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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Benheck.com Podcast Episode 111

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Or Episode 7 in binary. This month’s super-long episode includes:

    • Software as Service
      • The end of Windows and OS’s as we know them?
      • Who actually owns your cloud data?
      • Will cloud data ever perform as fast as local solutions?
    • Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
      • Ben finally buys the game. We discuss the online phenomenon!
      • What about Fortnite? Is it any good?
      • Why does Ben taste everything?
    • Jones wants to buy a Nintendo Switch
    • MEGAMETERS!
      • The totally real term, but why is it never used?
      • We discuss common distances in MEGAMETERS for no reason whatsoever.
    • Movie Chat!
      • Parker reviews Ready Player One.
      • Re-visiting The Last Jedi – now on home video!
      • Will super Star Wars fanboy Jones go see Han Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Enjoy!

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The flash storage company we discuss during the episode: https://www.purestorage.com/

 

 

Benheck.com Podcast Episode 110

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This month’s topics include:

    • The beginning of the end for theaters? Netflix buying many films and releasing them on the small screen instead of theaters.
      • Could Charlize Theron take Gal Gadot in a fight?
      • Ben talks about his “artifact collection”.
      • Discussing Space Shuttles.
    • Microtransactions – have gamers had enough? Is it finally time for the base price of a game to rise?
      • Which company will “rip off the scab” and raise the price to $70?
      • How much Hamburger we each put into Hamburger Helper.
      • What would be used as currencies in a post apocalyptic world?
      • More inflation discussion (price of video games vs everything else)
  • Disney to dump EA as their videogame partner?
    • Is it really a bad thing for EA?
    • Ben explains his Kickstarter idea for Road House 2.
    • How to turn anything into a Cloverfield movie!

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A chunk of the Berlin wall!

 

The meteor that hit Wisconsin and became a meteorite!