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Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition: Night-Vision Goggles Included

Okay, what the hell? Have publishers just gone ape with the idea of Collectors Editions for blockbuster titles? This is just nutty.

What you're looking at here is a picture of the super special Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition (and yes, it's the Xbox 360 version but if you can find a picture of the PlayStation 3 Prestige Edition, do us a favor and send it over). You can watch the official unboxing over at YouTube, and it's quite the eye-opening exposure. Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling opens up this insane package, which actually includes working night-vision goggles. Furthermore, the game will come in a nifty steel case, we'll get an art book and a custom-molded plastic head for proudly presenting those goggles, and even a voucher to download the original Call of Duty off the PSN or XBLA. The price? Well, that wasn't announced in the video but we have to assume it's likely going to cost an arm and a leg. You know, for almost any other game, we'd label this as "blatantly over-the-top," but after all, Activision has predicted that the release of Modern Warfare 2 will be the single biggest entertainment launch of 2009. The sheer number of people who bought the original title over the past couple of years is staggering, and you can bet a whole lot of 'em will purchase the sequel.

Anyway, we'll let you know when the ungodly price of this Prestige Edition drops, but we suggest putting aside some extra money just in case. Take out a second mortgage, or something.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

7/13/2009 John Shepard

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:57:01 PM
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While sweet looking I expect this to cost a ton of money. Night vision isn't cheap.

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zee
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:11:27 PM

So lets ask these suckers to release this for $100 and WITH the game!

I still won't support Activision and I don't think these marketing gimmicks are going to make me support them at all.

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badradio
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:20:45 PM
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I'm sorry but not only am I going to have a drink and jump online multiplayer, I am also going to grab another drink and go outside that night with my new toy. SO GOOD.
BUT LETS ALL WONDER JUUUUUST HOW MUCH? I am saving up for RB: Beatles edition as it is. Thank god I just got a good job.

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Jed
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:22:57 PM
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Good lord, how many thousands of dollars will that be?

Overkill

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:54:14 PM

Not so many as you might think....

You can find a night vision monocular set for under $150 if you look, even just googling it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:30:22 PM
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That would look mighty fine on my desk.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:33:56 PM
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All I need to know is how much and I'm there =)
If anything I'm just gonna have to guess it's going to be about 150$ but knowing Activision, they'll want to jack up the price (I mean look at how much it is for toy instruments.)

I'm gonna guess it's something like this. $59.99 USD for Normal Edition, $79.99 USD for Hardened Edition, and $120-150 USD for the Prestige Edition. I mean sure this is a sweet CE, but still, there's no way Activision is giving out the newest and sweetest high-tech Night Vision Goggles. I mean jeez they sell toys for 10-30$ that do just as much and at least 'work'. I mean sure these can't be compared to that, they'll probably be GREAT. But nothing comparable to the 2000+$ sets the Military Uses.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:59:19 PM

The cheapest binocular set I could find was about $400

Search for ATN Night Sentry Gen 1 Night Vision Binocular.

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DaNgerSteVe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:42:51 PM
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going to preorder tomorrow

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THEVERDIN
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:00:55 PM

I've looked at Gamestop and they don't have a listing for it.

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coldbore
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:44:33 PM
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wow, this is going to be expensive, i cant imagine the goggles work, for a decent but low quality pair of night vision, you might be able to pick up one for $200 cnd, i wouldnt buy anything less (i wouldnt pay less then 400 cnd myself) these goggles if they do work will be the lowest of the low... but im going to see about picking these up, or i could use the money on a hand gun and play real life call of duty :P just kidding, that wouldnt go well with the cops

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coldbore
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:05:29 PM

just watched the video, im kind of surprised that the thing actually works, but they are probobly really cheap, they are from the looks of it made out of plastic, and im sure that you will see some bright red light when the thing is on, its probobly like the eyeclops night vision kit, made out of plastic and really cheap, but i have to admit, they are a nice pair of goggles, im surprised they didnt do something like this with splinter cell...

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Ricochet
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:08:44 PM
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I must admit that I'm a sucker for "special/limited" edition games but even I think this is just way over-the-top. I'm betting it's gonna cost at least $300+.

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DaNgerSteVe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:29:44 PM
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idk it may not be worth it, if it is gonna be actually cheap and when you wear it on your head it may break

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BigT_1980
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:43:32 PM
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I watched the video and from 3:39 through 3:43 they show the PS3 edition. As much as I am a sucker for CE packages this will cost too much. The only I would buy the Prestige Edition would be to resell it on Ebay after it went out stock to make a large profit. Since I buy games to play not to make a profit I most likely will not opt for the Prestige Edition.

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NightHawk17
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:46:40 PM
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im sold on this as long as it isnt too expensive

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Neurotoxiny
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:18:25 AM
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If it's less than 150 bucks I'll try to get this.

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Kempy21
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:53:51 AM
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that's ridiculous.

i must have it

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:59:59 AM
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Thats just way to much for a Special Edition, that aint going to be cheap.... why go to all that effort for a FPS?

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:11:16 AM

because this particular FPS is the follow up of the best multiplat FPS ever made

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www
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 6:12:28 AM

Well said Canuck Pride.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:21:58 PM

thank you triple "W"

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:39:17 AM
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hey everyone!
correct me if i'm wrong, but wasnt the cod logo in modern warfare 2 confirmed again?? cuz if it has been, then it's gone A-WAL on Mr.Robert IW guy over there...

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 4:35:47 AM
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oh! maybe we wil be able to purchase this in a filipino market next month..

lmao

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___________
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 4:55:20 AM
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because they know how its going to sell.
its beautiful i hope more publishers start to put some quality and content into the LE of their games.
there getting a little boring with a booklet of screenshots and figurine but thats it.
how about something more interesting and usefull.
something different, like what assassins creed 2 has with the black edition thats number 1 on my pre order list did it yesterday.
expensive though 160AUD meh its worth every cent, lets hope the game is im shure it will be.
now i need to get a psp so i can finish bloodlines and find out what hapens to desmond.

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___________
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 5:02:53 AM
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for one i wish sony would market their games.
if they marketed them half as well as modern warfare 2 is their sales would be alot better.
every single game shop i go into.
every single one, EB game HBHIFI game gametraders the gamesmen.
even Kmart big W and target who are mainly clothes stores they just sell games on the side.
they all have MW2 posters lined on the walls its almost become wallpaper.
the games not out for another 4 months and theres this much advertisement.
imagine how much theres going to be come release.
but not one spec for uncharted 2 or ratchet.
same thing 1 month b4 prototype came out all stores were filled with prototype posters and not 1 for infamous.
mayb thats why sony exclusives sell so poorly.
im still to this day seeing adds for halo wars.
but have not seen 1 for infamous and only seen 2 for killzone 2.

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N a S a H
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 5:17:30 AM
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I hope the normal Special Edition of the game has everything in this except the goggles.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:23:43 PM

my thoughts exactly

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:23:43 PM

my thoughts exactly

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furbiesmustdie
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 6:17:09 AM
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pre-ordering prestige edition as we speak. not to sure how the image quality will be with those goggles. night vision CAN be quite cheap but for anything half-decent you're going to be forking out $500+.

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CONTRABAND
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 6:10:41 PM

where did you go to pre order? i cant seem to find it

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shaydey77
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:56:17 AM
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why the hell would you want night vision goggles?? Why not give something actualy useful like a mug or something!!

honestly listening to peopl say this looks cool..but it better not be expensive...but better be good quality...but might break if its on your head..

LOL

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:27:28 PM

lol the cod waw CE came with a canteen, and a disclaimer "DO NOT USE FOR CONSUMPTION' wonder if it would be the same if they packaged a mug with MW2??

Lol "fully operational night vision goggles!!! *not for actual use*"
lmao, that would be funny as hell

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 8:24:57 AM
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I'm guessing it will be around $200 or so. Which is almost the price of an entire console, isn't that right Mr. Kotick? Price cut indeed.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:29:16 PM

lol
"Cut the price of your stuff, but we will raise ours!'
hypocrisy at its best...

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Godslim
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 8:37:58 AM
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haha that looks great would damn expensive though.....so i'll stick to my preorder of the normal version

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MornelitheVT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:56:55 AM
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It makes perfect sense, rather than make a good game, they wrap a pretty package around a hunk of shit. Gamers fall for this every time. Assassin's Creed anyone?

LoL.

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Godslim
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 10:20:12 AM

assassins creed was a good game.....

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MornelitheVT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 10:29:30 AM

I rest my case, pretty packaging fools every gamer. And, in your opinion, it was a good game. In mine, it was a repetative cookie cutter hunk of shit, that lasted less time than Heavenly Sword.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 10:32:29 AM

If Infinity Ward can't make a game to your standards I dare ask...who can?

I hope that hunk of sh!t isn't the game your talkin bout dude...

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MornelitheVT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 10:48:39 AM

Modern Warfare will never be to my standards, simply because they base their bullshit off of fake scenarios. CoD made it's name being one of the most accurate protrayals of real-life battles, that games could hope to get. Then, they simply skip what...3 major conflicts to capture the retarded adolescent FPS crowd. Buy into it, if you desire, but I'll never buy a Modern Warfare game, as long as it's not based on real events.

And, yes, I am calling the game a hunk of shit. What of it?

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Godslim
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:44:05 PM

i had the normal version of assassins creed and tell most other gamers cod4 sucked and u will be laughed at

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MornelitheVT
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:59:00 PM

LoL - That might give me pause, if I actually cared what other gamers think, hell, what anyone thinks. I have my principles, and the CoD franchise took a big steaming s*** all over them. As I said, Modern Warfare, was nothing more than an attempt to steal some thunder from the Halo crowd. Which it did, quite well. The kiddies may be into it, those who missed CoD1 and 2, for the PC. However, those of us who actually made CoD the popular franchise it is, will never forget the slight visited upon us, by those companies. F*** them, I say, f*** them all.

And give me GT5.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:43:45 PM

@Mornelithe

You come off pretty abrasive. You need to get laid. You talk a lot of crap about a game that you've never played.

Im glad these games aren't based off real wars anymore. I personally wouldn't feel right if it were based on the Iraq war. I guess you want to blow up innocent civilians...I don't. Thats real war.


Games are for fun. So chill. If Godslim had fun with Assassin's Creed, as did I, then the game did its job. The story and concept was an awesome start for a new IP. The mechanics were unique and graphics were great. The missions were the weakest point and I can assure you the next iteration will see an improvement.

P.S.
"However, those of us who actually made CoD the popular franchise it is, will never forget..."

An awesome game ultimately makes a game popular. Not the other way around. Hence the massive sales record. So don't give yourself too much of a pat on the back. It sold because it wasn't a piece of sh!t. Glad you don't care about what people think because your in an island all by yourself.

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Bardock617
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 11:12:07 AM
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i had tweeted a reply to Rob asking of the price of the pack. hoping to get a response today

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furbiesmustdie
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 11:29:41 AM

it's all right don't panic. i twitted him! nah but seriously now. got unconfirmed reports it will cost $120us or $150au.

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coverton341
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 11:22:29 AM
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I heard that this is going to be priced at $80 USD from some site, but I am not sure how right on that is with those night vision gogs

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Edmeist33
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:16:59 PM
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80dlls is what the hardened edition will cost.
The prestige edition is going to be something like 120-150dlls.

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:41:54 PM
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when can we actually preorder this item

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King James
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 1:06:49 PM
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And Activision wants Sony to lower their prices?!

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King James
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 1:36:46 PM

apparently the "Prestige Edition" will run you $150 and the "Hardened Edition will run you $80.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 1:07:00 AM

Niice catch King James!!!

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Naga
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:19:42 PM
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probably costs 300 quid in the UK still Tekken 6 collecters edition looks good

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:40:50 PM

Cool didnt know about the Tekken 6 Special Editions, just checked it out, Though i have to say it was heartbreaking to see the Xbox buttons in that joystick.... it looks so wrong... And is wrong!

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CONTRABAND
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:57:42 PM
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according to Infinity Ward the Prestige Edition suggested retail is $149, this is on there twitter page http://twitter.com/InfinityWard/status/2636041084

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:53:59 PM
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Hmmmm, endless conspiracy theories abound.......

Infinity Ward giving us night goggles is quite intriguing, but the fact remains that Anti-vision has become a musical plastic ware company.

So.......it makes me think that it will be a piece of plastic junk that will wind up quickly broken & then thrown into hundreds of recyclable bins worldwide

But in the grand scheme of contoll(er)ing the world, Anti-vision willscoop em all up for a small song, to keep making more musical plastic ware junk even cheaper.





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sparky94
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 12:59:56 PM
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i found a picture of the ps3 version of the prestige edition

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