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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Hosts: Malcolm Spinedi (@PSMalc) & Joe Garcia (@Wons23)

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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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E3 2017 Analysis - Sony

June 13, 2017

E3 2017 is underway, and Sony is looking to build on the runaway success of the PlayStation 4. Joe & Malcolm talk about what blew them away, what they thought was missing, and much more -- give it a listen!

Talking Points: PlayStation!

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E3 2017 Analysis - Ubisoft

June 13, 2017

E3 2017 is underway, and Ubisoft decided to come hard in the paint. A Mario/Rabbids crossover that people actually want to play, their stab at toys to life, pirates, assassins, and yes, a sequel that is absolutely a long time coming are all on the docket.

Talking Points: Ubisoft!

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E3 2017 Analysis - Bethesda

June 13, 2017

E3 2017 is underway, and Bethesda invited us all to Bethesdaland to check out their latest wares. We got sequels we knew were coming in The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but we also got some unexpected news out of the Elder Scrolls and VR camps. Check it out, why don't ya!

Talking Points: Bethesda Presents: Bethesdaland!

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E3 2017 Analysis - Microsoft

June 13, 2017

E3 2017 is underway, and Microsoft is keen on letting us know just what the heck is up with the machine formerly known as Project Scorpio. What do Joe & Malcolm think of the price, and what of all those games they showed off along the way? Jump in and find out!

Talking Points: Microsoft's E3 2017 Media Briefing!

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E3 2017 Analysis - EA Play

June 10, 2017

Firmware Update E3 2017 Analysis - EA Play

E3 2017 is underway, as EA and their Play event are the first to take the stage at the big show. We know Star Wars Battlefront II and EA Sports were going to have a huge presence, but what else did the publisher have in store? Come on in and find out!

Talking Points: EA Play 2017!

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