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Sam Fisher Wearing Night Vision Goggles

Also, a release date announcement for the next Splinter Cell.

Some might call this the final conclusion of the bet between Vinny and Ryan regarding Sam Fisher's ability to see in the dark in the upcoming Splinter Cell: Conviction.

 This is what a 50 dollar bill looks like.
It even has the potential to settle what could have been a great "double or nothing" bet by showing him rocking one with three lights... or eye sockets... or whatever the hell they call those things that NVGs have.

The shot was yanked from a trailer announcing the game's release date, which is February 23, 2010. That... just to be extra-safe... will be when we can finally put this bet to bed, since the game will be out and absolutely finalized. It's merely a formality, of course. But we might as well drag this out to its official end before Ryan pays up. Here's the trailer:
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Posted by crusader8463
@Protome said:
" Wait wait wait wait wait. That trailer. The graphics are terrible. This game looked GREAT at E3, what the HELL happened? "
The E3 demo was a small highly polished chunk of the game. This looks to be shots from a wider variety of the game so its not all as polished. At least i hope so. Ether way I'm getting this game for the online play. The last games multiplayer is one of my all time favorite online experiences.
Posted by TabooTongue

Vinny's the fuckin' mahn

Posted by ultrarobotninja
@Protome:  Ya, I agree this looks nothing like the E3 hotness, I'm a little concerned....
Posted by Peter

game of the F'in year, just wait

Posted by Kyle

Damn. I wanted Ryan to win so bad! I agree, Sam Fisher shouldn't use his old goggles in Conviction. Go all-out with your change of tone,

Posted by jonano

my god will they ever just fuck off with the damn pre-order bullshit  
 im going to buy this game cuz from what iv seen its awesome, but i don't like the fact im missing out on some cool stuff if i dont pre-order it 

Posted by LiquidPrince

Damn... Ryan... What were the bet stakes again?

Posted by WulfBane

I will say that at the time the bet was made, I will agree that it seemed quite plausible that he wouldn't have the signature goggles.  Maybe next time Ryan.

Posted by ribeye
@JellyFish_Gsus: hahaha, ahhh that's awesome
Posted by eXists

Can't wait! A little worried they're making it easier to play with tagging etc. hope I can play the old-fashioned way, double agent was a bit dissapointing...
Posted by kennybaese

Well I read a hands on at IGN and they said that they're sonar goggles or something (a la the end of The Dark Knight) and not night vision proper... so do they still count?

Edited by TheBigCheese

does this mean that hes gota pay out 50 or 100 
and also if it is a flash back it cant count

Posted by natetodamax
Vinny: Sam Fisher will use night vision goggles in the game
Ryan: Sam Fisher will not use night video goggles in the game
Posted by Dan64


Posted by get2sammyb
@TheMustacheHero said:
" Wow, that picture looks like a N64 game. "
Haha yes. I'm putting it down to the trailer compression though.
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

watch this game get pushed back a year.
Posted by LiquidPrince
@natetodamax said:
" @LiquidPrince:  Vinny: Sam Fisher will use night vision goggles in the game Ryan: Sam Fisher will not use night video goggles in the game "
The stakes I said. As in does someone have to drink Gin again?
Posted by yorro

Order of war? what the hell?