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Night goggles with a game - invitation to mischief?

With the recent news of Activision and Infinity Ward pushing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition to stores this holiday season (which includes fully functional Night Vision Goggles) everyone's been going all willy nilly over the fact. One columnist, however, sees things differently. Rob Watson, a games writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer (via philly.com), has gone on record to slap the wrist of Infinity Ward and call a "shame on you" for their irresponsible actions.

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dragunrising3477d ago

I also agree, however I don't think the goggles are anywhere near good enough for mischief makers. They are more of a novelty item. If you want good night vision goggles, expect to pay in the hundreds of dollars.

Overall, not worth it. The Collectors edition seems much more reasonable. Tin case, art book, Call of Duty 1 download voucher, etc are better incentives than cheap "toy" night vision goggles.

Prototype3477d ago (Edited 3477d ago )

"Yet, it is also like giving away a free race car with Gran Tourismo or Forza - someone is going to cause a highway wreck. In Modern Warfare 2's case, I shudder (just a bit) to think of someone, who may have a hard time with reality anyway, donning these goggles for real mischief or even worse."

Tourismo?

Anyways if people buy them so what, where does it say on the package you must go out and do something and wear them; this day and age people will find any excuse to not take responsibility for their actions. Can't wait to see the lawsuits following this games release

va_bank3477d ago

Agree a 100%.

"Rob Watson, a games writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer" is an idiot if he thinks he's getting a functional pair of nightvision googles. Send me $5 and 15 proof of purchase labels from your corn flakes and I'll send you a pair of special glasses that can see through clothes.

Bubble Buddy3477d ago

I can already imagine a South Park episode with Cartman + COD: MW2 + Night Vision Goggles.

farsided3477d ago (Edited 3477d ago )

I agree with this guy too...Obviously there won't be a mass of Splinter Cell-esque murders as a result of this product, but I wouldn't be surprised if some news did pop up about mischief making involving these goggles, and as always, it would reflect poorly on the games industry.

It's not just the goggles, it's the combination of them with a violent game (lol, not that there's anything wrong with violent games, i love em!) that would just encourage some kids a bit too much.

Also, unfortunately there's a ton of spoiled kids out there, and their parents would be more than willing to buy this for them.

The guy makes a good point, not to hate on games, but to call for a little bit of responsibility (that many parents lack in buying 9 year olds mature rated games) in our industry if we want to continue to earn respect from our non-gaming peers who are obviously much more quick to judge us.

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Nelson M3477d ago

They are a Gullible Breed

ogwilson3477d ago

This isn't even exclusive to the Xbox 360...

Stryfeno23477d ago

You have to forgive Nelson M he can't read.

Nelson M3477d ago

The PS3 Boys wont Buy This Crap
Just the Gullible BoTs
Get it
Thy Silly Little BoTs

caffman3477d ago

droids don't buy games!

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Serjikal_Strike3477d ago

Just look at the price tag...do you really think theres gonna be that many youngsters forking over $150 or more for this?

If a person wants night vision goggles, they can easily go buy them at the local army surplus store for under $100..
dont blame infinity ward for giving kids bad ideas

ogwilson3477d ago

Exactly. People act like Infinity Ward is the first to provide cheap night vision goggles (although, if thinking about the value of everything else that comes in this package, it is indeed much cheaper). But this still isn't anything new.

SIX3477d ago

I think the biggest problem is that by packing it with a game, it's almost like exposing it to the mainstream. It would be the same as say packing a Dennis the menace game with a sling shot. Personally, I chalk it up to parenting. They should be aware of what there kids are playing/buying. For me, because I'm an adult I'm gonna buy it and look a boobies.

xeon1213477d ago (Edited 3477d ago )

what total garbage, if some nut case wanted to dawn night vision googles and go on a nefarious rampage do you think they would wait till they got a freebie from a fps?

" it is also like giving away a free race car with Gran Tourismo or Forza - someone is going to cause a highway wreck. In Modern Warfare 2's case, I shudder (just a bit) to think of someone, who may have a hard time with reality anyway, donning these goggles for real mischief or even worse."

Seriously??? honestly?? retard thats all im saying

Solans Scott3477d ago

I had a sneaking suspicion that people were going to overreact about the whole night vision goggle bundle

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