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SaladCast 276 (19th September 2020) – Tell Me, Hotsharer

Posted by Rob, September 19, 2020 7:47 pm

September got hot again and so the summer of hype is back for more. There’s XBOX news, SONY news, Nintendo news and Ubisoft news in a larger digital package. We’ve got Spriitfarer, Hotshot Racing, Tell Me Why, Stormworks, Animal Crossing, Rocket League and absolutely no Avengers coverage. Everybody wins!

In this Podcast:

Animal Crossing New Horizons, Deathloop, Factorio, Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, Hotshot Racing, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Opus Magnum, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time: Remake, Riders Republic, Rocket League, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, Spiritfarer, Stormworks: Build and Rescue, Tell Me Why, and more!

Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 8, The Wrong Name

Posted by Rob, September 19, 2020 7:12 pm

We are already cheating a lot as detectives thanks to this death watch we carry around but happy accidents can still happen.

Saladcast 275 (5th September 2020) – Why, Crystal Toadfarer?

Posted by Rob, September 6, 2020 10:22 am

We’ve got some weird games for you this week. An exhibition of odd choices, interesting structures and broken concepts. Society as expressed in the medium of idiots playing games. Mario’s 35th Anniversary, ONL, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remaster, Battletoads, Shapez.io, Spiritfarer and Tell Me Why are on display.

In this Podcast:

Battletoads, Dirt 5, Factorio, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered, Mario Kart LIVE: Home Circuit, Rocket League, Shapezio, Spiritfarer, Star Wars Squadrons, Super Mario 3D Allstars, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Super Mario Bros. 35, Tell Me Why, and more!

Gameplay – Factorio 1.0, Part 2 – A Base to work from

Posted by Rob, September 6, 2020 9:56 am

Everything is temporary until blue science… Zeg continues getting the basics done, components stockpiled and plans made, ready to make something more permanent… maybe, eventually.

Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 7, Recognise These Feet

Posted by Rob, August 31, 2020 12:00 pm

It’s important to be yourself. Be individual, stand out from the crowd. It’ll help investigators determine the cause of your demise later.

Gameplay – Factorio 1.0, Part 1 – Goals and Ambitions

Posted by Rob, August 30, 2020 3:18 pm

With the 1.0 release of Factorio, it’s time for Zeg to get back to belt business and make a million (or 6) green circuits. And also remember how vanilla Factorio even works.

SaladCast 274 (23rd August 2020) – The Lastyst

Posted by Rob, August 23, 2020 10:31 pm

Running late but with more news to debate! In this episode we have the Playstation State of Play, Nintendo’s Indie World, The Last of Us Part 2, Space Engineers, The Touryst, Forager and some “fanalysis”.

In this Podcast:

Braid, Card Shark, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Deathloop, Factorio, Forager, Fortnite, Genshin Impact, Godfall, Gotham Knights, Neon Abyss, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, Space Engineers, Spelunky 2, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, The Last of Us Part 2, The Pathless, The Touryst, VALORANT, and more!

Portal 2 Co-op – Part 2, Science is not Salad

Posted by Rob, August 23, 2020 10:06 pm

Funnels and hard bridges. Not at all euphemisms, just science.

SaladCast 273 (1st August 2020) – The Last Animal Neonnaut

Posted by Rob, August 2, 2020 4:33 pm

“E3” still had some stuff to say before it left. Most of it was hurtful but like true professionals we’ve cut all that out so we can present the last of this year’s hype season news.
We’ve got that Microsoft showcase with them’s Halo Infinite, dat Nintendo Direct Mini, this Neon Abyss, those Animals Crossing, the second Last of Us bit and Jet Set Radio?

In this Podcast:

Animal Crossing New Horizons, Autonauts, Avowed, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, Cadence of Hyrule, Crossfire X, Everwild, Fable, Forza Motorsport, Halo Infinite, Neon Abyss, New Genesis Phantasy Star 2, Psychonauts 2, Rocket League, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Tetris Effect Connected, The Gunk, The Last of Us Part 2, VALORANT, Warhammer 40k Darktide, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and more!

Return of the Obra Dinn – Part 6, Looks A Bit Matey

Posted by Rob, July 26, 2020 2:44 pm

We’ve got a long way to go before we figure out how EVERYONE died or disappeared. It’d really help if we stopped misremembering things. At least we’ll have more content for a while eh?

SaladCast 272 (19th July 2020) – Dubisolver

Posted by Rob, July 19, 2020 7:34 pm

Devolver Digital and Ubisoft have submitted their Gameovision entries for this year but without many surprises. It might not surprise you that we talk about what was actually shown once you filter out all the weird Devolver story stuff. OK so we’re running a little low on surprises right now but a couple of suppliers may have the goods soon.

In this Podcast:

Portal 2 Co-op, Part 1 – Excellent Ballfeel

Posted by Rob, July 19, 2020 1:19 pm

Things could always do with more testing, but testing the patience of the happysalad crew might be a questionable choice. Perhaps Portal 2’s co-op is supposed to be about solving puzzles but Zac and Rob know what’s really going on.

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.

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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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