Author: Brian Hoss

    As a video game designer, I have worked for years with companies like Activision, Electronic Arts and Zenimax. Naturally, my fascination with technology, the internet, and the age-old social sharing of storytelling has prompted me to indulge writing for The CheckOut.
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  • Sound Blaster Jam Review
    Sound Blaster Jam Ultra-light Wireless Headset Review

    From precocious babies to precocious senior citizens, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t need a pair of headphones these days. There are phones, tablets, laptops and more that need a set of earphones to reach their true potential....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Marshall Major II
    Marshall Major II Headphones Review

    When it comes to speakers, amps, headphones and the like, the range in options is so broad. From brands that pop up overnight, crowd-funded Bluetooth speakers, and audio principles that predate cassettes, buyers are faced with sifting...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • The Logitech G602
    Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse Review: Great for Work or Gaming

    Hate wires, but love gaming? Then it’s time to reconsider the wireless mouse option. Now you can have gaming performance without either wires or annoying rechargeable batteries. Logitech’s G602 promises both gaming grade performance and long battery...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Black
    Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming Keyboard Review: Step Up Your Keyboard Game

    Many people, both gamers and office workers alike, spend their days toiling away on throw-in keyboards.  While the peripheral may lack the glamour of a 27-inch display or 3TB external drive, those who make the decision to...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Awesome Movie Posters from the Underground are Awesome
    Awesome Movie Posters from the Underground are Awesome

    Look, it’s time to face facts; modern day movie posters are unbelievably lame.  Unless you just have a particular fetish for floating heads, you probably recognize that the occasional great movie deserves something better than just a...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Conan O'Brien Takes His Revenge on Grand Theft Auto V
    Conan O’Brien Takes His Revenge on Grand Theft Auto V

    For Conan O’Brien and Team COCO, playing Grand Theft Auto V seemed like a good idea.  And in fact, it started off well.  Through the sheer force of enthusiasm, Conan manages to steal a car in-game.  Sadly,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • iPhone Silicone Cassette Tape case
    Retro Cassette Tape iPhone 5 Case Review

    A pair of new iPhones are out, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. If 9 million units sold in the first weekend is any indication, quite a few folks just got a new phone. When you consider...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Meet Grand Theft Auto V's Chop the Dog
    Meet Grand Theft Auto V‘s Chop the Dog

    Just ahead of launching Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has introduced Chop the Dog, your canine companion (Rottweiler) in the game.  Anyone who cannot wait a moment longer to play Grand Theft Auto V and has an iPhone or...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Holy Burrito! Chipotle Made a Game
    Holy Burrito! Chipotle Made a Game

    The fine folk over at Chipotle may move a bit glacially when it comes to adding new items to their menu, but this week they launched something new and exciting for the company: a video game that may...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Just Why Steam Family Sharing Equals Awesome
    Why Steam Family Sharing Equals Awesome

    The announcement of Steam Family Sharing is a huge deal… Even though it really means you can only “share” your library of excellent PC games in an all-for-one manner with only one other person using the shared...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • McDonalds NFC Happy Table
    McDonald’s Debuts NFC-Powered Happy Table

    Seemingly just to prove that the mega-fast food chain is still a mover and a shaker, McDonald’s has tapped into Near Field Communication (NFC) in order to turn the tables on technology-obsessed children. Starting in Singapore, McDonald’s...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • the new RoboCop
    Dead or Alive, Here is the New RoboCop Movie

    Back in 1987, the entire universe was stunned by the public disclosure of RoboCop, or as some know it, The Man Who Be a Robotized Cop Starring Peter Weller.  That 1990s powerhouse of cinema achievement and fusion...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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