Welcome to the Dead Days of Summer, where we try our best to give you something to play/read during the dreaded summer video game drought. Because who goes outside anymore?
We’re getting close to wrapping up this year’s Dead Days of Summer, but try to push that from your mind, because we have two glorious days of giveaways left to enjoy. GOG.com gifted us with five codes to download the horror classic, System Shock 2, so that’s what we’re going to do. This is still one of my all-time favorite video games, and my love for it primarily rests with its antagonist, the rogue AI called SHODAN.
Details on this giveaway can be found after the jump, you puny insect.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, all you need to know is it has, hands down, the best enemy in video game history — as well as a truly horrifying twist — because SHODAN is pure, undiluted evil. She has no problem putting you down, calling you a speck, a puny insect, and a pathetic sack of meat and bone. You’re less than nothing to her, and she enjoys reminding you of it.
Now, if you’d like to win yourself a copy of System Shock 2, there are two ways you can go about it. If you’d prefer to take the easy route, all you need to do is share the biggest surprise you’ve experienced in a video game. This can be a plot twist, an outlandish story development, or really whatever you feel like sharing with us, just make sure you can explain why you found it to be so memorable.
If you’d rather be more creative, you can write me a SHODAN haiku. Here’s an — admittedly uninspired — example:
My name is SHODAN.
You will do as I tell you,
You puny insect.
See how creative I can get at 3am?
Your choice! You can do one or the other, just make sure you post your comment below. Whether you choose the easier path or the slightly more difficult one, you’ll have an equal chance of winning System Shock 2 (on PC). Hell, you can even do both. It’s up to you!
Winners will be chosen a week from now, on Monday, July 29th.
For all the PC gaming goodness you can possibly handle, head on over to GOG.com.