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User avatar #3 - pokemonnuzlocke (03/29/2014) [+] (28 replies)
Can someone explain to me why it's so bad that Facebook bought out Oculus rift?

I briefly read an article and it looks like each company is going to be working independently and it was bought out for $12 Billion, so development can only get better. Only downside is facebook integration and minecraft bailed out. And I'm guessing Facebook won't like the porn games for rift in development
#6 to #3 - Zekermei (03/29/2014) [-]
For me, it's not the fact that Facebook that might or might not **** up the Oculus Rift, it's just the fact that Oculus VR sold out like this. It honestly baffles me why they went down this way.
Let's look at some things here. Both Microsoft and Sony offered to buy Oculus VR, and Oculus said "No, **** you", both times, but here comes Facebook, struttin' in, saying "Hey, i'd like to buy your company for $2B", and Oculus, probably being a greedy **** , said "Sure, sounds great to me!", in which, after the deal goes down, Facebook replies "Oh, did I mention that $1.6B of that is in Facebook stocks?". After that, the FB stock went down quite a bit, making the deal a **** ton less than the 2 billion than it was suppose to be. I just don't understand why they went with this when they could have easily gone with Sony or Microsoft; both companies that would know what they're doing with technology like this.
And, let's look at another thing while we're at it. Facebook may have said that they won't step in and is just gonna let Oculus do it's thing, but that doesn't mean they can't. And, knowing Facebook, one of the sketchiest and untrustworthy companies out there, sooner or later, they're bound to actually do so.
In the end, the major problem is that Facebook just isn't a technology company. They're a social media site, and that's what they're trying to do with the Oculus; make it more of a social platform and a gaming platform, and while that's good and everything, that hurts the gaming side. You should either focus entirely on social, or entirely on gaming, otherwise, they'll both end up crappy. Not to mention, seeing as how Facebook is a social media site, the Oculus will probably now end up being more of a social platform rather than a gaming platform.
User avatar #7 - mynameisnotmike (03/29/2014) [+] (5 replies)
project morpheous *****
#13 to #8 - blancka (03/29/2014) [-]
I love you how pass off people as ignorant, without knowing **** about what you're talking about. Valve aren't making their own headset. They never were. They have their own devkit to make sure games can be made with rift support.

MS have yet to announce anything, and given how **** kinect was, i doubt people will have much faith in their gimmicks.
User avatar #36 - ishalltroll (03/29/2014) [+] (7 replies)
I love how everybody is apparently of the opinion that Facebook is an asshole company just because it's big.
It's a huge ****** company and it just spent 2 billion on Oculus, and in my eyes that can only lead to faster and better success for the Rift, although it will include some Facebook related features in addition to what it already has and will have.
Zuckerberg wouldn't ruin it, that'd just be retarded.
#45 to #44 - dontknowmeatall (03/29/2014) [-]
I said the exact same words about google two years ago! it's happening again! we're doomed!
#16 - fargfour (03/29/2014) [-]
I really want to not be completely pessimistic about this but the stupidly optimistic part of me was genuinely hoping that Oculus would stay a plucky indie right up until the end.
#14 - rothingham (03/29/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I suggest everyone who is butthurt about Facebook acquiring Oculus to check out this video by LinusTechTips The WAN Show: Oculus Acquisition Deep Dive, NVIDIA GTX Titan Z, Ripping Personal Backups Now Legal!
(Keep in mind, the Oculus stuff is about 1 hour long)

One of the main conclusions: Whether or not Virtual Reality is going to be driven by Facebook, it is going to happen. Very soon. When a company this by, invests that much money, other competing companies will emerge.

With VR getting this big of a boost, and looking back on what happened in the last 8 years concerning technology, I don't think a Sword Art Online-like VR experience by 2022 is too far off.
User avatar #2 - nimba (03/28/2014) [-]
to the frontpage!
User avatar #46 - andriod (03/29/2014) [-]
You know what would be amazing?
Imagine if the contract let the current owners go and they went a made a new VR company with all the knowledge from Oculus and an extra 2 billion dollars of funding.
User avatar #27 - zlawliet (03/29/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Let's be real here. There's very few possible scenarios where I or any of you would turn down 2 billion dollars.
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#23 - anonymous (03/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
**anonymous rolled image** mfw
User avatar #21 - johnnyiscool (03/29/2014) [-]
I wasn't interested in it to begin with. Now, I might buy the Sony Morpheus just for spite.
User avatar #18 - asimplepotato (03/29/2014) [-]
This is why: **** facebook.

When i am online or play a game, I dont want everyone to see what i do and whenever i do it. I play a game to be what i want to be, do what i want to do.
#11 - nevolmon (03/29/2014) [-]
Still developing, no ***** given.
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