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Didn't see that one coming
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All this has changed for me is the fact that I won't now preorder it in any form.

As a bit of a giggle, it is really funny to see how many people are complaining about it .... on Facebook smile.gif

Facebook while it has it's annoyances is still a part of many of our daily lives, and I still use it to keep in touch with people so it's not all bad.
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WHAT?!?!?!?!?! This is absurd & senseless doh.gif
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WHAT?!?!?!?!?! This is absurd & senseless doh.gif

Well, isn't this tying into all those drone companies that facebook has supposedly been buying lately? VR headsets and drones, mix in with googles robotics and we have a bunch of random internet web-page developers buying up all the high-tech real estate.
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I think FB acquired Oculus more to add to it's portfolio than anything else. Excluding Farmville type games this may be FB's way of possibly becoming a major player in the future in the multi-billion dollar industry without making a console. With FB's financial backing Oculus could really take off. Of course the obvious downside to such an acquirement is FB becoming an EA like malignant tumor that ends up killing Oculus. Personally I'm hoping FB backs Oculus with the proper funding and freedom it needs to be successful. Than again I won't be a bit surprised if they absolutely massacre it.
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And just like that a crowd funded project is sold off to FB.
I don't think FB will do much good to Oculus or to hardcore gaming market as the developers were targeting us, the PC gamers the type that would play Star Citizen or similar games. Most likely they will dumb down the device for general public and require everyone who buys it to sign up with FB and track the device use to increase they reach into different markets.

It makes me concerned as FB is as close to gaming community as HP was to the smartphone market where they acquired Palm and just destroyed it.
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I don't see what the big deal is about complaining on Facebook about it. Just because you use a company's service doesn't mean you have to like everything they do. Facebook is a huuge social media outlet, so naturally you'll see complaints on there. I've seen plenty of complaints about Facebook itself on Facebook.

My fear is that you will be required to link it with your Facebook account. I don't want Facebook to know just how much vr porn I will be watching on it. The last thing I need is to have all my Facebook ads catered to that tongue.gif
 
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I think FB acquired Oculus more to add to it's portfolio than anything else. Excluding Farmville type games this may be FB's way of possibly becoming a major player in the future in the multi-billion dollar industry without making a console. With FB's financial backing Oculus could really take off. Of course the obvious downside to such an acquirement is FB becoming an EA like malignant tumor that ends up killing Oculus. Personally I'm hoping FB backs Oculus with the proper funding and freedom it needs to be successful. Than again I won't be a bit surprised if they absolutely massacre it.

If I remember correct then when FB bought instagrim there was this "Accidental" terms of service update that caused .. well .. somewhat of a backlash. The one about how they own everything on instagrim and can do with it as they please n stuff. I believe that people who truly believe that this is just a cash injection to provide occulus with funds for proper market penetration are somewhat naive. Especially in the light with comments from Facebook side how they plan to monetize their latest acquisition.
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Skupples alluded to this already but why is Facebook assuming casual Facebook members will have a computer strong enough to power the Oculus for all that they want this to do? Heck, I don't even think most of them will even consider this "cool".
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i still don't have or want a farcebook account, i bet you will be required now to have one to use the Oculus, this is BS
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