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    I don't usually write editorials, but as an Oculus fan I couldn't help myself

    http://rog.asus.com/311362014/news/o...an-do-for-you/

    Someone might complain about me writing on a company blog, but meh, it's gaming focused damnit!!

    And no, it's no confirmation that ROG is doing VR (yet). I wish!!

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    theres loads that is not happy about this.
    ppl wanted a "gaming" product and now it may look like FB is implementing it in to their own needs ( my opinnion )

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkn View Post
    theres loads that is not happy about this.
    ppl wanted a "gaming" product and now it may look like FB is implementing it in to their own needs ( my opinnion )
    That's what I've read, and I've also read a great article on Fortune/CNN that explains a statement by Zuck and Oculus, but still I think there's warrant to be open minded until proved otherwise. One product doesn't equal one funciton. It can still be gaming AND social, you just ignore the social part. Just like a PC can be used for business and/or gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    I’d be extremely surprised if their intention is to create the next Second Life
    I, unfortunately, wouldn't be surprised at all but a big company is the only way this tech is going to go anywhere so...wait and see I guess...

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    They way they describe 'virtual meeting rooms' and stuff - it's been proposed before with the original VRs. Hell, even AMD were talking 'holodecks' 4/5 years ago and people thought we'd never fly again when video conferencing arrived! If people can't get a $30 VIDEO CAMERA into meeting rooms, they certainly can't get everyone hooked up to VR kits. It's too involved, too costly, too much time/investment/personal space. You can't multitask. Even when I was IN lectures I still needed my eyes to write notes etc - how can I write notes with goggles strapped to my noggin? Not to mention PS Home didn't exactly work and Second Life became a brief portal for fantasists, rather than a serious social entity.

    It's just fluff talk to make investors think they are insightful visionaries, and that their money is well spent. I don't think it's a very serious aspiration with a roadmap or anything.

    Either way, who cares if OR enable FB to do this? As long as they have an API developers can use for gaming that's all we need.

    EDIT: Mashable nailed it: http://mashable.com/2014/03/26/oculu...book-freakout/
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    Well, it certainly put the rift in Oculus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    Second Life became a brief portal for fantasists, rather than a serious social entity.
    Second Life is still full of Role Players, though i've never used it myself...i'm still attached to IMVU, though I barely use it now lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    Well, it certainly put the rift in Oculus.
    Drum kit falls down the stairs. Ba boom tish.

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    how can I write notes with goggles strapped to my noggin?
    Voice to text? I get your point though. Looks like a wide range of task specific proprietary input systems for this tech are going to be where the money is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    Drum kit falls down the stairs. Ba boom tish.
    Sorry

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