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Gameplay – Final Fantasy VII, Part 33 – Sephiroth, Round 2

Posted by Rob, July 4, 2015 10:09 am

I think we need to try that again. Let’s come at it from a different angle. Zac and Rob attempt to regain their dignity in a second fight against Sephiroth.

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SaladCast 139.2 (20th June 2015) – E3 2015 Part 2, Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, Square Enix and PC

Posted by Rob, June 21, 2015 2:58 pm

Yep, that’s 5 whole conferences covered in Part 2 of our E3 2015 special.

We’ve got The Last Guardian, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Hitman, No Man’s Sky, Dreams, Firewatch, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, World of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Shenmue 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Morpheus, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3, Star Wars Battlefront, Uncharted 4, South Park: Fractured But Whole, For Honor, The Crew: Wild Run, Trials Fusion: Awesome Power Max, The Division, Anno 2205, Just Dance 2016, Rainbow Six: Siege, Trackmania Turbo, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Starfox Zero, Skylanders Superchargers, The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes, Hyrule Warriors, Metroid Prime Federation Force, Fire Emblem Fates, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Yo-Kai Watch, Mario and Luigi Paper Jam Bros., Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Super Mario Maker, Just Cause 3, NieR, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft GO, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained Key, Kingdom Hearts 3, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Project SETSUNA, Killing Floor 2, Rising Storm 2, Star Citizen, Total War: Warhammer, Killer Instinct, Fable Legends, Gigantic, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, American Truck Simulator, E.V.E. Valkyrie, ION, Strafe, Planet Coaster, Guild Wars 2, Tacoma, Beyond Eyes, Dirty Bomb, Soma, Take On Mars, Project Blue Streak, Heroes of the Storm: Eternal Conflict, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void and Fast Racing Neo.

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SaladCast 139.1 (20th June 2015) – E3 Part1, Bethesda, Microsoft, EA

Posted by Rob, June 21, 2015 12:34 pm

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! E3 is here and it’s time to give these press conferences a stern talking about. Sticking to our usual chronological plan, Zac, Rob and Dan talk through all that was announced or not announced in the Bethesda, Microsoft and EA shows in Part 1 of 2 of happysalad’s EA special!

Including Doom, Battlecry, Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls Online, Elder Scrolls Legends, Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, Halo 5: Guardians, Recore, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, Forza Motorsport 6, Dark Souls 3, The Division, Rainbox Six: Siege, Gigantic, Superhot, Tacoma, Beyond Eyes, Cuphead, ION, Rare Replay, Sea of Thieves, Fable Legends, Hololens, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Gears 4, Mass Effect Andromeda, Need For Speed, The Old Republic, Unravel, NBA Live 16, Minions Paradise, FIFA 16, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Madden 16 and Starwars Battlefront.

*pant* *wheeze*

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Gameplay – New York Race

Posted by Rob, June 20, 2015 9:55 am

The Fifth Element was one of the coolest and dumbest sci-fi films of the 90’s with some great ideas of what the future might hold. Zac and Rob check out the video game offshoot from 2001 focusing on racing the flying future cars. “Do you want some more?”

SaladCast 138 (14th June 2015) – PrE3 2015

Posted by Rob, June 15, 2015 10:54 pm

Hoo-bloody-ray there’s news. Quite a bit of it in fact. So much that it’s in danger of leaving not that much for actual E3. Just in case there is some stuff left over for next week Zac and Rob keep you informed.

In this episode: Infinifactory, Fallout 4, Splatoon, Oculus Rift, Steam hardware and refunds, Dishonored 2, XCOM 2, Microsoft, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, DiRT Rally, Time Crisis 5, Star Wars Battlepod and some other stuff.

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Early Gameplay – Besiege

Posted by Rob, June 9, 2015 11:18 pm

So how hard is it to chuck stuff at completely stationary masonary? Zac and Rob attempt to destroy things in dumb ways with video game physics in the first Early Access version of Besiege.

Saladcast 137 (30th May 2015) – Splirtgirls

Posted by Rob, May 31, 2015 2:00 pm

Sometimes the genius the Nintendo knows no bounds. From their crystal ball they predicted that the weeks leading to E3 will be bereft of any interesting news. What a perfect time to release a game, a new IP no less, to give everyone something to talk about! As such happysalad now follows an inverse law of news quantity to podcast length.

In this episode: Splatoon, Minecraft, DiRT Rally, Skullgirls, Rayman Legends, Castle Storm, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Starbound and Zac walks.

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Gameplay – Final Fantasy VII, Part 32 – Sephiroth!

Posted by Rob, May 27, 2015 7:02 pm

This is it! The final push towards saving a small part of this totally messed up world. Zac and Rob take on a sphere, a statue and extremely long animations.

Saladcast 136 (16th May 2015) – Splirt

Posted by Rob, May 17, 2015 9:25 am

As E3 is looming, just one month away, it’s light news time. Nothing much is happening until the convention crazy starts leaking out like battery acid.

In this episode we talk about Guillermo Del Toro, Gears of War, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Formula Fusion, Splatoon, Kerbal Space Program, Rayman Legends, Freedom Planet, Dirt Rally, GTA V and there’s some pretty stupid padding.

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Early Gameplay – DiRT Rally

Posted by Rob, May 16, 2015 7:10 pm

Codemasters surprised us all by busting out DiRT Rally onto Steam Early Access with pretty much zero warning or fanfare. Zac and Rob go check out where it’s at.

SaladCast 135 (4th May 2015) – Silent Space Rally

Posted by Rob, May 5, 2015 7:49 pm

The videogame industry always has one thing going for it: unpredictability. These last two weeks have shown us some of that chaos and there’s quite a bit of news to moan about including Steam “modgate”, Silent Hills, Kerbal Space Program, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, DiRT Rally, The Pinball Arcade, Dungeons of the Endless, Freedom Planet, Forza Horizon 2, Rayman Legends, PoolNationFX, GTA V and other stuff too!

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Final Fantasy VII, Part 31 – Hojo and the Hole – happysalad Gameplay

Posted by Rob, April 30, 2015 9:13 am

Fight fight fight! We’ve got Hojo and Poodlers and a Tonberry and Gargoyles and Bad Rap Samples… Join Zac and Rob as they edge down the crater and towards the end of the game.

Saladcast 134 (19th April 2015) – Infinifurious Legends

Posted by Rob, April 19, 2015 11:11 pm

The latest pizza offering from well known pizza delivery chain Pizza Hut is the confusingly titled “Classic Crust”. Not to be confused with the existing Pan base, the Classic Base turns out to be exactly that, classic, offering nothing new to the pizza experience. You can argue that it is a yet another option for those fussy about base composition to consider and that must be a good thing, but after the crazier base inventions that Pizza Hut have toyed with in recent memory the Classic is nothing to write home about. I should not be writing about it full stop.

In this podcast: Rayman Legends, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious, Infinifactory, Guitar Hero Live, Starbound, LEGO Dimensions, GTA V, E.V.E. Online, Cities: Skylines, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Star Wars.

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Gameplay – Sonic Adventure, Part 5 – Amy and the Bird

Posted by Rob, April 18, 2015 9:47 am

Of what significance is Amy to the story of world domination, chaos emeralds and water monsters? See how shopping,theme parks and a brief stint in jail shaped the fate of Station Square.

SaladCast 133 (5th April 2015) – Goatlines

Posted by Rob, April 6, 2015 1:46 pm

Duckman wins the round,
Monkey took the final brick,
That’s Timesplitters 2

In this episode: Some news, Forza Horizon 2, Cities: Skylines, Game Maker, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Goat Simulator, Axiom Verge, Mario Kart 8, Timesplitters 2 Dreadnought and a few other little bits and bobs.

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Gameplay – Final Fantasy VII, Part 30 – Cleaning House

Posted by Rob, March 29, 2015 9:32 am

It’s another episode of mopping up the litter of Midgar and the Shinra building. Weirdly, all this trash all seems beneficial to the party. Who leaves a sword and performance enhancing “source” just lying around?

SaladCast 132 (22nd March 2015) – Skyrizon

Posted by Rob, March 23, 2015 12:29 am

Zac, Dan and Rob talk for nearly three hours about technology into a microphone and place it upon the internet. Business as usual. At the same time Naomi is smug that she used the same time to do some sewing, complete the ironing and still have time to catch up on her twitter feed. This entire evening reeks of progress, no?

In this episode: Nintendo NX, Cities Skylines, Assassin’s Creed III, Homeworld Remastered, Infinifactory, Forza Horizon 2, DiRT 3, Spaceships and a lot of PC gubbins.

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Gameplay – Beatbuddy

Posted by Rob, March 22, 2015 10:17 am

Steam has just about everything at this point. If you want a game about underwater beings that are the essence of music and must traverse a beat driven environment then Beatbuddy has got you covered. Zac and Rob swing their way through the first level for your pleasure.

Gameplay – Sonic Adventure, Part 4 – Oh No! Knuckles!

Posted by Rob, March 14, 2015 9:28 am

As the last remaining echidna on The Floating Island, Knuckles must have some real pearls of wisdom, handed down through the generations, to share with us all…. right? Zac and Rob experience the story of Sonic Adventure according to Knuckles.

SaladCast 131 (8th March 2015) – Homecreetress

Posted by Rob, March 9, 2015 6:12 pm

Season 6 time! Get hype for the all new blend of random, news and game reviews that is in no way new!

We kick the season off with a Valve heavy episode including ValveVR, Steam Controller, Source 2, Vulcan, Maxis, Assassin’s Creed III, Beatbuddy, Dwarf Fortress, Homeworld, Mass Effect 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Blur and the Heart of Gaming.

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