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Episode 036 (30th July 2011) For All Intensive Purposes

Posted by Rob, August 1, 2011 7:40 pm

3 weeks have passed since the last cast. Who’s fault is that? Well it’s kinda ours. No excuse. We got lazy. To celebrate our return here’s a blurb that represents the spirit of laze:

Games, games, talking about games, blabla, Rob, Bulletstorm, Dan, L.A Noire, Zac, Just Cause 2, games, games, bla-di-bal-ba-bla, moo.

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Episode 035.1 (9th July 2011) Tarderation Eve

Posted by Rob, July 10, 2011 12:25 am

Dan is unavailable this week but Zac was just too enthusiastic about news. So here we are with another “soon to be trademarked” Tardcast.

Zac talks much Eve as the drama over the Incarna patch unfolds. He also reveals the extent of hackery that has befallen the Sonic Generations demo. Potential spoilers maybe? This provides Rob with an excuse to deliver ample quantities of Sonic related discussion, as always.

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Episode 035 (26th June 2011) La Spironicles

Posted by Rob, June 27, 2011 10:41 am

Whew, summer is really on us now. The heat does seem to mess with our words somewhat. Or at least that’s Zac’s excuse.

On the plate of the all you can eat gaming buffet this week, the Sonic Generations demo and more Valkyria Chronicles from Rob, L.A. Noire and Assasin’s Creed with Dan and Spiral Knights, Eve and TF2 from Zac.

Well, you can eat our words for about 2 hours. We don’t trust the all you can eat policy THAT much.

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Episode 034 (11th June 2011) E3 Port 2.

Posted by Rob, June 12, 2011 3:11 pm

Better finish what we started. Time to get seriously opinionated about PSVita, 3DS and Wii U. Rob becomes a right cynic, Dan sees the bright side, Zeg doesn’t seem to care much about anything except Battlefield 3.

We end up with a bit of time left over so get down to the some spoilerific Portal 2 discussion. We did say it would come eventually and we deliver.

In this Podcast:

3DS, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty Elite, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Chase Mii, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Duke Nukem Forever, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Little Big Planet, Luigi's Mansion 2, Mario Kart 3D, ModNation Racers, Need for Speed: The Run, Pacman Vs., Portal 2, PSVita, Ruin, Starfox 64 3D, Super Mario, Super Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and more!

Episode 033 (9th June 2011) E3 Part 1

Posted by Rob, June 10, 2011 9:23 am

About that time eh chaps? Righto!

I shouldn’t really need to explain this. I mean it’s only the biggest thing in the gaming calendar. Over 2 hours of trying to talk about everything that happened and we still don’t cover it all. Taking the chronological route through the tirade of news we take you through our reactions to Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft’s press conferences before settling that half of Sony’s gig will have to wait for another cast where we’ll finish with Sony’s biggest news and try to figure out Nintendo’s offerings.

Good Ears.

In this Podcast:

Batman: Arkham City, Bioshock Infinite, Child of Eden, Colin McCrae Rally 2, Crysis 2, Dance Central 2, Disneyland, Dust 514, Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim, Eve, Fable: The Journey, Fifa 12, Forza Motorsport 4, Frozen Synapse, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Gran Turismo 5, Halo 4, Halo Combat Evolved Aniversary, Infamous 2, Kinect, Kinect Fun Labs, Kinect Sports: Second Season, Madden 12, Mass Effect 3, Modern Warfare 3, Mortal Kombat, NBA, Need for Speed: Shift 2, Need for Speed: The Run, Overstrike, Planetside Next, Resistance 3, RYSE, Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, Sims Social, Sky Player, Sonic Colours, SSX, Stacking, Starhawk, SWAT, Tomb Raider, Trenched, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, Warhawk, Youtube, and more!

Episode 032 (30th May 2011) Valkyreraria Noire

Posted by Rob, May 30, 2011 8:33 pm

Due to an unforeseen failure in Dan’s immune system the usual arrangement of casting in the Room of Doom cannot happen this week. This gives you the opportunity to play a fun game of “count how many time we talk over each other”. Such fun.

In this episode Zeg covers new indie 2D Minecraft-style; release Teraria and gets a taste of dictatorship with Tropico 3. Rob begins to tackle two more games new to him with the 3D tactical anime war game Valkyria Chronicals and gets his trademark rant on  towards Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Dan attempts to solve the puzzle of describing just what L.A. Noire is and what it may mean for Adventure gaming.

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Episode 031 (15th May 2011) El Dukedente

Posted by Rob, May 16, 2011 6:43 pm

Summer is definitely upon us as certain inevitabilities come to pass. The clouds roll in, Rob’s phrase book rolls out, distracting noises become the norm.

Amidst all this we still manage to continue the Batman and SpaceChem coverage and GASP! Breaking news as Dan gets a Duke Nukem Forever hands on! Look at us being all professional and journalist like.

Also we rag on Brink a bit… which we haven’t played.

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Episode 030 (2nd May 2011) I’m Batmon

Posted by Rob, May 3, 2011 6:13 pm

Deciphering the world of Pokémon on a cup of coffee in the Abode of Unfortunate Ends is a tough task. Among Zac’s thoughts of Pokémon Black/White we can’t help but be confused how about such a world could possibly work with such ignorant occupants.

Rob continues following Dan’s gaming suggestions and finally starts playing Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Dan hasn’t played too much but we fill the gap with more Portal 2 talk (mostly spoiler free still), the usual Minecraft and TF2 entries with a surprise return for SpaceChem.

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Episode 029 (22nd April 2011) Por2l

Posted by Rob, April 23, 2011 10:03 pm

There was no avoiding it, Portal 2 has taken over the gaming world. We tried not to talk about it we really tried… but then we kinda played it so only made it halfway through the cast before we spill the beans. Note that this is as spoiler free as we could manage.

Aside from this behemoth, Rob finishes Red Dead Redemption and Moves like a crazy man in front of the Kinect sensor. Zeg hasn’t caught them all so there’s more Pokémon coverage and Dan puts his hos before his bros in more Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood assessment.

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Episode 028 (10th April 2011) Red, White and Black Brotherhood

Posted by Rob, April 11, 2011 4:55 pm

This week in the “Sitting Room of Armageddon” the Saladites discuss the video game they have been playing over the last two weeks. A novel concept I’m sure you’ll agree.

Rob nears the completion of Red Dead Redemption (at last), Dan picks up where previous guest, Matt, left off with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Zac plays some new games (*shock*) by wading into the most recent demos availbale on Steam.

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Episode 027 (27th March 2011) Ahoy there Season 2!

Posted by Rob, March 29, 2011 8:57 am

The lounge of inexplicable peril is populated with all regular contenders. One year has past since Episode 1. Only one thing can occur… Season 2 of the SaladCast is so ON right now!

Rob expresses his hurt caused by Nintendo in  the wake of the 3DS launch and hates on Mexico, Zac gets deeper into Pokémon and a few other RPGs and Dan…. well Dan is back. Which is nice.

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Episode 026.1 (14th March 2011) Dead Pokémon Brotherhood

Posted by Rob, March 15, 2011 11:30 pm

Another special guest joins the fray in the form of Matt Makin with the inexplicable power of causing himself to record at a different rate to everyone else. Made the editing REEEAL easy I can tell ya.

Rob starts his Rockstar pilgrimage in yet more Red Dead coverage, Zeg thought he’d caught them all but them Pokémon just messed up his life some more and Matt rebuilds the clan of merciless killers in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.

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Episode 026 (27th February 2011) The Room of Doom

Posted by Rob, February 27, 2011 10:13 pm

Once again we find that fate has shoved us into the same room for this week’s cast. It does make a difference to the quality in a number of ways. Sound may suffer but banter improves IMO!

Many meandering conversations occur including discussion on good console names, Naomi makes a contribution representing the beginner gamer and there’s some stalking news.

Specific game discussions include returning favourites Monday Night Combat, Final Fantasy XIII and Red Dead Redemption with the “new old game” segment covering Skies of Arcadia.

Problem now is that next tome we do this, we’ve already used “The Doom Room” and “The Room of Doom”. What could possibly follow that?

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Episode 025 (20th February 2011) Final Nightmare

Posted by Rob, February 20, 2011 7:28 pm

Not much on new games front this week as Rob tackles the latest installment in the classic JRPG series in the form of Final Fantasy XIII (not XIV, you can’t expect that of us, ever). Zac helps explain Rob’s second impressions  of Monday Night Combat and falls deeper into the MMO trap WURM Online. We also find it hard to add to Dan’s continued reporting on Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.

Listen as we deftly pad the episode at the end. I think we get away with it. *cough*.

And have I ever told you how hard it is to type when a cat thinks something is under the keyboard?

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Episode 024 (5th February 2011) Mon-dead Night Vanquishing

Posted by Rob, February 5, 2011 6:18 pm

After deciding very quickly that we need to suck less, the gaming news flows forth.

Featuring  Rob discussing Japan’s answer to the cover shooter, Vanquish and the connection woes of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Zac drops the bomb on the similarities between Monday Night Combat and TF2, and unrealistic frontier realism MMO WURM Online. Dan continues the Rockstar patronage and goes zombie hunting in the wild west in Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.

Lot of dates, as in years, mentioned this week too… Thought I’d have something funny to say about that. I don’t.

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Episode 023 (21st January 2011) Vroom Vroom

Posted by Rob, January 21, 2011 11:06 pm

Driving seems to be main theme this time. We’ve all been playing them racing games. The Steam sales have magical properties like that.

Rob gushes about Blur, confirming its awesomeness, Dan arrives late to the Dirt 2 party and Zac…. plays Eve some more. Well he did play some Dirt too (see what I did there?).

There’s also some ranting about the 3DS before it’s out, some SpaceChem and Super Meat Boy. How lucky you are!

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Episode 022 (30th December 2010) Game of the Year

Posted by Rob, December 30, 2010 10:47 pm

Wow ok, where to begin. This epic special episode is dedicated to the most epic award (and a few others) that can be bestowed upon a game: the SaladCast GOTY.

Including supporting roles from Best Musical Score, Most Memorable Moment and Biggest Disappointment in Gaming 2010!

Strap yourselves in. This was tough.

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Season 1 Outtakes and Tests

Posted by Rob, December 29, 2010 3:03 pm

We don’t cut the SaladCast. We prefer to leave it raw and off the cuff. This way I hope you take the points we make about games as our opinion and not some watered down or bribery enhanced viewpoint.

We also hope you ignore what we say about everything else. That should not be taken seriously.

We do perform tests before each episode to ensure the best possible quality from our unusual recording environment… and I kept them. So here are some choice cuts from our test reels as a little something extra this Christmas.

What’s that? We shouldn’t have? Oh we shouldn’t have…. ok.

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Outtakes, Test Reels, and more!

Episode 021 (19th December 2010) Shattermon SunBoy

Posted by Rob, December 19, 2010 7:52 pm

Christmas (or the “festive season”) is nearly upon us so we decide that we won’t really talk about it much. Save that for next week. That’ll be special, just you see!

For now Zac will take you through the first Golden Sun game for 6 years and some breakout clonage in Shatter. Rob finishes up with the metal lords of Brütal Legend, begins on Bioshock 2 and targets TF2 again. Dan gets squeezed out a little again but does drop some nuggets on Super Meat Boy, Halo Reach and Batman.

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Episode 020 (6th December 2010) Indie Roulette

Posted by Rob, December 6, 2010 6:00 pm

Rob still seems a bit pessimistic this week ranting off about Gran Turismo 5 again, and lamenting the state of rythm games. Zac and Dan are a little more upbeat and positive about the recent Indie sales on Steam, World in Conflict and Batman: Arkham Asylum. Brutal Legend comes up again as do the obligatory Halo, CoD and TF2 segments.

Perhaps we should have talked about Christmas a little more but that is so last year… and the year before that  and…. I think you see my point.

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