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Gameplay – The Witness

Posted by Rob, February 13, 2016 3:17 pm

It should go without saying, but as this is a puzzle game watching this video will likely spoil some of the “I’m a genius” feeling this game appears to give. For the rest of you, watch Rob struggle with lines and grids as Zac attempts to introduce The Witness.

Gameplay – Sonic Heroes, Part 1 – Team Sonic

Posted by Rob, January 31, 2016 1:23 pm

Sonic Heroes seems to have been largely forgotten when bad Sonic games are talked about. Why is that? Zac and Rob aim to break the silence with a complete playthrough… oh joy.

SaladCast 154 (24th January 2016) – Solid Garden Heist

Posted by Rob, January 25, 2016 8:46 pm

What does it mean if you get “Enter Sandman” stuck in your head for a day and you haven’t even heard the song in, like, forever? Does it cement it as a badass song? Is it destined to get on my nerves? Am I doomed to cause people to sleep forever? The answer may be found in your reaction to arcane recordings of the SaladCast. I hear there may be talk about the games we can’t quite finish yet, VR pricing, vague news, and not dying in the snow and a hidden message if you listen in reverse.

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Gameplay – Bridge Constructor

Posted by Rob, January 18, 2016 9:07 am

Time for another fumble through the random stuff we end up with on Steam. In Bridge Constructor Zac and Rob build some bridges. Were you expecting something else? Maybe a diplomatic drama?

SaladCast 153 (9th January 2015) – Heroes of the FAST Rebirth

Posted by Rob, January 10, 2016 11:04 am

Once again we are graced with a guest in the form of Richard Kemp (DJKippling) to bring his skew to the cast. In this episode some VR and eSports news, injury predictions, PC hardware, Kickstarter backing, caring about achievements and maybe some actual game chat.

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GOTY 2015 in Text

Posted by Rob, January 5, 2016 5:00 pm

For those who don’t want to sit through the crazy long GOTY podcast you can find a list of the winners right here. Click through to reveal all.

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Saladcast 152 – Game of the Year Awards 2015

Posted by Rob, December 30, 2015 9:35 am

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! It’s time for the end of year special show: GOTY 2015! We must scrutinize the heck out of 2015 for the good of mankind, for it is written: “Those who podcast, must arbitrarily award.” There’s a lot of difficult decisions and few easy answers in one of the busiest gaming years in memory an you can find out exactly how the team arrive at their conclusions (a blog with the results will go up later).

Fair warning: we may talk about story spoilers and mention the Weak Ass Californian Gap.

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Gameplay – Sonic Adventure, Part 8 – Super Sonic Finale

Posted by Rob, December 30, 2015 9:05 am

All of the characters have completed their own journeys but one thing is still unresolved. Time to sort it out with a bright yellow bullet. Zac and Rob close the book on Sonic Adventure.

SaladCast 151 (20th December 2015) – DiRT Pain

Posted by Rob, December 20, 2015 9:27 pm

It’s the countdown to the close of the SaladCast for 2015 when we’ll do a countdown to close 2015. Until then have a regular SaladCast.

There are NO Star Wars spoilers here. You’ve all seen it already anyway.

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Gameplay – Final Fantasy VIII, part 2 – SeeD Exam Slam

Posted by Rob, December 20, 2015 11:41 am

Squall and his new squad mates go out on their first real mission to prove they can grow from the SeeD they will become… that works. Join Zac and Rob on the worst military operation ever.

Also the MIDI music hell has been replaced with the original Playstation soundtrack thanks to the “Roses and Wine” mod. Excellent.

SaladCast 150 (6th December 2015) – Grabbed by the Gear

Posted by Rob, December 7, 2015 7:07 pm

Who likes long podcasts? We like long podcasts! So we made a long podcast! Exclamation marks!!!
Rob gets sour over another Rare Replay game but Dan returns from Morocco to lift him up with MGSV. Zac, meanwhile, exposes us all to his lucky glow (it’s radiation) by starting Fallout 4 again.

PS. We kinda totally missed that most of PSX had happened the day before recording. It wasn’t that great though.

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Gameplay – The Bridge

Posted by Rob, December 5, 2015 10:28 am

Braid was quite an inspiration to the puzzle platforming genre. So here’s Braid…kinda. It’s really The Bridge. Braid with gravity. Zac and Rob let their minds be turned upside down.

SaladCast 149 (22nd November 2015) – Fall o’ Duty

Posted by Rob, November 23, 2015 11:35 am

The Wii U really wants you to know about Nintendo Direct. It’s really important to it that you watch it in action and give it your warm encouragement. In fact it won’t shut up about it. Beeping and dinging and jingling in the corner of the room. Frustratingly needy thing. You know sometings it makes you feel like you could just…. oh shh shh, it’s coming over.

Hey Wii U how’s it going? What you got there? A suspiciously heavy looking lead pipe with Mario Tennis written on it? Better cut to the SaladCast before I listen to everything you could possibly say you wonderful console you.

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Gameplay – Prison Architect

Posted by Rob, November 21, 2015 11:03 am

Prison Architect has made it out of Early Access so Zac had to show Rob what it’s all about. Inmates, Plans, Budgets! Do Introversion combine these into something charming or hard labour?

SaladCast 148 (8th November 2015) – Paris Halo Week

Posted by Rob, November 9, 2015 6:47 pm

Aaaaaand in the blue corner; The current console champion of the world, weighing in at over 25 million units sold despite only a few great games and looking to fight dirty; Sony Playstation!
This would be the honest introduction in the current generation fight and it’s Sony’s time to come out swinging as they dominate Paris Games Week. French it up!

Oh and there was a small release on XBONE called Halo 5. You might have heard of it.

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Gameplay – Sonic Adventure, Part 7 – E102 Gamma and Friends

Posted by Rob, November 7, 2015 4:59 pm

In the last of the main character stories we figure out just what E102 has been trundling around for. Zac and Rob play some more Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast (emulated via Demul as usual).

SaladCast 147 (24th October 2015) – Metal Force Architect

Posted by Rob, October 25, 2015 8:26 am

Did you miss last week’s super special limited edition SaladCast? If so then you missed the best show we’ve ever done. It had celebrity guests, hot new musical acts, exclusive game reveals and even some “fan fiction”. But don’t worry, you can still get your normal edition podcast goodies right here. We’ve brought a pheasant.

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Gameplay – Final Fantasy VIII – Part 1 – A Lot to Learn

Posted by Rob, October 22, 2015 9:32 am

Here we go then. Time to get stuck into Rob’s favourite FF game with Zac and as an added bonus Dan. The salad crew get schooled by the first hour of the 2013 Steam Version of FFVIII.

Gameplay – Dark Souls (PC)

Posted by Rob, October 9, 2015 9:34 am

Zac tries to teach Dan and Rob just how this game really works and show that the unofficial “fix patch” is kinda OK.

SaladCast 146 (4th October 2015) – Just EGX or Goat

Posted by Rob, October 5, 2015 10:40 am

To all those who went to EGX 2015, I have to clap my hands. Finally a show where the crowd isn’t composed of annoying idiots who barge their way through to get anywhere, treading on toes as they do. You make music concerts look thoroughly uncivilised… which is probably the point in a lot of cases but I’m still impressed. See you next year my people.

Needless to say there’s a lot of EGX coverage this week but there’s just enough time for Zac to cover his tabletop adventures too.

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