Microsoft stores outfit cyborgs-in-training with high-tech tools including software, computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, and accessories. Customers can manipulate brawny athletes with their fingertips during endless seasons of Madden NFL 12 ($59.95). A Gears of War 3 wireless controller ($59.99) stamped with the Infected Omen symbol aids the quest to defeat the alien race and discover the cure for Infected Omen symbols. The Xbox 360 4 GB console with Kinect bundle ($299.99) doesn’t need a controller during playtime, so gamers can compete by swaying hips, stomping feet, and knitting leg warmers while playing Kinect games such as Dance Central ($39.99). At both locations, tech wizards roam the stores' airy environs helping customers alight on the right devices or programs for their needs.