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hmm i completly forgot oculus was crowd funded.. Thats a bit of a kick in the crotch to anyone who put in time and money. Some people got very rich from this deal, but those who invested on kickstarter get kinda shafted



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It will probably end up like the Nintendo Virtual Boy or 3DTV unless you combine AR and VR into one small and lightweight device. Imagine a transparent Oculus Rift where the transparency AR mode can be turned on or off using some new technology. Or you could add a front camera to bring real life into VR.



Aw, it's so cute seeing Facebook trying desperately to stay relevant and not go the way of MySpace.

Good luck with your new owner, Oculus Rift. It's gonna be an interesting one.



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That's far more than I would have imagined it was worth.

Still, this shows that it's more than just Sony who think VR is going to be an important future business. Very curious to see how this is implemented going forward. I'm not convinced the two devices will be competing directly in the same space though.



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Wait, Wut, What, the, this HAZ to be a joke !

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I really hoped you were joking, but this seems to be real. Well, to bad a gaming company doesn't own a good chunk of Facebook. Well, lookie there, they do.

I'm really not sure what to make of this. I hope it works out well for Riff and the consumer. It's like when Amazon started buying everything, you really see a change in the direction of the company.

I think this is a bigger change to Facebook than to Riff. Facebook is able to leverage the value of their stock and do all sorts of things. They might actually end up as big as people imagined.

I hope that this will give more support for the Riff. It could really help things along.

I wonder if they are looking at gaming companies too.



 

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DD_Bwest said:
hmm i completly forgot oculus was crowd funded.. Thats a bit of a kick in the crotch to anyone who put in time and money. Some people got very rich from this deal, but those who invested on kickstarter get kinda shafted

Yea.  I say those people should get their money back, plus whatever gifts were to be awarded them for donating.  I mean the people at Oculus can definitely afford it, now.



Why is this a big deal?



    

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Aw, it's so cute seeing Facebook trying desperately to stay relevant and not go the way of MySpace.

Good luck with your new owner, Oculus Rift. It's gonna be an interesting one.


Facebook isn't going anywhere, people have been saying the MySpace thing for the last 3-5 years, that's actually more fantasy than anything. 

This is huge for VR, Facebook gives Occulus real dollars behind their ambitions. 



Sony will make Morpheus just as relevant as Move- Not Relevant at all
Facebook will make Oculus mainstream, something people talk about, a device that people might actually develop for.



Ok, so this is why it's part of a big deal - 11 developers have just canceled their project for the Occulus Riff including Noth's Minecraft. Minecraft was canceled on the Riff the other day, but we didn't know why. You can read the blog here: http://notch.net/2014/03/virtual-reality-is-going-to-change-the-world/

So seems like more money from Facebook, but fewer developers want to work with FB on the project.



 

Really not sure I see any point of Consol over PC's since Kinect, Wii and other alternative ways to play have been abandoned. 

Top 50 'most fun' game list coming soon!

 

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