Five years ago this month, Bioware unleashed their iconic sic-fi series Mass Effect on unsuspecting gamers all over the world. It's not often that a game achieves legendary status mere days after its release, but this one managed to pull it off. From the moment you're introduced to the iconic Commander Shepard on the day of his Spectre initiation, you're hooked.

To celebrate the five year anniversary, November 7th has been dubbed N7 Day, and to celebrate Bioware has a host of special events, activities and exclusive assets for Mass Effect fans to enjoy.

PhotobucketWe here at The 405 have also managed to get our hands on a pretty slick Mass Effect goody bag that we're going to give away to one lucky winner. The prize includes:

  • N7 Logo Black Tee
  • N7 Ball Cap
  • N7 Tech Jacket
  • Normandy C.I.C. Messenger Bag
  • N7 Coffee Mug
  • 2 N7 Stickers
  • ME3 2013 Wall Calendar

All you have to do to enter is answer this simple question:

In Mass Effect 1, Shepard is sent to the Moon to investigate a rogue AI. When you complete the mission, the AI transmits a message in binary. When translated, what does the message say?

So, that's simple enough. If you know the answer, email us here, and the winner with the correct answer will be chosen randomly.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. This prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of The 405, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  2. Entries must be received by midnight 9th November 2012. The 405 accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the us by the relevant closing date for any reason.
  3. Only one entry per person.
  4. To enter simply answer the relevant question above and submit your answer to the relevant email.
  5. All correctly answered entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on the 10th November 2012. The first entry randomly drawn will be the winner.
  6. The prize for the winner is a Mass Effect Goody bag, contents of which are listed in the article above.
  7. Prize is subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, The 405 reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The winner will be notified via email by 11th November 2012. The winner must claim their prize within 14 working days of The 405 sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and The 405 reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
  9. To obtain details of the winner please email stating the name of the prize draw in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
  10. The 405 will only use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the prize draw, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this prize draw, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by The 405 for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
  11. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  12. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.