PlayStation 4 will require a Day One update to enable many basic features

By Shawn Knight
Oct 25, 2013
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  1. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,815   +702

    If you were sharing what you think JC is smoking then a 300 Mb download should be done in the blink of an eye. Maybe Sony should bundle some of this "Magic mixture" with their consoles then they'd hear no complaints from anyone, in fact it could even help Sony outsell the XB 10 to 1. :)
    JC713 and Puiu like this.
  2. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 203   +6



    Why quote an operating system that is over a decade old in comparison to a os update for a current console that's just retarded. And yes I like billions of others would consider 300Mb a small update 300Gb on the other hand would be classed a big :D. On a side note if your internet speed is so slow then tbh the ps4 is also out of your league.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Because a console touted as being 100% functional while offline is out of peoples' leagues?
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,023   +90

    So many complaining about 300MB... it's not you are required to download a full HD movie or GB's of data. 300 MB is a small update considering the fact that it is an important update.

    And as others said, this update (like the one on the xbox) is most likely to protect the consoles from the people who might try to release them earlier than planed.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    I of course these days, I am a reformed, and have reverted back to an "unenlightened" redneck. Although I'd still like to point out, the s*** we used to smoke, actually made time almost stand still. The moral here is, in those days, a 300mb download would have taken forever, or certainly seemed like it. (Although you could alleviate some of the boredom by watching candles melt, and/or watching the light trails from the taillights of passing cars..:oops: ).

    For all of you, an OS patch can't be compared with downloading a movie. First of all, there's Redbox, your first line of defense against the MPAA, and second, any type of imaging files are mostly to blame for the massive HDDs that all of us need these days. (The RAW files from my DSLRs range from 3 to 7MB, and they're ancient, puny, 10.2 MB sensors)

    So, while you wouldn't get a whimper out of me to about having to download a 1GB scenery file, I'm going to keep bitching about a 300MB OS patch to get the console up and running correctly and fully functional. It should have been done before it ships.

    Even M$ has more reasonable excuses for a zero day patch on a new OS. For example, "we couldn't test every program in the world for compatibility", or "that piece of malware didn't even exist.when we pressed the first run of discs".
  6. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274   +29

    Sim city, gta5 and diablo3 all has day one problems... why not give the patch today so they can run it via thumb drive when the ps4 arrives.. less hassle for both sides.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    What "Guest" has said here, makes the most sense so far.
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  8. freythman

    freythman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 123   +10

    I'm with Cranky and Guest. They are basically looking for a way to "track" where these puppies are being used. There's no reason why BD/DVD should be disabled, pending an update, unless big Sony wants some way to force people to connect, agree to some terms, and then happily hand over some data.
  9. Jason Stockler

    Jason Stockler Newcomer, in training

    I find that this is not only typical of companies not being able to complete a product at the time of release but also pathetic that they then use their customers to beta test their final product. The fact that not all of the product is 100% ready upon purchase from the store, but to then go home, set it up and then wait while you have to patch the machine is just sad. the mere fact that people posting here are saying its okay is just the results of the usual disappointing business practices that companies now do and as customers, we can only sigh and just say that its okay, they will fix it....eventually. That's why now a days, people who have patience wait until all the muck ups are fixed. Sorry but I don't feel like betaing a final product. I will wait until they fix it all.
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  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,766   +1,427

    Put me in the list as well.
  11. EsOhCeeBFD

    EsOhCeeBFD Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    Shut up and take my money.
     


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