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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.

In this Podcast:

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.

In this Podcast:

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.

In this Podcast:

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.

In this Podcast:

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.

In this Podcast:

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.

In this Podcast:

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!

Episode 013.2 (8th September 2010) Tardcast

Posted by Rob, September 8, 2010 10:19 pm

I thought this week went slightly better than our last attempt to cast without Dan. The universe has other plans though and a slew of technical issues may affect today’s performance. Glitchy networks and the wrong microphone lead to an inferior sound. The content itself is much better! It’s not really a Minicast as planned either, it’s full length baby!

We cover awesome dude of the moment, Scott Pilgrim in his game guise, upcoming release Halo Reach and most of the other Halo games and go totally in depth on Team Fortress 2 as usual.

In this Podcast:

Big Red Racing, Dirt 2, Double Dragon, Dwarf Fortress, Fighting Force, Freedom Force, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, Halo Reach, iPhone 4, iPlayer, Limited Editions, Mario Party, Mario Party 8, MiniCast, Monster Truck Madness, Playstation Home, Pokémon Black and White, Quidco, Red Faction Guerilla, Road Rash, Robot Unicorn Attack, SaladCast, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, Second Life, Tanktics, Team Fortress 2, Wii Party, and more!

Episode 013.1 (23rd August 2010) Minicast!

Posted by Rob, August 23, 2010 11:33 pm

As we’re a man down we can’t really call this a proper SaladCast. Zac and Rob soldier on anyway. The results were… different.

We talk a bit more Borderlands including the game’s finale and our start on the DLC before meandering into Left 4 Dead and a few other games before our minds sorta wander off. I guess we tire without focus and disciprin.

Come back Dan!

In this Podcast:

Borderlands, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Mad World, Mass Effect 2, MiniCast, SaladCast, and more!

Episode 013 (14th August 2010) Yeeeeas!

Posted by Rob, August 14, 2010 10:14 pm

We get quite a lot covered this week as Rob investigates new games available in Demo Land including Limbo, Scott Pilgrim and Hydro Thunder! Dan and Zac do get a bit of a look in though and talk more Civilisation and Red Faction although Rob talks about them too. Why don’t we just call it the Rob show and be done with it?

I think we may have a new tag list record! We do cover a lot of ground!

In this Podcast:

'Splosion Man, Chip's Challenge, Civilization IV, Civilization Revolution, Civilization V, Crayon Physics, DeathSpank, Elastomania, Eve, Flower, Freelancer, Games Network, Gameswipe, Gamesworld, Hydro Thunder, Kye, Limbo, Little Big Planet, Minecraft, Newswipe, Plants vs Zombies, Red Faction Guerilla, SaladCast, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, Spin, Super Monkey Ball, The Gadget Show, The Incredible Machine, and more!

Episode 012 (4th August 2010)

Posted by Rob, August 4, 2010 10:50 pm

Let’s just be straight about this. This episode is SPOILERIFIC! Consider this your one and only warning. This does mean we can get Mass Effect 2 out of our system. Rob and Zac also give their Red Faction: Guerilla impressions and we attempt to decipher Inception.

In this Podcast:

Civilization IV, GTA: San Andreas, Inception, Mario Tennis, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Red Faction Guerilla, SaladCast, The Lord of the Rings, and more!

Episode 011 (24th July 2010) We’re back!

Posted by Rob, July 24, 2010 11:26 pm

I’m not sure we could really have talked much more about Mass Effect 2 this week.

Anyway, after explaining the massive gap since the last episode we do talk about some games including a preview impression of Metroid: Other M, in depth Civilisation IV discussion, The Engineer Update and did I mention Mass Effect 2?

Did I get away with shifting Zeg from right to left btw?

In this Podcast:

3D, Angry Birds, Carcassonne, Civilization IV, Eyefinity, JVC, Mass Effect 2, Metroid: Other M, Peggle, SaladCast, Sony, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Stardust HD, Wipeout HD, and more!

Episode 010 (20th June 2010) E3!

Posted by Rob, June 21, 2010 8:33 am

It’s E3!!!!

So we attempt do the right thing and talk about all the upcoming games and technology we may not have been paying attention to! Plenty of speculation and doubt is sprinkled over the usual hope that accompanies a good trailer… or at least it appears to be some kind of white powder… doubt is white isn’t it?

In this Podcast:

3DS, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Child of Eden, Halo Reach, Kinect, Little Big Planet 2, Milo, Playstation Move, S3D, SaladCast, Sonic 4, Sonic Colours, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker, and more!

Episode 009 (13th June 2010)

Posted by Rob, June 14, 2010 8:40 am

Once again Zac and Rob occupy the same physical space in the run up to Zeg’s PC heaven.

Rob gets to speak for some length of time this week about recent drivers Dirt 2 and Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing. The planetary interaction patch for Eve has dropped and Zac gives us the low down…

I actually can’t remember what Dan talked about…probably Red Dead Redemption again… maybe we cut him short… listen and find out! Mystery!

In this Podcast:

Apple, Dirt 2, Eve, GRID, Homeworld 2, Little Big Planet, Mass Effect, Paper Mario 2, Red Dead Redemption, SaladCast, Sonic and Sega Allstars Racing, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Paper Mario, and more!

Episode 008 (31st May 2010)

Posted by Rob, May 31, 2010 8:42 pm

Dan puts on an epic display giving a complete review of Red Dead Redemption. Zeg talks more Eve patch weirdness and revisits Prince of Persia seeing as its relevant at the moment. Rob plays Dan’s game and keeps on mentioning Mass Effect 2 throughout.

We also see the addition of a theme tune which I’m told is supposed to make us sound more professional. It’s a bit of a remix of an old tune that gave happysalad its name. Cheese is unavoidable.

In this Podcast:

4 Weddings and a Funeral, Advance Wars DS, Blur, Eve, Fallout 3, Gears of War, Halo 3 ODST, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Penny Arcade: Episode 1, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Red Dead Redemption, Red Faction Guerilla, SaladCast, Sonic and Sega Allstars Racing, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Sunshine, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and more!

Episode 007 (21st May 2010)

Posted by Rob, May 20, 2010 11:29 pm

This week we stay mostly on topic and on games until a flurry of random erupts towards the end. You have been warned.

Zeg displays his disgust at the recent Eve patch delay. Dan gives us his final insights into Assassin’s Creed 2, hopefully never to mention it again. Rob divulges on his recent Team Fortress woes.

Everything in the tag list gets mentioned! Guaranteed!

In this Podcast:

24, 3:10 to Yuma, Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, Batman, Call of Juarez, Civilization IV, Deus Ex, Dwarf Fortress, Eve, Firefly, GTA IV, Halo Reach, Hunt for the Red Baron, Hydro Thunder, Kayak Extreme, Lylat Wars, Mass Effect, Old Happysalad, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Red Dead Redemption, Rotate Concept, SaladCast, Sins of a Solar Empire, Splinter Cell Conviction, Team Fortress 2, Wave Race, Wizball, and more!

Episode 006 (12th May 2010)

Posted by Rob, May 12, 2010 11:44 pm

This week we are joined by special guest Ho-Yee Li providing girly insights into the gaming world.

Rob gives his gut reactions to the Halo Reach Beta, Zeg covers the Civilization series, new and old, leaving Dan with MORE Assassins’s Creed bla bla.

Technical difficulties cut this episode short unfortunately, but it is kinda funny.

In this Podcast:

Alpha Centauri, Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, Carcassonne, Civilization III, Civilization IV, Gaming Fiction, Halo Reach, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Mass Effect 2, My New Best Friend, Red Dead Redemption, Return Fire, SaladCast, Settlers of Catan, Sim City 4, Sonic, Supreme Commander, The Sims, and more!

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