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That's not what you have to convince me. You have to convince me investing in content creators and bailing out struggling developers is an inherently evil, greedy thing to do.

if the content creator is already struggling then they don't deserve to stay in business especially in a new business sector like VR gaming.

We aren't talking about a government bailing out a private company. We are talking about two private companies coming to an agreement that keeps their work from being wasted.
Again what is stopping them from doing that and just taking a small return on sales which can be sold cross platform rather than limiting to a platform for which they can't even supply hardware? They could still require you to purchase the software from their store/interface.

If you read the thread which is expended above for you, I wasn't talking to you about that. That was an economic discussion about "deserving to fail".
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I am pretty annoyed by Oculus, I bought a copy of Lucky's Tale to try with my Vive. It used to work fine but now it doesn't due to a pure software lock put in place by Oculus for no reason other than to "punish" me for buying a Vive instead of a Rift (which I still wouldn't have yet).

I am sure the game developers would rather sell to Vive owners too, it is only Facebook/Oculus who gets any benifit from this exclusivity. It hurts both consumers and developers.
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Most facebook users don't own a computer... only a cellphone & an app.
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I am pretty annoyed by Oculus, I bought a copy of Lucky's Tale to try with my Vive. It used to work fine but now it doesn't due to a pure software lock put in place by Oculus for no reason other than to "punish" me for buying a Vive instead of a Rift (which I still wouldn't have yet).

I am sure the game developers would rather sell to Vive owners too, it is only Facebook/Oculus who gets any benifit from this exclusivity. It hurts both consumers and developers.

Tell me, exactly how did you buy a free game?

EDIT: You know, instead of simply trying to catch you trolling and doing so very poorly, I'd like to know, could you purchase Lucky's Tale from Oculus Home for money IF you didn't have a Rift? Does Oculus actually check that you have a Rift before offering the game for free, or is it free for everyone who gets to the store? That would indicate whether or not they truly meant to support other headsets.

And, you know damned well that if there was a game that Oculus funded for their platform, it's the game that is advertised as coming with the freaking headset as an Oculus Rift exclusive. It's not coming to Vive. It was never meant to come to Vive.
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Tell me, exactly how did you buy a free game?
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Tell me, exactly how did you buy a free game?

EDIT: You know, instead of simply trying to catch you trolling and doing so very poorly, I'd like to know, could you purchase Lucky's Tale from Oculus Home for money IF you didn't have a Rift? Does Oculus actually check that you have a Rift before offering the game for free, or is it free for everyone who gets to the store? That would indicate whether or not they truly meant to support other headsets.

And, you know damned well that if there was a game that Oculus funded for their platform, it's the game that is advertised as coming with the freaking headset as an Oculus Rift exclusive. It's not coming to Vive. It was never meant to come to Vive.

Trolling? I am actually annoyed at Oculus for this move. I want to play Lucky's Tale, I used to be able to and now I cannot.

I am not sure I did actually pay anything for it. I only know that I was buying every game that looked like a real game for VR. I signed up for the Oculus store, installed Lucky's Tale (probably for free, at least I cannot find a receipt for it), played it a bit, and decided it would be better with an xbox controller. I got an xbox controller but now the game gives me a DRM error.

I am happy to pay for it, in fact I thought I had, because there aren't many pollished games for VR. Saddly I cannot, Oculus does not want my money and their store is useless for me. Why let someone even sign up for an accout without a Rift if nothing in the store will run without it? I guess I am glad I didn't buy any Oculus games in it after all. I assume the developer would like the extra cash and I would be in the Oculus store maybe buying other games too, as it is now I uninstalled it and will never look at it again.
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I would believe a poisonous snake wouldn't bite me before I believed anything Palmer Lucky ever said again. I'll be buying the vive or the razer headset this year. OR thanks but no thanks.
 
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In my opinion Oculus doesn't have a future inside Facebook. And Carmack changed a lot since the early days too. From rising to stardom with shareware games and to still try to fight DirectX with OpenGL games until recently, to this.

Pretty sure at this point companies are just trotting John out on stage to get all of the old cats to pay attention.

He was showcasing Minecraft at E3 this year.

That's all I have to say.
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Most facebook users don't own a computer... only a cellphone & an app.

Since this thread has devolved into petty bickering...technically...those are computers. tongue.gif
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Since this thread has devolved into petty bickering...technically...those are computers. tongue.gif

people now a days had forgotten the very definition of a "computer". lachen.gif
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people now a days had forgotten the very definition of a "computer". lachen.gif

Indeed.

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