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Geek Loot: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition WITH NIGHT VISION GOGGLES

Thus far I’ve resisted the time- and money-suck that is the ownership of a latest-generation video game console. This is in spite of the lure of glorious new game cartridges (they’re still cartridges, right?) like The Beatles: Rock Band. (If I’m coveting a game where you pretend to play in a band of damn long-haired hippies, its draw really must be powerful.)

Behold my will. It is strong like (undernourished) bull (that could stand to get to the gym a few days a week).

But just because I don’t partake of the magic picture-and-sound crack in my home doesn’t mean I don’t keep abreast of the happenings in the video game console domain.

For example, I’m familiar with the practice of creating “special editions” of blockbuster video games that sell for a premium price and include “extras” like additional content and artwork and felt gnome hats and whatever.

But this is a bit much, no? The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition includes a bunch of inconsequential* stuff and then… a pair of night vision goggles.


First, congratulations to those of you who have pre-ordered this package, effectively having spent $150 for the pleasure of owning a video game and what has to be the cheapest, fell-off-the-back-of-a-Soviet-army-truck-in-1987 joke of a pair of night vision goggles in the history of things that were made incredibly cheaply at the expense of actually working.

Second, congratulations to the makers of Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition. I just checked the official national census statistics, and there is indeed a sucker born every minute. Every minute-and-a-half, if you want to get technical.

* That’s right, gamers. I called it inconsequential. I can hear your scrotums tightening in anger from way over here. Well, screw you for making me think about your scrotums.

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3 comments… add one
  • nickolai September 10, 2009, 9:13 am

    Damn you, GWS, at first I thought this was a bonus geek giveaway for this week!

    There’s a lot of crunching noises coming from behind our backyard fence at night. These goggles would have been handy to confirm if the sounds are zombie-killer ninjas as I suspect, or just deer or other varmints.

  • Alexandra September 10, 2009, 9:34 pm

    My magic picture-and-sound crack addict husband agrees with you.

  • j September 12, 2009, 9:05 am

    You are forgetting that half of the fan base for that game hasnt had their balls drop yet so they wouldnt understand your scrotum comment.

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