When I first heard about the prestige edition I thought that the goggles were going to be crap, and they probably are. Giving Infinity ward benefit of the doubt, I thought that if they worked well that I would foresee perhaps some issue with people using them for shenanigans during the night. What I didn’t think of is what UK dirt rag The Daily Star is saying will happen because of the night vision goggles.
The magazine asserts that the night vision goggles will be used for “pervy nights out” and they don’t mean peeping toms. No they mean something a little more silly to accuse. “Hordes of joy-pad junkies are rubbing their hands in anticipation and some have already admitted they will use the goggles for ‘stealth dogging’ and to spy on gay cruising spots.”
Stealth dogging, in case you’re not familiar with the term, is sex in public, and the other is obvious. The Daily Star isn’t quite the top of the classiest of newspapers, with each Monday issue featuring topless girls, but I find this to be an extremely silly article and with reason. It’s all taken from two gamers on forums whose quotes seem largely like jokes.
One Brit gamer, named Psychotext, posted on the forum vg247.com: “They’re good enough for stealth dogging/cruising and I think that’s all anyone really cares about.”
On ps3attitude.com Majiesto said: “Now instead of squinting to see what appears to be a shadow in the house next door, you can put these bad boys on and become the Peeping Tom you’ve always wanted to be.”
Not a huge surprise this accusation is made considering the paper’s supposedly taken a turn for the more right wing views.