Ask Crackdown 2 questions, win an actual, real-life car!

Thursday, 27 May 2010 08:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Welcome to the big leagues, baby. Other sites throw out games and mugs as competition prizes, having probably spat on them first. You’re high rollin’ now, dog: enter this and you could win a fucking car.

Warning: The car you’re playing for is the Ruffivan, as seen below. It’s broken, illegal to drive and has virtually no monetary value. But, technically, it’s still a car. As in, it has wheels and an engine.


Entering is both easy and fun. Ask Ruffian a question about Crackdown 2 in the comments below. We started this yesterday, and all the questions put on the earlier article are included, obviously. We’ll pick ten at the end of this week and send them to Microsoft. Ruffian will answer them. We pick the top three answers. If you asked one of them, you win a prize.

First place wins the Ruffivan. Second and third place win t-shirts.

Please read the following very carefully:

  1. The Ruffivan is a very fucked Ford van parked outside Ruffian‘s office in Dundee, Scotland. It has no MOT. This means you can’t just turn up and drive it away, as it’s not legally roadworthy. If you were serious about taking this car, you would need to have some way of transporting it to either a garage to be repaired or a place where it could be off any type of public land. Doing this will involve some kind of breakdown vehicle. Like a truck. See point four below.
  2. Apparently, the “chassis and rear suspension needs a good bit of welding to get an MOT.” This will not be cheap. To be clear: “winning” and claiming this prize will probably cost you a great deal money.
  3. “Dundee” is ancient Scottish for “The End of the World”. Ruffian doesn’t need electricity in its office, as its entire studio runs on the awesome power of the Northern Lights. Dundee is here. That’s where the van is. If you want it, you’ll have to collect it. When we went to Dundee to see Crackdown 2, we had to fly from London to Edinburgh than get a taxi from Edinburgh to Dundee. It took months. Just saying.
  4. If you win the van but decide that picking it up, fixing it and driving it back down to Sensible Land is a little stupid, leaving it where it is may be the best option. We wouldn’t blame you for reaching this conclusion. In this instance, we’ll ask Ruffian to send you a wing mirror, or something. There are some fluffy dice in it; you could have those instead. You could also try giving it away to another VG247 reader who has more time and money than sense. Or whatever.

OK? Get to it. Crackdown 2 releases for 360 on July 9.

This contest is not a Microsoft Game Studios promo.


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  1. dirigiblebill

    See, *this* is why they should serve the booze *before* holding interviews. Classy work Pat :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Man, Scotland has all the best prizes! :-D

    I’m looking forward to the “Ask Realtime Worlds questions, get gonorrhea!” compo!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Joe Anderson

    Haha Quality, maybe someone with talent can fix it up :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Syrok

    Sneaky “product placement” there, Pat. :D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    \o/ outstanding :D

    i could turn it into a miniature drugs den or rent it out to homeless people (if thats not one and the same)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    if it was a three wheeler i might’ve been interested.

    ps. i still don’t think you’re going to get any decent questions :lol:

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Hey, my questions were decent! But I’m officially excluding myself from the prizes this time seeing as I won a prize in the last one. For fairness, like. Not because the van’s rubbish or anything. No.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    If you win, I’m sure Ruffian wouldn’t mind giving you the fluffy dice instead of the van. I would be extremely impressed if anyone actually claimed the van.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    I’m sure the questions will match the quality of the game.
    *runs away*

    #9 5 years ago
  10. kdogg

    Richard Smith, a 41-year-old care worker from Carlisle, England, has legally changed his name to Stormhammer Deathclaw Firebrand: “It’s just a strange name I like the sound of.” English and Welsh name-changing procedures are much simpler than US equivalents: the ancient tradition of “deed-poll” name change has made it possible for people to change to all kinds of wonderful and wacky things.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    /kicks Geki off a bridge

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mington


    How awesome is my idea?

    Just imagine it, 4 people in co-op, galloping down the street on their giant robotic steeds, plowing through zombies and innocent civilians alike……and you could give the robot horses wings!!!!!!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk


    #13 5 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    Whoever wins the van could stick a flashing light on it and turn it into an ambulance.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. unacomn

    That was the best thing I’ve heard in ages.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. mington

    Or an anti-ambulance, you could pick up perfectly healthy people, drive them as far as possible away from a hospital, then ditch them needing hospital assistance somewhere in the Scottish highlands

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    There aren’t any perfectly healthy people in Scotland.

    You could leave it where it is and just use it as a passion wagon. Put a mattress in the back and just bring girls back every now and then. You could tempt them in with a deep-fried Mars bar or something.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Jimaroid

    It always starts first time and it’s got 4 new tyres on it. There are much worse things on the road. :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt


    #19 5 years ago
  20. mington

    Would we have to travel to Scotland to pick up the t-shirts too?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Jimaroid

    The T-Shirts have got aids ;)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    Hell yes id rather have that van then a Ferrari anyday of the week.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. The Hindle

    Did they blow Crackdowns 2s budget on that van?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    These are some awesome questions. I reckon @20′s in the lead so far.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Gheritt White

    Here’s my entry:

    “How would you go about the redistribution of wealth in the perfect socialist society?”

    #25 5 years ago
  26. mington

    Will the game pose any kind of challenge?

    Why no female agents?

    how much do you think i could get for your van on ebay?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. mington

    is crackdown 2 art?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt

    @27 – Genius.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Gheritt White

    What’s been your favourite post-Crackdown, non-GTA open-world game? Just Cause 2? Mercenaries 2? Red Faction: Guerilla? Enlighten us.

    EDIT: …and are any of them better than Crackdown 2?

    #29 5 years ago
  30. The Hindle

    Do they reliase i want that van more then Crackdown 2?

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    In a recent interview i read they have took some features away that were in the first game namely the transforming agency cars and the non linear structure, those two were my favorite elements why did you do this?

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Gheritt White

    Is Crackdown 2 just more of the same, but better?

    Are we to understand that the Crackdown play-space has now been expanded to cover four different strata – airspace, rooftops, street level and sewers?

    Please can you go into more detail about the city’s underground areas?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. The Hindle

    Have they thought of putting the Ruffivan in Crackdown 2 as a easter egg of somekind?

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Blerk

    The comparison shots between the first and second games on Bitmob yesterday show a city that’s fallen into ruin but appears to be mostly unchanged from the original. How much ‘new’ stuff is in the city for Crackdown 2?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. The Hindle

    How did Crackdown 2s developement come about?

    #35 5 years ago
  36. mington

    @35 laziest question ever :D

    #36 5 years ago
  37. mington

    Crackdown 3 should be set on Mars. Discuss?

    Hey Benny! SCREW YOU!

    #37 5 years ago
  38. The Hindle

    :D hehe i asked it because there was a lot of confusion with RW saying they wont be involved then Ruffian being formed. I dont think anyone has ever explained what happend with all that lol .

    #38 5 years ago
  39. mington

    i can’t think of anything worse than exploring the sewer system of Pacific City; can you?

    (unless there’s ninja turtles)

    Is there ninja turtles in the the sewer system of Pacific City?

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Blerk

    Yeah, I’ll be interested to hear what they’ve done with the sewers. Surely it’d be nigh-on impossible to use most of your super-powers in such an enclosed space? Unless they’re super-ginormo-sewers.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. scuz

    haha they said fucked.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. DJ Deathstar

    Did you find it hard to carry the torch of the Crackdown franchise after it had been passed on to you from Realtime Worlds, and what was your first ideas on how to improve on the game without pulling to far from what made the original so special in many people eyes?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. mington

    ruffian careers page:
    “We’re looking for a concept artist, primarily with environment skills, to help shape the visuals on our next project.?”

    so, like, whats the next project?

    #43 5 years ago
  44. killerviel

    q 1: is there really a ‘secret lvl 6′?
    Q 2: how much hours of gameplay you want to do in the demo?
    p.s i dont want to win this car, just want to ask some things :P

    #44 5 years ago
  45. DarkDevil

    My Question: Are you stupid? Who wants this car? this is bullshit :D

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Jimaroid

    Who’s better? Dundee or Dundee United? :D

    #46 5 years ago

    What kind of ‘prize’ is that??

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Syrok

    A “Stop-taking-everything-so-serious”-prize.


    #48 5 years ago
  49. Johnny Cullen

    Jimaroid – Niether, obviously. :D

    #49 5 years ago
  50. reask

    Classic Pat LMAO. :D

    #50 5 years ago
  51. mington

    i’m preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeety confident about winning this van :D

    (would it be illegal to set fire to your own vehicle on its previous owners property? To be fair, whats one more burnt out car carcass in the Ruffian car park)

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Johnny Cullen

    Actually, what’s one more burnt out car carcass in Dundee, for that matter? :D

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Gheritt White

    Are there any crocodiles in Dundee?

    “You call that a van…” etc.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Johnny Cullen



    #54 5 years ago
  55. ShakaCarnage

    If I decided to pick the van up, would you all line up and point at me, calling me a total mong, before offering me a free copy of Crackdown 2 in exchange for leaving, very quickly?

    My serious question:

    Considering the success of the original, how do you feel about standing on your own two feet, without the added bonus of one of the world’s most successful franchises Beta inclusion to back you up – and what fears and opportunities does the absence of said Beta hold for you this time around?

    #55 5 years ago
  56. raoullduke

    if i win can you come and take away my old scrapped out van instead?

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Callum

    Serious question:
    In the last crackdown, it was said that the green agility orbs were orgionally placed because the testers were ignoring the verticality of the game, in the sequels development, have any glaringly obvious features been ignored? If so, what are you doing to guide the player in the right direction?

    Not so serious question:
    In the last crackdown, it was said that the green agility orbs were orgionally placed because the testers were ignoring the verticality of the game, are you testers stupid?

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Gheritt White

    Est-ce que les moomins sont incorrigee?

    #58 5 years ago
  59. The Hindle

    What other genre would you like to have a go at?

    #59 5 years ago
  60. mathare92

    Were you ever tempted to break away from Crackdown’s distinct art style for something with a bit more fidelity?

    Plus, Do we get a full tank with the car? …just saying.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Marcusaur

    What sort of ranking/levelling system is planned for the competitive multiplayer modes, and will it feature unlockable weapons, perks and that sort of thing or is it a bit more simplistic?

    #61 5 years ago
  62. Ruffifan

    I’ve grown up with fantastic games like Project Gotham Racing, Fable II and Crackdown, all titles that Microsoft and Ruffian developers have co-operated on. I can’t wait for Crackdown 2 and am interested in how Microsoft and Ruffian got together, and why their games are so good?

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Patrick Garratt

    OK. Here’s what I’m sending over. Good luck.

    From the original article:

    @7 slayernl

    Is there any tracking of what orbs you have found in the game, because at the end of the first game you could search for houres with a printed out map in you lap for that last few orbs.
    It would be useful if it was tracked ingame what you already collected.

    @15 Aimless

    The original Crackdown is still one of the best examples of Achievements used as an ancillary game structure, not just positive reinforcement for traditional campaign progression. How does the second game compare to the first in this regard, and will you be making use of Avatar Awards? And does Crackdown 2 recognise that you have played the first game, be it through looking at save games or Achievements?

    @26 mathare92

    Were you ever tempted to break away from Crackdown’s distinct art style for something with a bit more fidelity?

    @30 Marcusaur

    It seems as though Ruffian really are focussing on making Crackdown 2 a largely multiplayer game. What kind of challenges were involved in making it a completely open, drop-in, drop-out co-op experience while still retaining the freeform enovironment and mission structure?

    From this article:

    @27 mington

    is crackdown 2 art?

    @29 Gheritt White

    What’s been your favourite post-Crackdown, non-GTA open-world game? Just Cause 2? Mercenaries 2? Red Faction: Guerilla? And are any of them better than Crackdown 2?

    @34 Blerk

    Comparison shots between the first and second games show a city that’s fallen into ruin but appears to be mostly unchanged from the original. How much ‘new’ stuff is in the city for Crackdown 2?

    @43 mington

    ruffian careers page:
    “We’re looking for a concept artist, primarily with environment skills, to help shape the visuals on our next project.?”

    so, like, whats the next project?

    @44 kilerviel

    is there really a ’secret lvl 6′?

    @61 Marcusaur

    What sort of ranking/levelling system is planned for the competitive multiplayer modes, and will it feature unlockable weapons, perks and that sort of thing or is it a bit more simplistic?

    #63 5 years ago
  64. mington

    i have a 1 in 5 chance of winning a van….:D

    i’m gonna start filling in my application for pimp my ride now

    #64 5 years ago
  65. The Hindle

    :( come on Pat my questions were pretty good this time.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. Mike

    If Blerk wins I’ll kill my dog.

    #66 5 years ago
  67. Patrick Garratt

    @65 Sorry, dude :(

    Next time.

    #67 5 years ago
  68. The Hindle

    No probs Ill hold you to that :D

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Ruffifan

    And I kissed some major butt too, lol. Normally in life I go technical, but then everyone else is social, this time other way around. Well done to the winner and remember the van even as scrap is worth over £100 (probably up to £120), and that’s if it can’t be repaired, which would make it more valuable. It’s probably just bad sills. If you’re a long way away check out scrap yard numbers, and get Ruffian to send you the cash.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. goliath9013

    I searched for this everywhere but I can’t find an answer.

    i was watching one of the episodes of the crackdown 2 story thing on youtube and in episode 4 they showed the black guy from 1 wearing an new agency suit and someone I haven’t seen before wearing an old suit.

    I am wondering if you have the option to wear the old suit or use the old people.

    the game is using the same engine and I saw a picture of one of the old guys in crackdown 2 photos so it’s a possibility.

    #70 5 years ago

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  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

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  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

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  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

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  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

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  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

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  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

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  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

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  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

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  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

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  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

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  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

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  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

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  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

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  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

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  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

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  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

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  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

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  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

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  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

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  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

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  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

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  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

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  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

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