Facebook buying Occuus Rift VR tech company for 2 billion.

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  1. Obi Drunkenobe

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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    There are people starving in Africa and you're bitching about this
     
  3. Obi Drunkenobe

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    1st world problems :grad:
     
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    I'm having a really shitty week. My new wireless printer arrived yesterday an no one in IT is available to set it up for me. It's just sitting across from me in the box. And someone brought their dog to work today and it's barking.
     
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    Thats awesome.

    Too bad that Playstation is beating them to it, and coming out with their own VR rig. :cheer:
     
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    I didn't think you were allowed to bring animals into fast food establishments? :scratch:

    Or is today the retard shift, and you have all the fucked up handicap people working this shift?
     
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    You're a lame and pathetic old man.
     
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    At least I'm not working with the severely handicapped, trying to figure out what the wails and moans mean. :smile:
     
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    Damn, you're awfully obsessed with starving African children, freakazoid.
     
  10. Obi Drunkenobe

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    I've read a few articles from people that have seen Sonys VR prototype. It seems to be in a pretty early stage of development. It's not near as close to a consumer ready version as the Occulus is.
     
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    :owned:
     
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    Sometimes less is more, Dave; especially from you.
     
  13. Stan Beeman

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    Your answer to your question is in the link you posted.

    According to a statement from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the company plans to expand Oculus beyond gaming:

    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.



     
  14. Obi Drunkenobe

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    I can see the potential Facebook sees in VR. I guess it was inevitable that one of the big tech giants would snatch the occulus up. The upside could be huge. I was hoping at least the first consumer version of the Occulus was going to be just a core product for the hardcore gaming crowd.
     
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    it will be hot in the porn world
     
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    my guess is they tried to buy twitter?
     
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    I have no idea what you're talking about and I'm glad. Not clicking the links either. :owned: