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Oculus Rift: Good news and bad news

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  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @Snarkasm said:
    Only thing keeping me from ordering right now is that they're still promising that the end-user kit will be even higher res.

    If a resolution increase is in the works, I'd imagine it's 2560x1600. I'd be amazed if they got 4K out of it.

  • PinkPink Colour Sweden New

    My friend got one of these, I tried it out a few times and I gotta say its pretty cool.
    My buddy eventually got bored with it and sold it though, his next project is building a 3d printer with parts he bought... Man... I'm rambling, gotta gå get some coffee...

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Since this is new news, Facebook is buying Oculus VR.

    Bandrik
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Many sad. Such disappoint.

  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian

    On the one hand, it's nice for it to have some serious financial backing. On the other, I hate Facebook's business model with an erupting burning passion (that's hyperbole). So, I guess we shall see.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    I just want to brainstorm what this could be for.

    1. Facebook has a massive chat empire.

    2. Everyone is on Facebook.

    3. VR video conferencing/chat/hangouts in virtual rooms? VR tours of faraway places?

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Newsflash: Thrax is Mark Zuckerberg:

    But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. 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 — just by putting on goggles in your home.
    This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.

  • BHHammyBHHammy Somewhere in Hell Icrontian

    Why?

    All this does is make Palmer look like a huge sellout. Seriously, it really makes it look like he's trying to cash out on the project. Certainly nowhere near confidence-inspiring.

    How about we actually get the shit it's intended for finalized and commercially viable first before we try shoving a bunch of other stuff on it? Seriously, I can't grasp the logic behind this deal at all.

  • BHHammyBHHammy Somewhere in Hell Icrontian
    edited Mar 2014

    Note to self: don't fund any kickstarters started by PirateNinja.

    EDIT: Notch made an excellent post on the subject of the acquisition.

    Guppymidga
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian

    @BHHammy said:
    Note to self: don't fund any kickstarters started by PirateNinja.

    EDIT: Notch made an excellent post on the subject of the acquisition.

    Notch pretty well hit my sentiments on the head. This will definitely be a great tech for social stuff, but Facebook has always seemed shady as fuck to me.

  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Icrontian

    @BHHammy said:
    Note to self: don't fund any kickstarters started by PirateNinja.

    EDIT: Notch made an excellent post on the subject of the acquisition.

    If you are worried about people choosing many millions of dollars and a complete loss of liability over your donation, you should probably avoid funding _anybody _ on kickstarter, not just me. If anything, this underlines the issue with crowd-sourced funding; all of the initial investors have the potential to get boned. Traditional venture capitalists strike it rich when the inevitable buyout happens, but that's because they want a stake in the asset instead of a t-shirt and early access.

    Anyway, even if minecraft and others bail temporarily, market forces will likely draw them back in if this was ever going to be a success. It has a better chance now than it ever did.

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    Everyone involved in this deal:

    -Digi

    MiracleManSSignalRyanFodderRahnalH102
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    3. VR video conferencing/chat/hangouts in virtual rooms?

    From Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Show takes place in 2015.

    Facebook = Seele, the end is near.

    BasilUPSLynxRahnalH102
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian

    Get your dirty social media outta my vidya gaems!!!

    I play games to get AWAY from people. The only worthwhile immersive experience with other people would be VR porn. And I doubt Facebook is in that business.

    ...right?

    ardichokeSignalRahnalH102
  • PinkPink Colour Sweden New

    Virtual reality farmville? Like posts by blinking twice and twisting your neck 360 degrees? I see a world of new possibilities!

  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    @Bandrik said:
    Get your dirty social media outta my vidya gaems!!!

    I play games to get AWAY from people. The only worthwhile immersive experience with other people would be VR porn. And I doubt Facebook is in that business.

    ...right?

    I won't lie. That would get me to create a Facebook account.

    BobbyDigiBandrikUPSLynxRahnalH102
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    Virtual Farmville and Candy Crush Saga 3D anyone? That's the future right there.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I'd love to see a point/counterpoint article from these strong opinions .... :D :D :D

    mertesnAnnes
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Interested. Anyone else? I'm willing to work with either side of the issue.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    BandrikSonorousRahnalH102
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian

    @Signal said:

    I won't lie. That would get me to create a Facebook account.

  • I think the kick-starter investors should be entitled to part of the sale. This is going to open up a huge can of worms that will end in kick-starter being regulated by the government, just you wait and see.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    Jokke
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    edited Mar 2014

    @Cliff_Forster said:
    I think the kick-starter investors should be entitled to part of the sale. This is going to open up a huge can of worms that will end in kick-starter being regulated by the government, just you wait and see.

    From the conversation I've heard around the office, they can't because of existing regulation. Also, once again based on what I've heard from coworkers, there's already legislation in the works to change that regulation so companies could offer dividends to kickstarter contributors as a reward.

    edit, some sort of information that sort of backs this up: http://www.quora.com/Why-does-Kickstarter-prohibit-financial-incentives-e-g-company-ownership-dividends

    Cliff_Forstergeorgeh
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    I love @BobbyDigi‌'s post because data.

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