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    Default Facebook to Acquire Oculus VR for $2 Billion

    ZUCKERBERRRRRRRG!!!!!!
    http://www.gametrailers.com/news-pos...-for-2-billion


    (I know I'm overreacting, but god damn. This sucks. I've been hyped for the thing ever since I tried it at NYCC 2013. Now I don't even want it because I can't help but think they're they're going to stick a bunch of Facebook connectivity on it and shit. I just want to play VIDEO GAMES in first person!)
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    Now you can play Candy Crush on a virtual Facebook on a virtual tablet on a virtual table!

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    A social networking site bought the rights to a piece of computer hardware?


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    .... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand xbone all over again.
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    all hail zuckernerd

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    Still got the PS4 Project Morpheus VR

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    Doesn't matter to me; I'm not going to judge Facebook's involvement until after I see what they do with it. Facebook seems to be on a maturing spree and zuckerburg wants to build a Newage Apple/Microsoft. I imagine that this could actually turn out to be a really cool joint venture.
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    i dont know why facebook wants the Oculus but i think the acquisition is a stupid idea and i hope facebook screws up badly and everyone there gets a plague of warts.

    i am NEVER touching oculus.
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    Facebook wants to use the Oculus to create more social networking. For example, using the Oculus so students can gather in a classroom while not physically being there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1nGs3N4yuk1 View Post
    Facebook wants to use the Oculus to create more social networking. For example, using the Oculus so students can gather in a classroom while not physically being there.
    what a stupid idea. that can already be done with a webcam, why would people want VR?
    VR is more environments where 3d immersion is useful. What a typically stupid shit Zuckershit idea. This is what happens when you give stupid people too much money. This is why kickstarter mmorpgs are not always a good idea.
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    i don't see what's so bad about this.

    now, as opposed to being run by some rinky dink company that might run out of money any moment, and not be able to make a good product, it's made by a company who definitely can finish the project, and keep improving on the product. an IT company, at that.

    this is good news.

    edit: wow, so much nerdrage across the internet. delicious
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    I don't trust their spyware. Facebook just wants money and personal information. The occulus rift gives them both.

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    The problem with having a productbase that doesn't create revenue is that if you strap it together with products that potentially could, its quite possible to get a complete failure.
    Anything fb buys will have their webpage canibalize every aspect of it, that it can. This way the in all honesty pretty useless webpage keeps barely afloat for another while and everything else fb buys will turn into crap that is just as useless as the website.

    Apple should have bought it. That would have been an obvious win win...

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    Quote Originally Posted by postrook View Post
    i don't see what's so bad about this.

    now, as opposed to being run by some rinky dink company that might run out of money....
    it's nice to hate on things. Especially people with way too much wealth/money? Especially Zuckerberg because you may have read his background. When he was making Facebook he was also telling everyone how superior he felt that he had sucked in so many users even though none of them knew him. He felt like he was raping the privates of a lot of Harvard college girls. So the sooner he is hypothetically eliminated, the better?
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    i've seen the social network, yeah *shrugs* .

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenvoo View Post
    it's nice to hate on things. Especially people with way too much wealth/money?
    Well, venture capitalism has played a role in getting many many companies started. However facebook never found any use for that money from their investmentors to create sustainable revenues. So what are they doing now? They play venture capitalists. How is that a good thing? They are quadrupling the risk involved and are a useless middleman that adds no value.

    As soon as they actually strike gold they will just cash out on it like zuck basically did on the IPO.

    Basically they have money, they can't do anything usefull to generate interest, so they just panic-buy random crap. All in the desperate hope of paying for the rent of their already running massive datacenters, when some years in the future, they will be doing an aequivalent of a massive yard-sale.

    Ponzi would be proud...
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