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Facebook To Buy Oculus Rift For $2 Billion

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Update: We're on the call now, and Mark Zuckerberg is already pointing out Facebook's acquisition of Instagram as an example of how the company is getting experience buying properties and allowing them to continue to operate independently. Zuckerberg called out virtual reality as one of the computing platforms of the future -- following desktops and mobile -- and yes, talked about building Facebook's advertising into it. Specifically, he talked about the potential of a virtual communication network, buying virtual goods, and down the line, advertising.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/25/facebook-oculus-vr-2-billion/

 

... I wanna puke


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This just ruined my year........


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Markus Persson (minecraft creator) is with us! Minecraft VR version cancelled. Thanks Luke for retweeting this.

 

EDIT: for oculus anyways, may see a ps4 version 


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Ha, as if many facebook users could even render oculus rift at an acceptable framerate.

i see this as a good thing, VR is going to get widespread exposure and help change the world. 

Oculus would not fork over their work for cash, they are in it as enthusiasts/gamers. 

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Welp facebook bs in oculus confirmed... 


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I...Just... Ugh

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Oh great, just what I wanted! Facebook to use advanced 3D technology to push more stupid ads for dating Asian women into my face. Maybe I can also share what I am watching with all my friends, and the NSA as well.

Thanks a lot Facebook for ruining something I was looking forward to.

 

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The guy who invents adblock for the commercial release of the Oculus rift will be a millionaire.


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So upset now don't know what to think i pre ordered a DK2 and now am just praying that maybe Valve might move forward with there research and bring that to market.


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Does it not sadden anyone that John Carmack left id Software, to join Facebook....

Oh god why


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Hell no. You will see "5%" ads when gaming.


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bahahahaha. I'm thinking the crew at Oculus saw their Get out of Debt free card and grabbed it while it was still good. The odds that the Rift was going to be any sort of commercial success were extremely slim, if we're honest.

 

Good for them, tough luck for the community.


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All of the moisture in my body would be insufficient for the amount of tears I want to shed.

To be clear, I don't think this will effect Oculus for the next few years, but further down the line, when we're actually invested in the platform, Facebook (just like most other big companies) is going to slowly fuck up everything we love about it.

Fuck you Zuckerberg.

I would be fuming right now if I was a Kickstarter backer.

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Oh great, just what I wanted! Facebook to use advanced 3D technology to push more stupid ads for dating Asian women into my face. Maybe I can also share what I am watching with all my friends, and the NSA as well.

Thanks a lot Facebook for ruining something I was looking forward to.

Just hopping that they provide funding and stay away from the actual headset. I don't won't Facebook popups when playing an immersive game. My hopes are now with Valve and Sony.

@ Nope... Mark talked about virtual purchases and ads in the engadget article. 

 

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The amount of salt in the upcomming wan show will be so high, or not, I dont know.

Linus and Slick have been in the tech industry long enough to know how these sort of things work.

 

Stop becoming emotionally invested in brands and businesses.

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Sad day indeed, what a shame. Maybe just maybe something good could come of this but highly doubt it.

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Once I got past the initial disgust that it was Facebook that bought Oculus, I actually really don't mind this too much, mainly do Zuckerberg's  quote:

 

 

After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home.

 

Why do I say this? Well, its due to the fact that it reminded me of one of the more interesting VR applications, that I've heard of so far, which is VR sports. Basically , the idea was that caeras would be set up al around a sports areana, such as a hockey rink, and it would allow the VR user to get an Experience of watching the game from the field itself, or the rink. Though I found it really interesting, and I bet many other sports fans would as well. The only problem with this would be that I doubt that Oculus on there own would be able to raise the money the implement this, though with the cash of facebook behind them, hey might be able to.

 

 

Basically, if you don't care about that idea I put forward, the size and more importantly, cash reserves of Facebook, will (hopefully) help push the Rift as a mainstream product, and hopefully increase the amount of games, and other entertainment products developed for the Rift


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