We’re back! In today’s election-themed episode, we discuss how a (the?) Barack Obama win could greatly help Hollywood financially (but not in the ways anyone might think) Fallout 3 (um, since it takes place in Washington DC?) and Dead Space, which is awesome.
We also discuss how action movies have changed over the decades based off administrations and the possible reasons, the Republican link to great action movies, plus a retrospective on our making of Possumus Man. Enjoy!
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It’s time for another podcast! Yes, we haven’t been keeping up the normal 2 week schedule but hey, there’s a lot of stuff going on, and we don’t get paid to do the podcast, so unfortunately it sometimes becomes a backburner item.
In this thrilling episode we discuss Apple VS Microsoft, Laptops VS Desktops, and – believe it or not – POLITICS! With all the hubbub going on with the banking bailouts and the election we just couldn’t resist…
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Plus an awesome contest, in honor of Mega Man 9 –Design the lamest Mega Man villain robot ever!
- Must include artwork, the primary weapon and their main weakness.
- Bonus points for making an 8-bit accurate “pixelated” version.
- Even more bonus points for using an existing item ending in “man” as the name. Such as “Congress Man” (prints money to shoot at you) or “Leslie Man” (emits vomit on Steve Carrell).
- Contest ends upon publication of the next podcast (roughly 2 to 3 weeks).
The 2 best entries will win a Guitar Hero III wireless guitar with a custom Benheck.com faceplate! I have a bunch of these left over from the foot pedal project, so I figured why not unload a few? You can even choose Xbox 360 or PS3 version!
Email your entries using this link. Good luck and enjoy!
In this thrilling episode we have 2 main topics:
Topic 1 regards the balance between video game difficulty/length/price. 18 years ago (has it been that long?) we were paying $50 for a game that could be beat in half an hour. Now people think $15 for Castle Crashers or Braid is too much. New games now run $60, but cost 10 times as much to produce as $50 games did during the 16-bit era. At what point did the perception change?
It’ll happen. Just wait.
Topic 2 involves movies once again, specifically how the success of revived franchise Indiana Jones and rebooted franchise Batman will probably kill all creativity (what little there was left) in Hollywood for the next 10 years. Just this morning I read Fox is considering a “Daredevil” reboot, so it’s already begun. By 2010 every summer movie will probably involve superheroes, just watch. This of course brings us to a familiar topic of what old movies Hollywood should remake.
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We’re back, though slightly late again.
In this episode we discuss the announcements from E3, surface area of onion rings, Hollywood making too many comic book movies and how Batman will make it worse, roundabouts and why we need more 80’s-style movies.
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We were going to discuss Egypt and Space, but after talking about Grand Theft Auto for a good chunk of it and then someone bringing up The Mummy we latched into a 30 minute long discussion about Steven Spielberg films, with a good chunk of it devoted to his much-maligned (but secretly awesome) movie A.I.
I guess it’s topical, considering Indy 4 is coming out tomorrow, so maybe we’ll hit up Egypt and Space next time. Enjoy the rambling…
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Time for another podcast! Today we’re discussing conspiracy theories, specifically the moon landing, JFK assassination and of course the Madden curse. We also discuss Grand Theft Auto a bit, although we recorded this before getting our hands on a copy.
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As an addendum, the main thing I’d say about GTA4 is that it’s a next-gen version of GTA – awesome graphics, amazingly deep (the fake internet is gut-bustlingly hilarious) but still retains some of the control / aiming issues of its predecessors. I’m sure we’ll discuss it in detail come next podcast.
We’re back! In this episode (which has nothing to do with gaming) we discuss:
- Musical scores in movies – they aren’t good or memorable anymore. We need Jerry Goldsmith back!
- The cost of Blu-Ray discs – too much!
- Hollywood’s dwindling box office – what we think are the real reasons even though they’ll blame it on gas prices at year’s end.
Listen to Benheck.com Podcast Episode 42