Benjamin J. Heckendorn, more easily known as Ben Heck, makes a lot of cool stuff.
It's...it's like a dream come true.
As promised, Microsoft's Halo team is bringing Duke to their big Halofest celebration this weekend—that is, the massive Duke controller that originally sold with the original Xbox. The Halo crew commissioned hardware modder Ben Heck to transform eight classic Dukes into wireless pads that will work with Xbox 360s.…
In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show, master video game console modder Benjamin J. Heckendorn creates an Xbox 360 controller for folks that can't bring their hands together in front of their bodies. How does he do it?
My TV has a remote. Ditto my surround sound. My Xbox 360 can be turned on remotely with my control pad. And yet, when I want to change the disc, I have to get up. On my feet. Which is never where I want to be.
Modder supreme Ben Heck marries Microsoft's current-generation console with an Atari 2600 to create the lovable monstrosity known as the Xbox 360 1977 Edition, making us wonder why faux wood paneling ever went out of style.
Legendary console modder Ben Heck's creations are normally quite elegant, but when a couple in Afghanistan asked for something rugged, he gave them this majestic beast.
The incredibly talented (and patient) Ben Heckendorn, hacker and modder extraordinaire, has revealed his latest and greatest creation, a built-from-scratch pinball table based on the works and quotes of actor Bill Paxton.
Heeeeyyyy. It's Ben Heckendorn, console modder extraordinaire. What ya got for us this week, Ben? A Commodore 64 laptop? Oh yes.
Everyone's first big complaint with this — a 360 controller stuffed into a 2600's casing — is the lack of a second analog joystick. So it's not your new Halo stick. But Braid? Sure.
Oh Ben Heck. What can't you do? I ask because there are so many things you can do. Like making desirable console laptops.
The new Xbox 360 has a 60GB HDD, which is new, but what about the rest of the console? Anything new inside the unit? Hacker extraordinaire Ben Heck got hold of one and busted it open like a naughty coconut to find out. What he found was that the new console has the same GPU, same 65nm CPU and same heatsink as we've…
First announced back in October of last year, the Access Game Controller designed by technical wizard Ben Heckendorn for disabled gamers is finally ready for sale via eDimensional's website. The device, listed for use with the PlayStation 2, PS3, and PC, allows one-handed gamers modify the controller as they see fit…
What, Ben Heck, coming up with excellent, craft, gaming-related things? You don't say. This is his latest contraption, a heavy-duty pedal designed to work with Guitar Hero to give it that extra dash of authenticity. After Heck did some one-handed GH controllers for the Games for Health conference, Activision decided…