Benheck.com Podcast Episode 92

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Squeezed this one out before heading on my fishing trip. Topics this month include:

  • Several off-tangent rants.
    • New trend of adding or removing “The”
    • Windows 10 automatically installing on people’s computers
    • “Exciting” real time action as Ben tries to add something to the Windows 10 start menu
    • Ben has not seen any movies in a theater so far this year – WTF?
    • Why did Microsoft buy LinkedIn?
  • Xbox One S, Scorpio, and PS4 Neo.
    • What we think of the new consoles
    • Why we believe they’re being made
    • The future of XBox, PC and gaming in general
    • Universal Windows Platform (UWP) games and Microsoft’s big push in cross-compatibility
    • Jones plays a retauk Oculus Rift!
  • Our E3 Stories
    • Forget the online hype, we tell you what it’s REALLY like going there!
    • Don’t eat the convention food and other tales!
  • Uncharted VS Tomb Raider
    • Ben recently completed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Why Ben feels the Tomb Raider reboot series is now better
    • Ben’s “Bane” (Tom Hardy version) impressions

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 91

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Just when you thought it was safe to listen to podcasts… Topics this month include:

  • Microsoft Surface Devices and Phones
    • What is going to become of Windows Phone?
    • What the Surface line is doing right.
  • The Incoming Flood of Videogame Movies
    • Have any ever been good?
    • Why do they keep trying when they always fail?
    • (off-topic) Why did Kylo Ren wear a mask in Force Awakens?
    • What videogames we’d like to see made into movies.
    • Why Tomb Raider should be an easy film to do right… but hasn’t been yet.
  • First-Person Shooters
    • Call of Duty heading to space, Battlefield heading back to WW1.
    • What we’re tired of seeing in modern FPS games.
    • Genre getting very samey and long in the tooth – what can be done?
    • Bad guys we’re sick of fighting.
    • The new DOOM game and why it’s so great!

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 90

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We’re back! Topics this month include:

  • PS4.5K
    • What the hell is this thing?
    • Why are they making it seeing as PS4 is already the fastest selling console in history already?
    • Will PS4 Neo be sold alongside the older PS4?
    • Trojan horse to try and sell the new 4K Blu-Rays?
    • Why 4K is a gimmick
  • Netflix Shows & Shared Universes
    • Daredevil Season 2
    • House of Cards season 4
    • How many movies & shared universes can theaters and moviegoers possibly support?
    • Jones defends Batman v Superman, and discusses the problems it had with marketing.
  • Why Nintendo should copy 1980’s Disney
    • Like Disney in 1984, only selling stuff to kids, and not doing very well
    • Nintendo needs its own “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
    • Our ideas on how to make “dark, gritty adult reboots” of Nintendo franchises

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 89

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We’re back again! Topic today include:

  • VR
    • We discuss the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.
    • What kind of games will work best on these formats?
    • Ben’s idea for a 1980’s-style nightmarish animated kid’s movie
    • Is the cost too high?
    • (Then we get completely sidetracked on our Charlize Theron “Road House Remake” Kickstarter idea)
  • Nintendo News
    • Why they need to cater to 3rd party, not just 1st party.
    • Difference between ARM, PowerPC and x86 game systems.
    • What we think the Nintendo NX will be.
    • The fear and loathing of a Digital Download Only future.
  • Screening Room opening weekend movie rentals
    • New service to watch new releases on opening weekend?
    • Why it could work, why it might not work.
    • How difficult it is to watch movies in theaters.

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 88

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We’re back again! Topic today include:

  • The price of videogames and DLC, Season Passes and add-on content
    • We use a calculator to see how inflation might somehow be involved – shocking!
    • Cost of games has barely risen while development costs have skyrocketed.
    • Historical comparison of game prices.
    • How inflation is “hidden” in games, compared to how it’s hidden in food and other items.
  • Deadpool’s success and the sure-to-come New Wave of R-Rated Films
    • What will Hollywood’s knee-jerk reaction be?
    • Why theaters should charge people for bringing babies to movies
    • How airlines should arrange passengers on an airplane
    • PG-13 strip clubs scenes in movies
    • Anyone old enough to care about Die Hard, Terminator, etc IS OLD ENOUGH TO SEE AN R-RATED MOVIE!
    • What if Pixar made an R-rated movie? (for some reason)
  • Current state of the Battlefield franchise and what should change
    • How to use tanks in Battlefield.
    • Our hatred of snipers in videogames!
    • Titanfall’s mech balance vs Battlefield’s armor
    • Getting very tired of fake “modern warfare” scenarios that no longer make any sense.
    • Would WW1 make a fun game?

Enjoy!

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Vacation

I will be on vacation from January 29th – February 21st.

Any single handed controller orders placed during this time will not be processed until I return.

If you do place an order during this time, please understand the ship date will not be until late February at the earliest, and more realistically early March.

Upon my return, orders and fulfillment will resume as usual.

Benheck.com Podcast Episode 87

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Yes, we are really trying to get back to doing one of these per month! Topics include:

  • Marvel movie fatigue:
    • Are they all becoming too similar?
    • Will characters ever die?
    • Are the TV / Netflix series actually better?
    • Fire-proof bras
    • English addresses & Paul Bettany.
  • Shared universes – every movie is getting one! But why?
    • What shared universe series are coming?
    • Which ones might work.
  • What Actually Sucks About Going To The Movies.
    • Attendance keeps going down year after year.
    • Why are people not going to movies anymore?
    • Home video streaming offering a better service than even Blu-Rays – why?

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 86

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A new episode already? That’s right, it’s the Star Wars Holiday Special where we discuss:

  • How accurate our predictions for The Force Awakens were (what we got right and wrong)
  • Discussion about the film – what we liked best and least.
  • Things it did better than A New Hope, and things it did worse than The Phantom Menace (oh yeah we go there!)
  • How Jar Jar Binks could have been redeemed and why he should come back.
  • Much argument over what Robin Wright Penn’s current name is.
  • How the new Planet of the Apes movies do right what the recent Terminator movies have done wrong

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 85

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Remember us? We’re back with a new double-length Holiday Special episode!

Topics include:

  • Games we’ve been playing since the last podcast (a year and a half ago!)
  • Fallout 4 extensive discussion.
  • The length of movies these days, and how to get them approved for China.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and what kind of conversations the Emperor would have with his Death Star Insurance Agent.
  • Why people embrace in-continuity sequels (Star Wars, Creed, Jurassic World, Fury Road) but reject remakes / reboots. Plus discussion on the controversial Ghostbusters remake.
  • How the movie industry may be heading for a crash.
  • The current state of Nintendo, what we think the upcoming NX console will be, and what we’d rather they make instead.

Enjoy!

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