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From an investment standpoint, you gotta believe this was highly attractive to anyone in the sector. I think we all know the rift is gonna be a game changer and could be the biggest thing to hit gaming in a VERY long time, if not ever. I like to believe with all the press, Zuckerberg looks at it like more of a tool, rather than just a gaming unit. IMO thats a good thing. I have no idea what his plans are for it but I highly doubt it will affect the gaming aspect of it. Once the hardware is done, it's up to the game designers. I tried out the first dev kit and it's was pretty awesome, it will still be a day one buy for me.
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http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=790919

"We're clearly not a hardware company. We're not going to try to make a profit off of the hardware long-term...but if we can make this a network where people are communicating, and buying virtual goods, and there might be ads down the line...that’s where the business could come from."


-Zuckerberg



Getting hard to stay optimistic for its future. The stuff Palmer says sounds encouraging but at the end of the day Zuckerberg is the man in charge.
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I know it's easy to be disappointed upon initially hearing the news, but this could be incredibly great for the Rift, for gaming, and for humanity as a whole!

Besides the obvious financial power now backing the technology development, the Rift could have some incredible uses beyond the sphere of gaming through Facebook.

Imagine how much better conference calls, video telecoms, and other remote business functions could be made using the Rift? Imagine how incredible it would be to speak with your friends and family as if you were in the same room, yet be separated by thousands of miles? Imagine the places you could go, visit, and experience without even leaving your house?

I'm optimistic about this acquisition, and am excited by the possibilities that could be realized with the proper management.

Can't wait!

This kind of stuff would have happened regardless, you do realize? I for one am not pleased with the idea of Facebook being able to record all of that information as they do with nearly everything else you do on their services.
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This reassures me Oculus know what they are doing, they supposedly retain most of their autonomy, so read these if you're feeling quite bad about this.

Now? Sure.

If Oculus VR becomes ultra popular? Yeah..I somehow doubt Facebook will remain entirely out of it going by their history. I don't trust Facebook in the slightest given how loose they are with user information and I expect they plan to somehow use this in that kind of regard. Every idea I've read that seems to have been made possible by this acquisition was possible without Facebook..Remember MySpace? If Oculus VR Pre-FB became popular, having VR programs to have an actual Cyberspace, Social Media, etc platform is the obvious next step much like smartwatches were after smartphones became popular and a new service making use of that could just as easily have taken over FB. That (And the potential profits) are the only reason I can think of as to why FB bought them...That way they can get into VR quickly and easily to get there before any potential competitors actually start to gather Steam...Hopefully Valve starts work on their own and gets into talks with Notch and any other significant gaming people/companies who are disappointed with this.
    
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YES! Candy crush will look awesome on this!

The only thing I envision is a feed of ads or a way to subliminally program its users.
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hopes and dreams for OR went from Nirvana to Naraka.
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Looks like it apparently gets worse. Can't verify this.....but......

 

 

I know all of you are going to be feeling: :sad-smile.

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Looks like it apparently gets worse. Can't verify this.....but......




I know all of you are going to be feeling: sad-smiley-002.gif .

Lol.

You know, I wonder how many Dev Kit 2 orders were cancelled after this announcement.
    
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I saw that earlier on multiple of the news stories, not sure if it is a troll account though.
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