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SaladCast 158 (27th March 2016) – Strange Alien Dewadise

Posted by Rob, March 28, 2016 2:06 pm

Need a new diet plan for 2016? Don’t eat Chocolate, play games instead. Take your mind of the sugar with the sweetness of staying alive in Alien Isolation. Eat mushrooms instead with New Super Mario Bros. 2. Simulate the feeling of being slighter further away from chocolate by going for a drive in Burnout Paradise or a greater distance in FAST Racing NEO. Grow your own chocolate alternatives that you can’t even eat in Stardew Valley. All this advice comes courtesy of the SaladCast.

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GlacialSpoon – Wisp Inc.

Posted by Rob, March 24, 2016 10:53 pm

Sonic Colours was actually a pretty great Sonic Game that finally got “Modern Sonic” feeling good. It really deserves more attention than it gets. To help you do the right thing here’s a remix Rob cooked up of one of the more memorable tunes from the game that just landed on OCRemix.

If you want a bit more you can visit Rob’s SoundCloud here.

Gameplay – Sonic Heroes, Part 3 – So Spooky

Posted by Rob, March 20, 2016 5:22 pm

Team Sonic make their way through a mysterious hanging castle because it’s in the way and isn’t really that spooky and… OH MY EYES! THEY MELT! …then there’s a selection of flying fish fortresses. Sonic Heroes is starting to wear Zac and Rob down.

SaladCast 157 (13th March 2016) – Hand of Creadew

Posted by Rob, March 14, 2016 9:54 pm

Season 7 is here and so too is our new audio gift. A new theme tune… hold on we don’t have one? Well I guess you can have some old jaunty brass instead.

In this episode there’s tragedy, news and reviews! Nintendo Direct, Microsoft’s PC game, Mario, Hand of Fate, Picross, Cities, and not Harvest Moon.

What else did we forget? Oh bugger there’s that Life Is Strange coverage we don’t talk about.

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Gameplay – Broforce

Posted by Rob, March 12, 2016 11:16 am

How many bros does it take to liberate the world? Quite a few if they are all composed of 80’s action heroes. That’s the key message of Broforce. Zac and Rob brave the jungles of terror.

SaladCast 156 (28th February 2016) – Grow Pokémon Bro

Posted by Rob, February 29, 2016 6:15 pm

If one person doesn’t really know what they are talking about and another person doesn’t have a clue about their own words, do they combine into fact or is this how culture begins? This episode attempts to answer this question with spectacular results.

This week there’s plenty of new Pokémon, Rob finishes Metal Gear, Zac avoids DLC, Dan breaks his stuff and vague news is back. Trust cautiously.

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Gameplay – Sonic Heroes, Part 2 – Make It Rain

Posted by Rob, February 26, 2016 10:24 pm

Sonic and friends continue their pointlessly on foot trek across the planet in pursuit of Eggman. This time we have canyons, rails, vertical platforming and team deathmatch… all the best stuff in a Sonic game (sarcasm). Join Zac and Rob being relieved of their will.

SaladCast 155 (13th February 2016) – Witness Fate

Posted by Rob, February 14, 2016 11:42 am

After a week off for Dan to get some surgery we’re back and Zac and Rob have colds. Go figure.

Plenty of news this week as the games industry comes out of hibernation featuring Rocket League, money, Peter Molyneux, legal fights, Amazon, poopy PC ports and Nintendo. Welcome back!

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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.

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