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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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[–] Donbuster 4 points 4 points (+8|-4) ago 

I disagree. If Oculus had maintained full autonomy, (basically they would get Facebook's financial support, but Facebook would get the profits), I think it would have been fine. But this is Facebook we are talking about. It doesn't work like that. It never works like that.

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[–] TAThatBoomerang 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not sure what I would do if in a similar position. If I sold, I would have 2 billion dollars (before taxes). However, if I didn't sell, I would still have millions upon millions of dollars. What the fuck am I even supposed to do with 2 billion dollars?

Nah, I think I would be tempted but I probably wouldn't sell. There's barely any upside but there is plenty of downside.

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[–] ExpertShitposter 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Take into account the following:

Had they not sold to an outsider, this product never would have existed. 90% of multi million dollar kick starter campaigns failed to deliver, or delivers a shit quality product after 3 years of delaying that people stooped using after a week. But most of them just ran out of money and failed to deliver in the first place.

Those millions they got from the campaign wouldn't have been enough even for finalizing development, let alone manufacture it all.

If it wasn't for outside money, who ever donated on kick starter would have just lost their $$. Of course, they could have sold it to somebody else, but who? Microsoft or Sony? Because Microsoft and Sony are known for being "nice" company's? Valve? Did they even make an offer? And for how much?

Personally i don't give a shit because i don't think this tech will be at a decent level until at least 10 more years, and at that point, of course i will buy form Valve. Who would buy anything from Jewbook?

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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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[–] thrus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

well to be fair the business (building and selling headsets) and technical (hardware specs) hasn't been the area people have major issue with it has been with the software and the software store that have been the subject of most of the issues. Sure there are hardware comparisons but that happens be tween the backup camera in a car and a cell phone for image resolution and screen size as well.