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Facebook to buy Oculus for $2bn

Mattz0r
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Facebook to buy Oculus for $2bn

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26742625
Really? :/
I hope this is a good thing, and not a bad thing... They seem to be taking over the world, Whatsapp was recently, now this, what's next?!
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Re: Facebook to buy Oculus for $2bn

Must admit, I hadn't seen this one coming.

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Re: Facebook to buy Oculus for $2bn

it's a bad thing, no more VR minecraft this way.
Though hopefully it'll come out on the ps4 vr kit Cheesy
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Re: Facebook to buy Oculus for $2bn

anything related to facebook is bad, its a totally horrible system that lets anyone snoop on you and steal all your details, every company they purchase just extends there ability to monitor everything every user does, just look at all the snooping they legally perform if your unintelligent enough to install the various app's or link accounts to facebook
i just had to stop my kids using whatsapp last week when the changes to the T&C's were announced, undoubtedly this will be another one they will be ill advised to use as well.
i cant understand why facebook hasn't been hit with a takedown order, it breaches several sections of the privacy protection laws including there ability to remotely operate your phone/tablet camera to "see" who you are or what your doing when your not actively using facebook .......
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Facebook to buy Oculus for $2bn

It is a strange move, I can not think this product uses their own VR engine, it is likely bought from a 3rd party, so Yes it is integrated into a well made set of 3D glasses, so they have some hardware and industrial design knowledge. So is this a sign FB is getting into the hardware business? So far they are a pure software based business.
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Re: Facebook to buy Oculus for $2bn

Quote from: godsell4
So far they are a pure software based business.

Software you say? Cheesy
FWIW, Oculus Rift has its own SDK so it's not all about hardware.
I do hope development continues in a positive vein though, I was fairly blown away when I had the pleasure of using one last year.

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