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wonder what carmack thinks about the acquisition as didnt he dump a lot of his time and money into occulus?
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wonder what carmack thinks about the acquisition as didnt he dump a lot of his time and money into occulus?

I think he's getting a portion of the shares from Oculus Rift, technically it's his baby. He wouldn't punch a gift horse in the mouth. If it furthers VR technology and gives Oculus Rift a release date the better.
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wonder what carmack thinks about the acquisition as didnt he dump a lot of his time and money into occulus?

Carmack loves gaming. If he feels the same way about this as Notch he may just say "screw it" and go back to Id.
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So Kickstarters got kicked in the nuts?
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Carmack loves gaming. If he feels the same way about this as Notch he may just say "screw it" and go back to Id.

I'd love to see Carmack pick up new things, maybe direct movies and stuff. He's a great guy, but it's a waste to see him not go venture off in the world and do interesting things.
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I'd love to see Carmack pick up new things, maybe direct movies and stuff. He's a great guy, but it's a waste to see him not go venture off in the world and do interesting things.

I'm not sure if he would be good for directing movies. Hes a great guy but his real talent lies in programming. That's why he was Occulus' Chief Tech Officer before Facebook took it massive bowel evacuation into our faces. Now who knows what his role is in all this...
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Hah, even the Verge article has changed to say that this is false. Way to fact check NYT (the source article), seems like someone did a little professional trolling on them.
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wonder what carmack thinks about the acquisition as didnt he dump a lot of his time and money into occulus?
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Originally Posted by Deadboy90 View Post

Carmack loves gaming. If he feels the same way about this as Notch he may just say "screw it" and go back to Id.

What makes you think he had no say in the matter? Oculus VR was a small company, you can bet the top guys discussed this merger in detail before anything was signed. If he was going to walk away he would have done it then.
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This is a sad, sad day,





Why am I not surprised though?
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Haha thanks Facebook for saving me a ton of money.. I was really excited to get an Oculus and an Omni.. right now I don't want to come anywhere near it.

I am proud to have deleted my profile on Facebook back in March of 2011. I can assure you they won't see a penny come from me.

It is very unfortunate that we've entered an era where big corps buy anything and everything just to push that quarter profit margin a smidgen.
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How many likes does it cost to buy an Oculus Rift?
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