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post #41 of 91
Hmm, I thought kick started is mainly for donations, and you get some items if you get the VIP perks.

What was promised in Oculus's kick starter?
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post #42 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Hmm, I thought kick started is mainly for donations, and you get some items if you get the VIP perks.

What was promised in Oculus's kick starter?


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game
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Designed for gamers, by gamers.

Basically they promised to develop and bring to market an high performance but affordable VR set for gamers.
    
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So they promised a good VR.

I fail to understand why people are mad for the fact they sold out, besides the Facebook hate.
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post #44 of 91
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

So they promised a good VR.

I fail to understand why people are mad for the fact they sold out, besides the Facebook hate.

Internet likes to hate when they can safely do it behind their keyboard.
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post #45 of 91
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

So they promised a good VR.

I fail to understand why people are mad for the fact they sold out, besides the Facebook hate.

Its not just specifically Facebook hate. People are very displeased that something that was supposed to be made specifically for gamers is now in the hands of an none gaming company. Sure its a knee jerk reaction but anyone that thinks Facebook will have no impact on how the rift turns out is a damn fool.
    
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post #46 of 91
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post

Seriously, people are taking it like someone tried to kill their dog or something when Facebook bought oculus....

If someone came and offered you 2 freakin billion dollars, 1000 times more than what you got crowd funded (and most likely you will ever get), an unimaginable amount for a product you hadn't even been able to finish developing and integrate, you will sell your own mother, father, sister and dog. No matter who offered the money.
With that amount you can return everyone's money in cash, and put in the envelope a dick picture.

They didn't say they are going to stop trying to develop the product, or stop to team up with developers, or stop making it a gaming platform. People went nuts just because its Facebook. Seriously. This is getting dumper by the minute.

then maybe you have shown your true self. not everyone will sell out for large amounts of money, many will but not all do. Not everyone wants infinite amounts of everything.




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Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that is all.


-- Henry Ford

Edited by Pip Boy - 3/30/14 at 6:41am
post #47 of 91
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Originally Posted by Chaython View Post

I get death threats 24/7 it's just people trying to output their aggression, how s it news everytime it happens to someone 'famous'


What?
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post #48 of 91
Sadly I'm not surprised by this. If 14 year olds and neckbeards will send death threats to treyarch for changing the fire rate of a gun by a tenth of a second then im sure they will over the this. Surprised this didn't break the same day as the deal.
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post #49 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaython View Post

I get death threats 24/7 it's just people trying to output their aggression, how s it news everytime it happens to someone 'famous'

Err, why are you getting death threats?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post

Seen this coming, welcome to the gaming community.

More like welcome to Earth.

No matter what it is you do, you are going to really offend some people.
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post

Its trivial

Multi-billion dollar deals are often quite far from trivial for quite a few.
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post

First world problems. rolleyes.gif

I've never really understood this statement. Of course those living in the first world are going to have first world problems. If you are attached to the Rift project as a backer, investor, developer, partner, or potential customer, you are probably first world. Your basic needs are well met, and you can afford something beyond the necessities of existence. This is a given, and does nothing to trivialize the problems one may still have.
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post

Maybe they expected people to be grown up and decent and not sad sacks who call developers working on a project they are excited about to harass them and threaten to kill them?

A ludicrous expectation, just like every other expectation that is doomed to never be met. Not that I think Occulus VR is particularly surprised.
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

Doesn't make it right at all but that's just the reality of things with the internet.

Before the internet, death threats came on paper via envelopes, phone calls, and graffiti, still occasionally do. Internet just makes it slightly easier for angry people to express themselves.
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Originally Posted by Slaughtahouse View Post

Internet likes to hate when they can safely do it behind their keyboard.

Well, it's certainly safer for the object of the hatred.
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Originally Posted by Deadboy90 View Post

Err, why are you getting death threats?

Who doesn't get death threats?

I know like nine people, and six of them want me dead.
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