Listen to Episode 10 of the Waypoint UK Podcast: Discussing ‘Prey’ and Other Alien Horrors

Arkane’s new sci-fi game comes under the spotlight—plus, of all the Alien films to watch first, ‘Prometheus’?

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May 4 2017, 6:30am

'Prey' artwork courtesy of Bethesda/Arkane.

Our guests on this fortnight's Waypoint UK Podcast are games writers, critics, presenters, all-round games media renaissance types Kate Gray and Andi Hamilton. Both of whom do plenty of other things beyond send us the occasional article. But right now, we've got them locked in a room at VICE's London HQ, microphones turned on and tea going tepid. There are biscuits, at least.

Prey, newly suited and rebooted by Dishonored developers Arkane, is almost out—and we've been playing it. Well, as much of it as we can. Pretty good, basically. But is it any more than simply BioShock in space? Which, bizarrely, is actually the UK marketing angle. Yes, and no. Listen, and learn.

We also get into our favorite Alien series games, what with Alien: Covenant being right around the multiplex corner. Imagine if your only experience of the Alien movies was Prometheus. Painful, huh—but a pain that Kate lives with day in, day out. (Kate, seriously, watch more films.)

There's a little time for reader questions, and a wider conversation about our horror gaming memories, and those games that aren't explicitly scary, but freak(ed) us out nonetheless. Like Mario 64. Obviously.

Listen to and/or download the podcast below.

You can subscribe to the Waypoint UK Podcast on iTunes. Please do, if that's your bag. It's also available on just about every podcast-providing platform under the sun. Also available for your listening distraction is Waypoint Radio, hosted by our stateside staffers—check out our podcasts page for recent episodes (including a very detailed Nier: Automata spoilercast).

Find our guests for this episode on Twitter at @andihero and @hownottodraw.

The next Waypoint UK Podcast will be live on this site on May 18th. Steve Burns and Ed Smith will be joining regular gob-around-the-office Mike to chat about Max Payne 3, on Rockstar's game's fifth anniversary. And probably some more contemporary things, too. You can fire any questions/thoughts about said game, or any others that you've been loving in 2017, to Mike (me) at @mikediver or over email, which is simply firstname dot surname at VICE dot com. Thanks!