I finally caved in.

Up until this week I didn't even give it a second though.  I laughed at the notion of doing so.  No way was I going to do it. As this week started, the thought came back.  I just brushed it back to the nether regions of my mind.  As the days came and went, it slowly gained steam but I denied its existence.  But, I couldn't keep holding it back.  And today, I finally caved in.
 
I pre-ordered the Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition for Xbox 360.
 
I promised myself I wouldn't do it again, not after shelling out for the Halo 3 Legendary Edition two years ago.  Don't get me wrong, the Master Chief helmet is awesome, but $150 for one game?  I could get 2 1/2 games for that(you can get 1/2 of a game if you unlock the true deep powers of String Theory as I have).  I promised myself to put back half of my checks to savings, so I am already penny pinching when it comes to buying video games and there are so many that I want to get(like, for instance, Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves releasing this Tuesday).  
 
Why would I do this?  Why would I sacrifice the possibility of  getting another game just to satisfy the consumer whore in me that wants the biggest and grandest version of an item?  Why would I torture myself like that?
 
The answers to these questions may never come to pass.  One thing I do know, though, is that I am going to be as giddy as a school girl when I put on those night vision goggles and then later see them on the Soap MacTavish bust next to my Master Chief helmet.

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Posted by CitizenKane

Up until this week I didn't even give it a second though.  I laughed at the notion of doing so.  No way was I going to do it. As this week started, the thought came back.  I just brushed it back to the nether regions of my mind.  As the days came and went, it slowly gained steam but I denied its existence.  But, I couldn't keep holding it back.  And today, I finally caved in.
 
I pre-ordered the Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition for Xbox 360.
 
I promised myself I wouldn't do it again, not after shelling out for the Halo 3 Legendary Edition two years ago.  Don't get me wrong, the Master Chief helmet is awesome, but $150 for one game?  I could get 2 1/2 games for that(you can get 1/2 of a game if you unlock the true deep powers of String Theory as I have).  I promised myself to put back half of my checks to savings, so I am already penny pinching when it comes to buying video games and there are so many that I want to get(like, for instance, Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves releasing this Tuesday).  
 
Why would I do this?  Why would I sacrifice the possibility of  getting another game just to satisfy the consumer whore in me that wants the biggest and grandest version of an item?  Why would I torture myself like that?
 
The answers to these questions may never come to pass.  One thing I do know, though, is that I am going to be as giddy as a school girl when I put on those night vision goggles and then later see them on the Soap MacTavish bust next to my Master Chief helmet.

Posted by Damien

Good choice, now you can join the NVG Crew aka the Cool Kids Club, like me.

Edited by eroticfishcake

Now you can run in the streets at night wearing nothing but the night vision goggles!

Posted by ArchScabby

You shouldn't have done that....

Posted by Jimbo

Ha, these NVGs are going to be so terrible.  In a way, that kinda makes it even better.

Posted by Muttinus_Rump

You're a bad person.

Posted by Pie

Will you ever learn Kane?

Posted by ieatlions
@Muttinus_Rump said:
" You're a bad person. "
Posted by W0lfbl1tzers

May God have mercy on your soul! 
Or you wallet. Whichever works.

Posted by dbz1995
@eroticfishcake said:
" Now you can run in the streets at night wearing nothing but the night vision goggles! "
And the master chief helmet.
 
Where?
 
You shouldn't have asked. :P
Posted by damnboyadvance

It just makes the game all the better, I guess.

Posted by randiolo

guess this makes me a bad person too. aswel as jeff and vinni.. which by default makes me awsome. 

Posted by dopeman

You're going to spend more money on getting better night vision googles. so well done, i guess.

Posted by CABBAGES

i just did it the other day to ! and i dont know why either.
Posted by ververdan0226

 

Posted by SJSchmidt93
@ArchScabby said:
" You shouldn't have done that.... "
Edited by CitizenKane
@Pie said:

" Will you ever learn Kane? "

 
I don't think so, Pie.  I don't think so.
Posted by zyn

You can still pre-order the Prestige Ed.?  I thought they were all sold out.

Edited by CitizenKane
@randiolo said:

" guess this makes me a bad person too. aswel as jeff and vinni.. which by default makes me awsome.  "

 
Jeff and Vinny are getting the Prestige Edition as well?
Posted by CitizenKane
@zyn said:
" You can still pre-order the Prestige Ed.?  I thought they were all sold out. "
 
The Xbox 360 version still seems to be available.  They still had them available at the Gamestop I went to.  Gamestop's website still has them for the Xbox 360 version as well online, but the PS3 version is store only, as is the case for Best Buy(for both versions), and Amazon still has it available for the 360.
 
It looks all around like you are still okay if you want to pre-order the Xbox 360 version, but if you want the PS3 version you are screwed.
Edited by ververdan0226
@CitizenKane: They should do a QOTW for all the people who bought Modern Warfare 2 goggles on the site when the game comes out. I'm sure there are at least a handful of them. Would be interesting to see what those people do with those night vision goggles...
Posted by pornstorestiffi

A lot of money to spend on something that will be collecting dust 5 minutes after the novelty wears off.

Posted by CitizenKane
@ververdan0226: They'll most likely do that.  I mean, it's such a perfect situation to do one.  I wish I had a video camera, but I guess my regular camera's video should be fine.  I can do like a Blair Witch or Silence of the Lambs style video
Posted by Creamypies

Is it possible to get the NVGs without the game?

Posted by randiolo
@CitizenKane said:
" @randiolo said:

" guess this makes me a bad person too. aswel as jeff and vinni.. which by default makes me awsome.  "

 
Jeff and Vinny are getting the Prestige Edition as well? "
pretty sure they said they would on the bombcast when Dave snider was on not long ago.
Edited by CitizenKane
@creamypies said:

" Is it possible to get the NVGs without the game? "

 
You might find them on eBay after the release, but I'm pretty sure IW said that you can't but the NVGs stand-alone.
Posted by ververdan0226
Posted by AjayRaz

i can't blame you. if i had the money, i'd pre order the prestige edition (i think that's the one with the NVG). i don't know why, the NVGs must be crap...but I must have them!!

Posted by CitizenKane
Posted by ververdan0226
@CitizenKane: They're dumb night vision goggles... I'm pretty sure the level of quality is about the same between then.
Posted by Creamypies
Posted by DoctorTran

Can't wait to get my Prestige Edition. 49 bucks left pay off. Gonna be Awesome! 
 
I don't even care if the goggles suck... it'll be a cool prop anyway.

Posted by CitizenKane
@ververdan0226: Why must you crush my dreams?
Posted by ververdan0226
@CitizenKane: You're the one who chose to pre-order them...
 
If we don't get at least one office video with night vision goggles, I will be severely disappointed...
Edited by CitizenKane
@DoctorTran said:

" Can't wait to get my Prestige Edition. 49 bucks left pay off. Gonna be Awesome!   I don't even care if the goggles suck... it'll be a cool prop anyway. "

 
I only put down the minimum $25 today.  The guy at the store said they will later do trade-in specials that can go towards your MW2 pre-order, so I will look into that even though I don't sell my games.  I'll probably pay off the rest at the midnight launch party, which the guy says if only half the people who pre-ordered show up it's going to be insane chaos.  I can't wait!!!  ^__^
Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

I'm still moving between Prestige and Hardened. It depends on if a couple games that are coming out soon are any good.

Posted by Hitchenson

I came into this thread hoping it wouldn't be getting the Prestige Edition. Now I am disappoint. 

Posted by Toxin066

Prestige comes with a free head.  Get prestige, get head. Yeah. I know what I said.

Posted by CitizenKane
@Hitchenson said:
" I came into this thread hoping it wouldn't be getting the Prestige Edition. Now I am disappoint.  "
 
I tried so hard these past few months and thought it was set it stone that I would just get the standard edition to save money.  I was wrong.  :(
Posted by AjayRaz
@Toxin066 said:
" Prestige comes with a free head.  Get prestige, get head. Yeah. I know what I said. "
pretty awesome deal if you ask me. 
get a free head AND night vision goggles 
Posted by ArbitraryWater

To my own fortune, the prestige edition of MW2 is sold out on Amazon, so that temptation is removed. However, the Hardened edition is still in stock, and I could really use another steel case to compliment that of RE5...

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Posted by Claude

That's just crazy. I'm not even buying the regular edition.

Posted by Walreese55

I actually had the money to buy a prestige edition, and then i realized it was fucking retarded.

Posted by CitizenKane
@Claude said:
" That's just crazy. I'm not even buying the regular edition. "
 
Dude, how can you not be buying Modern Warfare 2?  That should be illegal.
Posted by iam3green

nice, have fun with the night vision goggles. i'm going to be also getting the night vision goggles. i can find them crapping out on me sooner or later when using them.

Posted by Hitchenson
@CitizenKane said:
" @Hitchenson said:
" I came into this thread hoping it wouldn't be getting the Prestige Edition. Now I am disappoint.  "
 I tried so hard these past few months and thought it was set it stone that I would just get the standard edition to save money.  I was wrong.  :( "
*Sadfaec*
Posted by Pet_Assassin

Giant Bomb; empowering poor purchasing decisions since 1708. I don't know which is worse, the stupid NVG or my PSP go.

Posted by Conker
@Claude said:
"That's just crazy. I'm not even buying the regular edition. "
Posted by kermoosh

i think you can only see 10-15 feet with the goggles, but would be cool to have if i had a lot of money to dish out

Edited by sammpoo

Wow what a waste of money IMO. Some people never learn, but those special editions of games are for fan boys of big name games who are going to invest as much money as they can in their beloved franchise, and they will get the game and some silly gimmick toy which will be fun for all of 30 seconds in return. Well done sir!
 

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