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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 21:37 HorrorScope
 
Julio wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 19:08:
Quboid wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 13:27:
Facebook are teh evil with our super secret info, therefore Facebook will be teh evil with our super secret info. Duh, Beamer, that's obvious.

You guys just keep believing in Facebook and giving them all your personal info. Buy an XboxOne as well if you don't have one already.

Facebook is all about getting your personal information and selling it, this is just another way to do that. That's the business they are in. Some of us would rather not contribute to that.

Perhaps right. But what if I were able to buy the product on it's own, and then go buy a video game that supports it from an indy. Say I only install each on the PC and play the game. Where is this selling of personal data entering the picture?

And just a little add... my pathetic data has been bought and sold infinite times already. To me at some point you are a sucker still buying me same info over and over.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 21:32 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 10:16:
That Oculus article sums up my feelings pretty well. I was initially disgusted but the more I think about it, the less I care. The noises they are making is that it will be business as usual - I fully expect this will prove to be bullshit in due course, but that doesn't matter as long as it's true now and they ship as good a CV1 as we expect. Get CV1 out, maybe CV2 and CV3 as well, prove that there's the tech and the market and then we can go our separate ways.

Qu all we need is for them to release quality hardware and dev tools, the game community will take care of the rest. If it isn't somehow locked into some weird manifestation, should be ok.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 26, 2014, 21:18 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 20:31:
$2B is just insane. $50M I could see, maybe even $100M given that they'd gotten something like $35M in venture capital. But $2B???

The Sony statements Palmer released were very interesting. They are betting hugely in VR and Facebook can't afford to sit idle in case Sony strikes gold with this new tech. Sony seems to have mega huge plans in VR.

Reading the article and if you believe what is being said... this is probably for the best. Blue should link the Sony VR Roadmap. Interesting.

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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
153. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 17:42 HorrorScope
 
Fang wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:09:
It's of some comfort to me that it's not MS, Google, Valve or worst of all, Apple. These are companies used to hardware who are more likely to think that they know best. I hope the owner of Oculus VR realises that their best bet is to stay the hell out of the way and Facebook are IMHO the most likely to do that.

After sleeping on it, I agree completely with you.

Oculus had to sell to someone. Sony was coming to eat their lunch. Palmer reads and posts extensively at reddit. This was posted on March 20th, at reddit which he most likely saw:

Reddit Sony Leak

Interestingly enough, Palmer has said that it took them 5 days of negotiations to do the deal with Facebook, which means the same day this was posted they began the process.

Why did Facebook want to buy Oculus? To ensure there was a PC VR option. Otherwise, Sony would have eaten everything, and VR as we know it would be console exclusive and in Sony's walled garden. Facebook would be left out in the cold since they would have pushed Playstation Plus. Why use Facebook when you can connect with all of your friends and see them on Sony's Farmville VR?

Facebook just saved PC VR, and their future. If you are a PC gamer, this is the only solution that I can think of that will see mainstream VR adoption for PCs. Who else could Oculus have sold to that could have competed with Sony? Apple? Microsoft? They would have all insisted on walled gardens for their hardware, just like Sony. The other two tech giants are Amazon (virtual storefronts? not required for the future of the company) and Google.

Ultimately, it probably came down to Google and Facebook as viable options. Google has invested in Augmented Reality instead of Virtual Reality, whereas Facebook needs it to stay relevant. Google just didnt need Oculus, whereas Facebook did.

I get some of this.

If VR is going to dominate, it would be on the PC sooner rather than later no matter OR or not. It's not like one company is just going to own something as big as what they envision, like one company owning all of TV was never in the cards. So lets say Sony beat OR to the market, there still wasn't a PC answer, OR (non-facebook) would still have been that. The Ps4 may have had an answer, but the PC didn't and that is what we are waiting on. However if the PS4 system will be all that, perhaps a console could be in my future as well.

What it does show me, is the effect is amazing otherwise Sony would run from it instead of go gaga over it. It's good to hear Sony is going the full 10 yards, their previous offerings were rudimentary.

This was a shocker, but in the end if it goes favorably towards gaming, it can all still workout. We'll see.

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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Next Week: Early Access Details
33. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Next Week: Early Access Details Mar 26, 2014, 16:32 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 16:16:
Not understanding why you guys are so dead set against the game.

Make it simple a lot of people are turned off by the same mmo over and over. It's pretty much any gaming forum you go to, other that the games own gaming forum. Actual General MMO Forums, have been over run with negativity for years due to stagnation.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 16:29 HorrorScope
 
From the horses mouth:

"Nvidia played up the gaming possibilities of the new board after CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced the Titan Z "

I won't argue it can or will be used for something else. I'm still sticking with there are a lot of people with so much cash. They'd spend 10 grand. Possible a 100K.

So lol back at yah!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 26, 2014, 15:50 HorrorScope
 
Forward leaning posture issues. I actually have some damaged cartilage at the top of my spine over related issues and my neck if a bit forward in alignment to my body. Cause, too low of a monitor. Possible issues... breathing.  
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
148. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 15:43 HorrorScope
 
It seems OR doesn't hold any patents. A person called this about a year ago about OR...

"With no patent and a seemingly simple design (or so it seems from the teardowns I've watched), I could quite easily imagine a big company to swoop in."

It is underhanded what has happened with the Kickstarters. I was wondering where is the product. Seems for a while they new they existed to be bought out.

This isn't what VR needed. This is egg on the face. It needed a great product, great support at a great price. No hiccups in the hype machine. Because you mess this up and it's see you in 10-20 years for attempt 3 or 4. His lip service to us was spot on, but now you can't help but think what happened was the plan all along.

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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
139. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 12:32 HorrorScope
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 07:43:
Valve VR will fix this.

They just gave their top VR guy and their stuff to OR just a week or two ago.

Valve would have been the best company for us to have purchased Palmer.

Facebook on the lower end.

Worst contrary to Forbes would have been MS. They would have bogart'd that on the Bone. The reason they didn't buy is the Bone isn't strong enough to drive it.

If Palmer is true to his words, this could still work out. Just a total 180 turn on us, my neck still hurts.

Long term what would worry me the most is what patents do they have and how that would stop someone else from running with the original vision.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
137. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 12:28 HorrorScope
 
Prez wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 03:46:
Two things I don't understand: why everyone is so excited about wearing this goofy bulky thing on their head and looking like a tool

Everyone doesn't have the inhibitions you do. Next.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
45. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 21:55 HorrorScope
 
To Cutter's point about this not ever being cool.

It just did, it's obviously now socially accepted since it will be a Facebook product. Now the question is will I have one before Grandma?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 25, 2014, 21:53 HorrorScope
 
Brilliant. There has to be gamers out there where money is no object. Sucks I'm not one.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. Re: Evening Patches Mar 25, 2014, 21:51 HorrorScope
 
You know where I'm heading...  
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
38. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 21:46 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 21:40:
Some predictions for you to mock in the near future:

1) People will huff and puff for a few days, some will (and have, or have claimed they have) cancel their DK2 preorder.

2) Things will quieten down but every time there's some news about the Rift, plenty of people will bitch about Facebook's involvement and blame FB for everything they don't like.

3) Once people receive their DK2, the ratio of excitement to anger will switch back in the Rift's favour.

4) By the time that CV1 is out, nearly everyone will have made their peace with this and plenty of boycotts will be quietly abandoned, but not all.

5) Those who hold out will have nagging doubts and snap up the first decent alternative.


As long as they ship the CV1, in the state that we largely expect (let's face it, it will be flawed), Oculus has done it's job as far as I'm concerned. Prove it's doable, prove it's profitable and then probably fade either into obscurity or move into markets that are irrelevant to us.

Here is all that needs to happen: It has to be good. Be priced reasonably. And have game support like we were thinking.

The end.

If that doesn't happen, Facebook fucked it up in the court of public opinion.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
30. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 21:27 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 21:20:
If you believe him, this is very encouraging. If you believe him.

I want to. We'll see.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
29. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 21:25 HorrorScope
 
Qbex . wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 21:03:
I'm gutted, my hope for affordable and open VR headset to play Elite:D is gone. I'm not supporting this and I doubt O:R it will succeed as a gaming device now. Theirs momentum was fueled by developers, modders and early supporters but now its the money that talks. I expect standard business model for this - high return of investment, ads, big companies deals etc. EPIC disappointment

There will be a lot of interesting articles in the the near future about this. And just think Valve just gave all their stuff away to. It can still be what we wanted, but it was a no-brainer where it was going before. Now we have questions that will need to be answered.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
27. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 21:23 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 20:53:
Can you really see your average household family of four sitting around the dinner table wearing these cumbersome things on their heads?

This is what typically people think as the age. Change will happen with or without you. If not now... soon. Yes I can see this working if it is good, our children's children will not know of a world without it.

If it can do what Zurks says he wants it to do, it will be another changer and probably cost jobs making the world smaller yet.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
26. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 21:20 HorrorScope
 
Wookiestick wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 20:46:
I had to check the date to make sure it wasn't April 1st.

That was my absolute first thought...
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 25, 2014, 20:40 HorrorScope
 
Great so we get to pay for two expensive pieces all in one.  
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
9. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:37 HorrorScope
 
Fuck me.

Palmer Lucky... if anyone was ever named right. Dude played it well, perfect hype, never a shipped consumer product. Bought out at a crazy high price.

It's not that it still can't work, but man this really has a chance of fucking the gamers.

After games, were going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences, Zucky Zucks

Please don't fuck this up.
 
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