Podquisition Episode 130: Two Minutes To Midnight

Gav joins Iron Maiden and a scary ghost haunts the Podquisition.

Elsewhere, we chat about Prey, Bethesda’s putting its trademark foot down again, and something something Vanquish.

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Lloyd Arold
Member

At the start I wondered if I was doing something wrong because I was taking such a beating, but once I started getting some decent weapons and skills I more or less breezed through the rest of the game without even touching the alien powers. It wasn’t until the very end when the game turned into an enemy spamfest that my stockpile of med/armor packs was threatened, and even then I could run past most enemies before they could even react.

phantomrachie
Member

I’m enjoying Prey well enough, it’s full of cool ideas, but the execution is a bit poor a lot of the time. The jumping isn’t great, particularly when you are trying to jump along a Gloo bridge. The weapon design is kinda mediocre, part from the Gloo gun it’s just generic weapons. There have been several points that the game has made me feel like I’ve levelled wrong, which I hate. The stealth can be very annoying, but going in guns blazing is a way to waste your medipacks. I’m only a few hours in so I’m hoping it gets… Read more »

Atkana
Member

Gotta drop the obligatory link ’cause Trademark Bullies came up – https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/trademark-law-does-not-require-companies-tirelessly-censor-internet

Dave
Guest
Dave

It is currently 2.5 minutes to midnight.
http://thebulletin.org/timeline

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

Jim’s not saying *for certain* he’s Jesus, just that if he were to be crucified at any point during the podcast, it wouldn’t be long before a glorious resurrection’s performed. And then everybody celebrates for years after by eating chocolate imposter eggs with a golden ‘J’ boldly embedded in each.

I’m starting to think that when it’s Laura’s turn to do her outro description, she just clicks ‘play’ on a tape recorder with her saved message so she can put her feet up and sample some fresh grapes, because it doesn’t change word for word between each episode.

Remnence
Guest
Remnence

I like: Hiding in the Bushes of Love for the title better.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

I don’t even like flying, so fuck the idea of going to space, that does not sound fun at all.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

You think Gallaway Girl is bad? “Shape of You” is even worse, I will never get the appeal of Ed Sheeran.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

I have a feeling that it was Bethesda who put their foot down over Prey getting a PC demo, i’m sure they are desperate to maximize sales on Steam.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

I never play demos anymore, though I played some for the Dreamcast.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

There’s a really easy way to get infinite Neuromods in this game, make use of it quick before it gets patched!

https://www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=vfaZ1jfw9Oc

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

I don’t mind bullet sponges in say games like the Borderlands series, but in Prey it does admittedly get a bit out of hand.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

I’m guessing the Dark-Souls esque game Laura and Jim are talking about is “The Surge”, which i’m actually looking forward to playing, never been a Souls fan but i’m intrigued at the idea of a Sci-fi version of it.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

To me Talos I feels even better then Rapture, to me it’s the game that Bioshock Infinite should’ve been.

Never was a big Dishonored fan, I agree with Errant Signal on that game.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

I’m with TotalBiscuit, this game is a strong Top 10 of the year contender.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

I would highly recommend playing Pray on easy mode, it’s still a good challenge.

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

Did you hear about the controversy over IGN’s review of Prey? TotalBiscuit tore Dan Stapleton a new asshole over it, and rightfully so

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

The pre-order DLC for Prey isn’t that bad actually, because you can actually find a shotgun in the game fairly early on that’s just as powerful as the pre-order one(the Hargrave and regular shotgun the same stats).

Dillonjack
Guest
Dillonjack

In Prey, the pre-order shotgun has the same stats as the normal one, just had to comment on that

George
Guest
George

Great intro. 🙂

And thanks again for the all of you guys’ great work!

Mewshuji
Member

Alright I’ll follow the instructions. Won’t listen until it’s exactly two minutes to midnight. 😉

James Haynes
Member

How sad, Jim didn’t even get to die with his boots on.

Chlor
Guest
Chlor

Oh Gav.

Priest or nothing, big man.

Ian Hunt
Guest
Ian Hunt

Something something notification squad

Fred Davis
Guest
Fred Davis

Fun fact: this episode actually went up 45 minutes to midnight in the UK.