Jesse Cook

Currently, a Master’s student finishing his English degree in sunny Las Vegas (no, the college isn’t a front for illicit mob activity. Who told you that? Was it Tony?), Jesse works diligently by day on his Master’s thesis so that at night he can give in to his deviant predilections and write news articles on the Interwebs. In addition, Jesse is an avid tech fiend who prides himself on being “in the know” when it comes to what’s new and happening in the industry, especially in regards to video games and video game culture. When he’s not nose deep in a novel or his laptop screen he enjoys slouching into the couch to watch a deliciously bad 80s film. Whether it’s Top Gun or Big Trouble in Little China, he’s there. As a writer, reader, and student, Jesse is voracious for new and interesting hobbies to devote innumerable hours to—much to the chagrin of his charming girlfriend, who inexplicably continues to tolerate this nonsense—and he hopes that these qualities provide insight for his readers equal to the pleasure that they provoke in him.

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Best credit card to use to rack up Amazon rewards
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Buying tech on a budget is always tough considering it’s one of the few industries where the old adage “you…
Best money transfer apps
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Going to Las Vegas on the cheap
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