So unless you are not a gamer or have been living under a rock for the past few months you most likely know about the upcoming game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. One of the most popular questions one might find around the Call of Duty(COD) forums would be “which version are you getting”. Well how many versions could there possibly be for one game? That depends on how much money you are willing to shell out.
You could just buy the game itself for the $60 it usually costs. Or you could get the $80 Hardened Edition. This edition adds a Steel Book, Art Book, and a token to download the original COD. Oh you mean the game you can find on eBay for under a dollar? Sure it an original Xbox game but it will work all the same. I’m sure the art is cool but I don’t know if the extra $20 added for those things worth it.
Your next step up is defiantly worth the price tag but is it really worth the buy. The Prestige Edition carries the $150 price tag and includes everything found in the Hardened Edition with the addition of real working night vision goggles. As cool as that sounds, who needs night vision goggles? What are you going to use them for seriously? I’m sure that playing the game in the dark with them on would not give you much in the XP department. I guess you could just look at them.
In the UK you could find yourself buying the Veteren Edition for £119.99. This edition basically replaces the goggles and adds a Soap MacTavish statue. I personally would take the statue over the goggles but oh well.
If you really don’t care about money you could buy $400 the limited edition Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 console. It comes with a copy of the game, two wireless controllers, a wired headset, and a 250gb hard drive. The biggest shocker there is the hard drive. The largest hard drive on the market right now is 120gb. To get your hands on double that you will have to spring for the new console.
Todays poor college student will stand in line at midnight just happy to get their hands on the plain jane edition. Once you’re in the game running and gunning, who is going to know or care what edition you have. They will shoot, kill, call you a noob you all the same.