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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Night Vision Goggles Review

Posted November 16, 2009 - By Eugene Morton

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Night Vision Goggles Review »

Odds are, if you're a gamer, you spent this past weekend destroying your friends in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. The $60 you spent were well worth it, but do you sometimes think to yourself, "Should I have spent a little more money and gotten the Prestige Edition which features, among other things, the cool looking night vision goggles?" For those of you pondering this important question, AOTS Correspondent Blair Herter has your answer. Check out his review of the unique gaming peripheral and find out if you should rush to your local game retailer and trade in your copy for the whole kit and caboodle.

Note: Blair states that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition includes a code to download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It does not. The code included only allows you to download the original Call of Duty.

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  • PS3_jmanxp

    i love my nvg ive used them and i don't care about batteries i have rechargeable ones if u want one tho look for them in ebay or something i seen em their just to see how much thy are

    Posted: November 17, 2009 2:51 PM
  • blindsideofthesun

    Long distance mode turns on heavier IR lights (placed on the front of the lens) to, as scorcher117 above said, flood the room with IR light. Try turning off the lights and looking at the front of the lens, and you'll see what I'm talking about. You can see faint red lights turn on, so don't try sneaking up on anyone in the dark while turning on long distance mode.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 9:21 PM
  • blindsideofthesun

    Note: "Black and white" mode is not black and white. It is regular color as you see regularly, and green mode just puts a green filter over everything. Don't believe me? Try them on with some level of light on (no you won't be blinded, not in $40 NVG's), or just try looking at your computer screen with them on while the lights are off. *shock* What's that? It sees color? Could it be because they are not in black and white? Then why does it not show color for everything else? It's because all "color" is, is light bouncing off of surfaces in different ways, so without regular light bouncing off, you see black and white.
    And no it is not "thermal vision mode" either. That's just dumb. Thermal vision, if you weren't paying attention while playing through the game, makes items that emit heat (i.e. people) show up bright. This does not happen when putting on the NVG's, especially not for $40 NVG's like these.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 9:19 PM
  • goldbar

    Would have been great if my prestige edition came with a workable soap mactavish goggle stand. As it is, I have two left side head pieces and still no calls back from the manufacturer.

    But the goggles work fine. A little bulky but they work.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 9:01 PM
  • shrapnelmagnet

    The black and white is actually a thermal vision mode.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 8:38 PM
  • turdismiller

    i waited through that whole crap review and didn't even get to look through them. double crap.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 7:47 PM
  • v1nz1984

    It was worth it.. i bought the game during midnight launch and got the prestige edition. the goggles do work and just the way that Blair Herter explained.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 7:13 PM
  • BobBobson108

    I will trade you mine in exchange for you first born child. He will live with the koala bears and be raised as one of their own.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 7:11 PM
  • VimalP

    lol to bad they are freaking sold out everywhere from here to mars anyone know were I could get some...

    Posted: November 16, 2009 6:57 PM
  • scorcher117

    The long distance mode doesn't actually affect the lens in any way, what happens is that the NVGs work by flooding the room in IR (infrared) light which can be picked up by the camera and LCD array. IR cannot be seen, which is perfect for stealth operations and other military stuff.
    The long range mode actually activates a bunch of other IR diodes and also (you might have noticed the red ring of lights when you engage long range) increases the amount of light emitted by backlighting the diodes.

    And I've actually been using these fairly consistently and haven't even burned through my first set of batteries...though it may be because i don't use the long range for fear of discovery via aforementioned red ring of diodes.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 6:23 PM
  • Whiteaura1

    Blair said a code for Call of Duty 1, so he was correct, Call of duty Modern Warfare is not CoD1.. its CoD4.. Lol..

    Posted: November 16, 2009 5:59 PM
  • Sidewinder69

    Blair's the man.
    In a non-oppressive of minorities kind of way.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 5:55 PM
  • bleahy

    Yeah, you get COD1, now MW1.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 5:14 PM
  • masterfenix

    Wait what, I thought it was for downloading the first COD game, if its downloading MW1 than I'm in.

    Posted: November 16, 2009 4:58 PM