Update: The entry period is now closed on this post and all particpating posts in this contest. Congratulations to the winners!

"FIRST!!!" You've seen that comment before -- way too many times. Readers rush to mark their territory with a self-congratulatory comment and in doing so, pollute the atmosphere of earnest discourse. We typically ban these contemptible trolls, but today -- and today only! -- we're rewarding bad behavior. Why? Because we have ten Battlefield: Bad Company 2 beta codes to give away.

Today, ten PlayStation 3 posts will be specially marked for participation in this giveaway (look for the grenade icon and text seen at the bottom of this post). To enter this contest:
  • Leave an "off-topic" comment on a participating post. [Note: Grossly explicit or hateful comments will be disqualified. But here's the catch: Relevant, thoughtful comments will be ineligible to win, as well.]
  • You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the US or Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • Limit 1 entry per person per participating post.
  • This entry period ends at 10:00PM ET on Thursday, November 19.
  • Only the first confirmed eligible commenter of each participating post will receive one code for the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer beta (ARV: N/A). Codes are only for PlayStation 3 and will be active once today's PlayStation Store update occurs.
  • For a list of complete rules, click here.

Congratulations to Vanquish23 on being the first to comment. You've been emailed a free Battlefield: Bad Company 2 beta code. Click here, for more information on this giveaway. Official rules apply.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.