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Gods damn it Oculus. You had so many millions in VC and and you sell out to Facebook? Why?

I am going to hope and trust that this is what Palmer agreed to. I don't see him willingly giving up his dream for millions before CV1, and he best spend this money ASAP on getting access to custom parts *cough*panels*cough* and getting eye-tracking and foveated rendering nice and quickly.

I'll withhold judgement until I see exactly what powers Oculus traded for this, but this announcement killed my hype in one fell swoop.

P.S. Zuckerburg, assuming you are just providing lots of funding, you better not stick a Fb logo anywhere on the Rift.

1) Millions in VC vs $2bn from Facebook. Your argument falls flats on its face there.
2) The VCs probably had considerable influence in the decision to sell. VCs aren't there just to help companies get started. They're in it to make money. Acquisition by a huge company is the jackpot.
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facebook & OR can go die in a fire now.

So glad I didn't put an order in for DK2 the other day.

I'll stick to my UHD setups thank you very much. Now we just need 1440p or higher 3D monitors, trackIR5 does everything OR can do in terms of head tracking,.
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post #23 of 383
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This is big!

A HUGE financial backing, essentially unlimited R&D, more exposure to qualified engineers and visionaries, etc...

I don't think we'll just see Facebook minigames on this. They could keep this completely separate from their social media service.

This.

I doubt Facebook wants to interrupt with the design process for now. Maybe in a few years after the consumer edition is released, we will see shovelware/facebook crap. For now, I think it's a way for Facebook to earn more revenue, and a miracle for the owners of Oculus.
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The good thing, is that this gives them a huge financial back to allow them to more development, to make other things with it (like VR to doctors, classrooms, unmanned aircrafts and so on).
The bad thing, is that with Facebook history, well... you never know.
I'm on a fence, but this might be a good thing in general. So I wouldn't be pessimistic right away. But, who knows...
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R.I.P. Oculus?

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R.I.P. Oculus?

no, this does not mean RIP to OR. It is just lame because most of us have grown to hate facebook, hell some of us deleted our facebook accounts over 10 years ago.

This is good for OR. REASONS:

More R&D money.
Larger audience.
i guess it can give it more exposure to developers, but I question that part of it as pretty much every creative house across the world has multiple OR DK1/DK2's.

free advertising to millions of people.

People should have seen this coming when the VC (venture capitalists) & ex-EA CEO joined up.

I don't like the idea of Facebook monitoring what i'm playing/doing online. We already have enough monitoring redundancies.

you know damn well they are going to stick eye trackers, blood pressure trackers, heart beat monitors, breathing monitors, & who knows what else into the kits now.
Edited by skupples - 3/25/14 at 3:13pm
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post #27 of 383
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Gods damn it Oculus. You had so many millions in VC and and you sell out to Facebook? Why?

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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

This is big!

A HUGE financial backing, essentially unlimited R&D, more exposure to qualified engineers and visionaries, etc...

I don't think we'll just see Facebook minigames on this. They could keep this completely separate from their social media service.

 

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I'll withhold judgement until I see exactly what powers Oculus traded for this, but this announcement killed my hype in one fell swoop.

 

P.S. Zuckerburg, assuming you are just providing lots of funding, you better not stick a Fb logo anywhere on the Rift.

did you see the price they got? Almost everybody else in the world would have done the same thing
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post #28 of 383
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400Ms and a few Bs in stock. I'll take that deal everyday and leave the PC gaming world in my dust.
Most likely though they'll continue to work on it, now with more capital to back it.

This "should" be good but awful if it dies in the has of Facebook.

Yup, if I had something going and someone offered me that kind of money, I could sell and walk out fast enough.
    
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Bad news, everyone!

Also, this sums up my reaction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWHMb3JxmE
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Yup, if I had something going and someone offered me that kind of money, I could sell and walk out fast enough.

Crazy how a KICKSTARTER is now worth billions. Who would of thought...
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