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Some of the most heart breaking news in video games in a while. Why couldn't Valve have bought them?
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As long as Carmack is on board I will view OR in a good light.
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Originally Posted by ZBoneCapone View Post


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...

My first thought as well, Google Glass will be needing competition. But what to name it...... Faceglass, book face, ......etc
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"Mobile is the platform of today, and now we're also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow," said Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. "Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate."
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"We are excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world," said Brendan Iribe, co-founder and CEO of Oculus VR. "We believe virtual reality will be heavily defined by social experiences that connect people in magical, new ways. It is a transformative and disruptive technology, that enables the world to experience the impossible, and it's only just the beginning."

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/facebook-to-acquire-oculus-252328061.html

Well, they're obviously happy. I guess we'll just have to see how it turns out.
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LOL
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Looks like I just have to put faith in Project Morpheus
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Only one guy (outside of FB and OR) suspected this was coming over a month ago:

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1wf6mg/so_no_way_to_confirm_this_but_my_friend_works_in/
 
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I may be naive, but I'm really hoping that the first consumer version comes out as originally intended, and the Facebook rot doesn't set in until later models.

One thing is for sure though, Oculus VR are going to have to work hard to gain trust back again, if they ever do.
Edited by GingerJohn - 3/25/14 at 5:16pm
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Think of them deep pockets. Think of the R&D potential now.
 
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