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Facebook To Buy Oculus Rift For $2 Billion

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This is the WORST NEWS EVER.


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Just a few quotes from Palmer that, to me atleast, make this more like what I wanted. ( Injected cash, but no real change to the company).

 

I guarantee that you won't need to log into your Facebook account every time you wanna use the Oculus Rift.

None of that will change. Oculus continues to operate independently! We are going to remain as indie/developer/enthusiast friendly as we have always been, if not more so. This deal lets us dedicate a lot of resources to developer relations, technical help, engine optimizations, and our content investment/publishing/sales platform. We are not going to track you, flash ads at you, or do anything invasive.

This acquisition/partnership gives us more control of our destiny, not less! We don't have to compromise on anything, and can afford to make decisions that are right for the future of virtual reality, not our current revenue. 

 

 

I'm just pulling these from Palmer's reddit acc here.


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I have no idea what a company like Facebook would do with Oculus... Second Life - FB edition? 

Ads... ads everywhere.... virtual purchases.... 


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Just a few quotes from Palmer that, to me atleast, make this more like what I wanted. ( Injected cash, but no real change to the company).

 

 

 

I'm just pulling these from Palmer's reddit acc here.

What about this? 

 

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

 

 

 

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.

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

 

 

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Well guys guys....calm down a little. I think they will let Oculus Rift work like they are working now, the extra money from facebook can't hurt.

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I'd assume, that ads would be more integrated into a VR social network, rather than the device itself.

Or into some form of VR OS, and its accompanying apps, like iOS/Android have already.

 

I can't really see how ads would be added to the majority of content, unless it was added by dev's in the first place.

 

Try asking Palmer, or more likely its already been brought up and see if he or someone else in the know replies.


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I'd assume, that ads would be more integrated into a VR social network, rather than the device itself.

Or into some form of VR OS, and its accompanying apps, like iOS/Android have already.

 

I can't really see how ads would be added to the majority of content, unless it was added by dev's in the first place.

 

Try asking Palmer, or more likely its already been brought up and see if he or someone else in the know replies.

I don't know honest, only time will tell. Here read what the Oculus founders just said here: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/131786-oculus-founders-talk-about-facebook-acquisition/

 

Really thought Valve do something please lol....


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Just a few quotes from Palmer that, to me atleast, make this more like what I wanted. ( Injected cash, but no real change to the company).

 

 

 

I'm just pulling these from Palmer's reddit acc here.

Pure PR crap. He promised in the past he wouldn't have sold out as well, and see how that panned out. Oculus is dead. Let's see if maybe Valve gets back into the game.


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I guess we have different definitions of gimmick? I understood a gimmick to be something that flashes in popularity and then utterly vanishes from the market, not simply going mainstream.

 

I am saying VR tech will vanish. So I am predicting this will be a gimmick I do not disagree with your assessment. 


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It's the end of the world as we know it. :unsure:


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Holy shit you guys. This is not the end of the world. You act as if Satan himself purchased your best friend and enslaved him. You guys are just as bad as all the conservatives that jump on their feet and rage at Obama when Fox News tells them that Obama gave the internet to Russia and China. Remember the Joker meme? Making fun of people getting distraught about the Red Wedding on HBO, and then not giving a fuck about the bombings in Syria? This situation deserves a Joker meme about it. 

 

It's the end of the world as we know it. :unsure:

God damnit. Thanks for proving me right. Try to position all of your knees better so you don't hurt them when it jerks up and hits the desk.

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Sony and Microsoft will dominate now. goddammit.


 

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I thought people were pulling my leg on this one. Dear Lord did I shed a tear


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Yay. My VR dreams have only been crushed, burned, shredded, thrown in the ocean, and fed to the sharks. Nothing much. (:

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Holy shit you guys. This is not the end of the world. You act as if Satan himself purchased your best friend and enslaved him. You guys are just as bad as all the conservatives that jump on their feet and rage at Obama when Fox News tells them that Obama gave the internet to Russia and China. Remember the Joker meme? Making fun of people getting distraught about the Red Wedding on HBO, and then not giving a fuck about the bombings in Syria? This situation deserves a Joker meme about it. 

 

God damnit. Thanks for proving me right. Try to position all of your knees better so you don't hurt them when it jerks up and hits the desk.

Calm down bud, most of them are joking. Do remember the average age of members on this forum isn't particularly high.

 

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