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    posted a message on Minecraft No Longer Officially Working With Oculus Rift
    Quote from Divinius

    I understand that argument, and if someone like Valve had been the buyer, I wouldn't be sitting here lamenting. Even if it had been Google, I'd have remained cautiously optimistic. But Facebook? Trust me, nothing good can come of this.

    Besides, even if you trust Facebook to not make a royal farce of this, it's not going to fly well. People have far too much of a "love/hate" view of Facebook, and gamers are typically in the "hate" category. That alone is going to stifle their success (Notch immediately jumping ship is a prime example), and that won't help them to be able to sell whatever they end up peddling.


    I understand what you're saying, but i'm personally okay with it as long as I can use the Rift for gaming--I heard valve is in support of this situation by the way. The modding community is vast and diverse enough anyways that there will still be Oculus support for a crapload of games whether other companies support it or not.
    This is not to say i'm not skeptical of Facebook's involvement, i am VERY skeptical, however, I have reason to believe that the Oculus did not just go down the drain.
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    posted a message on Minecraft No Longer Officially Working With Oculus Rift
    Quote from EmeraldZ hans

    I'll admit, I don't like Facebook either (especially as an NSA spy program and whatnot), but I think everyone is wrong in how quick they are to judge what's happening here. Sitting in movie theaters and all that stuff with friends around the world, all those social aspects are things I heard about BEFORE Facebook bought Oculus. Even with Facebook's desires in mind, it especially won't change the gaming purpose for Oculus. If you look at all the other blogposts from the Oculus team and everyone involved, it wasn't about money either. This is about development.


    I must add that I am more neutral on this whole matter than i'm appearing to be, but the benefits of this situation must be known.
    I don't like facebook either, but no one has even seen how facebook is actually involving itself in development yet, and no sound opinions can be had until then.
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    posted a message on Minecraft No Longer Officially Working With Oculus Rift
    Quote from Divinius

    I had actually already read that.


    If you honestly believe that, I feel sorry for you. Now that Facebook owns it, you can bet they are going to have a strong influence over how it gets developed. Sure, it has the financial backing to get more done faster, but it's still going to ultimately be pushed toward whatever Facebook's interest is. And Facebook's interests are, in general, horrifying.

    The only thing I can think of that would have been worse than this is if EA had bought Oculus...


    I'll admit, I don't like Facebook either (especially as an NSA spy program and whatnot), but I think everyone is wrong in how quick they are to judge what's happening here. Sitting in movie theaters and all that stuff with friends around the world, all those social aspects are things I heard about BEFORE Facebook bought Oculus. Even with Facebook's desires in mind, it especially won't change the gaming purpose for Oculus. If you look at all the other blogposts from the Oculus team and everyone involved, it wasn't about money either. This is about development.
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    posted a message on Minecraft No Longer Officially Working With Oculus Rift
    For all you people who didn't take the time to see exactly WHY facebook bought Oculus, here is Mark's blogpost on the matter.





    I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire Oculus VR, the leader in virtual reality technology.

    Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. For the past few years, this has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about. We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we're in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences.

    This is where Oculus comes in. They build virtual reality technology, like the Oculus Rift headset. When you put it on, you enter a completely immersive computer-generated environment, like a game or a movie scene or a place far away. The incredible thing about the technology is that you feel like you're actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it's different from anything they've ever experienced in their lives.

    Oculus's mission is to enable you to experience the impossible. Their technology opens up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences.

    Immersive gaming will be the first, and Oculus already has big plans here that won't be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there's a lot of interest from developers in building for this platform. We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.

    But this is just the start. 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.

    This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.

    These are just some of the potential uses. By working with developers and partners across the industry, together we can build many more. One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people.

    Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming and we have a chance to build it together. I can't wait to start working with the whole team at Oculus to bring this future to the world, and to unlock new worlds for all of us.


    Facebook has the same vision for Oculus that everyone else did, they're helping by buying it out so Oculus can develop it twice as fast and get a cheaper consumer model way before they anticipated. Facebook isn't going to crap all over Oculus like everyone is saying. Everyone saying that is uninformed.


    "Immersive gaming will be the first, and Oculus already has big plans here that won't be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there's a lot of interest from developers in building for this platform. We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this."
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    posted a message on MCX360 Sells Over a Million copies!
    Quote from LoganNZL

    Nice, but PS3 has more people. If they we're to release it for PS3 too, they'd be rich.. richer.

    Get a PS3, free online. Better.


    Free online is true... but crappy servers... Xbox has better servers.
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    posted a message on Microsoft Announces Minecraft 360 has Broken All Digital Sales Records
    Quote from jimmybrite

    So, once more you guys will Ignore the fact that a lot of people are disappointed and displeased with the product. So typical, let's just turn a blind eye. You should mention the number of people wanting a refund.


    You should compare the number of unhappy people to happy people before you yourself make a big deal out of something like that.

    I bought the game myself (and I've had it for the pc since Beta 1.3) It takes a bit of getting use to, since its on a controller. I don't see how you could trash talk about it, considering its the NEW xbox edition, Its not actually complete in its own development yet. The update for it right now is 1.6.6 (Beta for PC). Its not exactly like PC is right now... Yet*... when it meets that goal it will absolutely amazing. Until then, its just pretty awesome... there's obviously things that need to be tweaked and added in-which they plan on doing.

    I just have one complaint/suggestion(and only cuz' I don't know if they're gonna fix it). An option to turn off the GUI help messages that always appear when you start a new world... its a tad' bit annoying... Its that one guy that tells you how to do stuff when you already know how to do it...
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    posted a message on Microsoft Announces Minecraft 360 has Broken All Digital Sales Records
    Bought it when it came out. Definitely better than I expected. I don't care if I already have it for PC, split-screen is the main reason I bought it, and it runs fantastic!
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    posted a message on The problem with XBox Minecraft
    Quote from McAngusYoung

    Hosting/Server add-ons
    If it's anything like how other games are done, your Xbox is the Server. You can make it friends only or Invite only.

    The Community
    Not to generalize, but The PC community is a bunch of console hating, superiority complex, biased people. You would only think console people are this way if these are the only people you have run into. I have a friends list of over 40 people who are nothing like what you described.

    Joining Servers
    Again, you wont need a consoles IP (which is extremely easy to do) because they will probably make a server list like the one on MC.net. And you will most likely be able to make it friends or invite only, just like other games do.

    How about we all stop making generalizations about a game that isn't even out and wont be coming out for at least another few months.


    This right here is what i was thinking right as i was reading the post. You stole the words right out of my mouth.
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    posted a message on Minecraft Exclusive to XBOX; Wins VideoGameGeek Award
    Quote from Shin

    *grabs a bag of popcorn*


    Let the flame wars begin, I'll sit here and watch.


    Right here with you, good sir! *Pulls out some pie* Popcorn for this stuff is too mainstream.
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    posted a message on Minecraft Poll; Sneak Peek of the Jungle
    ITS A TIGER!!! OR A KITTY CAT!!!!!!! -Btw the video was epic.
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    posted a message on Snapshot 12w03a Ready For Testing - New Adventure Map Review
    This was allot better than the last. But i think you should post something useful
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    posted a message on Dead Worker's Party - Quest for Gallell
    I didn't laugh once at any part of this... Can you guys post something useful? like redstone tutorials. This video was pointless, and the map was horrible.
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    posted a message on Minecraft Wins "Best Indie Title" at VGA
    GO MOJANG! Minecraft deserves it!
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    posted a message on This Week's "Snapshot" Released
    Yay! they FINALLY grow back wool! This you way you can get some easier sheep farms going if you use allot of wool! I can't wait for the next release!
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    posted a message on New Weekly Video Series - What Do You Want To See In It?
    How about' some redstone tutorials? The guides on the Wiki are kind of confusing and their diagrams suck. You do a good variety of tutorials for beginners to really advanced ones... which would be nice.
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