This is definitely kind of crazy. We're talking about the most basic functionality that this $500 machine is supposed to do, and until you grab that firmware update from the internet, it's a brick. I guess it's the principle of it that just kind of irks me a bit. I can understand patches and all that goodness to "enhance" what our shit can do, but basic functionality like this has to be patched in before it works at all? Fuck guys, this all internet future is already looking grim, and we're not even there yet.
To be fair here, I think it's dumb that the PS4 won't have blu-ray playback and stuff until it updates as well. Just across the board a bummer on what's going on with these launches. Jeff wasn't kidding, these things are coming in HOTT!