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Unboxing Modern Warfare 2's 'Prestige Edition'--photos

If simply playing the hotly anticipated shooter Modern Warfare 2 isn't enough, you might be tempted to shell out extra for the $149 Prestige Edition of the game (over the typical $59 standalone game disc).

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If simply playing the hotly anticipated shooter Modern Warfare 2 isn't enough, you might be tempted to shell out extra for the $149 Prestige Edition (over the typical $59 standalone game disc).
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Inside the oversized box, we found a copy of the game in a metal case, a small hardcover book of production art, and most importantly, a pair of plastic--but functioning--night vision goggles.
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The included hardcover art book and game disc.
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The goggles, which require five AA batteries, also come with a small plastic bust of one of the game character's heads.
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Use the head for storing and displaying your goggles when not using them to sneak around dark alleys or navigate poorly illuminated bars.
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The MW2-branded goggles.
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The goggles, while not exactly military-grade construction, actually worked surprisingly well, offering two levels of light amplification, an optional green filter for the just-like-the-movies look, and an adjustable head strap.
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It took a few minutes to get used to the effect, which requires us to shift our focus onto the tiny screen inside the goggles, rather than trying to look off into the distance.
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Obviously, one's depth perception is going to be hampered by this as well, so we suggest staying off the stairs.
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Good look, no?

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