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I have a feeling all the lawyers and analysts involved made it quite clear what they have on their hands and their relevant values. Besides, they can always cash out their FB stock as needed, and at least they weren't offered a value from FB IPO launch lol.

When you're given stock in a company you usually can't touch it (or most of it) for quite some time. The stock should be considered more of like a long term, guaranteed salary cashout but no guarantees on the amount of $.
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For those that don't understand why FB grabbed the OC... you should see Surrogates again http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986263/ ... thou not the action part, but the virtual world.
It'll be like "Second life" in first person... Granny can see and virtually touch her grandchild from across the other side of the world.... although in reality there'll be more people indulging in perv stuff while "safely" in their chair...

Anyways .... people will flock to it in droves..

The potential of pairing FB with OR is that
1. FB can plaster personalised adds allover the virtual world (including games) , Minority Report style http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/
2. The NSA can track what everybody is up to. (*)

FB/NSA sure has the means to make it happen

(*) Note: expect by 2020 to not only have a quite large populated virtual world, this virtual world will have rules & laws and consequently law enforcment AND you will go on trial in the real world for the infractions you do in the virtual world. The future is bleak
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And Notch Overreacts more, what else is new? rolleyes.gif
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And Notch Overreacts more, what else is new? rolleyes.gif

Sticking to his principles and beliefs is overreacting? If so, bravo to him for at least having some foundation and not flopping to whatever the 'big thing' is for the time. We don't have to agree with his principles, but be thankful someone in his position has them and carries them into his game as well.
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well now is a GREAT time to buy a trackIR rolleyes.gif

seriously sorry to hear this, especially for all the early backers as they are the ones really getting shafted.
Okay imagine this:

the Star Trek Enterprise Holodeck: do you go to the holodeck to interact with other people socially? NO it was for simulations (pretty much just high-end pc games)
with a multiplayer aspect (you can bring other enterprise peeps into the deck with you.)

so facebook just blasted the enterprise with ads like a dirty klingon lol tongue.gif

seriously tho i already had a huge disdain for facebook just because i can't stand constant, pointless status updates and data-mining, and the pointless, cheaply-made browser games (like most people do), but this.... this is just...

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Show me where this is set in stone, proven?

It doesn't, but history tends to repeat itself, and Facebook as a company isn't exactly credible to the point of us believing this won't happen. However, I will eat my words should I be wrong wink.gif.
 
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Considering the PS4 only plays games up to 1080p, maybe 1440p if I haven't looked as hard as I should have to find that answer, I'm not seeing any long term hope for Sony's VR. Of course if they expand their VR headset into the PC market that all changes, but if they're sticking to consoles and focusing on consoles, don't expect any resolutions higher than 1080p until the next generation of consoles, which if it's as long as last time, that's nearly a decade away. I know I'm being pessimistic, but OR was the best chance VR had, if facebook screws it up VR is going to take quite a bit longer to take flight than it should have.

What? Why? Whats wrong with 1080p? Its not like OR was any different in resolution. Besides, sony's VR would be custom tailored to games and games will be made specifically for it on the ps4. What does OR have? Farmville? rolleyes.gif
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What? Why? Whats wrong with 1080p? Its not like OR was any different in resolution. Besides, sony's VR would be custom tailored to games and games will be made specifically for it on the ps4. What does OR have? Farmville? rolleyes.gif
Can you at least make your last sentence future tense and not present so I can take that part somewhat seriously? We all know farmville isn't the reason they bought OR, nor will it be included in OR, and most importantly FB didn't make a partnership with OR in less than two weeks so they could develop OR for farmville in a few days to make the "What does OR have? Farmville?" statement true hehe.

So long as big brother isn't watching me when I'm using OR, I don't really care what sort of carrots being held in front of the OR development team are, it's centered for games, will continue to do so while still doing the non-game-related-things FB envisions and is on the PC, and OR can upgrade at any given time. PS4 has serious hardware limitations as far as future VR goes. 1080p is fine now, what about in 5 years? When a 250$ VR set at 1080p can suddenly be VR at 4k resolution in 5 years for the same price and sony still hasn't come out with a new console that can do anything with higher resolution nor ported their VR to the PC, they're just as bad if not worse than Oculus's potential to spread.

The point I'm trying to make is that PS4 is just as limited if not more so than OR for different reasons, and just like OR have just as many ways to screw up VR. I'd much rather have a 4k VR machine that can do both games and random long distance VR video calls/cams even if I won't use the second half than I would a console still stuck at 1080p five years from now. There is equal room for either one to fail or succeed, I'm not placing my hopes on Sony's VR yet because there's just as many uncertainties as there is with the ****ty FB acquisition/partnership or whatever it is.

I don't really care which one will be better, I'll probably end up buying whichever is better regardless of resolution when the time comes for me to buy it, I'm just not going to be blindly following Sony nor OR and won't be buying either until I know I'm going to get at least 3 years out of it.
Edited by ArchieGriffs - 3/27/14 at 10:23pm
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What? Why? Whats wrong with 1080p? Its not like OR was any different in resolution. Besides, sony's VR would be custom tailored to games and games will be made specifically for it on the ps4. What does OR have? Farmville? rolleyes.gif

Though he made a different point, look at it like this: You basically need to render 1080p twice for VR.. The PS4 can barely render it once..
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Though he made a different point, look at it like this: You basically need to render 1080p twice for VR.. The PS4 can barely render it once..
Titles will just have to run at 30 frames. Even then maybe with some upscaling. Which is why among other reasons (its still for just a console, and consoles suck smile.gif OR is still the best option.

I'm still extremely pissed and basically just very disappointed in ORs founder. But i still hold some hope for it. Hopefully it wont get screwed over in its greatness too badly.

And tbh some of the social media aspects of it could be intriguing.
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