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#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) [-]
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 #17 to #14 - timelordjam (03/29/2014) [-]
Maybe something like 2025, this whole fb thing will slow us down in VR by 2 years or so
User avatar #19 to #14 - timelordjam (03/29/2014) [-]
What time in is the Oculus stuff?
User avatar #7 - mynameisnotmike (03/29/2014) [-]
project morpheous *****
User avatar #8 to #7 - Zekermei (03/29/2014) [-]
I love how people think Sony's VR is going to save the day and act like Valve and Microsoft aren't trying either,
I mean sure, Valve's attempt is a bit more secretive than Sony's and Microsofts, and Microsoft hasn't been the best of friends this last year or so, but come on people.
#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.
#60 to #59 - blancka (03/30/2014) [-]
Literally the first line in that article is "valve’s VR headset device will not be sold commercially"
User avatar #9 to #8 - gidio (03/29/2014) [-]
But Valve's head VR man signed up with Oculus a couple of days ago.

That seems like a sure sign that Valve gave up on VR
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) [-]
Let's be real here. There's very few possible scenarios where I or any of you would turn down 2 billion dollars.
User avatar #40 to #27 - hecatonchires (03/29/2014) [-]
Yeah but I would at least sold out to sony or microsoft, a technology company that could use this product to it's full potential, or at least try to. I have no trust in facebook what so ever.
User avatar #41 to #40 - zlawliet (03/29/2014) [-]
Yeah but Sony/Microsoft probably didn't offer such a hefty amount. I'm not going to pretend like I did any research into this though, or that I know anything. At the thought of "2 billion dollars" their minds probably just turned to foaming jelly, and went "FNJFSJSDS. YES. DEAL."
We can hope however that Facebook keeps their nose out of things, and just lets it develop properly.... but I doubt we'll see that. Regardless, they put 2 billion dollars into the development of this kick ass stuff. Even if the first round turns out all crappy, it'll still be a crazy awesome advancement in virtual reality.
#23 - anon (03/29/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image** mfw
User avatar #47 to #23 - givememoarpony (03/29/2014) [-]
gettin swole virtually because you dont go outside in real life?
#11 - nevolmon (03/29/2014) [-]
Still developing, no ***** given.
User avatar #36 - ishalltroll (03/29/2014) [-]
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.
User avatar #50 to #36 - pickaxe (03/29/2014) [-]
nah,facebook isn't an asshole company because it's big.It's an asshole company because of their skechy strategies.
User avatar #49 to #36 - ronyx (03/29/2014) [-]
Oculus was only made possible because of the people that funded kickstarter. Being sellouts to Facebook is just a punch to the balls to the original backers. Oculus ******* owes them and they're 2 billion richer because of those people. I don't know what facebook is planning to do with Oculus, but if they don't stay true to the original goal and integrate facebook manure then that's just ******* disgraceful.
#38 to #36 - dontknowmeatall (03/29/2014) [-]
But what happens if I don't want ******* FACEBOOK FEATURES IN MY VIRTUAL REALITY GAMES???
User avatar #39 to #38 - ishalltroll (03/29/2014) [-]
Probably just turn them off. If Zuckerberg was to force the users into using Facebook at all times it'd ******* ruin the whole thing for him because nobody wants that, so why would he do that?
#43 to #39 - dontknowmeatall (03/29/2014) [-]
I used to say the same about Google, and look at Youtube now. It might be possible to turn them off at first, but Zuckerberg won't be happy with it for too long.
User avatar #44 to #43 - ishalltroll (03/29/2014) [-]
I'm confident that Zuckerberg is not as much of a profit-driven mind as Google's leadership is.
#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!
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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.
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User avatar #3 - pokemonnuzlocke (03/29/2014) [-]
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
User avatar #42 to #3 - animedudej (03/29/2014) [-]
they got 2,5m bucks in a kickstarter as upposed to going to someone with money like Sony, Nintendo or even Facebook and then they just sellout like this
User avatar #12 to #3 - nevolmon (03/29/2014) [-]
notch was never going to make anything anyway.
User avatar #4 to #3 - forceman (03/29/2014) [-]
One they might make it complete **** thanks to them knowing two things tops about video games. How to get people hooked and how to swindle money from people. Two they could make it alright but since its Facebook we are talking about there will be ads everywhere! Three! Kickstarter A site where people donate money for a thing that needs support Made Oculus what it is. They had over 2 mil. People backed them up and everything and then months after everything is well on its way... They "sellout" to Facebook for 2 bil. Thus pretty much saying "Hey thanks for all your money and stuff but **** you we don't care" Does that explain it to you?
#37 to #3 - dragx (03/29/2014) [-]
My friend, lets say Oculus is a Cow, They said no to the farmers Microsoft and Sony
but said yes to the ******* Chef Facebook in other words, they sold a hardware company to a ******* site specialist, so Facebook aren't going to know what the **** they are doing.
Facebook are looking for a fite if you ask me
User avatar #5 to #3 - infinitereaper (03/29/2014) [-]
Big companies feel like they own the world and are the greatest things ever, it's like google and everything it's done to YouTube, I think even the creator was depressed about it
#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 #22 to #6 - greatgatsby (03/29/2014) [-]
It is unfortunate that is true, but when it comes down to it if someone put two billion dollars on your lap you would do pretty much anything for it.
#35 to #6 - llpanic (03/29/2014) [-]
what the 			****		 are you talking about?    
   
greedy 			*****		? like you woudn't sell a project for 2 billion dollars. It's not easy working on a project like this, i mena look at adming, hes always complaining about how hard is to run this website, oculust rift is a much more big and expensive project so it's 			*******		 hard to keep it alive    
   
Also facebook one of the most untrustworthy companies? why? i really don't get it, i've never seen facebook do things as 			******		 as EA, activision, WB or any of the other companies trying to monopolize copyright laws.    
   
Also Oculus is gonna get better funding like this, and even if the final product is 			******		 it still can serve as a stepping stone for new technology    
   
And let's face it, oculus was gonna get bought at some point, that what happens to projects like this they get bought    
   
Also no one know what's gonna happen with the oculus i mean you seriously think someone would spend 2 billion dollars on putting a little extra platform on his social network?   
   
 I had to change the picture becase it was 			****		 i didnt even noticed
what the **** are you talking about?

greedy ***** ? like you woudn't sell a project for 2 billion dollars. It's not easy working on a project like this, i mena look at adming, hes always complaining about how hard is to run this website, oculust rift is a much more big and expensive project so it's ******* hard to keep it alive

Also facebook one of the most untrustworthy companies? why? i really don't get it, i've never seen facebook do things as ****** as EA, activision, WB or any of the other companies trying to monopolize copyright laws.

Also Oculus is gonna get better funding like this, and even if the final product is ****** it still can serve as a stepping stone for new technology

And let's face it, oculus was gonna get bought at some point, that what happens to projects like this they get bought

Also no one know what's gonna happen with the oculus i mean you seriously think someone would spend 2 billion dollars on putting a little extra platform on his social network?

I had to change the picture becase it was **** i didnt even noticed
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User avatar #51 to #35 - ronyx (03/29/2014) [-]
Are you forgetting that the only reason Oculus got this far is because people paid money through kickstarter? So now they're getting rich off those who supported kickstarter then they're going to get punched int he balls when it comes out aimed towards social networks and games like farmville.
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User avatar #54 to #53 - ronyx (03/29/2014) [-]
It still doesn't change the fact that they're sellouts. It's reasonable to believe that Facebook will integrate some of their social ******** since they just bought the whole **** .
User avatar #56 to #54 - llpanic (03/29/2014) [-]
integrated doesnt mean obligated for use, and i would have to come back to the same thing i said before, facebook didn't need to pay 2 billion dollars to have a platform for facebook that's just a wasted, they know the people interested in oculus is not the same as the ones interested in farmville, because most other people would see oculus as just another toy for videogames, like kinect, so i doubt the only reason they need oculis is to "enhance" facebook with more social ********

I mean there's probably gonna be social ******** but just as much as in any other platform out there
User avatar #57 to #56 - ronyx (03/29/2014) [-]
There wouldn't be any social ******** if they hadn't sell out. At the end of the day, Facebook now owns Oculus thanks to all those who funded kickstarter, they can do whatever the **** they want.
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User avatar #24 to #20 - dancingturnip (03/29/2014) [-]
probably shoulda cropped that pic a little
User avatar #33 to #24 - llpanic (03/29/2014) [-]
oh ****
User avatar #25 to #20 - zekeon ONLINE (03/29/2014) [-]
I agree with you.

but you're gonna be banned.
#55 to #6 - underlois (03/29/2014) [-]
Well said..
#52 to #6 - anon (03/29/2014) [-]
I think Oculus half-deserves those Facebook stocks.
One part of me takes it as karma, the other as just wishing Oculus would stop hurting itself.
User avatar #26 to #6 - beautifull (03/29/2014) [-]
I think you're wrong for a few reasons but the main reason is (I hope I'm right) that facebook don't want to make it a "social media platform" but realise that with time Facebook WILL die and to increase their longevity they're buying other companies they believe will outlast them
User avatar #28 to #26 - makotoitou (03/29/2014) [-]
Facebook said they want to try to integrate Facebook and social media into Oculus.
User avatar #29 to #28 - beautifull (03/29/2014) [-]
[Citation needed]
User avatar #30 to #29 - makotoitou (03/29/2014) [-]
Common sense
User avatar #31 to #30 - beautifull (03/29/2014) [-]
What?
Nice one pal, how is it common sense they said that?
Either provide a source or stfu
User avatar #32 to #31 - makotoitou (03/29/2014) [-]
You think Facebook gave Oculus $2 billion to look pretty?

www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10101319050523971
"But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home."

How about ya git gud
User avatar #34 to #32 - beautifull (03/29/2014) [-]
How is that in any way saying they want to integrate Facebook into Oculus?
Jesus ******* Christ you're stupid.
#15 to #6 - rothingham (03/29/2014) [-]
Please check out the video I put in my comment (#14)
They talk about whether is would have been better if Microsoft or Sony would have bought Oculus VR.
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