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The Real Cost of Being a Video Gamer

By Jennifer Prince - 2012-01-26T14:58:21Z

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
Zynga Inc ZNGA:US 0.78
Microsoft Corp MSFT:US 1.60
Electronic Arts Inc EA:US 1.24
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.81
Sony Corp 6758:JP -1.92
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The holy grail in game play is to make your video experience as lifelike as possible. These help.

$60: For racing, two Microsoft Wireless Speed Wheels for Xbox 360 -- Best Buy
$60: For combat, Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller -- EB Games/GameStop
$150: Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller -- Best Buy

Running Tally: $13,662