Facebook to buy Oculus?
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(03-26-2014, 09:15 PM)St3v3oh Wrote: But I think facebook might have to get into the licensing game since they are not the ones making the games. Zynga etc. Are making the stupid casual games everybody is playing..

And why are people playing Zynga games? Because they're on Facebook. Companies like Zynga, assuming they survive their troubled period, are almost certainly going to use Facebook APIs: no direct licensing of the VR technology will be required.


(03-26-2014, 09:15 PM)St3v3oh Wrote: But I think you forgot about the half baked porn-site for pedophiles it has become. There are a shitton of pictures of teens out there posing in way too little clothes for their age.

I don't use Facebook. But you don't have to use a service to know how it's being used if you know who's using it: in this case the general public.


(03-26-2014, 09:45 PM)Bomberman Wrote: I think you credit Facebook (certainly in current form) with a bit too much longevity h00f3d. Ten years? Even five I'm not so sure. I agree otherwise.

Well, what do you know... MySpace still exists. And until 2009 GeoCities was still running. Anyone remember Geo... I'll get me coat.


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(03-27-2014, 01:39 AM)h00f3d Wrote:
(03-26-2014, 09:45 PM)Bomberman Wrote: I think you credit Facebook (certainly in current form) with a bit too much longevity h00f3d. Ten years? Even five I'm not so sure. I agree otherwise.

Well, what do you know... MySpace still exists. And until 2009 GeoCities was still running. Anyone remember Geo... I'll get me coat.
Not entirely sure on your point there. Sure MySpace exists, but it failed and its new version isn't even vaguely the (shit) phenomena it was.
The Fast Show though, that is gone and that's a genuine shame.


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What social site stays in any particular form for more than a few years? I can't think of one. MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter... they've all changed and, partly because of that, they still exist. Expecting a social site to remain static is like expecting a company's stock price to remain static.

Apple won't be king of the hill forever but even if they don't sell another product from today onwards they have enough momentum, and by that I mean cash, to keep rolling for a decade without cutting a budget. Facebook is in a similar position: they're not going to lose most of their users in a year or two. Decline takes time.

So I'm not really sticking my neck out by saying Facebook will be around in 5-10 years. After all, the company has been around for 10 years already.


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Facebook will be around because it's spending money hoovering up all the other competition. The problem with that is we will be entering an era where by the internet is owned by just a handful of super companies who just keep on hoovering up the startups and that will be a bad thing.


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I watched a vlog about this this morning. In it they mentioned a virtual tour around a Tescos shop.

My mind started whirling through virtual highstreets and mass advertising and suddenly I was in every average near future sci-fi films of the last 10yrs.

Or Facebook see that their current user base is more parents and families sharing photos and see the need to branch?

Who knows.


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>>>The Vlog<<<

Matt Lees of the "abridged" vids and previously Videogamer


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facebook bought OR, and ...

They have a lot of money to invest in the development of it, that dosnt mean you wont see games company's developing games for it, its just software for the hardware after all right ?

I mean computers, pc's that is were not originally developed to play games were they, and look how far the games have come now.
LIke already said, i dont think facebook, will throw away the chance to make money through selling games there is too much money to be made in it.
Just my opinion though, and id like to think the games will still be developed for it, even if by community's of people like mod teams for the arma series or what ever..


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