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[–] BeautifulInside 1 points 64 points (+65|-1) ago 

To remember the goodwill that these guys had at the beginning. This is a tragedy, and a predictable one at that.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 61 points (+61|-0) ago 

Of course, as soon as Facebook got involved, you knew a userbase betrayal was in the works

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 1 points 63 points (+64|-1) ago 

Selling to Facebook was a userbase betrayal.

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[–] SkepticalMartian 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

I was an oculus supporter for quite a while - but the latest moves by them are rapidly making me rethink my position. It's not entirely clear if this is facebook pushing it, or the oculus team, or if we can even make that distinction anymore. In any case, it's a series of very bad decisions that I simply can't agree with regardless of what department is making them.

Lucky told us that Facebook would stay out of the business/technical decisions, but it wouldn't be the first time he's lied to us about the product.

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[–] Northvvait 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

With a guy like John Carmack behind it, I don't agree that it was all that predictable. Now, the question in my mind is, is Oculus such a shit show that it negates what he has done for the gaming community while at id?

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[–] aztek [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Does Bill Gates donating millions and millions to charities and humanitarian projects negate what he did while CEO of Microsoft? I don't think it does, but I also think that people are capable of good and evil in the same lifetime.

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[–] oooooo 0 points 47 points (+47|-0) ago 

This is why you don't use anything owned by Facebook.

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[–] TAThatBoomerang 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

I agree, I just shared this on my Facebook.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

Think of it like a patch you could install on your PlayStation 4 to run games exclusives to the Xbox One.

Except it's not. Because the devices in question aren't standalone machines. They are peripherals, and should know their place in the market. I'm not forbidden from playing certain games because I use BenQ monitors and a Beyerdynamic headset. Why should other methods of producing audio and video be any different. Oculus should, in my eyes, have no right to try to enforce exclusivity.

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[–] Somecallmefelipez 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"Virtual" reality has always been dead, yes?

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[–] Somecallmefelipez 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

If they did, they wouldn't be Vice. Bless them.

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[–] strbldsnch 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yup, it's more like saying... okay, you bought an Asus monitor but the game you want only works if you have an HP monitor. That's about as far as you should have to get before anyone is able to realize how ridiculous this is. Having to install a patch shouldn't even come into it.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Right, and in this case, the specific kind of hardware is an amd64 CPU with accompanying GPU. Rift vs vive is irrelevant.

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[–] aztek [S] 3 points 29 points (+32|-3) ago 

They should just officially change the name to: The Cuckulus.

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[–] Jourdy288 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

This is about as idiotic as Valve shutting off access to Steam for anybody not using Valve Approved Hardware.

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[–] TiagoTiago 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Artificially exclusive games means you're admitting your platform/device is not good enough for people to buy it without you holding some games hostage.

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[–] roznak 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Next will be forced 30 seconds of advertisement.

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[–] Codewow 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

They'll come back with an update for the hack.

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