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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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SaladCast 145 (20th September 2015) – Rocket Replay

Posted by Rob, September 21, 2015 2:09 pm

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Gameplay – Blur (PC)

Posted by Rob, September 15, 2015 5:12 pm

This is our jam! We’ve harped on about this game for years on the SaladCast and now it’s time to show you why. Bizarre Creations may no longer be with us but they went out on a high. Zac and Rob dedicate this happysalad GP to them.

Gameplay – Blocks That Matter

Posted by Rob, September 15, 2015 5:09 pm

Indie games can be a bit “meta”, so here’s a video game about indie game developers rescuing themselves with fake science. Zac gives Rob a degree in block drilling via puzzle platforming.

SaladCast 144 (6th September 2015) – So Industry, Many Binary

Posted by Rob, September 7, 2015 2:22 pm

Unbeknownst to us, it turns out it has been “totally average game week” here at happysalad. Nothing too terrible, nothing mind-blowing, just good-old “B-tier” games being in the same room offering a lukewarm, vaguely honest handshake of mediocrity. The middle of the road is mildly comfortable… and beige.

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Gameplay – One Finger Death Punch

Posted by Rob, August 31, 2015 11:17 am

Kick, Punch, it’s all in the mind… or at least two of your fingers. Zac and Rob commit mass stick figure homicide, albeit in self defence playing One Finger Death Punch.

Saladcast 143 (22nd August 2015) – Gamescommitment

Posted by Rob, August 23, 2015 2:51 pm

Circumstances entirely of Rob’s creation haver lead to a one week delay in the SaladCast delivery schedule and typically, a major event occurred. Gamescom carries a heavy Microsoft slant giving us a press conference to cover in our usual style and 3 weeks of gap gives us quite a few games to chat about. Do we cover everything? “Who knows?”.

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Gameplay – Sonic Adventure, Part 6 – Big Eyes

Posted by Rob, August 8, 2015 11:27 am

Big the Cat shuns the public to such an extent that every part of recording his episode of Sonic Adventure was influenced by his spirit. Recording was dodgy, audio out of sync, encoding process doing whatever it wanted… you’re lucky you get to see this at all.

SaladCast 142 (2nd August 2015) – Factorio and the Blind Truth

Posted by Rob, August 3, 2015 6:11 pm

Rob may have been stag party levels of hungover when we recorded this (his may still be a bit hungover as this is written) but there are gaming discussions that must burst forth like liquidated stomach lining! Discussions of food challenges, press-ups, not having Windows 10, Keiji Inafune and maybe a videogame or two lie within.

And no, we didn’t talk about Pixels. Go wallow in your own misery.

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SaladCast Season 4 Outtakes and Tests

Posted by Rob, July 26, 2015 5:32 pm

So I know we wrapped up Season 4 of the SaladCast well over a year ago (we’re on Season 6 right now) but it’s never too late to catch up on all the pieces you couldn’t have caught up on. Here are some our dumber off-air moments, conversations and noises captured during Season 4 because we left a mic or two on. As always we haven’t cleaned these up so it can sound a bit raw but that’s what outtakes are supposed to sound like. Unintentional.

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Noises, Outtakes, Raw Audio, and more!

SaladCast 141 (19th July 2015) – DiRT Chalice

Posted by Rob, July 20, 2015 6:43 pm

In a move that screams “5 years ago” the happysalad team provide a SaladCast of a length more in keeping with our former restrictions. We don’t even get a cameo from Dan’s alarm to ignore.

In this episode we play some new stuff and keep playing the stuff we were playing and of course mourn the loss of gaming’s most charming man.


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Gameplay – The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb Eternal Edition

Posted by Rob, July 11, 2015 2:38 pm

I think you already know what this is. It’s one of those “shoot stuff to survive but it’s kinda random and the theme is really messed up” games. You know the ones. Zac and Rob discover the benefits of gambling in The Binding of Isaac.

SaladCast 140 (5th July 2015) – One Splat DiRT Punch

Posted by Rob, July 6, 2015 5:31 pm

The “Fallout” from E3 doesn’t leave us too much to “Unravel” and there isn’t much “Uncharted” news to cover. So while there are plenty of new games are on the “Horizon”, there are even more for us to “Maker” our way through right now. So let’s “Siege” the day, party all “Knight” and deliver “SOMA” Saladcast. It’s just how we “DOOM”.

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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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