March 26, 2014
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07:30, Cryoburner> Aaand... Facebook is buying Oculus VR. >_<
07:32, Cryoburner> "Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face..."
07:33, Cryoburner whispers: "...as relevant ads pop up all around you!"
10:31, E_net4 whispers: You had me at the ads part.
11:16, Neuzd whispers: Notch canceled the Oculus version of Minecraft because of Facebook. I would have done the same.
11:18, Neuzd whispers: I never liked people who sell their companies in the same way as I don't like giant brands that buy them.
16:48, Cryoburner whispers: But Minecraft is like the Facebook of the gaming world. They would go well together. :P
16:51, Cryoburner whispers: What he's really saying is that he just needs some millions of Facebook dollars to come his way to convine him. >_>
16:53, Cryoburner> On the positive side, this could result in the consumer version of the headset being better, costing less, and potentially coming sooner.
16:56, Cryoburner> With that kind of investment, they'll likely be willing to initially sell the device at cost to help establish the platform.
17:31, Neuzd> The healthiest environment for a "better product" is competition. I'm afraid that with such a juggernaut investing in the first (really) working prototype, it will lead to monopoly, stopping any other company that would otherwise try to develop their own system.
17:34, Neuzd whispers: Of course I'm not an economy analyst, and also the system has worked differently in many occasions.
23:48, Speeder> I see, he was wise :)