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This scares the hell out of me. Oculus, along with TrackIR, seemed to be really interesting projects into VR, specifically for gamers. Not sure how this could possibly align with their strategy...unless of course they're just buying them, keeping the same team, and saying "we'll fund you, go make us money"
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/25/notch-minecraft-on-oculus-canceled-facebook-creeps-me-out?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

minecraft on OR canceled.
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This scares the hell out of me. Oculus, along with TrackIR, seemed to be really interesting projects into VR, specifically for gamers. Not sure how this could possibly align with their strategy...unless of course they're just buying them, keeping the same team, and saying "we'll fund you, go make us money"

TrackIR5 is a stand alone unit, that does just head tracking.

It has the same "6 degrees of freedom" that OR has.
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can't freaking believe that...bought by facebook? Please no. I was all excited about making investments in VR tech/occulus when it went public....but Facebook!?! Ugh.
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If Facebook keeps their word, this may not be bad. But then, Iribe said he wouldn't sell out either. Hm.

Not sure if I like this, but I don't dislike it yet either. As someone keenly interested in the success of OR, it's definitely unsettling.
    
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/25/notch-minecraft-on-oculus-canceled-facebook-creeps-me-out?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

minecraft on OR canceled.
TrackIR5 is a stand alone unit, that does just head tracking.

It has the same "6 degrees of freedom" that OR has.

Ah yes, I guess I meant head tracking. Come to think about it,. that was stupid. Anyway, It seems premature for Persson to cancel the deal. While I'm wary about what Zuck has planned for OR, he has a TON of money. Most likely willing to throw some of that into VR. My guess is we'll see a Google Glass competitor from FB...
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Valve starting its own VR department starts to make more sense with this announcement.

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Valve starting its own VR department starts to make more sense with this announcement.

You do realize that castAR was born @ Valve right?
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if the deal happens i'll never buy anything occulus, i'd wait for castAR to launch instead
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Haha. <3 Notch.

This doesn't give me high hopes for the future of OR though...
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