Benheck.com Podcast Episode 118

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The gang’s all here! In this episode we discuss:

  • Netflix’s Castlevania TV series.
  •  Red Dead Redemption 2
    • Is it too much of a horse simulator?
    • We discuss all the animations and animal cruelty!
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4
    • Comparing its battle royal mode to that of PUBG.
    • Will any of us get Battlefield V? Will its microtransaction model work?
    • What games are we more likely to buy on sale? Black Friday sales?
  • Fallout 76 – what did we think of the beta?
    • How does one pronounce “Appalachian”?
    • UI issues galore.
  • Streaming Services! New game launchers that aren’t Steam!
    • How many services will people pay for
    • Is the Deadpool PG-13 edit in preparation for the Fox acquisition?
    • Are monopolies useful?
    • Finally Jones and I talk about The Wire for a while.

Enjoy!

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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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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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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 114

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No Jones this time, so Parker and I discuss engineering topics:

  • Why use a Streaming Box with a Smart TV? Isn’t that redundant? Also Ben & Parker discuss Windows 10 Calculator.
  • Cars have too many electronics! (unless they’re Jeeps)
  • ESP8266 modules.
  • The challenges of making an Alexa controlled beer fetching robot.
  • Projects we’d like to do if we had the time.
  • 3D printers – techniques and what models we use.

We discuss the Amazon Alexa a lot in this episode, so if you have one and are listening with speakers, probably should mute it 🙂

Enjoy!

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Parker’s holding a thermal detonator!

Benheck.com Podcast Episode 113

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Solo: A Star Wars Story. We’ve seen it, time to discuss! We also talk Avengers: Infinity War, the God of War ending, and online movie spoilers.

Speaking of which, podcast contains MAJOR spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story, God of War and Avengers Infinity War. You have been WARned! (Be prepared!)

Enjoy!

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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 112

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This month’s episode includes:

  • What was the last good musical score in a movie?
    • Ben thinks it was Lord of the Rings. Jones think it’s every Hans Zimmer score. FIGHT!
    • Was Lion King secretly about Germany in the 1930’s?
  • Jones buys a Nintendo Switch!
    • What does Jones think of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?
    • We make Jones taste a Switch cartridge LIVE ON AIR!
    • Do people use it in Docked or Portable mode?
  • Ben plays God of War 2018, the Greatest Videogame Ever Made?
    • Should Kratos be an equal-opportunity god killer?
    • We research if there’d actually be people in the Nordic area right after Kratos left Greece.
    • What the hell is BP “Before Present”?
  • MoviePass – The Future, or Flop?
    • How do they make money? DO they make money?
    • Have theaters been overbuilt?
    • Should movie ticket prices “scale” like hotel rooms do?
  •  Bring Back Movie Intermissions!
    • If movies are going to be so damn long, at least think of our bladders!
    • More concession sales + better social experience.

Enjoy!

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