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  1. Topic: I know this opinion will probably be unpopular, but I actually see this as good news. After initally having a negative knee jerk "oh god, why Facebook" reaction I started to think about the deal and believe this is great news for the Oculus Rift and for VR as a platform. 1st point: First off I think a lot of people are over reacting without researching what Facebook's interests in Oculus are. Facebook historically has let its acquisitions manege themselves without interference and there is no sign that this will be different. There are no signs pointing towards needing a Facebook login to use the Oculus, in fact Palmer(Oculus Founder-CEO) said that would never happen. There is nothing suggesting that Oculus will change their goals for their product in the long term (they always were planning on the Oculus to be a platform for more than games, like watching sports courtside, conference calls/being virtually in another localtion, other forms of entertainment) or short term (being 100 percent focused on gaming applications to establish the Oculus VR platorm). Unless Oculus has a single change in their plans and in their beliefs about what VR means, there have been 0 signs of change so far, we should't be on them for selling out when in reality they are trying to complete their vision (they same one we have known about for a while now.). Facebook has no reason to change the goals and vision of Oculus VR Facebook bought Oculus because they believe VR is the next big medium and they want to be invested in that medium when it takes off. Facebook does NOT want to use VR as a platform for social gaming (facebook games) because that would NOT benefit them. Instead Facebook is interested in Oculus as a platform such as TV or Smartphones. Facebook is investing because they believe this is a possible future for VR and therefore would NOT benefit from changing Oculus's current path. To quote from Mack Zuckerberg, "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." 2nd Point: With the greatly increased funding we will see Oculus grow quicker and release sooner, with more money to develop rift-centric games and high quality Rift devices. Oculus, for all intents and purposes is still acting independently, but the difference now is that they have the cash to make some serious impact. AAA developers like Ubisoft will be absolutely more interested in putting games on Oculus now that they have the cash to push VR into the mainstream gaming market. Conclusion: In conclusion, while I do agree that we should watch Oculus carefully to make sure Oculus stays to there original vision and gamer roots I also believe the Facebook partnership will advance VR gaming and let the Oculus achieve its goals. With the current information we have this deal is a good thing for gamers and VR enthusiasts. Oculus will now have the financial muscle to create an environment for gamers where VR is a widely used and supported format. So to end this post with one last quote from Palmer : "This acquisition/partnership gives us more control of our destiny, not less! We don't have to compromise on anything, and can afford to make decisions that are right for the future of virtual reality, not our current revenue. Keep in mind that we already have great partners who invested heavily in Oculus and got us to where we are, so we have not had full control of our destiny for some time. Facebook believes in our long term vision, and they want us to continue executing on our own roadmap, not control what we do. I would never have done this deal if it meant changing our direction, and Facebook has a good track record of letting companies work independently post-acquisition."
  2. I'm a PC gamer and my Xbox One will arrive tomorrow. The PC for all the multiplats, exclusives, non-gaming stuff, and school. The Xbox for all of the Media features and cosole exclusives(and unified app store stuff in the future). I obviously don't have any hands on time with the Xbox, but if had to get one I would pick the PC just becuase it is used for pretty much 70 percent of what I do. The Xbox will be a fun toy to have for some games and media, but the PC is so much more. I feel like a tremendous jerk for saying I will be getting both, sorry. Hope you can make the decision that is best for you.
  3. Cal State Long Beach. Tommorow is the last day before the storm of the Finals. I should not be here.
  4. What I thought Worked: The Dev focused interviews included in the new format were a great edition to the show. Having people who are good at interviewing (Geoff did pretty well here) is very important here. The features with the other video gaming channels was a pretty good idea(even if some were not so good), roosterteeth and Mario64 both did very well even though I don't watch there content. The professional Donkey Kong part was very interesting, it made it feel like the show was a celebration of gaming culture. Having new game reveals and trailers was the highlight of the show. What I thought Didn't Work: Parts of the show made it seem like it had no idea who its audience was. The breaks to the concert especially. I think this was pretty clearly shown with how many people left the stream when that was going on. They need hosts who are gamers, I honestly think very few people watching the stream would have been disappointed if there wasn't a celeb there. It felt awkward when there was a trailer and then no one there to talk about it. Try to have someone making the game to talk about the game, even if they are just promoting for 30 seconds. Basically treat the trailers like you would treat trailers from E3. What I'd like to see more of: Geoff did a good job hosting even under bad circumstances so more of him next year. More talking to developers, just more of the short interviews would be good. Maybe have a show with multiple gaming hosts doing different parts. Have TotalBiscuit be there to talk about one part of the show (PC maybe?), ZeroPunct to do another, Angry Joe to do a feature or something or host.....basically it needs to be a celabration of gaming culture with actually gamers on the show. People we will care about watching. The show could be longer or diveded into multiple parts. Have the VGX part on Saturday and then a 1 hour long stream for awardeds VGA's on Sunday. Needs more AngryJoe
  5. Yes, yes they should. The Portal series is pretty much awesome in every aspect, the more the better.
  6. Spec Ops: The Line was inspired by the novel Heart of Darkness, which is really awesome.
  7. Abstract and simple. I like it 9/10.
  8. I would love it if there were HD remakes of the Halo games. I don't see why they wouldn't do that either becuase it seems like they would sell.
  9. I'm going to get one, probably with Forza 5 and Killer Instinct (The 20$ version). I will still have my PC for some of the multiplat's, PC exclusives, and as my main gaming center while the Xbox will be used as a media center/exclusive content machine. I will also probably buy some of the more casual multiplayer games for the Xbox too (i.e. sports games, maybe some shooters). I had the PS3 last gen and overall was impressed, but this time around I rather have a console that won't just be an system only used for exclusives. In my opinion the xbox seemed to be the more atractive option as an all-in-one unit. Just my take.
  10. Where is the option for people that had a PS3 last gen and are switching to Xbox? Becusase that would be me. That and PC.
  11. I think if you live in an area that has the Xbox One Features working (US for example) you should go for it.(I'm just talking about launch here) It looks like it is going to have a significantly better launch lineup at the moment unless all the games bomb and get terrible reviews. I would wait a couple of weeks untill all the feedback and comparisons are out. It would be unwise to make a purchase on a system you are going to have for years without being sure it's the one you want.
  12. For a classic, 9/10.
  13. Thank you.
  14. ARROW Game of Thrones is pretty awesome too.
  15. I'm thinking about getting one. There is still Day One Edition bundle at Walmart that I'm really wanting to get. I would continue using my PC as the main gaming platform and use the Xbox for Media/TVstuff/Internet, exclusives, and games that I feel like buying on console for no paticular reason. Oh and the whole Xbox fitness thing actually looks really cool, you can do Insanity and P90x for a year included with Live Gold. It would be kind of wierd if I got one becuase my previous console was the PS3. To be honest the PS4 only looks like a more powerful PS3, not bad if it's your main gaming platform, but for me it wouldn't be. Just my take.