1 hr 11 min

Virtual Boyz to Virtual Men feat. Ben Heck Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast

    • TV & Film

Have you ever been gaming on a vintage console and wish you could take those good old games with you wherever you went? Well luckily for you, we know a guy...

Welcome to season one episode 35 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Today, Joe and Mark sit down with Ben Heck (Ben Heck Hacks, The Ben Heck Show) to talk about making consoles portable, his early days in graphic design, and independent filmmaking! Ben's history goes way beyond his successful Youtube channels, and we're here to discuss his journey from tech nerd to modding video game hardware.

Timestamps:
[2:22] Ben Heck Hacks vs. The Ben Heck Show
[5:15] The Portable Atari 2600 & Getting Started
[9:15] Not so much of a Nintendo Love Affair
[10:45] Ben Heck Begins
[16:02] The Origin of Culver's Menus
[22:22] The Visions of Architects
[26:23] I'll Take the Combo (Gaming Systems)
[29:30] Covered in Chips... Politically?
[31:40] Robot Arms and... Toast?
[34:31] The Automatic Dog Opener
[37:05] The SNES-CD Restoration & Rare Systems
[43:10] Designed First -- Engineered Second
[49:31] Possums, Men, Women, and Filmmaking
[1:03:03] Unprecedented Times & Current Projects

Ben's Websites:
https://www.benheck.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeStlUnitobx8QcSxTw2aQ
https://twitter.com/benheck?s=20

Music Credits:
"Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"
Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod
"Our Young Guts"
Written and Performed by Andy G. Cohen

Have you ever been gaming on a vintage console and wish you could take those good old games with you wherever you went? Well luckily for you, we know a guy...

Welcome to season one episode 35 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Today, Joe and Mark sit down with Ben Heck (Ben Heck Hacks, The Ben Heck Show) to talk about making consoles portable, his early days in graphic design, and independent filmmaking! Ben's history goes way beyond his successful Youtube channels, and we're here to discuss his journey from tech nerd to modding video game hardware.

Timestamps:
[2:22] Ben Heck Hacks vs. The Ben Heck Show
[5:15] The Portable Atari 2600 & Getting Started
[9:15] Not so much of a Nintendo Love Affair
[10:45] Ben Heck Begins
[16:02] The Origin of Culver's Menus
[22:22] The Visions of Architects
[26:23] I'll Take the Combo (Gaming Systems)
[29:30] Covered in Chips... Politically?
[31:40] Robot Arms and... Toast?
[34:31] The Automatic Dog Opener
[37:05] The SNES-CD Restoration & Rare Systems
[43:10] Designed First -- Engineered Second
[49:31] Possums, Men, Women, and Filmmaking
[1:03:03] Unprecedented Times & Current Projects

Ben's Websites:
https://www.benheck.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeStlUnitobx8QcSxTw2aQ
https://twitter.com/benheck?s=20

Music Credits:
"Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"
Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod
"Our Young Guts"
Written and Performed by Andy G. Cohen

1 hr 11 min

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