WIN! Bioshock 2 Game and Prize Packs

Bioshock 2 will be grabbing a massive CPU load in consoles and PCs across the world in coming days. All this week we have games and prize packs to giveaway. 2 x 360, 2 x PS3, 1 x PC. Xbox 360 owners have their first chance today.

Bioshock 2 places you back in the undersea dystopia of Rapture, 10 years after the events of the original game. Only this time you're a Big Daddy. Actually, you're THE Big Daddy. The first. But there's a new regime in the house, and even tougher forces at play under the sea. Get ready to grab all the Adam you can.

Thanks to 2K Games we have five prize packs to give away, one each day this week. Each Bioshock 2 prize pack contains a copy of the game, a Bioshock 2 hoodie, a big Bioshock 2 artbook, a Little Sister figurine, a Bioshock 2 pen, a Bioshock 2 keyring, a plasmid badge, and a vinyl copy of the soundtrack. Total value runs to $274.65 per pack.

All you have to do is tell us in the comments what your version of Utopia would look like. What extreme regime would you introduce? Where would you build it? How quickly do you expect it will devolve into chaos? Most entertaining concept wins the pack. You must also include a valid email address or use Facebook Connect so we can contact you if you win. Entries close midnight EDT and the winner will be announced tomorrow when the new draw opens.

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    To the tune of NOFX's Anarchy Camp and totally plagiarised:

    "I got an invitation to go to anarchy camp
    There will be twistin', fistin', biting, fighting all in an evening
    The soundtrack will go multi platinum,
    Barbecue a boca while the effigies burn
    You may not wanna stay to see how we take care of a turncoat
    Christiania's kinda far away so come along with me
    We can dance and trip and be anarchists
    We gotta get the manual and put it in the oven 'til it cooks
    Then we're gonna take the ashes to the wassail
    And use them to spike the punch

    Rules of anarchy camp: reckless abandonment,
    Random acts of dumbness will be rewarded
    If you see somebody taking charge,
    You'll be expected to beat them
    Cause everyone who's no one, will be participating
    No one who is someone, will ever get to know
    The joys of anarchism, destruction of the system, yeah!

    So come along with us,
    Salad days and nights on the anarchaic bus
    We're gonna pick up indigents and crusties and a half a dozen nuts
    And we're never coming home

    Underwater basket-weaving (we got some arts and crafts)
    Meth-amphetamine symposiums (they last a couple days)
    African killer spelling bees (you better get it right)
    Bowling in ice hockey rinks (of course checking is allowed)
    Anarchy camp's never inert (you think we don't know that it's)
    Not much fun 'til someone gets hurt (our only motto)
    So we're greasing up the rusty vert ramp
    Time to make some reservations for next years anarchy camp"

    My Utopia would be on an island that is shielded with an invisibility field so that it cannot be seen, It would be somewhere in the middle of Antarctica and Australia. Trees cover the island with large towers in the center housing the residents and shops. Small planes would bring supplies that may be needed from outside the utopia in, everything else is artificially made or grown on the island.

    Everyone on the island would be limited to one child of either gender, and every person will be required to have a job, qualifications and a purpose on the island otherwise they are of no use to the community, and will instead 'vanish'. Crime is punishable by public execution, spreading the ideas that crime is not worth the risk.

    The island would take a few years to drown in chaos, the people would start going back to primal instincts, starting war and panic among the people. The people will be forced to take sides on being peaceful or aggressive.

    Because I've just finished Mass Effect 2... My version of utopia would be very similar to The Citadel. There would be citizens of every corner of the galaxy. But no n00bs. That means no "gamers4croydon" supporters. No 'shippers (X-Files fans know what I'm talking about) My own custom regime would be supported. It's a lot like democracy... But with hilariously-themed robots as the upholders of the law. Imagine. You'd just pirated a game... AND YOUR DOOR IS BUSTED OUT BY A SCUBA-DIVER ROBOT!!!
    It wouldn't delve into chaos. Because of the cool robots. And HK-47 (SW: KotoR) would be the head robot... And he would be dressed as a cowboy.
    But, if it was, for the sake of this argument, it would be precipitated by a dodgy B-movie style group of engineers with no military skill breaking into a top secret, max security robot server room that shuts down al the robots.
    This sounds like Bioshock 3..
    For the sake of 2K possibly wanting to take the plot... Lets say the robots are powered by water pipes so they can still be hack-able a'la Bioshock 1

    Word,

    My ultimate utopia

    some generic Micronesian island that resembles the one in Lost, massive treetop village similar to Endor... Discrete Chocolate Chip cookie factory to house enough nuclear warheads to conquer the world,
    all staff and inhabitants are required to dress as telletubbies
    PS:you may own one ewok as a pet.
    applicants apply via email to [email protected]

    Regards,

    At Utopia technically means 'no place' I would have to advertise very carefully.

    I would promise Utopia to people, "just beyond this door" and charge them a lot of money to pass through. They will give me this money as I will tell them that "money doesn't exist in Utopia."

    Utopians are denied contact with the outside world. This is logical, because the outside world is corrupt and dirty, and would taint Utopia instantly.

    Once my subjects give me all their money, I allow them access to the door to Utopia, which in reality is a dark, empty abyss (essentially a bottomless pit).

    Not only would I have advertised my Utopia accurately, but I would be rich and no one would ever find out (as they cannot contact the newly-anointed Utopians).

    In essence, my Utopia is like a cult, except I don't have to waste resources feeding, clothing and brainwashing my cultists.

    I'd have to go with a floating city in the clouds, that runs entirely on renewable energy and collects water from the clouds it passes through, everything is made out of carbon fibre (so it's ultra light & ultra strong) as for an extreme regime... I have no idea but there would be an R18+ rating for games

    My Utopia Would Be On The Moon big Towers Staring Into Space a 1955 theme setting with a twist powered by the sun and moon rocks. With a Space Suits Like The Big Daddys Walk Across the moon fight new kinds of aliens and Find New Types of weapons Gold And Plasmids the City Will Be build To Be The
    Best Taking On Ryan’s fallen city. far away from laws and the crushing hands of the government it will be
    Paradise too all hell breaks loose I would Run The City As A tight Unit as Much As I Can Kill Off The Rejects that Fall Behind with the finest alien research labs weapons and plasmids development
    But I would not walk outside of the city unless your all geared up like a junkie

    My utopia would be a faux democracy.

    Inhabitants would have their minds conditioned upon entry to subconsciously vote for me in all elections and agree with any decrees laid forth. Thoughts to the contrary would cause them to act like a chicken for the rest of their lives, whereupon they would be dumped outside Eddie Maguire's home to catch his reaction on CCTV for the entertainment of dinner guests.

    The location would not be disclosed to potential inhabitants for privacy and security reasons. Once selected, they would be incapacitated and dragged over a very bumpy road in a burlap sack for my amusement and left outside the golden arches signifying the entrance to the hidden utopia. They would then be brainwa- I mean, 'conditioned' before starting their new life of servitude.

    Inhabitants of this utopia would be working toward a common goal; to unravel the mystery of the Colonel's eleven secret herbs and spices for the benefit of all mankind. A noble goal if ever there was one.

    The downfall would come upon the unravelling of the recipe. When it's discovered that ten of the eleven secret herbs and spices are in fact salt variants (with the remaining 'herb' being common lawn grass) there will be a simultaneous facepalm amongst the researchers, the sudden jolt snapping them out of their long-term enslavement and causing total abandonment of the facility.

    My utopia would be built on the coast line of Australia, it would be protected by massive man made walls all the way around and pertroled by awesome war ship run by cyborgs. As the army on cyborg grew over the next several months they would develope the ability to think for themsevles and become racist killing cyborgs that preyed upon the human race wanting to wipe them all of the world. As they still look very much like the people they would blend in with the society slowy killing of families all through the day and night.
    This being the case it will create mass choas with the human knowing that so many of them are dying. People not being to sure of what or who is killing of man kind. Some people start an uprise blaming it on the govenment only to fuel the choas even more and before too long people dont trust each other and armies start to form all around the country it becomes a fight for survival and also a fight of the fitest against the cyborg regime.

    One army becomes one man in a battle against all odds and you are in control.........

    My Utopia would be built inside of the then hollowed out Ayers Rock. The plan would be for humans to get back to bare essentials, living off the land and through living inside of a dark underground rock, they would slowly become nocturnal like the wild life and evolve their eye sight to include mild levels of night vision.
    The chaos begins when the inhabitants realise there is a world beyond the rock and cross back over to the rest of humanity, labelled outcasts for their reclusive hiding habits during the day light. Only to come out at night with honed skills and brutally murdering those who oppose them like the animals they fought back in the desert.

    That went further than I had originally planned....

    But It Would Not Be Long before All Hell Brake Lose after People scared out of Their Brains For Aliens are out there to kill them and Adam Does Not Help but to Push them Over The limit with heaps of 50 type items with an alien technologic laying around to play with and hack but be beware of big momma nah jokz of Alien Hunters They Want Something That You got The key To Adam

    I would have it built inside the Centre of Mount Everest where everything only comes in the colour Black except the walls which are super high resolution Screens that continually plays Footage of cascading Waterfalls 24/7 to the world's Love songs

    My Utopia would be a Technological utopia where you upload yourself into a digital universe of my creation that forces you to play out everyone evil thoughts and desire, My extreme regime change that i would introduce is once you enter the Digiverse you cannot leave till all you think of when you see another person is how to ruin them, afterwards i would place them in Cryostasis so that when i have enough Technopaths i can release them on the unsuspecting populous of the known world.

    How quickly would this 'Utopia' devolve that all depends it could be as soon as one of many Technopaths escaped or released by anyone of residents not in the Digiverse in a misguided attempt to save them from the constant pressure to destroy.

    My utopia would be built on fiji and it would be a flying island being able to fly around the whole galaxy.
    It would be run by some crazed plastic surgeyns who would kidnap all the woman who had small breast on earth only to takew them far away into the galaxy and give them huge breast implant and lots of collogen trying to make them all look like Pamela Anderson Lee.
    At first the women would be scared then after they recovered from there operations they would get together and have little tea parties, until they come up with a plan of galaxy domonation!!!!
    For starters they would kill all the plastic surgeyns & take over the island utopia, only to head back to there home planet and world chaos starting with all the people that gave them a hard time growing up for having small boobies. They would use weapons that only shot jelly or custard, and also used hand to hand combat. This would make many of the men around the galaxy very happy and it soon became the only sport of the whole galaxy and the women were worshipped like goods for it.

    My Utopia would be somewhere that Michael Atkinson doesn't exist...or that at least democracy is actually upheld & one man can't hold a section of the population to ransom based on his own views!

    Oh and all women like games...so you never have to fight over who wants to use the tv (cop that ex-wife...no more Desperate Housewives for you!! :P).

    Throw in an R18+ rating, HDTVs for all (so no more small text issues), maybe some world peace...geez I'm starting to sound like KRudd here.

    Does a utopia have to be a city?

    If not, my ideal place would be a large house. It would be made to look very art-deco on the outside, not tacky or anything, though.

    Upon approaching the front door, you will come across a welcome mat which asks 'Would you kindly knock?'.

    Inside the house will be a main hall, with a marble floor and staircase. On the walls will be large framed game posters/art.

    To the left will be an Xbox 360 room. A large tv will dominate the wall, as well as cinematic surround-sound speakers, a mini bar sits to the side of the room, with many refreshments. :D

    To the right of the main hall will be a PS3 room. Much like the X360 room, it will have its own bar, couches, etc.

    Next to that room will be a PC room, with hmm... 10 Alienware computers (just because they're fancy and incredibly expensive).

    As for a Wii room... What was that? Okay, there won't be a Wii room.

    Upstairs will be deluxe bedrooms, like you'd see in some crazy expensive hotel. Private bathroom, Jacuzzi, minibar (I'm not an alcoholic, don't give me that look), king-size beds, and of course, wall-mounted LED TVs with a console of choice.

    As for regime... Well, there wouldn't be many people around to set rules. No breaking my house!

    The house would be built somewhere quiet, where the weather doesn't get too extreme, but close to a major city so I don't get too alienated from society.

    How quickly would it devolve into chaos? Well, there is the off chance of a fanboy war breaking out, it could happen straight away.
    Person1: Xbox 360 room is pro!
    Person2: Uh, no. PS3 room is better
    /war

    Never actually seen a fanboy war irl, though. I guess that could be chaos.

    Although small, I think this would be many gamer's idea of a Utopia.

    My utopia would be constructed underground. Entrances, ventilation, some lightning and other resources will be fed into the facility via Mine shafts. Why mine shafts? It's cheap, we can't go building a utopia willy nilly with no concerns for a budget.

    The system of government I have chosen will be a Dictatorship led by me or my insane cousin Ted when I get tired of ruling. There will be a very simple set of rules each citizen will have to follow. Not following these laws will result in harsh punishments. Examples of such punishments;

    1. A flogging.
    2. A bloody great flogging.

    In the worst cases such as murder.

    3. Exile. We put you and your belongings and family if any into a cannon on ground level and fire you into something solid. If you're still alive we send you on your merry way, after our resident surgeon fixes you up to the best of his ability. He's not a real doctor.

    Day to day activities can include whatever a citizen wishes to do except on Drunk Arse Fridays. Getting drunk on Fridays is mandatory and those caught not getting drunk will be fired from a cannon as above. Serious offences are not tolerated.

    From the grand opening on a Saturday I predict complete social collapse by Drunk Arse Friday. The alternative is I wake up one morning to find Ted has eaten everybody. Did I mention he was a cannibal?

    Here I Even Got a Song I Wrote to Promote it Take Notice 2k :P

    life like this long rhyme that seem to play over in mind everytime i find a key to a new destiny it seems to flee me faster the grass at last i find my self talking ridles as the night fades away i am talking in touges whats does say about my mental health using stealth to stalk my victims using this knife to %#&@$!ing ......stick em!! What have i become a bum living on street killing to eating torso and feet

    (Time After Time Life Leaves Us behind its Why We Stay High And Our Mothers Cry Into The Night Pray That There sons are going to be alright Time After Time Life Leaves Us behind its Why We Stay High And Our Mothers Cry Into The Night Pray That There sons are going to be alright )

    Yo I Am Uncureable Like Aids These Juggalo Thang Is Here To Stay i am like a raid of rage Hitting the stage %#&@$!ing Up Your Beats while your looking like you got mage and you call me strange man i am just doing my thang and if you get in my way and the Hatchet will say if you live or die

    I Come To Bring The Pain but Blades And Knifes Arnt My Thang and it seems to be the same old %#&@$! chainsaw in my hand and in the other your mumma tit opps i am not Crazy I am Just Lazy Thats Why I Use a Power tool to finnish you off fool
    Hey Call Me The Reaper Of The Night I Always Ready For A Fight Guided By The Light Ready To Kill Or Be Killed Thats Whats Up C.S.N Dont Give A %#&@$! Punk As %#&@$!!!! Acting Like A Snitch Walking Around My Hood When I Get My Time I Am Taking His Life

    (Time After Time Life Leaves Us behind its Why We Stay High And Our Mothers Cry Into The Night Pray That There sons are going to be alright Time After Time Life Leaves Us behind its Why We Stay High And Our Mothers Cry Into The Night Pray That There sons are going to be alright )

    time after time i find my self in a maze of no return where the earth burns and the walls are made of ash friends and family of the past come to huant you back running down a path to hell the smell of the dead is getting to my head dont know how long i can last in this dread its raining blood i am slipping in the mud face of death looking right at me saying it time to be free and i say %#&@$! thee and suck these and walk the other way so death stalks ever other day
    while i still stuck in this maze

    By Nemesisevil Of C.S.N Also Psn Username

    I'm in my Utopia a 4x3 office space shared with 2 other people, It's not hell on earth but hell with fluroescent lighting, Tell me again how lucky i am to work here.

    As long as I am surrounded by friends and family, everywhere is a Utopia to me. Its really just that simple.

    I'd imagine my city being in some remote mountain area which neither man nor machine can see (with the added help of my Utopia's technology, of course).

    It would be a city that would offer everything: several theaters for all kinds of plays; several dozen massive libraries with copies of books from all cultures and eras; beautiful gardens and forests to explore and tend; dozens of schools of philosophy, art, and science; and the best food and drink that Earth can offer.

    The only thing my Utopia, my Community would ask in return is that each member of the Community, from the age 16 till they are physically unable to, will work in what I would label a "Small Job." For example, being part of the janitorial team in you local living quarters, or tending a small plot in the gardens.

    The big "regime" that I would have followed is that everyone has their own choice, that they control their lives fully. They may choose what to do, where to live, and who to marry. They may pursue a quest to discover Truth or Beauty, to invent the Ultimate Invention, or to simply spend their lives with their singular job. No one will be above the other because everyone will be provided with equal amounts of food, supplies, and living arraignments.

    The only obligation is that they help in some small way with the Community, mostly through the "Small Jobs". Those that refuse to work, or worse, try to find some way to subjugate others, will be forcefully dealt with. Banishment from the Community will be the most prominent punishment.

    I suspect my Utopia will fall because of one or many reasons: A), much like Rapture, the advance thought and un-restricted research will eventually bring about some form of unchecked technology that will doom the Community;
    B)Some people will get it in their heads that they, having studied a lot longer and being much "wiser" then those that choose to do simple work all their lives, deserve more then the rest. Someday, then, they will rise as one and demand new rules, and I will be powerless to stop them for fear of breaking my own rule against subjugating the masses;
    C)Their will be to many opposing living styles (inter-racial, multiple spouse, small vs large family, "average Joe" vs "the intellectual," etc) for them all to be living in one place. A small event will more then likely spark some kind of civil war for a group to become the Dominant one. Once again, I must choose to either let this happen for fear of breaking my own moral ruling, or simply go nuts and dominate my once perfect Community.

    So in short, it'll be a combo of Ryan's and Lamb's visions of Rapture: Where everyone can do as they please, as long as they take a little time out of their own schedule to keep the whole thing running smoothly.

    My Utopia would be carved into Monte Generoso (longitude: 45.93, latitude: 9.02), a mountain in Italy. The mountain would be hollow, containing my city. The city would be built in the gothic style, with multiple apartment complexes. The center of the city would be like a town square and consist of general stores, and a hospital. The surrounding area would have no idea of our existence.

    My utopia would be called Avidita. Avidita would contain the most talented artists of the modern day, as well as the most talented scientists. I would be the only type of leader for Avidita, and the inhabitants would have to be invited to live in the city. There would be no set religion for my inhabitants, but they may practice what they wish in their own homes, religion should not be discussed in public areas.

    We would get our food from an indoor "greenhouse system", similar to aqueducts. Medicines would be developed by our top notch scientists. Avidita would have no currency, and would use a barter system, trading for goods and services.

    The people of Avidita may live in whichever vacant apartment they choose, and may run any shop they want (either out of their homes, an open shop in the town square, or a cart in the town square). There would be no restrictions on anything the artists want to create, or any type of experiment the scientists want to do.

    When entering Avidita, you must let go of any of your outside world contacts, you may never leave Avidita, or contact anyone outside of Avidita. All of your money and possessions must be given to me, to ensure you are starting fresh in Avidita and not tainted by the outside world.

    I would expect Avidita to last no longer than 10 years. Due to the barter system, many people would be killed for what they own. An artist would create a piece that offended many people, or a scientist would perform experiments that many did not agree with. Because of so many talented people living in close quarters, people would clash, ideas and values would tear people into groups which would eventually turn into war.

    While the people of Avidita are consumed in their civil war of religion, territories, values and personal belongings, I would make my escape with everyone's money and possessions that they gave me when they first came to Avidita. People will always fight, its human nature.

    English translation:
    Mount Generoso- Mount Generous
    Avidita- Greed

    My utopia would be in the air. A monstrous airship supported by gigantic balloons. It would be a safe haven,freeing its inhabitants from the chaos and uncertainty of earth. A literal heaven. That is until 10 years later. The current air captain suffering from acute paranoia and psychopathy charges the denizens of the ship with high treason. Believing that their is a plot to overthrow him, he orders the denizens of the ship overboard. His family and friends being the first to walk the plank. As one of the last prisoners, You must rebel and challenge the self proclaimed "king of heaven".

    My Utopia would be "beyond the rabbit hole", so to speak. A series of caves, accessible all throughout the world, would lead to a large underground society. The world beneath would have all the basics that we have now; homes, heating and cooling -- but instead of relying on the good ol' fossil fuels we know and love, the populace would concoct a kind of energy from a giant scientifically engineered, regenerating plant (one located in every city).

    For food, residents would need to harvest their crops or purchase from street vendors. The populace itself is made up of people from the "above" who find their way to the caves and wish to stay. Those who do not wish to stay have their memories wiped by utilising the power of the very same plant used to keep up with technology. To make sure that there are no "visitors" who go unnoticed by the residents of each city, an intricate security system made up of hidden cameras and watchmen is in effect 24/7 for every entrance. Children who find the caves have their memories wiped automatically and are imprinted with the desire to take their parents and other siblings to the area near the cave, even though they have no idea why they wish to go there.

    The likes of scientists are of course enlisted to join the underground, however the scientists are the only ones who are initially aware of the new world.

    As time carries on, new uses for the "miracle plant" are incorporated into its genome. People see the plant as their God -- eventually it can produce clean drinking water, ward away the rather large insects threatening not only crops, but the people themselves, and even cure some types of cancer. Unfortunately, scientists get too carried away with their research, and the plants scattered all throughout the underground world are eventually "overloaded" with technology and produce a dangerous gas. Residents are overcome, and turn on one another. Chaos ensues, and if anyone were to find this underground world... well, they wouldn't be able to leave ever.

    I am going to keep mine short and sweet.

    My utopia is the Coopers Brewery. Nom Nom.

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