xeni at March 25th, 2014 18:43 — #1
edgore at March 25th, 2014 18:52 — #2
Your calendar is broken and this post is about a week early!
(I know...I know it's true, but....argh!)
Oh, and insert joke here about how's there's nothing more social than putting on a mask that isolates you completely from your surroundings!
heartfruit at March 25th, 2014 18:53 — #3
I haven't followed the latest in VR tech (mostly because I didn't believe it would amount to much) but have they solved the motion sickness issues associated with VR yet?
jeblucas at March 25th, 2014 18:58 — #4
All those Kickstarter backers must be feeling great about the fat checks Zuckerberg is going to be cutting th--what's that? No..? No checks for backers? Wha---oh.
oldtaku at March 25th, 2014 19:11 — #5
stefanjones at March 25th, 2014 19:12 — #6
If this Oculus Rift thing really takes off I'm going to get rich by signing on as a dealer for those "Stadium Pal" urine collection systems.
punchcard at March 25th, 2014 19:13 — #7
Facebook buys company specializing in monitors you strap to your face. I'm sure the advertising experience will in no way be obtrusive.
waetherman at March 25th, 2014 19:15 — #8
This is the one thing that could happen that would stop me from ordering an Oculus Rift. What a monumentally bad decision. And I can't believe they paid that much for it - seems like a big gamble on a company that hasn't really even launched yet.
stephen_schenck at March 25th, 2014 19:19 — #9
I had really been looking forward to this. But the threat of bundling the Rift together with social crap could be enough to turn me off; I don't even like games with a heavy multiplayer focus, social sharing ignored.
jardine at March 25th, 2014 19:23 — #10
Derp. I saw @peregrinus_bis's post on this before this one. I'll repeat what I said there:
I get them buying WhatsApp, but wtf? The Oculus Rift looks kinda cool for things like Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous, and other 3D games, but why the hell would I strap that to my head to look at baby pictures, urban legends, Farmville, and incoherent babbling?
adonai at March 25th, 2014 19:27 — #11
Vale, Oculus Rift. At least Valve and Sony are also playing with VR so we might still get something out of it.
chellberty at March 25th, 2014 19:27 — #12
I was not a backer but I would back a class action.
loafer at March 25th, 2014 19:31 — #13
How much of a difference is there between Oculus and the Sony headset ? I've followed Oculus since Kickstarter and was really excited by it... but this.... urgh, are they going to buy Ouya next ?
punchcard at March 25th, 2014 19:40 — #14
On what grounds? Kickstarting is not investing. It is patronage in the classical sense, only distributed. If you were a rich patron of the arts, and a recipient of your largess does something you didn't like, the only solution was to refrain from further contributions.
jdk998 at March 25th, 2014 19:41 — #15
Just emailed O.R. and told them to cancel my preorder from last week. Too bad.
jdk998 at March 25th, 2014 19:42 — #16
adonai at March 25th, 2014 19:52 — #17
Sony's is for the PS4 only, although it will probably be hacked to work with PCs in a timely fashion.
fuzzyfungus at March 25th, 2014 20:05 — #18
So... 2 Instagrams, or just over 10% of a WhatsApp... Is moving inane data snippets over a network purpose built for moving data snippets really valued that highly against actually doing engineering these days?
teapot at March 25th, 2014 20:05 — #19
FUCK. YOU. ZUCKERBERG.
Stop buying things that are awesome, thereby meaning I will refuse to use them. He's gonna shift the Rift WAY off the gaming course and turn it into something meaninglesss and idiotic that will be a gimmicky version of webcams.
gilbertwham at March 25th, 2014 20:06 — #20
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