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Because he believes it isn't dead, obviously, which is a bit of a good thing for the rest of us. I think something of value will be had as long as he is still there, if you see John jump ship, then you worry.
Pretty much the point I was getting at, the man is completely set. biggrin.gif

Exactly. So if he's completely set why would he be working at a company that he doesn't believe in anymore?
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Throwing away two billion dollars on something that they might find useful on a whim sounds exactly like something Facebook would do.

Still not encouraged by this.
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The influence of the parent company will affect the outcome of the final product. This is a given. How many game development studios has EA taken under its wing and subsequently destroyed? And with that analogy, those acquisitions made more sense than this one. Here we have an advertising and social media empire about to take over a VR project which was envisioned for gaming. Excuse my skepticism on whether it remains gaming focused. Facebook will use it as leverage for their brand, which is why i'm more hopeful for Sony's VR solution now.
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The influence of the parent company will affect the outcome of the final product. This is a given. How many game development studios has EA taken under its wing and subsequently destroyed? And with that analogy, those acquisitions made more sense than this one. Here we have an advertising and social media empire about to take over a VR project which was envisioned for gaming. Excuse my skepticism on whether it remains gaming focused. Facebook will use it as leverage for their brand, which is why i'm more hopeful for Sony's VR solution now.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Likewise, Carmack is a sellout(just as much as oculus). He will sing whatever tune his puppet master desires.
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Exactly. So if he's completely set why would he be working at a company that he doesn't believe in anymore?

Exactly! biggrin.gif

If it was dead, a man like him wouldn't stick around. I still don't like the deal itself, but hope can still be seen in John Carmack.

"In Carmack We Trust™"
    
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Exactly! biggrin.gif

If it was dead, a man like him wouldn't stick around. I still don't like the deal itself, but hope can still be seen in John Carmack.

"In Carmack We Trust™"

All hail the great Carmack!
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receives $500million check, facebook is da awesomesauce11!!!!!
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So what now - OR will require a facebook account? I'll never make my info public on any site like that... Another product has gone bad.
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i still don't get why Facebook acquired Oculus....virtual poking? O_o
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So what now - OR will require a facebook account? I'll never make my info public on any site like that... Another product has gone bad.

If they made OR require a FB account, it would destroy any sales and hopes of the product. I honestly don't see them making this extreme of a move with the product.
    
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