Firmware Update 2.24: Games of the Year 2020

It’s that special time of the year where Joe & Malcolm talk about the best games of 2020, and wouldn’t you know it — one of the worst years of our lifetimes was also jam-packed with quality video games! The traditional tournament format to declare a definitive game of the year is cast aside, and the guys instead present ordered lists of their personal favorite games. It’s a good time! Get in here!

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Firmware Update 2.23: Out to Launch

Joe & Malcolm both have shiny new PlayStation 5’s, and dang it they’re gonna tell you all about it! With three weeks of next-generation gaming under their belts, here are their impressions of the DualSense controller, system software, and, best of all, some dang video games. This is a good one, so come and get it!

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Firmware Update 2.22: Live from the Impact Zone

Joe & Malcolm have their next-gen consoles all preordered, so now it’s time for them to play the waiting game. Obviously that means playing other, actual video games in the meantime. Come hear about ’em!

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Firmware Update 2.21: PlayStation 5 Guys

The sprint towards the next generation is on, as Sony has finally revealed the price and date for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Prices! Release dates! Bombshell game reveals! Preorder fiascos!

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Firmware Update 2.20: All Falls Down

Firmware Update 2.20: All Falls Down

Joe & Malcolm join the rest of the world in mourning the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman, whose iconic turn as Black Panther meant so much to so many people. Rest in power, king.

They soldier on to talk about the games they’ve played in August, including the return of a classic franchise and an absolutely infectious new battle royale. Come on in, the water’s fine!

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Firmware Update 2.19: All Caught Up

So now that we’ve spent several hours catching up on 2018 and 2019, Joe & Malcolm get together to…spend several hours catching up on 2020! We’ve relaunched with a new monthly format, but we did that in the middle of a good year for games, so with this we’re all up to speed. Come on in and have a listen, will ya?

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Firmware Update 2.18: Games of the Years

Firmware Update 2.18: Games of the Years

OK, then! We fell way behind our 2018 Game of the Year show and tried to get things going in May 2019. We haven’t recorded a regular episode of the show since and find ourselves smack dab in the year 2020, two GOTY shows behind.

The solution? Adopting a new monthly format, baby! Going forward, news will take a backseat in favor of talking about the games we’ve played over the past few weeks. For now, though, we each talk about our own personal favorite games of 2018 and 2019 to offer some kind of Game of the Year content, dang it.

Oh, and the world as we knew it a year ago is upside down, and there’s a whole new PlayStation coming. It’s a big episode. Continue reading

Firmware Update Review – The Surge 2

Firmware Update Review - The Surge 2

In the latest episode of The Firmware Update, Malcolm dives into The Surge 2, the follow-up to 2017’s surprise hit. Is it a worthy successor, or does it go into the scrap pile? Take a listen and find out! Continue reading

Firmware Update 2.17: The Road to Game of the Year 2018

*looks at episode title*

*looks at calendar*

LOL

Look, we know. Things happened! We’re not getting into them here and now, but let’s get back on track with our annual behemoth Game of the Year tournament shows! Joe & Malcolm’s old pal TL Foster joins in to start things off with the dark horse bracket to see which game gets the honor of making the main bracket featuring 16 of 2018’s greatest hits. Get in here, the water’s fine! Continue reading

Firmware Update 2.16: The Monster at the End (and Middle (and Start)) of this Podcast

Firmware Update 2.16: The Monster at the End (and Middle (and Start)) of this Podcast

On the latest episode of The Firmware Update, Joe and Malcolm talk all about the 2018 Game Awards as Joe’s apartment is suddenly accosted by terrible, sporadic construction noise that he can’t do anything about and forces the show to run shorter than planned. A real treat for the ears!

Talking Points: Red Dead Redemption 2 is a job; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a love letter to video games; the actual awards given out by The Game Awards; Far Cry 5 gets a direct sequel; marvel at the return of Ultimate Alliance; one of the rare good non-Mario kart games gets its due; taking a trip to The Outer Worlds; a new Dragon Age is imminent, come hell or high water; Mortal Kombat 11 is gory as hell; Psychonauts 2 is coming along nicely; the first Smash DLC promises to take your heart.

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