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News Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2bn

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 26 Mar 2014.

  1. SimoomiZ

    SimoomiZ Member

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    Not disagreeing :cooldude:... I guess everyone needs to remain open minded about this until more details emerge.
     
  2. Nexxo

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    Sorry, but casuals are in fact the most fussy customers ever. Because unlike us, they don't understand technical limitations and will not compromise for innovation; they just want it all awesome, not understanding why that might not be possible. They want it to just work. It's why they bitch about last year's iPhone without realising what an awesome miracle the average smartphone really is.
     
  3. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    :thumb:
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

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    Who ever made the bet that John Carmack would work for Facebook someday is now a happy man.
     
  5. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I may be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him leaving to Valve to work on their VR solution.
     
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    Well, I guess any arguments that FB buying Oculus is a bad thing can be dismissed now that Valve's Michael Abrash, who has seemingly led the company's VR research comes out and says this.
    We shall see, I hope he's right :clap:
     
  8. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    erratum1 New Member

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    Wow wish I could have come up with something like that...and sell it for 2 billion hell yea.

    I would say it's in good hands as the youngest billionaire I think he's no fool.
     
  10. Icy EyeG

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  11. Nexxo

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    Microsoft has just bought 150 VR patents. Not to mention the head start it has with Kinect and the fact that it has the dominant OS on PCs. Expect a third player. Oh, and there's Google.
     
  12. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    From what i gather Microsoft is working on AR, although I'm not to sure that is very different from VR :confused:
     
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    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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