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Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Priced: Hide Your Wallets

A few big-name titles have been delayed until 2010, so perhaps that will lessen the strain on your wallet. And with less strain, you might want to go whole hog on one of the hottest titles of the generation.

When Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling officially unboxed the super special Prestige edition for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, we learned of a "Behind the Lines" art book, a steel case for the game, a voucher for the original Call of Duty that will be on the PSN/XBLA (full online support included) and, oh yeah, night-vision goggles. Of course, everyone wanted to know how much this hefty package would cost...well, not surprisingly, it's gonna be pricey. But if you've got the cash and the desire, you can drop the requisite $149.99 when the time comes this November. Because it has a date assigned to it - November 10 - you can probably pre-order the bundle at either GameStop or Amazon.com, although unless you're a die-hard follower of the series, you'll likely balk at that price. We know there are millions who continue to play the original Modern Warfare online, and the game will most certainly sell many millions, too. However, with the holidays fairly well packed with quality releases and the country having not quite yanked itself completely free of the recession, it may be difficult to convince consumers. After all, you're talking about one game that would cost half the price of a PlayStation 3...well, you know, provided that $100 discount comes into effect before November.

But hey, maybe it would make for a nice Christmas present. Perhaps somebody owes you a big favor. Maybe you have a birthday around that time and you've got an extra generous spouse or girlfriend. Who knows? Don't you want your own pair of fully functional night-vision goggles?

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

7/15/2009 Ben Dutka

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:55:29 AM
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Like I said before...this is exactly the reason that Activision is crying over the price of the PS3. Lower the price of the PS3 so that they can schill more of their own crap.

Some people will buy this, but consider it a pass for me...

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www
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:30:33 PM

Exactly

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:44:56 PM

Not a single person will disagree with you on that one ch1nook.

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convergecrew
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:55:42 PM

You could probably wait a few months on this and the price will plummet. All of these overmade limited editions end up sitting on store shelves, e.g. Halo 3 and GTA4's.

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Tristan
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:58:04 AM
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This one's definitely for the die hard fans only.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:58:15 AM
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This is bull! Only stupid people would buy this junk, the only reason why someone would buy it was because they weren't informed that the goggles were sh*t!

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:13:22 PM

that statement doesn't make sense because you contradicted yourself

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 3:04:45 PM

the only reason I'm getting thumbsdowns are because he edited it to fix the error...

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kevinater321
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:09:28 PM

but i didn't edit it, and ya i guess i did :P thanks for pointing that out, but you all know what i was talking about. :P

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:43:39 PM

Oh that's funny. Accusing kevinater321 of contradicting himself and then on second glance you can't see the contradiction and claim he's edited his comment. That is one epic fail on your behalf MarvelZombies.

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PS3addict
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:59:02 AM
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I would rather buy the Beatles Rock band full kit if I am layout down cash like that. I already have the RB kit, but I would love that new kit. Just love that bass!

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godsman
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 11:03:54 AM
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Is that bundle only for Xbox 360? All the pictures i see, including that one in the article are Xbox bundles.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 11:07:06 AM

No, it's for both the PS3 and 360. We just can't find any pics of the PS3 Prestige Edition.

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Bardock617
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 11:07:41 AM

it's PS3 too. if you watch the end of the video he shows the PS3 Version too in the 2 pictures.

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fatelementality
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 1:29:02 PM

Like that's a big surprise. "Hey everybody, let's just pretend the PS3 still doesn't exist." What the hell is wrong with people?

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www
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:35:14 PM

Xbox 360 pics have been the default for pretty much any multi-plat this gen. Same as the last gen where you'd find ps2 covers as default on almost all if not all websites.

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mustang750r
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 11:15:22 AM
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I know a couple of places where they have that Halo 3 thing with the helmet for $50 or cheaper so I'm sure the same thing would happen here with this. If you think about it everyone will pretty much the standard then on the shelves or the back room of some places the PE will be sitting there for months, and then that's when I'll jump on this.

like I read somewhere
Hardened Edition $79
Prestige Edition 149$
running around the house @ 3 am yelling "Enemy UAV activated!" Priceless.

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N a S a H
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 4:14:08 PM

rofl!

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 11:36:58 AM
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sorry, I'm a die hard Modern Warfare fan but this is just ridiculous. "Sony, lower ur prices or else" then this.... no thanks.

Thats money better spent on other games. At least with the Tekken 6 controller bundle for the same price, you get a damn good joystick which can be used for other fighting games, unlike Activision's peripherals or this NVG which is bound to be a crappy model

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www
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:33:09 PM

Your a fighting fanatic huh? I could guess you own all fighting games from SCIV to SFIV to Tekken 6 in the future,i know you...

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 11:55:50 AM
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Holy F!!! Imma get me a racing wheel instead. I won't use night vision beside the first few days with it. Come to think of it, it sounds like stalker gear.

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:51:56 PM

I've been arrested a few too many times where this could have come in helpful...lol

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Banky A
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 8:49:10 PM

Yeahhh race wheel ;)

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Kempy21
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:04:32 PM
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no wonder they wanted a ps3 price cut so people will buy this shit.

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booze925
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:11:46 PM
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screw the line book, screw the goggles. ladies and gentleman, this is the game of the year.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:14:32 PM

aha nice pic, but i don't agree with you.

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Banky A
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 8:55:29 PM

It's not truly refreshing enough to be GOTY I reckon.
Even if it's one of the most fun games this year.

Okay I don't know what I'm talking about but we'll see..

^_^

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:16:13 PM
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I am getting this game period...now as for the prestiege edition, I will wait to see if the goggles are crappy or pretty good before I pick it up...and there is no way I would pay that much for that stuff even though it comes across as a decent deal to me, good thing christmas is so close to the release date lol

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:27:55 PM
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Kotex is a hypocrite. Activison wins the award of "Company with the most over priced crap". $200 for Guitar Hero and now this? Ha! What a joke. This makes me hesitant to buy the regular edition out of spite.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:31:50 PM

maybe someone will beat him to death with their plastic guitar... oh wait the cheap thing would snap on his rock hard head.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:42:15 PM
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ffs, if you dont want to pay for it dont get it. Its that simple, they've even released a special edtion without the goggles, no one should be complaining.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 1:13:55 PM

Not so much a complaint. More of a pointing out of the obvious hypocrisy in kotex's threats toward Sony for a price cut. This just piles onto the "they're one to talk" statement. They cry for a price cut yet they sell some of the most over priced games on the market.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:06:27 PM
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I could feel my wallet cowering behind my back as soon as I saw the price lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:35:50 PM
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My camcorder has nightshot so...not a requirement and I'd rather get some games for that money. But it would still look nice in my collection of crap I don't need or use.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:16:15 PM

omg i have a pile too!

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 2:50:51 PM
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You've got to be the biggest sucker in the pond to get duped by this lure. Talk about all hook no worm.

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 3:06:29 PM

I don't really see it that way, with all the stuff it comes with in the regualar special edition and the night vision googles it seems like a great deal...unless the goggles are crap...then it's a rip off...we'll just have to wait for the reviews to come it I guess...

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vicious54
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 4:05:53 PM

@MarvelZombies

Your avatar is hilarious

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Inception
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 6:42:37 PM

its based on true events...

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 4:22:09 PM
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Damn, as I was reading this, my jeans flew right off and dialed 911 for my local seamstress.
I leaned in real close, so I was able to overhear my wallet pocket ordering a zipper, and one very large Anti-vision pick-proof lock.

And now all my jeans are doing a victory march while holding up all their "Anti-vision equals Anti-matter" signs.

"Right on, right on.....power to the wallet"

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Deleted User
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 4:51:11 PM
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I don't know why Activision goes all out with the ancillary stuff. I rarely buy a Special Edition unless I'm a fan of the game as is.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 5:01:10 PM
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No one will have a use for them, well Buffalo Bill had a use for them but that's beside the point, I don't understand how anyone would need NV goggles. They are killer but if I really wanted a pair I would join the marines. They would pay me to use them.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 5:17:17 PM

They would be much better quality to boot. I bet these are cheaper then the ones that used to cost 200,000 tickets at Dave and Busters.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 6:15:22 PM
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Night vision goggles but no rifle? LOWER YOUR DAMNED PRICES!

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Neurotoxiny
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 6:46:26 PM
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You also get a free download of Call Of Duty one... if it's not too limited edition, I'll see if there are any available around Christmas time and ask for it... I loved Call Of Duty, the whole WWII era times, not the modern ones, but after I tried Modern Warfare I realized it was just as good as COD2 and even better.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:05:49 PM
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I don't know why. But i have a hunch this appeals much more to Xboxers. They seem to like wasting their hard earned money on junk. :o

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kevinater321
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:45:18 PM

awwww he went there!

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Jawknee
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 9:08:20 AM

Sorry. Joking...joking...Lol

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wano
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:11:44 PM
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Some dick head at Activision: ...."Sony, your console is way to expensive, lower your prices or we wont support you...."

Some dick head at Activision: .... "buy our game with some crappy night vision gogs for 150$. Sorry we cant put it on the market at a reasonable price, because we would loose money.

I think Im going to take your initial stance regarding value for money and skip this "wonderful" offer. Just hope I can get hold of a normal version without selling a kidney..

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:22:16 PM
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Activision keeps givinng me reasons why I should never buy one of their games.

Proud to not have owned an Activision game ever in my life <3

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apofisboricua
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:56:10 PM
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Well MR KOTICK...

Lower the damn price or I will be obligated to not support your company anymore. You know Mr KOTICK...with $150.oo I can buy maybe the best game on the fall that is UNCHARTED 2, and there will be money left to buy MAG and Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time. So Lower the price or another stupid comment on another stupid site about how PS3 players (at least the gamers ones, not the stupid who follows the trend) didn support your "prestige" edition and how the 360 fancrowd is better because they have nothing more ( I dont think so) to buy will be made by you MR KOTICK.

PEACE AND GAMING!

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Banky A
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:00:01 PM
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That's $300 over here in NZL.

That's also the price of an Xbox 360 Arcade (with 2 games).

And it's also $100 less than what I paid for my PS3.
Just one hundred dollars less.. I paid $400.

*And just to put this here* You can also buy a a good/decent electric guitar or amp.

So what would you rather buy? lol

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Banky A
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 5:50:50 AM

Yeh I just realized and but I was kinda trying to exaggerate ^_^

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Superman915
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:16:35 PM
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ahahahahahaha....You WISH I liked fps that much.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:25:45 PM
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Since anti-vision's so caught up in plastic ware, I'll just make everyone some plastic $100's to give 'em .

Lets see now....got epoxy, "check",
leather etching tools,"check",
and a old EasyBake oven, "double check"!

Yup, I think we're all set!

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Jalex
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:41:55 PM
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They have to cut the price, because if they don't, I might have to stop supporting Activision. :)

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:54:00 PM
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I know they're "fully functional night vision goggles" but I think we're missing something. Look at that picture again. They fit that gray head. That gray head looks a lot smaller than a human head. A fully functional miniature more like.

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faraga
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 4:22:40 AM

Just grab a random cd and hold it in front of your head, and if you compare it to the dvd (and compare that to soaps head) on the picture you'll see that it would fit very well.

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OriginalSin
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 2:19:10 AM
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Nah forget it after what Activision said I will NEVER pay this much money for any of their products.

the only thing that is really cool is the Night Vision Goggles.... BUT they aren't the authentic pair I think.... The real deal will cost way more than this entire package. I think it might just be some cheap plastic imitation... So no deal...

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OriginalSin
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 2:23:12 AM
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And like apofisboricua said, I'd much rather buy Uncharted: Amongst Thieves, MAG, Rachet & Clank and Finally pick up inFamous all at once for the same price as that....

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___________
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 3:47:12 AM
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bloody hell and i thought the MGS4 limited edition was expensive.
but than they did only release 4 here, i got it day 1 for 180 finished the game and sold it on ebay for 300.
its amazing what people will pay for things off ebay.

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webberfan
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 4:08:53 AM
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imaa buy it. idc. because im prestige. yeah, that words describes me pretty well...

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faraga
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 4:15:56 AM
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meh, i bought the gta iv SE (mainly because the normal version was sold out) and it kinda disappointed me;
- bag: zipper is broken, shoulder belt too: ps3 was too heavy
- locker: could be opened by sticking a knife in the lock, even using my thumbnail instead of the knife!
- keyhanger: even that broke!
- well, a cd and an artwork book are a little too hard to break, still intact, just like the actual game

so no, i have a too bad experience with special editions, even though night vision goggles are incredibly cool, but they'll probably be crappy

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CrazyIrishBoy
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 5:52:18 AM
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... really, night vision googles, come on, what eijit will buy them, ok, maybe some will but come on... If you really want night vision googles, go buy a proper pair, how many games can you buy with that money!! Im not gonna start converting currencys here... but come on.

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Bardock617
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 8:52:15 PM
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i'm a collector's junkie. so i am getting it.

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fatelementality
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 11:28:24 PM
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Random gibberish!!!!!! Since nobody cares about this article anymore. :)

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Helghan 224
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 9:23:13 AM
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From what i've read, I'm the luckiest a$$-hole on the planet! of more than 50 PS3 owners including me, only 3 are getting it! But I too am a collectors junkie and i'm thumbs up for this... thing.

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