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Back to School Gaming Gear

Get a step on your dorm competition with these hardware essentials.
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The Razer Electra Headset, $60
These cans have impressive 40mm neodymium magnets and copper coils and…look, we don’t even pretend to know how these things work, but they do. Plus, the sweet noise isolation will practically guarantee your roommate will catch you masturbating. Bonus!


Gears of War Xbox 360, $400
Impress all the ladies (none of the ladies) with this custom Gears of War 360. It comes with two Gears-themed wireless controllers and a 320 gig hard drive, plus access to all of the release day downloadable content.


F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick, $130
Joysticks are typically relegated to the PC master race, but this controller is a 360-dedicated flight stick compatible with Sturmovik, Heroes Over Europe, Ace Combat 6 and a bunch of other games people play with their tongues sticking out the side of their mouths in concentration while trying to perfect their barrel-rolls.


Street Fighter IV FightStick Tournament Edition (PS3), $150
The authentic arcade layout says, “I mean business” while the Street Fighter art emblazoned on this massive controller says, “I take drunken games of haduken-trading way too seriously.” (It also says, “I want to be inside of Cammy.")


R.A.T. 9, $100
Four custom DPI settings, three modular configurations, and a 2.4Ghz wireless connection that claims a one-millisecond delay…meet your ultimate gaming mouse. Now go meet a textbook. “Zelda: A Second Wave Feminist Reading 307” isn’t going to pass itself!