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post #12 of 74

Nope goodbye Oculus and looking forward from Sony.

 
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post #13 of 74
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Originally Posted by pittguy578 View Post

This acquisition makes no sense to me at all.No idea what Facebook could do with VR glasses, at least at this point, Maybe they bought the company to then sell it at a profit?
I know everyone hates MS, but I thought that would be the company most likely to purchase Oculus.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's interface is like the old Xbox 360 interfaces where sprinkled around the content that you usually use, there are ads for stuff. Then I wouldn't be surprised that once there's eye tracking, they can sell that additional data. Facebook has some sort of app store that has a section for Android apps. I wouldn't be surprised if they Amazoned it and forked Android and made a Facebook centric interface with their own app store.
post #14 of 74
I'm unsure how I feel about this. I'm wondering if this is going to set back the consumer version release time frame. From the last few interviews about the DK2, they made it seem like the consumer version was right around the corner. Now, I'm not so sure.
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Nope goodbye Oculus and looking forward from Sony.

I have a feeling most of the current supporters of the Oculus Rift are going to disappear...however, they will be replaced ten fold by people would will see an add on Facebook for it and say, "Oh that's neat...I should buy one!"
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If only they'd got v2 devkits out... mind you they would have been going for over a thousand dollars within a few weeks I'd reckon. Even v1's are going to shoot up in price now.
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Originally Posted by pittguy578 View Post

This acquisition makes no sense to me at all.No idea what Facebook could do with VR glasses, at least at this point, Maybe they bought the company to then sell it at a profit?
I know everyone hates MS, but I thought that would be the company most likely to purchase Oculus.

This also could be a buy in to a similar technology to compete with glass.

You all seem to forget Facebook is just like Google, their product is their information they have about you. Well with a VR headset, or eyepiece as a HUD, they could gather a whole lot of data about your day and you would be none the wiser.
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Next thing you know, it's going to be a book-shaped device called the Facebook that you wear on your face.
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Maybe this is just some horrible april fools joke?
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Why do you need a virtual reality headset for an online social network... They better create a virtual world to go along with it,
     
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