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Join Henry Bell, Tom Schreier and Max Hamilton for a weekly discussion of the state of gaming, recent releases and what they're playing. They'll be covering current headlines while sharing their takes, experiences and love of gaming.
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Dec 30, 2016

Happy Holidays from the guys here at the Procedurally Generated podcast! Henry, Brandon and I will return in the new year with a Game of the Year edition, as well as guest spots from guys like Daniel Starkey and Trevor May.

Dec 23, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss the Suicide Squad game that got cancelled (1:00:00), Russia banning an Overwatch comic (1:03:00), and a slew of game updates -- Dishonored 2 (1:09:00), Planet Coaster (1:12), Battlefield 1 (1:15), Street Fighter V (1:18), Prison Architect (1:20) and Civilization VI (1:22). 

But first the guys talk about the games they've been playing: DOTA 2 (1:00), Overwatch (13:00), Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain (20:00), Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan (30:00) and Wipeout 2048 (50:00).

Dec 16, 2016

Join Henry Bell and Brandon Bowling this week as we discuss what we've been playing (The Last Guardian, Watch_Dogs 2, Hearthstone, and Slime Rancher), the new updates for GTA V, Pokemon GO, DotA 2, and Hearthstone, and a whole lot more.

Dec 9, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss Will Ferrell portraying an eSports player in an upcoming movie (1:12:45), a huge Mario Maker omission (1:18:00), announcements at the PlayStation Experience keynote (1:22:30), Project Field (1:28:00) and Russia banning a FIFA 17 DLC as gay propaganda (1:30:30).

But first the guys discuss what they have been playing: Overwatch (0:30), World of Warcraft: Legion (20:00), The Last Guardian (25:00), Abzu (40:00), Pokemon Black 2 (51:00), Final Fantasy XV (54:00), Outland (1:06:00) and The Division Survival Mode (1:11:00).

Dec 2, 2016

Join Henry Bell and Brandon Bowling as they discuss hazards in the new Overwatch map, cross-platform VR games and the No Man's Sky update.

But first they discuss the games they've been playing: The Division Survival Mode, Quantum Break, World of Warcraft: Legion, ReCore, Civilization Revolution 2 and Watch Dogs 2.

Nov 25, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they go over the new Steam Awards (49:30), changes to Symmetra in Overwatch (54:30), the Pokemon Go Thanksgiving event and updates (1:04:00) and PlayStation 4 getting Fallout 4 mods (1:11:30).

But first the guys discuss what they have been playing: Overwatch 3v3 elimination (0:30), Skyrim: Special Edition (12:15), Dishonored 2 (16:00), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (27:30), Dangerous Golf (30:00), Injustice: Gods Among Us (34:30) and Diablo III (39:15). 

Nov 18, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss EA being hacked by FIFA players (1:09), the NES Classic scarcity (1:19) and EVE Online going free to play (1:37). 

But first the guys discuss the games they've played: Dishonored 2 (0:15), playing Hearthstone on Mobcrush (23:00), The Trail (33:00) and the Overwatch update (42:30). 

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be recording on Friday next week.

Nov 11, 2016

Daniel Starkey (Wired, Rolling Stone) joins Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss the Diablo III (58:30) and Overwatch (1:07) news out of BlizzCon, the Pokemon Go speed cap (1:25), Infinite Warfare dividing up Windows 10 and Steam crossover (1:30) and GTA Online Tron mode (1:32).

But first they discuss the games they've been playing: Mario Golf and Tennis on N64 (0:15), Pokemon Sun and Moon (7:00), Skyrim: Special Edition (11:45), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (27:00), The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (42:30), Dark Souls (48:45).

Nov 4, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss Skyrim: Special Edition (18:00), Titanfall 2 (40:00) and Battlefield 1 (1:00) and Hello Game's bad tweets (1:09).

But first they discussed the games they played -- Overwatch (12:00) and Grand Theft Auto Online (25:30) -- as well as EA Games's issues in Myanmar (1:19), Steam banning false advertising (1:26) and the World Cup of Overwatch (1:30).

Oct 28, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss the voice over strike (54:00), the Pokemon Go Halloween special (1:19:00) and a video game store charging for PSVR (1:23:30).

But first the guys talked about the new Stratus VR controller (9:00) and what they've been playing: Minecraft VR (13:00), Shadow Warrior 2 (25:00), Overwatch (32:00), Lara Croft Go and Modern Combat 5 (43:00), Stardew Valley (51:00) and Hearthstone (54:00).

Oct 21, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they react to the announcement of Red Dead 2 (1:00:00) and Nintendo Switch (1:11:00), as well as Pokemon Sun and Moon leaks (1:18:00), Valve criminal charges (1:24:00) and the end of the StarCraft in Korea era (1:28:00).

But first they discuss the games they've been playing: Gear VR games (0:30), The Escapists (22:30), Mafia III (28:00), Stardew Valley (34:00), I Am Alive (36:00), Shadow Warrior 2 (43:00), Overwatch: Junkenstein's Revenge (52:00) and the new Hearthstone Tavern Brawl (55:00).

Oct 14, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss another Star Citizen delay (55:00), a DOTA 2 scam (1:02) and CS:GO's pay to spray system (1:12). 

But first the guys reviewed Mafia III (14:00) and talked about the games they've been playing, including Overwatch's Halloween edition (1:00), Tom beating Hearthstone adventures (39:00) and cheating at Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (48:00). 

Be sure to follow Henry's YouTube channel (lesser.n00b), as well as Tom (@tschreier3) and the whole Cold Omaha team (@ColdOmahaMN). 

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

Oct 7, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss the games they've been playing (1:00), Samsung VR causing phones to overheat (1:01), Digital Homicide getting "destroyed" (1:04), Grand Theft Auto Online getting biker gangs (1:08), Symmetra getting a "dramatic" overhaul (1:16) and Pokemon Go getting an update (1:24).

Games discussed include: Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings (0:30), Paladins (9:00), MX vs. ATV Reflex (15:45), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (25:00), Deux Ex: Mankind Divided and Overwatch (50:45), Far Cry Primal (53:30) and Distance (56:00).

Be sure to follow the show (@pg_show) and Tom (@tschreier3), as well as the whole Cold Omaha crew (@ColdOmahaMN), on Twitter and subscribe to Henry's YouTube channel (lesser.n00b) and this podcast.

Sep 30, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss what they've played this week, plus why Broforce is on a tropical island (1:25:00) and what Ketchapp is -- and why Ubisoft purchased it (1:30:00).

But first the guys talk about what they've played this week. Henry revisited Shadows of Mordor (0:30), Tom spent money on Hearthstone (7:30), Henry and Tom dabbled in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (21:00), Henry designed prisons (35:00)...and then Brandon gushed over Forza Horizon 3 (46:00). And I mean gushed.

Be sure to follow the show (@pg_show), Tom (@tschreier3) and the whole Cold Omaha crew (@ColdOmahaMN) on Twitter, and subscribe to Henry's YouTube channel (lesser.n00b) and this podcast.

Thanks! And, as always, game on.

Sep 23, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss the games they've been playing, the Curt Schilling (1:02) and NepentheZ (1:13) lawsuits and the Digital Homicide, Steam Fiasco (1:21).

Games played include: Skyhill (1:00), Forza Horizon and Dirt 3 (4:00), Fallout 4 Nuka-World (8:00), Animation Throwdown (16:00), Redout (21:30), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (33:00), plus why Brandon loves the Xbox One Elite controller (48:00).

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

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Sep 16, 2016

Procedurally Generated is back after a brief haitus -- and it has been overhauled. We have a new format where we focus more on a few topics, rather than try and touch on everything.   

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier this week as they discuss the Pokemon Go Buddy System (55:00), how Valve's new review system sucks (1:00), GTA V influences how self-driving cars are programmed (1:10) and Chris Metzen's retirement (1:15).

We also discussed the games we've been playing, including the Fallout 4 Nuka-World expansion (2:00), Spore (13:00), Rise of the Tomb Raider (19:00), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (28:00), Elder Scrolls Online (33:00), Red Out (43:00) and Overwatch Season 2 (52:00).

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

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Sep 1, 2016

With Henry and Brandon moving this week, plus a few other conflicts, the Procedurally Generated crowd is unable to convene. We will be back next week with some more great content. 

Follow the show (@pg_show) on Twitter for more updates. 

Aug 26, 2016

Minnesota Twins pitcher Trevor May joins Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling, Daniel Starkey (Rolling Stone, Wired) and Tom Schreier as they review Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, talk some Overwatch strategy and discuss the latest news in the gaming world.

Be sure to follow Trevor (@TrevMay65), Starkey (@dcstarkey) and Tom (@tschreier3), as well as the show (@PG_Show) and Cold Omaha (@ColdOmahaMN), on Twitter, as well as Henry's YouTube channel.

Also, be sure to subscribe to Trevor's Twitch channel (twitch.tv/iamtrevormay) and contribute to his most recent cause -- the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Below are the topics discussed:
-Games we've played: Grow Up, Dues Ex (5:00), Just Cause 3 DLC (24:30), Overwatch (30:20) and Fallout 4 DLC (41:30)
-Final Fantasy charging $270 without season pass (44:00)
-Capcom's 3DS game with metro cards, SEGA Easter egg and how the Louisiana floods have affected gaming (50:00)
-No Man's Sky mods, Smash+Grab, Blizzard DDoS attack (1:03:00)
-Pokemon Go stampedes, PS4 Slim leak, Overwatch Easter egg (1:19:00)
-Fan-made Halo, PS+ price hike, Nintendo sells Mariners shares (1:35:00)
-Fez update, Cities:Skylines Disasters update, New CS:GO pro rules (1:58:00)

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

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Aug 19, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling, Daniel Starkey and Tom Schreier as they discuss the games they've been playing and do a deep dive into their initial reactions of No Man's Sky.

We were using a makeshift computer for this podcast, so we have no timestamps, but we start talking about No Man's Sky roughly at the 43-minute mark. But Deus Ex fans, don't miss Starkey's sneak preview of Mankind Divided before that.

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

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Aug 12, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier as they discuss the games they have been playing this week, including Fallout 4 DLC, Abzu and Overwatch, as well as the latest news.

The guys apologize for technical difficulties, which caused a loss in some content and a shorter podcast this week.

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

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Aug 5, 2016

With Henry Bell out sick, John Carson, Brandon Bowling, Daniel Starkey and Tom Schreier hold down the fort. The guys talk about what they played, get into an in-depth discussion about Dishonored and BioShock: Infinite and delve into a whole lot of news.

Be sure to follow the show on Twitter (@pg_show) as well as John (@John_Carson), Starkey (@dcstarkey) and Tom (@tschreier3) as well as Henry's YouTube channel (lesser.n00b). Also, subscribe to the Glixel newsletter for all of Starkey's work.

Thanks! And, as always, game on.

What We've Been Playing
Console Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Abzu, 4K TVs (0:30)
Fallout: Far Harbor, GTA Online, Overwatch, Red Dead on Xbox One (11:00)
Hearthstone expansion, Clash Royale, 80 Days, Super Hexagon (24:00)
Mafia II, Abzu (again), World of Warcraft, Inside, Xbox One S (33:00)
Nintendo online issues (46:00)
Dishonored, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Bioshock: Infinite (52:00)

Annoucements
Inside to PS4, Warhammer 40K, new Division on PS4 (1:10:00)
New Hitman target, Outlast 2 delay, virtual reality mishaps (1:19:00)
FNAF spinoff, Ghostbusters makers bankrupt, System Shock remake (1:39:00)

News
Batman Tellate game broken on PC, fan-made Battlefront 3 IP issues (1:33:00)
CS:GO gambling updates (1:41:00)
Rise of Iron info, Pokemon Sun & Moon (1:46:00)
Bootleged No Man's Sky copies (1:59:00)
Pokemon Go - changes to the game, a Twitter hack and fan revolts (2:12:00)
Overwatch - Lucioball, secrets about new hero, servers DDoS'd (2:21:00)

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Jul 29, 2016

Join Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Daniel Starkey (Wired, Rolling Stone) as they discuss Nintendo's money losses, a new Final Fantasy XV mount and much more!

Be sure to subscribe to Henry's YouTube channel (lesser.n00b), follow John on Twitter (@John_Carson), Tom (@tschreier3), and follow the group (@PG_Show).

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

A Cold Omaha Podcast Network Production

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Jul 22, 2016

John is back! Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Tom Schreier welcome John Carson, who has been around the world and back (not really) and finally is able to take a breather and join the show.

There was a lot of Pokemon Go and Overwatch discussion, a breakdown of the latest "video games cause violence" study, praise for the Witcher 3 developers and more.

Below are topics discussed:
Pokemon Go (0:15)
Monster Hunter Generations, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, WoW patch, 4K TV (26:00)
Fallout 4 with mods, Far Harbor, Overwatch (Ana) (31:00)
GTA Online Stunts, Hearthstone, Red Dead Redemption, Inside (54:00)
CS:GO Cease & Desist Letters, Streamer banned (1:03:00)
Sombra - new Overwatch character, new Pac-Man release (1:09:00)
Amiibos in New Leaf, Skiier killed making game (1:14:00)
Pokemon Go - player hits cop, teens shot at in FL (1:15:00)
Batman Telltale game, Kentucky Route Zero Pt. 4 (1:24:00)
Gary Busey in Hitman, Gravity Rush sequel (1:29:00)
Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4, Pokedex iPhone case (1:33:30)
RimWorld vs. Steam, video game violence report (1:37:00)
Witcher 3 dev on piracy (1:57:00)
Xbox One S, EVO 2016, man terrorizes Pokemon Go players (2:09:00)
Hindu leader upset about Symmetra's Devi skin (2:22:00)

Be sure to subscribe to Henry's YouTube channel (lesser.n00b), follow John on Twitter (@John_Carson), Tom (@tschreier3), and follow the group (@PG_Show).

Thanks. And, as always, game on!

A Cold Omaha Podcast Network Production

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/procedurallygenerateds-podcast/id1095143926?mt=2

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Jul 15, 2016

Daniel Starkey (Wired, Rolling Stone) joins Henry Bell, Brandon Bowling and Cold Omaha's Tom Schreier to talk about Pokemon Go's takeover of the world (literally), ethics in game journalism and more.

Be sure to follow the show on Twitter (@PG_Show) as well as Daniel (@dcstarkey), Tom (@tschreier3) and Henry's YouTube channel (lesser.n00b). And, as always, game on!

Below are the topics covered:

Overwatch, Kingdoms of Amalur, Xbox controller vs. PC (0:30)
New vs. old Fallout, Metroid Prime 1 vs. 2 (12:00)
Doom, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dishonored, Dark Souls (24:00)
Pokemon Go general commentary (54:00)
Sega Saturn DRM cracked (1:27:00)
FTC vs. Warner Bros., ethics with reviewing games (1:33:00)
And more news! (2:09:00)

Jul 7, 2016

Hey guys, unfortunately we were not able to get a show up this week. I talked briefly about what I've been playing, what we were gonna talk about, and previewed next week's show.

Feel free to reach out to us: Henry (YouTube: lesser.n00b), John (@John_Carson) and me (@tschreier3). And, as always, game on!

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