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SaladCast 271 (5th July 2020) – Valool Creepory

Posted by Rob, July 6, 2020 6:59 pm

I’m spending my time thinking about alternative doomsday theories. If cats cast aside their differences with the pigeons, their web of information could bring down governments. They know what they’re doing and I’m onto them.

In this episode we pick out a few things from New Game +, discuss the return of live sports, play Pool Panic and Creeper World 4 and check in on a few regulars.

In this Podcast:

Animal Crossing New Horizons, Astroneer, Billion Road, Creeper World 4, FUSER, Oxygen Not Included, Pool Panic, Satisfactory, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, VALORANT, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and more!

Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 5, Sea Cops

Posted by Rob, June 20, 2020 7:30 am

Finishing off all the available death scenes, it’s left to our detective trio to sleuth out the culprits. Justice, betrayal, art and rain lies ahead.

Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 4, What Madness is This?

Posted by Rob, June 11, 2020 7:04 pm

We’ve still got plenty of deaths to revisit and still plenty more furrowing of our collective brow to do as things get weird even away from the Obra Dinn. RIP Barrel.

SaladCast 268 (31st May 2020) – Streetaria of Halorant

Posted by Rob, June 1, 2020 9:31 pm

The driest May on record is over but the drought is coming to an end. Just look at this episode. We have news about future news, The Wholesome Direct and The Last of Us Part II. The rain is coming! We also talk about some games what we played like Streets of Rage, Valorant, Terraria and Halo 2.

In this Podcast:

Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 3, En Dæmon

Posted by Rob, May 23, 2020 12:30 am

Just when you think things aboard the Dinn had been a little odd, you learn something even stranger. This ship was never meant to sail.

SaladCast 267 (17th May 2020) – Scrapuza Valorantics

Posted by Rob, May 18, 2020 5:54 pm

Sensing the effects that Eurovision withdrawal is having on the morale of the populous, the games industry has rallied to produce some hype. These things may have happened in reverse order but all the best theories are based on some notion of “close enough”.

We have Unreal Engine 5, Xbox Series X “gameplay”, and a smattering a games like Valorant, Streets of Rage 4, Scrap Mechanic and that Terraria patch.

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Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 2, Fresh

Posted by Rob, May 18, 2020 5:37 pm

There’s some properly nasty stuff at sea. Big, nasty, murdery stuff. You’ll see.

SaladCast 266 (2nd May 2020) – Animal Yakuza Tactics

Posted by Rob, May 3, 2020 9:46 am

I don’t want to alarm you all, but there’s something called news here and they want to say hi. Would it be OK if we invited them in, just for this episode? It’s only little. Probably won’t bite. I bet our discussions on Yakuza Kiwami 2, Animal Crossing and Gears Tactics will cheer it right up.

Stay inside, stay safe, play games.

In this Podcast:

Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 1, It’s Too Heavy

Posted by Rob, May 3, 2020 9:26 am

Mysteries to be solved, murder to be relived, dithering to be endured. The Obra Dinn needs a detective and we’ve got three!

SaladCast 265 (19th April 2020) – Infarted Crossemption

Posted by Rob, April 19, 2020 9:12 pm

Time for another round of lockdown podcast. Has the madness set in or have the crew turned more normal? Which is which?
There’s not a lot of news but we’ll never run out of games. Rob finds and leaves an island, Zac remodels an island and Dan… breaks this stupid sentence.

In this Podcast:

Assault Android Cactus – Steam Remote Play Together

Posted by Rob, April 12, 2020 12:24 pm

So we tried Steam’s Remote Play Together via the means of Assault Android Cactus. The results were… messy.
This video is recorded from the host’s perspective and so isn’t representative of the streaming video quality. The rest of what happened, happened.

SaladCast 264 (5th April 2020) – Crossing the Will of the Groove

Posted by Rob, April 6, 2020 9:32 am

Times are weird but for gamers much remains the same. Take comfort in the fact that your backlog will still be there, gin is readily available and Counter Strike players will still be the worst people alive.

In this episode we talk about all the time to play games, Zoom, TV, Ori, Animals Crossing, Steam Remote Play Together, Bravely Default 2 and other stuff.

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Rough Cuts – Eldritch (no commentary)

Posted by Rob, March 27, 2020 12:22 pm

Rob goes back and plays a bit more Eldritch, badly. Here’s the raw footage if that’s your kind of thing. It’s clearly not Rob’s.

Gameplay – FEZ

Posted by Rob, March 26, 2020 7:01 am

At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss FEZ as just an indie platformer with perspective tricks, but this rabbit hole runs deep. Shame you can’t show a lot of that genius in just 1 hour of gameplay. Zac and Rob don the hat of dimensionality regardless.

SaladCast 263 (21st March 2020) – Ori and the Animal Warzone

Posted by Rob, March 22, 2020 10:20 am

A message from the happysalad CEO:

With 2020 shaping up to be mighty weird year in many many ways, it’s important that we pull together, be considerate and follow scientific and medical advice from the appropriate sources. Fortunately this changes very little for a podcast about video games. There’s still news, games and banter to be had. We’ve been here ten years, and there will be at least ten more, so come get some Season 11!

In this episode we have event cancellations but then there’s next-gen console specs and some great new game releases. Chin up!

Suity McCashflow

In this Podcast:

Animal Crossing New Horizons, Call of Duty: Warzone, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Halo 3 ODST, Luigi's Mansion 3, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Two Point Hospital, and more!

Gameplay – Expand

Posted by Rob, March 15, 2020 9:18 am

Expand appears to be about a square being stuck in a round maze. Perhaps this is a message about pegs and holes. Zac and Rob attempt to hammer that square home.

SaladCast 262 (8th March 2020) – Indigrispital

Posted by Rob, March 9, 2020 7:10 pm

Let’s get topical for a moment. Apparently we’re all going to be spending a lot of time indoors, scrubbing our hands, sitting on the loo, so why not spend some of your isolation time with us? You’ve got plenty of it to spare! In this episode, interesting news is still light but games do still exist to be played!

In this Podcast:

Final Fantasy VII Remake, GRIS, Half Life: Alyx, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Indivisible, Mindustry, Oxygen Not Included, Rocket League, The Last of Us, Two Point Hospital, and more!

Sonic Advance 2 (Part 2) – Bad Levels

Posted by Rob, March 7, 2020 6:30 pm

At this point it’s becoming clear that we either had nostalgia goggles on or we are just not that good at this. Time to struggle through some bad levels.

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