PS4 Has Important Day One Firmware Update

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#151 Posted by VintAge68 (86 posts) -

300MB doesn't sound too much even with less decent download speeds--we've been waiting that long for the next-gen platforms to be released...

#152 Posted by YummyTreeSap (309 posts) -

I'm pretty sure all the negative comments re the Xbox One weren't about Day One patches, they were about an always-online DRM policy, which they ended up changing (for the good). Day One patches are pretty much a given in this climate of video game consoles, so I don't see any reason to care. I guess if your Internet connection is shitty I can see being a little annoyed at having to go find somewhere you can download the patch to a USB drive from, but 'eh'.

#153 Edited by PJ (1144 posts) -

@cadallin said:

LOL@ the butthurt microsoft fanboys trying to say we should be angry about this.

An OS update? Over the internet? Sure guys, totally shocking.

Also TOTALLY the same as Microsoft trying to dictate that they should have a live, always on internet connected webcam feed in your living room.

Try harder, you're not going to get very far by claiming we should be upset for Sony giving us product support.

I'm sorry? Do you seriously belive that MS would actually record you with the Kinect when you play? Are you seriously that fucking paranoid? Belive me, MS is not fucking interrested in what your fat ass is doing. And you have full controll of what the Kinect will or will not see, you can use it as a voice only device if you want. And that was all before they said it wont be required. And where do you get that the Kinect is always on? You can turn the console(and in proxy the kinect) off.

And most are not upset att the day one patch in it self. It's just that Sony's trackrecord with something on this scale and internet related points to them fucking it up, just like Nintendo.
Also, it's pretty fucking strange that you have to update it if you want to use the DVD/Blu-ray capabilities when the PS3 had it from day one without an update.

Given their experience, MS are the ones that are least likely to fuck up the day ona patch thing(though still not a 100%).

I guess I'll se if you get to use it on day one or if I have to update it for half a day when I get it in a few weeks. I have friends that need crushing in FIFA 14 and that can't wait.

Man, it's really soon isn't it? Only good thing about MS delaying the Xbox One here in Sweden till next year is that I don't need to live on noodles for a month since some fucking idiot thought it was a good idea to release them both at the same fucking time.

#154 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2502 posts) -

Really? Blu-Ray and DVD functionality?
They seriously couldn't put that in the original firmware?

#155 Edited by Dan_CiTi (3300 posts) -
#156 Posted by Evercaptor (391 posts) -

Don't Sony have a disquieting tendency to brick consoles during updates? Keep hold of your receipt, I guess.

#157 Posted by THRICE_604 (210 posts) -

Well since most of the features all involve online functionality a firmware update is no big deal. It just gives Sony more time to fully bake these features since both of these consoles are coming in so hot they are on fire.

#158 Posted by Zevvion (1871 posts) -

@cadallin said:

LOL@ the butthurt microsoft fanboys trying to say we should be angry about this.

An OS update? Over the internet? Sure guys, totally shocking.

Also TOTALLY the same as Microsoft trying to dictate that they should have a live, always on internet connected webcam feed in your living room.

Try harder, you're not going to get very far by claiming we should be upset for Sony giving us product support.

Who have you seen that says you should be angry about this? As far as I can see, everyone here understands the need for a day one update. Some people are just surprised that some of these features need to be updated, but no one is saying this is bad.

Also, paranoia aside, fact is the Kinect isn't always on and can be turned off for any game where it isn't a core feature. Besides that, I'm kind of laughing at people who think Microsoft... heck... any person on this planet would want to see them sitting in the living room. I was surprised to learn that a lot of people apparently are scared that they might get caught naked or even masturbating on the Kinect and Microsoft would somehow use that footage for... hell, I don't know. It's pure paranoia. The alternative is that you're so in love with yourself that you actually believe some random person wants to see you jack off.

#159 Posted by pattonrage (4 posts) -

Whoever does PR for Sony should advertise this launch as their greatest achievement. It's genius, really. Rather than up-front trying to spin the flaws of the launch as positive features, like Microsoft did, they've simply slowly announced the downsides over the course of the lead-up to the launch.

#160 Posted by paulunga (2013 posts) -

Wow, if this was the Xbox One we were talking about people would tear it to shreds for this.

#161 Posted by THRICE_604 (210 posts) -

@paulunga said:

Wow, if this was the Xbox One we were talking about people would tear it to shreds for this.

Xbox One has a day one firmware update as well. I seem to recall the internet celebrating those changes.

#162 Posted by clarkj1981 (39 posts) -
#163 Edited by Zohar (116 posts) -

300Mb. Just enough time to crack open a mountain dew, grab a bag of doritos, and order a stuffed crust while it's downloading.

#165 Posted by TWISTEDH34T (51 posts) -

@gw305 said:

300MB's ain't that bad hopefully it won't take 10x as long as it should take...

Well considering that everyone might be downloading that at once.. it might take longer than it should.

#167 Edited by geoDgreat1 (4 posts) -
#168 Posted by Bombzinski (228 posts) -

But who wouldn’t be connected to the Internet, anyway?

I know! In fact, I think they could have probably made constant Internet connection a requirement and nobody would even notice!

#169 Posted by ProfessorEss (7360 posts) -

But who wouldn’t be connected to the Internet, anyway?

I know! In fact, I think they could have probably made constant Internet connection a requirement and nobody would even notice!

Sometimes hypocrisy is too hilarious to be maddening.

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