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Facebook To Buy Oculus Rift For $2 Billion

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WHY DO GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END.


 

 

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This thought just occurred to me, how do the Kickstarter backers feel about this?

Pissed off.

 

At least ship the DK2 before selling out.


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Terrible news but in one way I see it as good oportunity. Why? Facebook probably wants to speed things up so that we get consumer version sooner. Remember Oculus was Hiring? Yup, that's what's up - moremoney, more engineers = faster developement.

The drawback:

1) We don't trust facebook's actions and we don't know what are they thinking. What if they screw it up?

2) If developement of that goes too fast, Oculus Rift headset might get too much "performance hungry" for gamers...


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wow guys, way to represent the internet as NOT a bunch of kneejerk spastics.

John Carmak is still on the team and none of the original staff has been layed off yet, not to mention the fact that Oculus has been scrambling for funding through its whole development.

Now they can appeal to the whole board of Facebook investors and Facebook has never been a bad company in terms of technology, they just suck at privacy which as we all know we can easily control ourselves (hotspot shield anyone?)

 

Don't stop purchasing Oculus products because then VR really will die, just keep being loud about your concerns, Investors hate angry mobs.

 

You think just because his name is Carmak he's above a good ol' scheme to get rich? He'll likely laugh all the way to the fucking bank after stopping at the lambo dealership.


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2052 user(s) are reading this topic
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It peaked at a little over 2,300 users. 


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what, in the world. does facebook. need oculus. what is the world coming too *drops to knees, flail arms about  and proceeds to cry in a corner*


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This is why we cant have nice things

 

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Oh fuck come on!!


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Well this weeks wan show is going to be intresting, slick rantage instead of linus rantage

it's gonna be from both! expect some harsh wording!

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I nearly pre-ordered their V2 Set yesterday, I am now having second thoughts. I'm hoping Mr Facebook is wise enough to recognise its potential and only back it with is bathtubs of money. A man such as himself would lose whatever respect he has left if the killed the Oculus

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Why are you all so quick to judge? Why don't you at least wait to see what happens with this?

 

Facebook has a lot more money they Oculus VR ever did and therefore are able to inject a lotta money into the whole industry, bringing advancements in technology to everyone. This happened TODAY and already people are hating, you have no idea what Zuckerberg's plans are for this. They also have a lot of influence on everything that goes on socially in the world and they could tie that in with VR nicely.


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Good lord people, stop over-reacting.

Oculus kickstarted the race to decent Virtual Reality technology. Even if it were to fail itself it has already paved the path for others to follow - it's inevitable that we will have decent VR tech. Look at Sony's VR tech for crying out loud - the rumours currently circulating suggest that it's got a superior visual clarity and depth compared to any of the current iterations of the Rift.

I am quite sure that Oculus will continue unhindered by its acquisition by Facebook, and may in-fact benefit from it. Facebook is a very large and influential company - they would not purchase Oculus unless they were absolutely confident that its purchase would result in good PR and potentially money for their company. It is NOT in their interest to run it into the ground.


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If the Oculus Rift isn't how it was originally going to be like, and if Facebook have their name all over it I am sorry Oculus but I will have to make a pass on this, I was REALLY excited about the latest and greatest VR headset, but now the chances of this being any good are slim with Facebook in it...

 

Thank you Mark Suckerberg for ruining a good product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:


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