Shop Moving Information

From October 23rd to the 31st we will be finishing up the closure of the old Ben Heck Show Shop.

This time will be extremely busy for me, so any new orders during that time will be deferred to the beginning of November. (Accessibility controllers or Controller Monitors for development)

Any controllers desired for Christmas delivery (in the United States) should be placed by December 10th.

Thanks for your patience during this very busy time period!

-Ben

 

Benheck.com Podcast Episode 117

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The Fall of a Million Games – what are we looking forward to. How many of them will we buy?
    • Tomb Raider Reboot Part 3
    • Grand Theft Horse 3
    • Fallout 76
    • Ben & Jones complain about the misuse of the word “literally” (again)
    • Battlefield V Beta – Ben played it, what does he think?
  • What will be ret-conned in Star Wars Episode 9?
    • How far will they go with fan-service?
    • Why Clint Eastwood ages better than all other old actors.
    • Theories as to how Darth Vader’s mom got pregnant.
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Day One Patch / Why even bother with discs?
  • Xbox Streaming Service

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 116

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In this episode we discuss:

  • So many games coming out this fall!
    • Which ones are we interested in?
    • How can they all be successful?
    • Are these open world games cheaper to develop than linear ones?
  • Battlefield V Discussion
    • Parker hated Battlefield 1. Ben loved it. We discuss!
    • The insane amount of detail Battlefield 1 put into the guns, yet they have Random Bullet Deviation unlike earlier BF games.
    • What Battlefield V is supposed to do differently.
    • How EA will make up for revenue lost with no Premium Pass.
    • Why rampant character customization could be bad for gameplay.
  • Projects we’ve been working on lately.
    • Ben’s accessibility controllers and new Controller Monitors.
    • Parker’s Signal Defined Radio to make a DIN-slot car radio with the Raspberry Pi.
    • We discuss computers inside cars.
  • Macrofab, Oshpark and manufacturing in USA.
    • Have the Chinese tariffs affected Parker’s company? Where does this stuff come from?
    • We then discuss pollution and environmentalism for a while, and argue about California’s “straw ban”.

Enjoy!

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Ghost Squad Episode 2: Finished Edition Coming this Halloween!

Last year we released Ghost Squad Episode 2.

I say “released” because it wasn’t quite finished the way we wanted before we ran out of time to make the Halloween release date.

This Halloween we’ll be releasing the actual finished version if you care to watch it and totally not even notice what we changed/improved. Stay tuned!

Old, totally incomplete version below:

 

New Single Handed Xbox One Controllers On The Way!

I am currently re-designing the Xbox One single handed controllers. My goal is to have them available in September of 2018. Features will include:

  • New and improved lower analog stick that doubles as an additional handle grip.
  • New secondary analog trigger that is far more ergonomic than our previous version.
  • No visible mod wires.
  • No visible hot glue.
  • Uses the newest XB1S controller which is Bluetooth compatible for use with non-XB1 devices (PC, smart phones, etc)
  • Hand-built by Ben Heck himself (since I am now retired from YouTube and have more time : )

Thank you for your patience, and keep an eye on this website for product availability.

Right-handed prototype photos below:

Benheck.com Podcast Episode 115

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Jones is back! In this episode we discuss:

  • Parker re-watches the Star Wars Prequels – we discuss!
  • Octopath Traveler and the Nintendo Switch.
  • What’s the deal with people watching games on YouTube more than they actually play them? Are we guilty of this?
  • Bad Company 2 memories.
  • Jones finally builds a new PC after 8 years… and gets a new smart phone after 5 years – he’s the King of Old Tech!
  • Do iPhones autocorrect differently than other phones?
  • Movie Pass – the end is near?

Enjoy!

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