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The Firmware Update
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February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

This week on The Firmware Update, Malcolm reviews the first major PlayStation 4 exclusive of 2015 -- The Order: 1886.

Talking Points: Gamz Jarnlizm; Sony gearing up to showcase Project Morpheus at GDC; Lionsgate teams up with Telltale Games for a "super show"; Batman: Arkham Knight gets an "M" rating; online heists are coming to Grand Theft Auto V; what Tom Clancy's The Division and Street Fighter V have in common; the PlayStation Store's annual Spring Fever event is bigger than ever; Rock Band and Guitar Hero are poised for a comeback tour; The Order: 1886 goes under the microscope; Go Go Gritty Rangers.

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

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Music: “Eyes on the Prize” (Intro) & “No More Lies” (Outro) by George and Jonathan

February 19, 2015 12:49 PM PST

This week on The Firmware Update, all your old favorites are back in the news, and none of them might actually come out! Also, Sony is barely an electronics company anymore and we somehow didn't notice.

Talking Points: Crippling WWE SuperCard addiction and Monster Huntin'; Sony's awesome PlayStation Heroes charity initiative; let's give up on The Last Guardian already; Spider-Man, PlayStation, and iPhone camera sensors as business cornerstones; The Order: 1886 is too short for dummies; teasing the return of Rock Band and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater; even more PlayStation charity; planning the grizzly on-camera death of Peter Parker and the ultimate triumph of Miles Morales.

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

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Music: “Eyes on the Prize” (Intro) & “No More Lies” (Outro) by George and Jonathan

February 13, 2015 08:08 PM PST

This week on The Firmware Update, Joe and Malcolm discuss Sony's giant list of PlayStation releases set for 2015, and the surprising games that did (and didn't) make an appearance. All that, plus the biggest damn news segment in quite some time. Buckle up!

Talking Points: Joe's perpetual joblessness; Malcolm's co-worker finally gets a Vita; PlayStation 4 is back on top; 2015 DICE Award winners; 2015 BAFTA Game award nominees; Bethesda going big for E3 2015; Peter Molyneux is still a terrible, terrible liar; the gritty Asteroids reboot no one asked for; Driveclub PS Plus Edition is still a long ways out; Resident Evil HD Remaster hits the big time and other PSN top sellers for January 2015; another nail in the Resistance coffin.

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

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Music: “Eyes on the Prize” (Intro) & “No More Lies” (Outro) by George and Jonathan

February 05, 2015 01:57 PM PST

This week on The Firmware Update, Joe and Malcolm continue to pimp their new wrestling podcast (Slam University, foo'!), talk Persona and quarterly financial reports, and chat up the first big release of 2015.

Talking Points: Pussy ear; Sony Online Entertainment bringing their wares to Xbox; PlayStation 4 continues to sell well, while Vita continues to flounder; Persona!; Grand Theft Auto V is an unbridled success; Square Enix promises all the Final Fantasy you can handle in March; the slim possibility of South Park: The Stick of Truth DLC; is Assassin's Creed Rogue finally coming to PS4; Joe reviews Dying Light; Joe doesn't want to play Destiny.

Community Question: Are you one of the 1.2 million that bought Dying Light at launch? If so, how are you liking it?

Write in to the show at: FirmwareUpdatePodcast@gmail.com

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

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Music: "Eyes on the Prize" (Intro) & "No More Lies" (Outro) by George and Jonathan

January 29, 2015 10:49 AM PST

On this week's show, Joe and Malcolm talk about the PlayStation Vita losing features, the PlayStation 4, gaining one, their most anticipated games of 2015, and (despite starting a whole new podcast dedicated to wrestling) the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

Talking points: Joystiq learning of their own impending closure through the grapevine; Vita loses Maps, near, and YouTube, oh my!; Spotify Loves PlayStation; Capcom can't resist inserting microtransactions where they don't belong; mobile darling Badland comes to PlayStation; Dragon Age: Inquisition gets GLAAD, and its pub tunes are made freely available; Evolve's beta numbers and mobile companion app; Dragon's Dogma Online; Destiny dev promises fewer screw-ups; Borderlands galore; looking forward to 2015; the Royal goddamn Rumble.

Visit the show: thefirmup.wordpress.com

Write in to the show: FirmwareUpdatePodcast@gmail.com

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

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Music: "Eyes on the Prize" (Intro) & "No More Lies" (Outro) by George and Jonathan

January 22, 2015 04:46 PM PST

Even with the short time since recording the last episode, news is light on this week's show. Pick it up, video game industry! Also, Joe and Malcolm give their first on-air review for the just-released Citizens of Earth. Hail to the Vice Chief!

Talking points: Sony continues to make amends for the PSN outage in 2011; The Order: 1886 has gone gold, but will anybody care?; The Elder Scrolls Online finally has a PS4 release date; return to Telltale's Westoros in February; Evo 2015's fighting game lineup is revealed and includes some interesting entries; Borderlands comes to PS4 (Borderlands not included); Sony Bend cuts a promo; Sony continues to make amends for the PSN outage on Christmas 2014; PS4's underwhelming 2015 lineup; Joe & Malcolm review Citizens of Earth.

More information on the 2011 PSN outage settlement: https://psnsoesettlement.com/

Visit the show: thefirmup.wordpress.com

Write in to the show: FirmwareUpdatePodcast@gmail.com

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

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Music: "Eyes on the Prize" (Intro) & "No More Lies" (Outro) by George and Jonathan

January 19, 2015 10:20 AM PST

It's been a while since the giant-sized Game of the Year show, but Joe and Malcolm hit the ground running in 2015 not only with the Firmware Update, but with exciting new things to come. Dig it!

Talking points: State of the Show address, what Malcolm and Joe intend for 2015, wrestling discussion returns, Xbox One continues to outsell PS4, the surprising and not surprising PSN sales numbers, we don't spoil Batman: Arkham Knight, Bill Farmer gets goofy about Kingdom Hearts III, Amplitude delayed, Rock Band's demise and possible return, Saints Row IV on PS4, and much more!

Visit the show: thefirmup.wordpress.com

Write in to the show: FirmwareUpdatePodcast@gmail.com

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

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Music: "Eyes on the Prize" (Intro) & "No More Lies" (Outro) by George and Jonathan

January 08, 2015 02:24 PM PST

Joe and Malcolm are joined by special guest/peacemaker Steph Anie (@DCXM) for the biggest show of the year! Get comfy, folks, because it's a big'un.

Talking points: The Firmware Update's third annual Game of the Year tournament.

View the tournament bracket here: http://bit.ly/1xKn5bV

Write in to the show at: FirmwareUpdatePodcast@gmail.com

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

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Music: "Eyes on the Prize" (Intro) & "No More Lies" (Outro) by George and Jonathan

January 04, 2015 06:13 PM PST

Joe and Malcolm kick off the new year the only way they know how: by arguing about the best games from the year prior. Before things really get going for next week's Game of the Year tournament, though, they have to determine which fringe game will earn the final spot on the bracket.

Talking points: Joe's adventures in drinking and commemorative consoles, hackers put coal in PlayStation Network's stocking, Sony sells The Interview to everyone but their own customers, January's PlayStation Plus freebies, an unsurprising character reveal for Mortal Kombat X, PlayStation Now comes to Samsung Smart TVs, Limbo is probably coming to PS4, Planetside 2 finally shows its face on PS4, Assassin's Creed Unity is a broke-ass game, the perils of going digital, determining the 16th entrant to next week's Game of the Year tournament.

View the tournament bracket here: http://bit.ly/1Kddvn0

Write in to the show at: FirmwareUpdatePodcast@gmail.com

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

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Music: "Eyes on the Prize" (Intro) & "No More Lies" (Outro) by George and Jonathan

December 22, 2014 05:28 PM PST

Firmware Update is here to wish everyone a Merry Xmas! The boys tell of Xmas shopping, including how Malc finally got a Wii U. Find out how and much more!

Talking Points: The boys try to do a short episode, Everyone is Going to the Rapture finally gets...screenshots, everyone is using the Unreal 4, is Final Fantasy XV getting Destiny hype, and our 3rd Annual Game of the Tournament is coming next week!

Community Question: Final week to let Joe know what he should do with his PS4! Should he sell it or keep it!

Write in to the show at: FirmwareUpdatePodcast@gmail.com

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

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Music: "Eyes on the Prize" (Intro) & "No More Lies" (Outro) by George and Jonathan

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