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The Firmware Update
Malc and Joe talk about all things under the Playstation sun including news, reviews, and much more!
Category: Video Games
Location: United States
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November 28, 2016 05:16 PM PST

In this special edition of The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm are all about Final Fantasy XV. With a well-documented development cycle that spans an entire decade, there's plenty to talk about -- recalling all the different games and world events that have occurred since its announcement in 2006, what the hell took so long, and what lessons Square Enix could learn from it all.

Talking Points: The trials and tribulations of Final Fantasy XV, and its road ahead.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

November 12, 2016 05:35 PM PST

This week on The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm journey through the stars with the help of Mass Effect: Andromeda and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, while news out of BlizzCon promises to pull them back down into Diablo III. And have you heard the good news about the Chicago Cubs baseball club?!

Talking Points: Ya done goofed up, America, but at least the Cubbies pulled one out before the now inevitable heat-death of our once great planet; the story driving Mass Effect: Andromeda; Diablo III recreates the 1996 original; MLB The Show 17 invests in Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw; Bethesda puts their interests over your own; YouTube gets HDR support in time for the PlayStation 4 Pro's launch; Evolve and Driveclub get their finishing touches; Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare; Gears of War 4; Episode 3 of Batman: The Telltale Series; 100ft Robot Golf; books into games; putting good games out to die.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

October 22, 2016 10:05 AM PDT

The latest episode of The Firmware Update is short but no less momentous, as Joe & Malcolm talk up the blockbuster reveals of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the newly-christened Nintendo Switch console. 

Talking Points: The possibility of Joe transcending his physical form and becoming a being a of pure light if the Chicago Cubs make the World Series; Red Dead Redemption 2; Nintendo Switch.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

October 12, 2016 11:14 PM PDT

This week on The Firmware Update, we're on the cusp on the release of PlayStation VR. Of course, games like Resident Evil and Call of Duty 4 dominate the conversation -- topical stuff!

Talking Points: The trouble with PlayStation VR and HDR; Resident Evil 7 and Batman: Arkham VR's exclusivity windows; the evolution of the Resident Evil franchise; Gravity Rush 2 falls out of 2016; clean out your hard drive for this year's Call of Duty releases; Bethesda finally works out mod support for its games; Beyond Good & Evil 2 is finally, actually happening; cloudy weather in No Man's Sky; From Software moves on from Souls with Armored Core, something weird, and, um, dark fantasy; what Joe and Malcolm have been playing.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

September 22, 2016 03:01 PM PDT

This week on The Firmware Update, hear about the latest developments out of Tokyo Game Show! Then, imagine Joe & Malcolm's surprise upon learning that The Last Guardian wouldn't meet its latest release date. Unprecedented!

Talking Points: Oops! Most of Joe's writing has disappeared from the internet!; Japanese trade shows versus E3; The Last Guardian is delayed, water is wet, etc.; South Park isn't safe from delays, either; Igarashi's Bloodstained gets pushed to 20-got-dang-18; Microsoft goes hard in the paint following PS4 Pro's lukewarm reception; Ezio Auditore makes up for the lack of a new Assassin's Creed game; Dark Souls approaches the light; Episode 2 of Telltale's Batman turns the Dark Knight's tragic origin on its head; the overwhelming crappiness of Homefront: The Revolution.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

September 07, 2016 05:26 PM PDT

On this special episode of The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm share their piping hot takes on the new hardware Sony revealed at their PlayStation Meeting in New York City. What's all up in the PS4 Slim and newly christened PS4 Pro? When are these puppies out? Get in here and find out!

Talking Points: The PS4 Pro and the PS4 Slim!

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

 


September 06, 2016 06:52 AM PDT

This week on The Firmware Update, Joe and Malcolm catch up on a huge backlog of news, not least of which includes a redesigned PS4 leaking ahead of Sony's big event in New York City. Also, Malcolm becomes a confused old man halfway through the show.

Talking Points: PlayStation 4 software 4.00 goes to beta; the totally nonexistent PS4 Slim; how long is too long for refunds?; The Walking Dead season three gets a name and release window; imagine our surprise at the news of a Gran Turismo delay; a Michael Jordan headlines an NBA 2K release for two years running; check out Overwatch for free this weekend; PlayStation Plus prices go up and PlayStation Network upgrades its security; The Assassination of Metal Gear by the Coward Konami; stars align for Persona 5; Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV; Deus Ex: Mankind Divided; Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X; Netflix and binge watching.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

August 16, 2016 07:52 AM PDT

This week on The Firmware Update, the long-awaited No Man's Sky finally sees the light of day, and Joe and Malcolm are space truckin' all over whatever galaxy the game actually takes place in. Oh, and you'll have to wait a little while longer for something that's already been 10 years in the making. D'oh!

Talking Points: Joe immediately and decisively flip-flops on the Xbox One S; PlayStation 4's latest firmware update finally catches up to two-year-old Wii U technology; the PS4's Joe DiMaggio-like sales streak is finally broken; Sony finally gears up to reveal their upgraded PS4; how much room you'll need for PlayStation VR; we're still playing Pokémon Go, by the way; Final Fantasy XV slips into November; claiming No Man's Sky; Telltale's Batman; We Happy Few hits early access.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

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

July 25, 2016 09:34 PM PDT

This week on The Firmware Update, the sparse summer release schedule opens the door for Joe and Malcolm to be swept away by a tidal wave comprised of Pokemon Go and San Diego Comic Con trailers.

Talking Points: Teeny-tiny retro consoles; teeny-tiny glimmers of hope for Sonic Mania; June 2016 NPD results; No Man's Sky hits even more legal turbulance; Rise of the Tomb Raider's PS4 release sets Malcolm's priorities way off track; Gravity Rush 2 gets a release date, too; Sony forgoes a Gamescom conference for a second straight year; Pokemon Go makes Joe and Malcolm mere pawns in game of life.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

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

July 13, 2016 08:19 AM PDT

This week on The Firmware Update, Joe and Malcolm traverse some serious peaks and valleys with June's release of games like Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, Inside, and Mighty No. 9. And yeah, they've been playing Pokémon Go like everyone else you've seen on the street.

Talking Points: Resident Evil 7's demo is downloaded by millions, but we haven't unlocked all of its secrets; BAH-ROCK. LESNAR; Batman: Return to Arkham sees an indefinite delay; No Man's Sky is finally, actually coming out; the dwindling possibility of a Demon's Souls remaster; Mighty No. 9; Mirror's Edge Catalyst; Inside; Odin Sphere Leifthrasir; Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE; Pokémon Go; an honest-to-God email!

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

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

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