Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled

Facebook has acquired Oculus, paying a reported $2 billion for the virtual reality startup, which Forbes says is $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock, and the deal includes another potential $300 in incentives. "Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement. "Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate." There's some immediate fallout from this as Markus "notch" Persson tweets (thanks nin via Joystiq) that this has ended the possibility of an Oculus version of Minecraft: "We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out."
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Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 00:54:
Task wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 22:57:
Fucking Corporations and Capitalism. Let's absorb this company, let's absorb that company. Let's absorb everything until there is one Mega Corporation called "Fuck You and Give Us Money."

Noooo, that would be anti-competitive, and run afoul of antitrust legislation.

There will be four companies, called Fuck You And Give Us Money 1, 2, 3 and 4. They will be in obvious collusion with one another, will fix prices and generally do everything they possibly can to make it as obvious as humanly possible that they are not actually competing, and are in fact just an illegal cartel.

They will then say that "There is strong competition in the market", after which all the talking fucking parrots in Washington will go "Oh, good! Lunch!" and ignore everything else.


*sigh*

Shame

So true.
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