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FB buys Oculus VR for $2bil

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Thead Enco
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#1 - 2014-03-25 23:13:22 UTC
Here

I guess a "gf" is in order o7
I Love Boobies
All Hail Boobies
#2 - 2014-03-25 23:14:29 UTC
I just seen this myself. Makes me wonder if you're going to have to use Facebook to access it, and how much advertising spam you will have to endure to use Oculus.
Thead Enco
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#3 - 2014-03-25 23:16:42 UTC
I Love Boobies wrote:
I just seen this myself. Makes me wonder if you're going to have to use Facebook to access it, and how much advertising spam you will have to endure to use Oculus.


You can pretty much guarantee it. Advertising is one of their main revenue sources.
Lipbite
Express Hauler
#4 - 2014-03-25 23:17:50 UTC
Good luck to CCP convincing people EVE Valkyrie with Oculus won't translate user data to advertisers and NSA.
Doireen Kaundur
Doomheim
#5 - 2014-03-25 23:19:52 UTC
Nice technology, but if I have to endure just one advertisment...I'll pass.

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I Love Boobies
All Hail Boobies
#6 - 2014-03-25 23:21:23 UTC  |  Edited by: I Love Boobies
From the Endgadget article at the bottom.


Update: We're on the call now, and Mark Zuckerberg is already pointing out Facebook's acquisition of Instagram as an example of how the company is getting experience buying properties and allowing them to continue to operate independently. Zuckerberg called out virtual reality as one of the computing platforms of the future -- following desktops and mobile -- and yes, talked about building Facebook's advertising into it. Specifically, he talked about the potential of a virtual communication network, buying virtual goods, and down the line, advertising.
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#7 - 2014-03-25 23:37:26 UTC
Well, there's always the PS4 version?

...

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Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#8 - 2014-03-25 23:40:36 UTC
Annnnnnd there goes any plan I had for getting this thing.

RIP good idea.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Shizuken
Venerated Stars
#9 - 2014-03-25 23:41:34 UTC
I guess I can forget about that then.

RIP good times
Pix Severus
Empty You
#10 - 2014-03-25 23:42:03 UTC
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Well, there's always the PS4 version?

...


Sony aren't much better, but they are the lesser of two evils I suppose.

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Thead Enco
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#11 - 2014-03-25 23:42:53 UTC
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Well, there's always the PS4 version?

...


Indeed
handige harrie
Vereenigde Handels Compagnie
#12 - 2014-03-25 23:50:22 UTC
Guess I'll have to grab me one of those PS4s now

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Little Dragon Khamez
Guardians of the Underworld
#13 - 2014-03-25 23:52:13 UTC
I saw it and my heart sank.

Looks like ccp has backed the wrong horse again.

Dumbing down of Eve Online will result in it's destruction...

Rykuss
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2014-03-25 23:52:26 UTC
Oh boy! Now I can finally live out my fantasy of planting my virtual farm in Farmville VR! Can one of you help out, I need baby bottles and some fertilizer forks.

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Kerdrak
Querry Moon
#15 - 2014-03-25 23:54:34 UTC
Why, oh why... Sad
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#16 - 2014-03-25 23:55:57 UTC
It should probably be noted:

Facebook didn't make Farmville. They just provided a framework for publishing it.

(Now, if you want to complain about data mining, that's another matter)

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mcdoodle
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2014-03-25 23:57:45 UTC
/me dons tinfoil hat

Perhaps CCP knew this was coming and that's what the 20 million dollar asset write off was, seeing as they're Zuckerberg's B**** now.

/removes tinfoil hat

Seriously though, Valkyrie still has a fighting chance if Facebook integration is optional, because if there's anything that makes me hate a product more than being bombarded with adverts for it, it's having to spam my friends with said adverts myself.
Just Lilly
#18 - 2014-03-26 00:34:03 UTC
Update (23:11 GMT): One of the first responses to this news from the game development community comes from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson, who stated on Twitter that "We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out."


You know this deal is probably a bad thing when developers back away...
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Ruskarn Andedare
Lion Investments
#19 - 2014-03-26 00:37:26 UTC
May be a good time to invest in Sony shares
RomeStar
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#20 - 2014-03-26 00:38:00 UTC
Maybe CCP could sell Dust to FB.

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