexy Russian superspy after all, even James Bond, and not even the legendary Bond could get Soviet Agent XXX killed.

    4. Mr. T - Your squad cannot be the most badass without Mr. T. Sure they pretended he was afraid of flying, but even if true the space flight in Mass Effect is more Star Trek than Star Wars, meaning naval battles not dogfights and I pity the fool who thinks Mr. T is afraid of getting wet. His loss to fellow 80s action icon Sylvester Stallone might be seen as a detriment, but Mr. T fights best in a group and even then his record remains even against Sly. Not to mention that for as badass as Rocky and Rambo are, everyone they know ends up dead - Mr Tough keeps his team of Action alive.

    5. Clyde the Orangutan - Every team needs comedy relief, which is a big problem as comedy relief has a tendency to die, this isn't an issue with Clyde. He's humanoid enough to kick ass in a fight (and find armor that fits him in the Mass Effect universe) but can also sit pretty in the knowledge that in these tales, nobody will accept the cute pet sidekick dying. New York can be exploded by aliens, millions (and the stubborn but lovable grandfather type) will die but it's all okay as long as people see the cute pet sidekick survive, this narrative protection extends to Clyde. Anyway, if anything really goes wrong, Clint Eastwood will show up to take the fall and ensure we succeed every which way but loose, any way you can.

    6. Dr. Ian Malcolm - The needed intellectual of the team might seem an ill fitting choice as he died in the Jurassic Park novel, but he proved so popular that the author couldn't keep him dead. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who (kind of) did the same thing sure, but Sherlock would only get involved after one of us was dead and The Doctor would do his best to not be involved at all. Dr. Malcolm does his best work as part of an ensemble, cheats death and will have an absolutely charming double act with Clyde the orangutan. Or perhaps Clyde will just punch him in the face when he does that annoying stuttering because I'm so smart thing, either way a win for the squad.

    1. steven irwin (rip) just in case you need to capture that animal
    2 and 3: the conner brothers (boondock saints) for two reason, one they know how to handle themselves and no group of people is complete without some twins
    4. The doc from Back to the Future, just in case you frick up that mission, and wanna do it again at least you have the delorian.
    5. Any of the Jonas brothers.... lets face it, there is always one guy that needs to die, might as well kill two birds with one stone, one less jonas brother is good for the world/galaxy
    6. either Samuel Jackson lets face this one too, he is in everything so i guess that would have to be my sixth guy

    I know its the next morning, but during my rush to prepare for a 40 degree Big Day Out i ran out of ideas for 5.

    So if its alright with you i would like to replace it with the multi-purpose Shamwow.

    For cleaning up the mess you leave behind.

    After many hours of thought:

    1-Two all-beef patties
    2-Special sauce
    5-Pickles and onions
    7-Sesame seed bun

    Coletrain (GOW2) " Oh mommy dont let the bad man hurt us"
    Chucky (Childs Play) Dolly with a knife
    Pandemonium Warden (FFXI) Nuff Said
    Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier) Comedic Relief
    Maria Sharapova (Tennis Player) She can scream and they will all fall down)
    Pikachu Nuff said

    1. Chuck Norris

    I dont need to pick anyone else.

    1. Han Solo (To shoot first)
    2. Captain Kirk (To seduce my green female enemies)
    3. The Terminator (For obvious arese kicking reasons)
    5. Bruce Willis (he always survives)
    6. The Death Star (kind of a last resort)

    I didn't think any of this through, they were just the first that came to mind.

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