Benheck.com Podcast Episode 95

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A bit late this month, but here we are! Topics include:

  • Looking back on Bioshock
    • Why there are so many “remasters” of last-gen games.
    • Our thoughts on Bioshock 1, 2 and Infinite.
    • The problems with Bioshock Infinite, muddled message.
    • Rapture VS Columbia.
    • What we’d like to see in a new Bioshock game – our “Moontopia” pitch.
    • BTW the Bioshock-related word we couldn’t think of was “objectivism”.
  • Movie budgets
    • Why are they so high? Who are greenlighting these dumb concepts?
    • Type of cheaper movies they could be making.
    • Spreading out risk by taking more risks.
    • More complaints about Marvel movies drifing too far from reality.
  • Video card specs and prices
    • Prices are high for the best stuff – is it worth it?
    • Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 requires DirectX12 – why?
    • Consoles vs PC.
    • Why are PC’s lasting longer these days between upgrades.
    • Ben talks about his ancient keyboards.

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 94

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We ramble more than usual this month! Topics include:

  • No Man’s Sky / planet math
    • We learn some new number types as we discuss the alleged number of No Man’s Sky planets.
    • Why it would take insane amounts of server space to actually save all 18 quintillion possible planets & custom names.
  • If Ben and Jones ran for president / vice president
    • Pot.
    • A long, boring, discussion about the age of candidates.
    • Our proposed “Irony / Coincidence Mis-use Tax”
  • More PS4 / PS4K Neo news
    • Console market trying to become like cel phones
    • Will it go down in history as a watershed “stupid” idea, like 32X, 5200 and Atari Jaguar?
  • Movie stuff! 
    • Sony’s crappy early 90’s movies, like Hudson Hawk & Hook.
    • Our idea for a crappy network comedy.
    • Ben watches some movie remakes! Why are things called remakes when they aren’t.
    • Jones saw Suicide Squad, and didn’t commit suicide like some reviewers did.
    • Tom Cruise: The Last Movie Star / Samurai Who Will Fight a Mummy
    • GI Joe AKA Live Action Team America
  • Stranger Things, the Right Kind of Reboot
    • A long, boring story about my noise-canceling headphones.
    • What we didn’t like about Super 8.
    • Why people like it more than all the remakes/reboots
    • Emily Blunt & NBC Comedy Action Terrorist Fighters

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 93

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Topics this month include:

  • Nintendo NX and Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon GO proves Nintendo should go 3rd party.
    • Our thoughts on the Nintendo NX rumors.
    • Nintendo needs a “Nintervention”.
  • Remake, Reboots & “Re-quels”
    • Status of summer movies.
    • Jones saw the new Ghostbusters! He shares his thoughts.
    • Some thoughts on Star Trek Beyond.
    • We explain the difference between remake & reboot, because the internet now thinks sequels are reboots. Because UGH.

Enjoy!

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Pausing Single Handed Controller Sales

We need to get caught up on existing orders and also improve some of the designs on parts.

Therefore, we aren’t taking any new orders for Single Handed Controllers at this time.

I’ll update the site when this changes. I also want to create a PS4 version and have it ready by the holiday season.

Thanks for your interest and continued patience!

-Ben

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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