This week on The Firmware Update, Joe and Malcolm reflect on the tragic passing of Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata and the unprecedented 30-year legacy he leaves behind. Also, Malcolm reviews Godzilla on PlayStation 4, Randy Pitchford is out of his damn mind, and much more.
Talking Points: Satoru Iwata, Programming Wizard; June 2015 NPD numbers; the end of Kojima Productions; Jade Raymond fronts a new EA studio; Shenmue 3 shatters Kickstarter records; Shenmue 3 still doesn’t inspire enough confidence for a full retail release; Aliens: Colonial Marines, Duke Nukem Forever, and other Gearbox classics; Dead Island 2 switches developers; Atlus and Vanillaware team up once again; Play 2015 details; gabbin’ ’bout Godzilla; gauging our excitement for Marvel and DC’s upcoming movies.
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Music: “Eyes on the Prize” (Intro) & “No More Lies” (Outro) by George and Jonathan