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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  • 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
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  • Mad Catz Tritton Pro+ 5.1 Surround Sound Headset for Windows and Mac in White
    Mad Catz Tritton Pro+ 5.1 Headphones Review

    For many, college is full of firsts — first dorm, first roommate, first surround system, first noise complaint, etc. And that’s where the Mad Catz Tritton Pro+ 5.1 Headphones for PC and Mac come into play. In...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Star Wars Vanilla Lunch Box
    15 Killer Lunchboxes for Kids Heading Back to School

    Just wow: while many might say that the heyday of lunchboxes was some decades ago, there’s no doubt that the choices kids (and parents) have today tops all previous times.  The likely reason for this smorgasbord?  The...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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