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I would have rather they'd just put the logo on the box and said that was it...now they say they aren't putting Facebook into the interface, but I am finding it hard to believe they are simply not going to connect it to Facebook at all. Put a little blue FB on the box and call it good and leave the internal software/firmware alone.

If this was another flip/flop...I will probably throw something. I am getting sick of corporations saying one thing without even thinking or studying the ramifications and then changing their answer when the public outrage ensues. I think I'd rather they stick with their original decision and deal with the consequences so they learn to actually research what people want.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/26/14 at 2:46pm
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there is a chance for better than google glass in some senses using IGZO transparent panels and 3D augmentation ?


So 3D life?..
    
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I'm not going to jump to conclusions. I'm going to wait and see what happens. I fully expect there to be some sort of Facebook integration and some new Facebook VR stuff, but I'm hoping that will just be an option and not a requirement.
 
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LOL.... So much for that. What a sad day.


"Though a report from the New York Times claimed that Facebook is planning to eventually rebrand the Oculus Rift experience — redesigning the hardware and updating it with "a Facebook interface and logo" — a Facebook representative now says that won't happen. The company told TechCrunch that the NYT statement about rebranding was "not true and not in the spirit of our relationship.""


Read the article next time.
    
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"Though a report from the New York Times claimed that Facebook is planning to eventually rebrand the Oculus Rift experience — redesigning the hardware and updating it with "a Facebook interface and logo" — a Facebook representative now says that won't happen. The company told TechCrunch that the NYT statement about rebranding was "not true and not in the spirit of our relationship.""


Read the article next time.

I think people did read it, but choose to believe that the rep is either lying or they'll change their minds.
 
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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.

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.

Whats strange is how quiet he has been on twitter about this. He acknowledged it yesterday but there isnt much more than that. You would think he would have something to say about it, maybe he will open up in a couple days.

https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack
 
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Whats strange is how quiet he has been on twitter about this. He acknowledged it yesterday but there isnt much more than that. You would think he would have something to say about it, maybe he will open up in a couple days.

https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack

It is possible that they made a decision to only have one person, Palmer, talking to the press / public about this to reduce any miscommunication or mixed messages.

Edit: Actually, from what little he has said he sounds fairly positive about it all:
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For the record, I am coding right now, just like I was last week.I expect the FB deal will avoid several embarrassing scaling crisis for VR.
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I have a deep respect for the technical scale that FB operates at. The cyberspace we want for VR will be at this scale.
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I suppose I will get a FB account now, so that may lead to some writing a little longer than tweet length...

Edited by GingerJohn - 3/26/14 at 4:30pm
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RIP occulus, we are not going to miss you

eyeing next VR / AR tech and im really liking the castAR
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It is possible that they made a decision to only have one person, Palmer, talking to the press / public about this to reduce any miscommunication or mixed messages.

Possible, I wonder if he's kicking himself now for leaving id. Legendary programmer goes to work for some kid and gets sold to facebook. I would just like to hear is thoughts on it.
 
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