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Joe and Malcolm talk about all things PlayStation - news, reviews, and much more!

The Firmware Update Joe Garcia & Malcolm Spinedi

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Joe and Malcolm talk about all things PlayStation - news, reviews, and much more!

    Firmware Update 2.27: E3 2021

    Firmware Update 2.27: E3 2021

    The biggest event on the gaming calendar has come and gone, and you'd better believe Joe & Malcolm have things to say about it!



    Talking Points: The games of E3 2021!



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



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    • 2 hr 17 min
    Firmware Update 2.26: Show Tunes & Village People

    Firmware Update 2.26: Show Tunes & Village People

    Two months after promising not to take so long between episodes, Joe & Malcolm are back on the saddle. They've been playing some video games, though!

    Talking Points: Joe re-enters the workforce; MLB The Show 21 breaks ground as the first PlayStation-developed game to show up on Xbox consoles; Outriders delivers the run-and-gun action and cringe-worthy dialogue we've come to love from People Can Fly; Marvel's Avengers gets a mighty upgrade on PS5; It Takes Two is a co-op only adventure that's as bittersweet as it is inventive; Resident Evil 8: Village delivers the goods; Resident Evil 9: Six??

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

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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Firmware Update 2.25: Remake Remastered

    Firmware Update 2.25: Remake Remastered

    Joe & Malcolm are back to talk about what they've been playing since their game of the year show, but before that a few news tidbits dropped that are well worth talking about. Hop in and hang out, why don't ya?

    Talking Points: Getting stepped on by the supremely tall vampire lady in Resident Evil 8: Village; Final Fantasy VII Remake comes to PS5 with some upgrades and new story content in tow; Marvel's Avengers disassembling; EA pulls the plug on Anthem 2.0; Destiny 2 keeps its hooks in Malcolm; Joe finally plumbs the depths of Hades; Malcolm's time in the substantial Outriders demo; the restored glory of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered; the long awaited PS5 release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon; no one to play Destruction AllStars with.

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

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Firmware Update 2.24: Games of the Year 2020

    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!

    Talking Points: The very best games of 2020!

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

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    • 2 hr 53 min
    Firmware Update 2.23: Out to Launch

    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!





    Talking Points: Adventures in reselling old consoles; navigating the PS5's shiny new UI; dipping our toes in backwards compatibility; the not-so-straightforward process of upgrading certain PS4 games to PS5; the glory of the DualSense controller; the sheer delight of exploring Astro's Playroom; Destiny 2's Beyond Light expansion keeps its hooks in Malcolm; Yakuza: Like a Dragon's seamless transition to a new protagonist and gameplay genre; Bluepoint Games outdo themselves with the Demon's Souls remake; Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the latest step in the young hero's mainstream takeover; Joe samples Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox Series X.

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



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    • 2 hr 2 min
    Firmware Update 2.22: Live from the Impact Zone

    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!

    Talking Points: Malcolm hits the big four-oh; preorder woes; Microsoft just ups and buys Bethesda, as a treat; Peter Parker, transformed; PSN trophies get an overhaul; Yakuza: Like a Dragon is out on everything but PS5; Genshin Impact takes the world by storm; plugging away at Destiny 2; Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning casts its spell; the curious case of Super Mario 3D All-Stars; Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is the remake all classic games deserve; getting chummy with Maneater.

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

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    • 2 hr 14 min

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