Recent Podcasts

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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Episode 019 (24th November 2010) Black CoDopia

Posted by Rob, November 24, 2010 9:51 pm

Eddie thinks my title for this podcast sounds like an extinct dinosaur. I just think I was clutching at straws.. but hey, it’s not about this description it’s about the talky talk!

Rob finishes his round up of Black Ops after a more thorough playtest, Zac continues his trek through games of yore with DOSBox and Startopia while Dan once again take us to GTA IV territory briefly before making some legendary progress in Reach.

We also get a little time to discuss to motion controls again and theorize about PSP Phone.

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Episode 018 (10th November 2010) Supreme Brütal Engineering

Posted by Rob, November 11, 2010 10:55 pm

Rob’s been playing games. Probably too many games. He talks for like, half the show… straight. Sorry about that… like.

He does cover Brütal Legend, PGR 4 and a bit of Black Ops though. Zeg gets a fair bit of air time too explaining the nuances of Supreme Commander 2 and introducing us to Codex of Alchemical Engineering. I hadn’t heard of it either. That leaves Dan to like… run out of time. Sorry Dan.

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Episode 017 (31st October 2010) Friendly Invulnerable Heavy Rain

Posted by Rob, November 1, 2010 9:41 am

While it may all seem like the SaladCast is suspiciously focused this week, behind the scenes the ghouls of the ‘ween cut the power on the casting you seek. We were onto some good stuff but got cut off and lost it all so you’ll have to live with this one instead.

Rob gets enthusiastic about Heavy Rain, Dan presents him with more ranting opportunities thanks to GTA IV’s return. Zac rounds off the package and takes us to Minecraft’s Nether, learn words with Super Scribblenauts and revisits Molyneux’s house of broken promises in Black & White 2.

Oh and there’s a bit about that small game known as Team Fortress 2 or somthing.

In this Podcast:

Black & White 2, GTA IV, Halo Reach, Heavy Rain, Minecraft, Red Faction, SaladCast, Super Scribblenauts, Team Fortress 2, and more!

Episode 016 (19th October 2010)

Posted by Rob, October 20, 2010 11:18 pm

Apologies for the slightly delayed SaladCast this time. Kuala Lumpur waits for nobody.

Once again we are graced by the presence of Eddie, this time to take us through the mysterious land of Sports games in the form of Fifa 11 and the equally realistic sporting title Super Street Fighter IV.

The rest of us meander through numerous topics including Supreme Commander with Zac, Halo Reach with Dan and Sonic 4 with Rob’s frowny face to name but a few.

In this Podcast:

Fifa 11, Game of the Year, Halo Reach, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Pro Evolution Soccer, SaladCast, Sonic 4: Episode 1, Super Street Fighter 4, Supreme Commander, Team Fortress 2, and more!

Episode 015 (29th September 2010) Move and Reach

Posted by Rob, September 29, 2010 10:31 pm

We are joined this episode by special guest Eddie Ngai who is primarily a Playstation gamer! Fancy that!

With two eerily similar names,  Move and Reach are the order of this episode courtesy of Eddie and Rob. Zac blows off some steam about Civ V and Dan treads into lands that were once Uncharted but are now slightly charted. Maybe that’s why it’s called Uncharted 2.

In this Podcast:

Burnout 3, Civilization III, Civilization IV, Civilization V, F-Zero X, Forza Motorsport, Forza Motorsport 3, Gran Turismo 5, Halo Reach, Infamous, Infamous 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Metropolis Street Racer, Modern Warfare 2, Playstation Move, Re-Volt, Sonic 4, Sonic Colours, Sonic Rush, Sonic Rush: Adventure, Sports Champions, Street Fighter 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Street Fighter 4, Uncharted 2, Wii Remote Plus, Wipeout HD, and more!

Episode 014 (16th September 2010) The Doom Room

Posted by Rob, September 16, 2010 10:24 pm

Dan is alive! And he’s in my house! How could we miss the opportunity to podcast with such convenient circumstances? With difficulty!

Zeg takes us through being a Recettear, Rob contemplates EA’s new online games and Dan is alive! Isn’t that news enough?

In this Podcast:

Amerikaan, Battlefield Heroes, Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Civilization Revolution, Civilization V, Company of Heroes, Dungeon Keeper 2, FAAD, FIFA Online, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars, HArry Potter, Medal Of Honor, Plants vs Zombies, Quake, Quake 3, Recettear, SaladCast, Space Invader: Infinity Gene, Team Fortress 2, The Room, Uncharted 2, Windows Phone 7, XBOX Live, and more!

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