Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift VR company for $2 billion

    The response from hardcore gamers and developers has been predictably reactionary, with Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson immediately cancelling an Oculus Rift version of Minecraft. In fact he got so angry about the whole deal he then went on to write a blog about how virtual reality is going to change the world but Facebook is ‘creepy’.
    We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.—
    Markus Persson
    (@notch) March 25, 2014
    Read More ~ Business Insider/Facebook Is Buying Oculus Rift, The Greatest Leap Forward In Virtual Reality, For $US2 Billion

    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 good in a way that the $ ae going to be poured into it, but I do feel sorry for the original backers of it on Kickstarter not getting their Goggles as yet
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  2. #2
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,637
    So.... Facebook wants to give their users a more immersive experience in Farmville? This is just one bizarre acquisition. Unless they are looking to dramatically expand beyond social networking, I don't see how this fits into their core business.

  3. #3
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Exactly ^^^ They are a Social Networking Business, Facebook, Instagram and so on. have a look at this list of acquisitions since July 2007 where all of them are Apps, or something to do with Web, photo management, social networking and right at the bottom, you have VIRTUAL REALITY . . . What the !!!!

    It scares me, and I think the end user is missing out, with Facebook having a hold on something, that started by the people for the people in Kickstarter, and now this . . . . Im disgusted that Oculus sold out, and left their pledgers in the dark, and with NO Oculus . . .
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  4. #4
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    19,395
    Specs:
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    To be fair to Oculus, as long as they kept their commitments to you through KickStarter (gave you what you paid for), they didn't really do anything wrong. At the end of the day, it's a business.

    I will admit that the purchase seems a little odd. However, reading the press release, it becomes clear that they want to transform this into a communication tool effectively working this into what they do best: connecting people.
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  5. #5
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,637
    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    It scares me, and I think the end user is missing out, with Facebook having a hold on something, that started by the people for the people in Kickstarter, and now this . . . . Im disgusted that Oculus sold out, and left their pledgers in the dark, and with NO Oculus . . .
    This is one of the reasons I've avoided being a Kickstarter supporter. To date, I've supported exactly 1 project: Pro Pinball (well 2... it failed the first time around). I've read too many stories of overhyped expectations and delays to feel good about being a supporter.

  6. #6
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    To be fair to Oculus, as long as they kept their commitments to you through KickStarter (gave you what you paid for), they didn't really do anything wrong.
    But this is where the problem lies, they haven't been able to fulfil their commitment to their backers. Its still at "Coming Soon" and a lot of disappointed people out there.


    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    This is one of the reasons I've avoided being a Kickstarter supporter. To date, I've supported exactly 1 project: Pro Pinball (well 2... it failed the first time around). I've read too many stories of overhyped expectations and delays to feel good about being a supporter.
    Ive now backed 17 and I have only had problems with one. Well I wouldn't call it a problem, but hey are behind on their expectations by 2 months, but at the end of the dy, this will make for a better product. All in all, KS is a great place to get some amazing ideas off the ground.

    The thing with Oculus, they where asking for 32,000,000 so you can imagine how much 1 unit cost, and this is why people are so upset. I pick and choose my projects, and make sure I do my research and even ask questions before I take the plunge. It took me 7 questions back and forth before I backed one. http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sch...ml#post1571994
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  7. #7
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    19,395
    Specs:
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    But this is where the problem lies, they haven't been able to fulfil their commitment to their backers. Its still at "Coming Soon" and a lot of disappointed people out there.
    Was part of the deal for contributing that you get a headset when it gets released? I genuinely don't know but from what I've seen, contributions generally mean that you get something more symbolic or something rather minor (posters, etc.). This is what I mean by fulfilling their commitments.

    Beyond that, the sale to Facebook doesn't mean that they won't deliver on their promise to release a headset.
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  8. #8
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Was part of the deal for contributing that you get a headset when it gets released? I genuinely don't know but from what I've seen, contributions generally mean that you get something more symbolic or something rather minor (posters, etc.). This is what I mean by fulfilling their commitments.

    Beyond that, the sale to Facebook doesn't mean that they won't deliver on their promise to release a headset.
    Yes they were meant to get a Rift in Nov-Dec last year, and for people spending $300 I would be upset that I haven't got it either.
    Your wrong, on Kickstarter, you can pledge from $1 up to $20,000 the largest amount I have seen, and you do get minor stuff, like posters, and key rings, and the likes, with the company's Logo on it, but the main pledging goes toward you getting a 1 off usually of the product they are truing to get off the ground. They are usually only KS only editions and the real thing, but after that, the company sells the real product via their website.
    Thats what crowd funding is all about. No-one is going to hand over $25 for a poster and hope the company can make the product, of them to then buy it at retail value . .
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  9. #9
    Facebook buys Oculus Rift !!!! Grrrr
    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,637
    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Yes they were meant to get a Rift in Nov-Dec last year, and for people spending $300 I would be upset that I haven't got it either.
    Your wrong, on Kickstarter, you can pledge from $1 up to $20,000 the largest amount I have seen, and you do get minor stuff, like posters, and key rings, and the likes, with the company's Logo on it, but the main pledging goes toward you getting a 1 off usually of the product they are truing to get off the ground. They are usually only KS only editions and the real thing, but after that, the company sells the real product via their website.
    Thats what crowd funding is all about. No-one is going to hand over $25 for a poster and hope the company can make the product, of them to then buy it at retail value . .
    Not to mention that the people who funded Oculus didn't do so with the understanding that they would sell out to a company they may or may not "approve of" and who ultimately has a hand in how this product gets used that they may or may not approve of. Not to mention that the mere fact that Facebook having bought them out means that their pledges to help get this rolling ultimately weren't even necessary. They paid these guys to "get noticed" and get acquired by Facebook. Oculus no longer needs that seed money with Facebook now the owner. Quite frankly I think them selling out like this before delivering a product to their investors was wrong and even shady. And that's exactly what the backers are... investors. How does one sell a company out without the permission of their investors? They should just refund what EVERYONE put into it. With interest.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Can't think of a name!!! grrrr
    By Tempesta in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-15-2011, 04:53 PM
  2. RIFT on Macbook 2008?
    By sanukinotanuki in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2011, 07:07 AM
  3. GRRRR.... I can't believe this!!!
    By ThePaintballGuy in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-10-2007, 11:41 AM
  4. site that buys your mac from you? can't remember
    By gort in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-06-2007, 12:22 PM
  5. adobe buys macromedia
    By sophisto in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-18-2005, 08:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •