They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. I've been playing video games for 19 years. And no, I’m no pro-gamer, but I have learned a thing or two over time – gaming is expensive and ever-changing. I was three years old when I got my first Game Boy. Now I have boxes and shelves of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft games going back decades. I’ve probably spent a small fortune on video games ever since I started paying for them myself. I’ve since moved to PC for cheaper costs, but here is how I’ve managed not to go broke in the modern age of video games.