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Ocolus Rift - taken over by Mark Zuckerberg
Mar 27 2014, 2:03 pm
By: Devourer  

Mar 27 2014, 2:03 pm Devourer Post #1

Hello

You all probably have heard about Oculus Rift, the 3D-World-Glasses, originally designed for computer games.
There are already a few youtube videos about it (surely, you can not know the real effect since you didn't wear those glasses) and many praise it, as it is great in doing what it is designed for: making computer games more realistic.

On March, 25th, this year Facebook / Mark Zuckerberg took over Oculus Rift and I fear that this project will sort of suffer from it.
Sure, the game designers/programmers still can do games for it, but if I ever come to buy those glasses in the next years, it would make me a bit 'nervous' that it is from Facebook.

Facebook is a social website and surely saves every data, which is fine. Every site does that, at least should in my opinion, but you know it is limited to the site. Basically: They can't know what I do not show on their site.
Simple as that, but if the glasses were to somehow transfer pictures at random times to their servers, I wouldn't know how to feel about that. If it is for gaming only, well I could care less, but I'm sure over the years many things will be done in those glasses, just because for the sake of it making the experience more realistic. Imagine cinema-quality movies in those glasses.

Any opinions on that?

Post has been edited 2 time(s), last time on Mar 27 2014, 2:41 pm by Devourer.



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Mar 27 2014, 2:44 pm lil-Inferno Post #2

Just here for the pie

VR is a gimmick and many people get sick from it, anyway.




Mar 27 2014, 5:37 pm BloodyZombie117 Post #3

I have no idea what to put here... So I guess I'll just put this here.

I'd rather wait for a full immersion VR. Just being able to see is boring as all hell.
Hopefully we don't lose our logout buttons. :awesome:




Mar 27 2014, 6:56 pm Fire_Kame Post #4

wth is starcraft

I'm pretty sure this move is going to kill the Oculus Rift, I don't see how facebook has the knowledge to sustain the sort of R&D that it'll need, even if (I assume) they keep the original team on. I think there are so many other places facebook could've more logically expanded into, I'm not really sure what the end game is with this purchase. It seems irresponsible. I guess you could make the argument they were trying to diversify, but what a high risk company/product to acquire for that purchase.

As for being nervous about facebook... Facebook makes me incredibly not nervous. What are you afraid of happening?




Mar 27 2014, 10:33 pm LoveLess Post #5

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Quote from Fire_Kame
What are you afraid of happening?
Them flashing millisecond long pictures of ads and getting away with it since it's isolated, rather than broadcasted.



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Mar 28 2014, 3:24 am Oh_Man Post #6

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Quote from LoveLess
Quote from Fire_Kame
What are you afraid of happening?
Them flashing millisecond long pictures of ads and getting away with it since it's isolated, rather than broadcasted.

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Mar 28 2014, 6:36 am NudeRaider Post #7

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Quote from Fire_Kame
I'm pretty sure this move is going to kill the Oculus Rift, I don't see how facebook has the knowledge to sustain the sort of R&D that it'll need, even if (I assume) they keep the original team on. I think there are so many other places facebook could've more logically expanded into, I'm not really sure what the end game is with this purchase. It seems irresponsible. I guess you could make the argument they were trying to diversify, but what a high risk company/product to acquire for that purchase.
Well it's a social network. They will probably try to build something like 2nd life in VR. Or like XBox slam a chat module into a console. Or simply log what you're doing with VR so they can refine your advertising profiles.

Quote from BloodyZombie117
I'd rather wait for a full immersion VR. Just being able to see is boring as all hell.
Hopefully we don't lose our logout buttons. :awesome:
Don't forget it's sound too. But yeah simulating touch would be awesome, but like smell this is far from being developed.

The only thing that's feasible in the foreseeable future is a treadmill or cage that simulates actual locomotion. But the cost of it will make it unattractive.




Mar 28 2014, 8:41 am Sacrieur Post #8

Still Napping

The Oculus Rift isn't the only VR headset on the market. You kiddies can relax.

Besides that, buying it and using it for only their social platform is a hilariously bad business strategy.



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Mar 28 2014, 1:21 pm MadZombie Post #9



Doesn't change much to me so it's fine in my book

I'm going to be able to visit my waifus sooner than before now with facebook money backing it up





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Mar 31 2014, 8:22 pm Zycorax Post #10

Grand Moderator of the Games Forum

For those who think this is terrible news, watching this might make it a little less terrible.

I don't really care all that much myself as I was never hyped about it in the first place, but I don't really want anything to do with Facebook, so it's even more unlikely that I'll buy it now.




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