Firmware Update 1.96: Dance Dance Revolution

August 9, 2017

In the latest news episode of The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm feel the beat with not one but two all-new Persona dancing games! Plus, WB decides to throw a wet blanket on everyone's excitement for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Boogie down and get in here!

Talking Points: Malcolm has all the time in the world; Joe's moving house; Horizon: Zero Dawn's expansion gets a November release; big things are happening for Dragon Quest; microtransactions come to Mordor; Persona gets footloose; Wolfenstein II gets a pretty good season pass; Ni no Kuni II, not so much; NBA Live 18 gets an actual distinguishing feature over 2K18; microwaved Chun-Li; Dying Light is getting more free DLC all this time later; taking one in the Pokemon Go-nads.

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Firmware Update Review - Sundered

August 1, 2017

In the latest episode of The Firmware Update, Malcolm takes everyone on a deep dive of a flashy new action platforming game, Sundered. How does it stack up against other titles in the burgeoning Metroidvania class? Listen and find out!

Talking Points: Sundered!

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Firmware Update 1.95: EVO Within

July 22, 2017

In the latest news episode of The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm are still buzzing about the EVO 2017 fighting game tournament and all the announcements that came along with it. They've also played the Destiny 2 beta, and Telltale has a handful of announcements. Busy times!

Talking Points: Malcolm catches up on Nier: Automata; cautiously optimistic about Destiny 2; NPD results for June 2017; game and character announcements out of EVO 2017; Gran Turismo Sport is (probably) coming in October; Kingdom Hearts III is (probably not) coming in 2018; Ni no Kuni 2 slips out of 2017; Telltale announces new seasons of Batman, The Wolf Among Us, and The Walking Dead; Casey Hudson returns to Bioware; Destiny 2 brings a sweet new PlayStation 4 Pro bundle to the table; import your greatest nemesis into Middle-earth: Shadow of War; The Tomorrow Children is over as quickly as it started; Undertale comes to PlayStation in August; Crash Bandicoot sees an N. Sane boon;  6.66 means good things for Doom; Blizzard's Overwatch League butts heads with...Major League Baseball?!

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Firmware Update Review - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

July 20, 2017

In the latest episode of The Firmware Update, the latest season of Telltale Games’ flagship series is up for review – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. How does it stack up to previous seasons? Shamble on in and find out!

Talking Points: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier!

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Firmware Update Review - Injustice 2

July 17, 2017

In the latest episode of The Firmware Update, it's a superhero showdown as Malcolm reviews the latest from NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2! What's to love, and what could have used some work? Come find out!

Talking Points: Injustice 2!

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Firmware Update Mailbag - July 13th, 2017

July 13, 2017

In this special edition of The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm dive into their mailbag and answer a lengthy email from longtime listener Reneid Klein. We thank our first-ever Patreon supporter, Joe fawns over Nier: Automata and gears up for Horizon: Zero Dawn, discuss bitchin' movie gun fights, the genius of Norm Macdonald, and our favorite underappreciated movies.

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Firmware Update Review - The Surge

June 28, 2017

In the latest episode of The Firmware Update, it's a deep dive into Deck13's latest offering, The Surge. How does its stack up compared to other games in the burgeoning Souls-like genre? Let Malcolm and Joe tell you all about it!

Talking Points: The Surge!

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Firmware Update 1.94: Super Patreon

June 28, 2017

In the latest news episode of The Firmware Update, Nintendo steals the limelight once again by announcing what we all knew was coming,  while Joe & Malcolm are lured back into Final Fantasy XV with platinum trophies and monster trucks.

Oh, and the show is now on Patreon.

Wait, what?!

Talking Points: Patreon.com/TheFirmUp; whether Nintendo will actually manufacture enough SNES Classics; May 2017 NPD numbers; Final Fantasy XIV is the latest game hindered by Sony's online policy; Final Fantasy XV goes muddin'; Hitman's first episode is now free for all;  what's that about an LA Noire remaster?; Hatsune Miku turns 10; Diablo III's new Necromancer class; .hack gets a new coat of paint.

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Firmware Update 1.93: Winding Down E3 2017

June 19, 2017

In the first post-E3 2017 episode of The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm recap the news that broke from the show floor before giving their final thoughts on the show. Everyone gets to exhale!

Talking Points: The impact of the public's attendance at E3 2017; the show's most popular trailers; Sony's refusal to play nice with Nintendo and Microsoft;  David Cage's 2,000-page commitment to say nothing with Detroit: Become Human; what's new in the Shadow of the Colossus remake; dressing up Insomniac's Spider-Man; Metal Gear Survive gets pushed out of 2017; a straightforward reason for The Elder Scrolls 6's absence; the course if finally set for IO Interactive and Hitman; The Walking Dead goes virtual; rest assured knowing Mighty No. 9 is still coming to Vita; Sly Cooper's future in television; turning to Gamescom; final thoughts on E3 2017.

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E3 2017 Analysis - Nintendo

June 13, 2017

E3 2017 is underway, and Nintendo wants to solidify their hybrid Switch as a legitimate platform. How magical is Super Mario Odyssey, and just how many outrageous reveals can they squeeze into a half-hour? Turns out it's plenty!

Talking Points: Nintendo!

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