Wired: While millions of American gamers were standing in line to pick up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last night, I was skulking around in the bushes.
Like most major game releases, the first-person shooter from Infinity Ward was available in several different elaborate collector's edition bundles when it was released Tuesday. The grandest of them all, the $150 Prestige Edition, includes (among other things) a pair of night-vision goggles.
Would these things even work? Before playing Modern Warfare 2, I knew it was my journalistic duty to scrape up five AA batteries, fit the goggles' rubber straps around my enormous noggin and walk out into the dark California night.