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While I don't think they will ruin everything to do with the product... If they do, I feel sorry for all the people that ordered these developer kits.

"On a conference call today, analysts probed Zuckerberg for hints as to how Facebook will monetize the acquisition. Zuckerberg hinted at virtual goods in virtual reality-land, or possible ads."

Game over.

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It's Facebook and Instagram is way cooler.


Or am I too late on that one too? I don't know I don't have either.
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Just seeing it alone looks absolutely ridiculous. This is 2014 not the 80's. News flash. People are not going to wear bulky stuff like that. I am sure it cant be good for the eyes in the long term. Just like 3D. Heck many people cant even seen 3D.
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Somene has never used a Rift before lol.
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Am I the only one here that doesn't see the big deal with FB buying Oculus? I mean, sure it's an odd pairing to say the least but FB have already said they aren't interfering with the development of it or anything...so...what's the big deal?

Sure, they won't interfere, until they try and do something that FB doesn't like, or tell FB they don't want to do something FB does with the Rift.
    
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Just seeing it alone looks absolutely ridiculous. This is 2014 not the 80's. News flash. People are not going to wear bulky stuff like that. I am sure it cant be good for the eyes in the long term. Just like 3D. Heck many people cant even seen 3D.

Obviously, a Kickstarter campaign, corporate investors, and Facebook disagree with you.

How does it feel to know your opinion is wrong?
post #26 of 122
thank god i didnt order the DK2

msg to facebook, stop ruining everything
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"On a conference call today, analysts probed Zuckerberg for hints as to how Facebook will monetize the acquisition. Zuckerberg hinted at virtual goods in virtual reality-land, or possible ads."

Game over.

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Yea, that's kinda what I thought.
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Am I the only one here that doesn't see the big deal with FB buying Oculus? I mean, sure it's an odd pairing to say the least but FB have already said they aren't interfering with the development of it or anything...so...what's the big deal?
I don't think there's any chance of OR doing a 180, stopping support for graphics intensive games in favor of filthy casual browser games in the near future. On the contrary, OR short term future looks fantastic: Significantly more funding, more noise, more advertizing, a larger audience, and they can do the exact same thing they were intending to do beforehand, this time with money. It's what happens afterwards that is the problem. FB has already stated what they envision with VR, and is has nothing to do with games. It's the future that is the problem, why invest 300$+ on something that is going to end up with advertizing, social media distracting gaming, and eventual lack of support for games, the very thing it was built for? I guess you can say the same thing about VR in general, the technology is going to evolve, and by the time OR becomes trashed by FB, there should be competitors and something worth you money even more so than OR is.

As a gamer I like to occasionally break out the nintendo 64 and play games for nostalgia, and looking towards the future, if OR ended up as some advertizing fest and had rock solid defense against modding to block ads, I wouldn't use it at all, even to play some of the older games. It's that kind of thing that scares the crap out of me when I hear FB took over. If FB had interest in the enthusiast gamer portion of the market, I wouldn't be concerned, but their overall aim is so far away from that sector it can't end up being what we want it to be.

I think it's an unclear future that is the problem over anything else, FB is going to have to lay out their objectives crystal clear so no one is surprised, and tell us how they're going to keep the social media and advertizing out of OR before people invest in it.
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"On a conference call today, analysts probed Zuckerberg for hints as to how Facebook will monetize the acquisition. Zuckerberg hinted at virtual goods in virtual reality-land, or possible ads."

Game over.

Source.

And the rest of that quote..
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"But he stressed that the first few years of Facebook owning Oculus will be about investment and development. "For the foreseeable future, the mission is building out the product using the levers that Facebook has to make the product affordable to people and make it ubiquitous."

If this is true then by the time the ads start showing up devs and modders will have found a way to get an adblock into the rift or block out facebook completely.
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Am I the only one here that doesn't see the big deal with FB buying Oculus? I mean, sure it's an odd pairing to say the least but FB have already said they aren't interfering with the development of it or anything...so...what's the big deal?

Because of the type of company Facebook is. They're an information broker. Facebook, the social platform, is just a way to get that information. You use it and they get the information needed to sell to advertisers on their site and other sites. They sell what you like, what you dont like, what you're looking at, how long you look at it and everything else.
With the OR they now gain access to direct visuals. They can sell advertising space to find out the highest converting advertisement (popups, flashing, moving, shrinking/expanding) and how you react to different things.
They also gain access to AAA games rather than just games made for facebook. Ads in CoD, ads in BF... Having "popups" to like or share something when it happens in game (or done automatically by [potentially] linking the OR to your FB account). They also have access to your computer now whereas browsers kept you relatively safe. They have your resolution, your computer name, your network, the drives, what you have running.

Essentially if Facebook manages to make the Rift take off then they can datamine on a whole new level.
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