Benheck.com Podcast Episode 105

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Welcome to fall! This month’s topics include:

  • Amazon package delivery and Cabs Vs Uber.
  • Jones needs a new computer! Ben and Parker offer advice.
  • New Tomb Raider movie – is it going to be any good?
  • What made Indiana Jones good vs modern “adventure” films AKA the death of straightforward, simple plots.
  • Ben discusses Cuphead.
  • Parker brings up Duke Nukem Forever as he does on every podcast.
  • Discussing Ghost Squad 2 – our 2017 Halloween YouTube Special.
  • Our movie predictions always come true – we discuss!
  • In the movie Blade Runner, examples of why Deckard was terrible at his job of being a Blade Runner.
  • I try to convince Jones to watch Black Mirror.
  • Dead Space memories.

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 104

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We’re back after a two month hiatus! It was a busy summer. This month’s topics include:

  • Star Wars Burnout  – Does releasing a movie every year make it no longer special?
  • What is going on over at Warner Bros. with the DC movie universe? Also Ben has finally seen Suicide Squad, the movie in which nothing happens – we discuss!
  • Jones finally watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
  • Castlevania the Very Short Netflix Series!
  • What are the Best TV Shows Ever?
  • Ben plays his first Call of Duty game in 8 years – Infinite Warfare! Jones explains Overwatch to Ben.
  • Discussing the imbalance of Battlefield 1.
  • Box office inflation, and why TV/streaming is beating theaters. Why the death of arcades should serve as a warning.

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 103

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This month’s topics include:

  • SNES Mini / Conspiracy Theories on NES Mini
  • Summer 2017 Box Office Bloodbath + Wonder Woman talk.
  • Is VR a Fad? What about AR? Is either the future? Maybe 4K is the future?
  • Terminator 3 Appreciation Day.

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 102

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This month’s topics include:

  • Off-Topic Beginning!
    • But first, Ben and Jones discuss the DC Extended Universe! And what they expect to see from Wonder Woman.
    • Ben complains about Rogue One yet again. Does the rebel who rebels for the rebellion actually rebel at any point in the film?
    • Our ideas for Admiral Ackbar Begins: And Origin Story. Plus does Rule 34 apply to his race?
  • Core Wars! AMD vs Intel, and ATI vs NVIDIA!
    • Jones has used the same CPU since 2010 – how?
    • Are PC upgrades slowing down? Whatever happened to Moore’s Law?
    • Whatever happened to Tiger Direct?
    • Are desktop computers a dying species? Thin clients taking over?
  • Overwatch!
    • Jones and Parker discuss Overwatch and Ben falls asleep.
    • Ben and Jones discuss HDR and 4K Blu-Rays.
  • And of course more movie talk…
    • Discussing Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
    • Jones finally sees Logan!
    • Is Summer 2017 going to be a major movie box office bust?
    • Split / Unbreakable 2: The Breakening

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 101 (Or 5 in binary)

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Joining us once again is Parker Dillmann from Macrofab!

Topics include:

    • DICE’s Battlefront 2 and Star Wars in general
      • Why Ben and Jones didn’t care for Battlefront (2015), and why Parker likes it.
      • Movie release schedules – is Spring the new Summer?
      • Parker once again tells us that he liked Duke Nukem Forever.
      • Is DLC splitting the community and killing games off too soon? And it is a side effect of games being to cheap?
    • Jones plays the Nintendo Switch!
      • He forgot to taste the cartridge!
      • Parker calls “Breath of the Wild” the worst 3D Zelda ever?
      • We all talk about portable game systems for a while.
      • Why did Nintendo kill off the NES Classic so early? Don’t they like money?
    • Marvel: The Taco Bell of Filmmaking?
      • Why is this sort of bland corporate profit-making better than McDonald’s or Wal-Mart?
      • Is Disney not going to bother with original content like Pirates of the Caribbean in the future?
      • Jones complains about aliens in Star Wars.
      • Abandoned movie sets such as The Fugitive’s Train Wreck.
      • Why movies love CGI and don’t use many practical effects.
    • The Governments / Armies / First Order in The Force Awakens Don’t Make Any Sense.
      • We spend the last 15 minutes of the podcast complaining about this 🙂
      • What Wonder Woman Battlefield 1 content would be like and why it should be made!

Enjoy!

Benheck.com Podcast Episode 100!

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We finally made it to 100 episodes, and have a super-sized episode to celebrate!

Joining us once again is Parker Dillmann from Macrofab!

Topics include:

    • Are R-rated movies coming back?
      • John Wick and Logan do well, while PG-13 Ghost in the Shell flops.
      • Are people finally tired of PG-13?
      • The lack of finality in modern movies, and why this is emotionally bad.
      • How does the Galactic Senate work in Star Wars? Were the Gungans properly represented?
    • Nintendo Switch Impressions Now That It’s Out
      • Right analog stick is awful – why?
      • Load times are worse on cartridge than SD card – huh?
      • Parker gives his impressions of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
      • The first Zelda game with DLC?
      • Difficult games – old school fun or a waste of time in a busy world?
    • Open World Gaming – What Is it? 
      • Jones and Parker discuss World and Warcraft and Ben falls asleep.
    • PS4 Pro / 4K gaming
      • Is it worth it?
      • Jones gets an OLED TV!
      • Console Gaming is becoming more like PC gaming – our thoughts!
      • Why Ben and Jones won’t play old games.
      • Parker and Jones discuss why they didn’t buy Mass Effect Andromeda.
    • Movie Talk!
      • Ben complains about theater projection.
      • Is the theater becoming an exclusive event experience instead of cheap entertainment?
      • What movies should Disney make live-action remakes of next? (They’ll do them all, but in what order?”
      • Is anyone going to care about Avatar 2 when it eventually comes out?

Enjoy!

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Xbox One S Laptop For Sale!

I’m now taking offers on the Xbox One S Laptop we built on the Ben Heck Show last fall.

Size: 17″ x 9.5″ x 1.75″

Weight: Appx. 6 pounds.

Display: 15.9″ 1080p

Storage: 1TB

Power: 110VAC (no battery)

Includes: Power cable, LCD remote (provides additional functions) and Xbox 1 S Controller


Email offers to benjamin.heckendorn@gmail.com, thanks!


Original episode covering its construction here:

Xbox One S teardown video:

Benheck.com Podcast Episode 99

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Almost to 100! It only took us 11 years… Joining us once again is Parker Dillmann from Macrofab!

Topics include:

    • Bill Paxton Tribute
      • His early days. Parker likes him because he’s a Texan.
      • Greatest hits! Our best Bill Paxton impressions!
      • Some of his lesser-known movies, like Traveller and Next of Kin, includes how to spell Traveller.
      • Ben keeps talking about Indian Summer for some reason, and calls Paxton “a progenitor of an archetype”.
    • Battlefield 1 – Best Battlefield since Bad Company 2?
      • Real locations, instead of tunnels and gas factories. Cities feel like actual places, not just corridors.
      • Meaningful destruction and more squad focus.
      • Fewer overpowered vehicles, more infantry action.
      • Satisfying guns in all classes, but game takes about 20 hours of play to become fun. Don’t give up!
    • Ben’s Never Played Mass Effect – Jones / Parker react!
      • Can they convince him to give it a try?
      • How Jones/Parker feel about the original trilogy.
      • Choice Matters, plus great story and characters.
      • Andromeda? Is it Road House in space?
    • Nintendo Switch Week!
      • Is it just a Zelda adapter?
      • Can Nintendo survive another generation without 3rd party?
      • What if Microsoft bought Nintendo?

Enjoy!

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