Originally Posted by mcbike
does this count as "training" or "research" If I can claim cds and digital downloads why not music video games?
You can itemize it as an expense. Just remember to back it up with a little more than a receipt. A dated note or memo saying why you are using it. Later if you are audited, it will most likely fly.
I have been self employed most of my adult life and it is amazing the different things that can become allowable expenses on your tax return.