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The Firmware Update
Malc and Joe talk about all things PlayStation - news, reviews, and much more!
Category: Video Games
Location: United States
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January 27, 2017 06:21 PM PST

In this edition of The Firmware Update, it's an upside-down new reality in which a vindictive game show host is the most powerful man on the planet, Malcolm preorders a Nintendo Switch, and Joe wears a chocobo hat.

Talking Points: Punch more Nazis; never too early for E3 planning; Sony shuts down one of its oldest studios; Resident Evil 7's upcoming DLC; Watch Dogs 2 gets an extended trial; Tekken 7 finally gets a street date; Injustice 2 character leaks; the ridiculous history of NBA Live; the suddenly impending Nintendo Switch. 

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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

January 11, 2017 12:12 PM PST

In this edition of The Firmware Update, Joe, Malcolm, and former co-host Tyler Lee finish what they started and hash out the best that 2016 had to offer. Get comfy, it's a long'n!

Talking Points: The 2016 Game of the Year tournament, featuring murder sandboxes, human abominations, road trips, and watersports.

Here's this week's bracket!

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

Hosts: Malcolm Spinedi (@PSMalc), Joe Garcia (@Wons23), Tyler Lee (@_TylerRLee_)

January 10, 2017 09:45 AM PST

This week on The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm are joined by former co-host Tyler Lee to discuss Diablo III's throwback event, Mass Effect: Andromeda, PlayStation's most recent success, and -- oh, yeah -- get the ball rolling on their annual Game of the Year tournament.

Talking Points: Catching up; Diablo III's Darkening of Tristram; Mass Effect: Andromeda nails down a March release date; Tomb Raider's creative future; Injustice 2 gets a release date, too; PS4 is 53 million strong; 2016's best-selling game on the PlayStation Store is 2015's biggest surprise hit; Atlus' promising new RPG; the possibility of a Shenmue remaster; Platinum Games has a rough week; Rime re-emerges as a multiplatform title; determining the final seed for The Firmware Update's 2016 Game of the Year tournament.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

Hosts: Malcolm Spinedi (@PSMalc), Joe Garcia (@Wons23), Tyler Lee (@_TylerRLee_)

December 17, 2016 09:41 PM PST

This week on The Firmware Update, Joe & Malcolm return from a long absence with an even longer show! Over the course of damn near four hours, they recount the 2016 editions of The Game Awards and PlayStation Experience, all while being hit from all angles with product placement.

Talking Points: The ideal number of seizures to suffer is zero; blessed tidings from Schick Hydro Man; some damn gameplay footage for Mass Effect: Andromeda, finally; The Walking Dead: A New Frontier's two-part premiere; Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy; Death Stranding; Uncharted: The Lost Legacy; Knack by-gawd 2; Windjammers, y'all; Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite; Ace Combat 7; The Last of Us Part II; Crytek fails to pay its employees once again; Valkyria Revolution comes stateside; the Wet Bandits invade Hitman; Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian are real games that you can play right now; The Bone Zone, as presented by Cricket Wireless.

Write in to the show: mailbag@thefirmup.com

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


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)

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