Notch cancels Oculus Minecraft after "creepy" FB aquisition.

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#1 Edited by Spartan070 (16307 posts) -
#2 Posted by Desmonic (12694 posts) -

Huh...didn't even know he was planning to add OR support. Shame. Still out of ALL the reasons he could have used, FB creeping him out manages to be the "creepiest" :P

#3 Edited by lostrib (31694 posts) -

That's just dumb

#4 Posted by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

OR got FBed.

#5 Posted by Ribstaylor1 (435 posts) -

There is a mod that does it. But ya he was going to make an official version or patch I guess. I agree with him I think facebook is creepy as well. I don't do business with them or their subsidiaries.

#6 Edited by Ballroompirate (21695 posts) -

You know what creeps me out, the guy bought his first car 2-3 years ago.

#7 Posted by kuu2 (6806 posts) -

FB is such a fad waiting to crash, it is funny to see them throw peoples millions away on things like this or whatsapp.

#8 Posted by clyde46 (43625 posts) -

Why should we care about this lowlife who stole most of the code to his game and then sold it as if he created it... Hell that fat tub of lard doesn't do anything anymore....

#9 Posted by lostrib (31694 posts) -

You know what creeps me out, the guy bought his first car 2-3 years ago.

why is that creepy?

#10 Posted by super600 (29961 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

FB is such a fad waiting to crash, it is funny to see them throw peoples millions away on things like this or whatsapp.

Facebook has existed for more than a half decade and they are still not dead.How are they are fad?

#11 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2537 posts) -

As much as I enjoy Minecraft, Notch has always sounded like an annoying, unnecessarily paranoid human being.

#12 Posted by kuu2 (6806 posts) -

@super600 said:

@kuu2 said:

FB is such a fad waiting to crash, it is funny to see them throw peoples millions away on things like this or whatsapp.

Facebook has existed for more than a half decade and they are still not dead.How are they are fad?

5 years??????? Really?????????

What does Facebook make? What are their profits? What services do they provide? Who is their target market? Just remember, Blackberry, Blockbuster, Chrysler, Palm, Saturn, Compaq, Gateway, all had their time in the sun and had been around a lot longer than FB.

#13 Posted by NFJSupreme (5023 posts) -

over reaction much? Nerds and their nerd rage. Only looking at the world through a nerds eyes. smh

#14 Posted by SolidGame_basic (16058 posts) -

Go Sony!!!

#15 Posted by tyloss (829 posts) -

@kuu2: why do you think FB is trying to acquire everything and anything?

You're right facebook itself will die out, that's why there investing in things like OR so they won't vanish as a company.

#16 Edited by Spartan070 (16307 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@super600 said:

@kuu2 said:

FB is such a fad waiting to crash, it is funny to see them throw peoples millions away on things like this or whatsapp.

Facebook has existed for more than a half decade and they are still not dead.How are they are fad?

5 years??????? Really?????????

What does Facebook make? What are their profits? What services do they provide? Who is their target market? Just remember, Blackberry, Blockbuster, Chrysler, Palm, Saturn, Compaq, Gateway, all had their time in the sun and had been around a lot longer than FB.

I agree in principle but FB crushes all of those companies in profits easy I'm assuming, even in their primes. Facebook is on that "hey look, that's for sale for only 1.5 billion, here's 2 billion, let's make it even" kind of level.

#17 Edited by IgGy621985 (4560 posts) -

As much as I enjoy Minecraft, Notch has always sounded like an annoying, unnecessarily paranoid human being.

He made only $130 million last year. He pretty much has all the right for being an annoying and unnecessarily paranoid dude.

#18 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2537 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

As much as I enjoy Minecraft, Notch has always sounded like an annoying, unnecessarily paranoid human being.

He made only $130 million last year. He pretty much has all the right for being an annoying and unnecessarily paranoid dude.

Well, I was going to call him a hipster, as he shows many tendencies associated with the title, but hipsters aren't allowed to have that much money. They have art degrees, deliver pizzas, and use the word "gentrification" far too often.

But yeah, people have the right to do or feel just about anything within the confines of the law, but it's still annoying.

#19 Posted by Wasdie (49335 posts) -

Notch is kind of an idiot when it comes to these things. He handed off Minecraft to a much more capable dev and hasn't done anything notable in years. He's basically full hipster. When the Rift comes out and is a success he'll change his mind.

#20 Posted by bobbetybob (19086 posts) -

Who cares? Minecraft doesn't even make sense on the rift, nobody is sitting there thinking "oh boy I can't wait for the Rift so I can get immersed into a world made up of giant cubes!"

#21 Posted by freedomfreak (38238 posts) -

Minecraft seems like the least exciting game to use for OR.

#22 Edited by misterpmedia (3362 posts) -
#23 Posted by Spartan070 (16307 posts) -

Who cares? Minecraft doesn't even make sense on the rift, nobody is sitting there thinking "oh boy I can't wait for the Rift so I can get immersed into a world made up of giant cubes!"

Minecraft seems like the least exciting game to use for OR.

This is what I was thinking when I first heard this but I was never a big fan so I deferred to people who actually play but yeah, not high on my "VR must-haves" list.

#24 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24289 posts) -

Whatever Notch says, there will still be unofficial support.

#25 Posted by lundy86_4 (42661 posts) -

Notch cancelled a potential multi-million dollar deal due to FB creeping him out? I get if Facebook had archaic or non-existant practices for actually boosting this product, but they are a fairly large company nowadays... It seems like they are expanding their portfolio, which could be beneficial. I would understand if they forced connectivity with FB.

#26 Posted by SolidTy (41525 posts) -

Second biggest laugh today.

#27 Edited by naz99 (995 posts) -

Truly moronic reactions all over the internet for this occulus news

"RIP OR" (like it is somehow going to suddenly not work or be unusable in games) Derp

"Virtual Reality to play Farmville"

At the end of the day i'm not happy about facebook buying out OR and i fucking hate Facebook,but at the end of the day the retail version will still be released and any dev that so wishes can make a game for it so fuck all has changed for us gamers....

#28 Posted by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

Can't wait to get the Oculus Rift, spend about $300? It'll be worth every penny. You all need to stop hating on such an amazing innovation, when I strap this on my big head I can't wait to play FarmVille when it's all up in my face, and the best part? It'll be like being right there in the conversation, all that text in 3D.

#29 Edited by Spartan070 (16307 posts) -

@naz99 said:

Truly moronic reactions all over the internet for this occulus news

"RIP OR" (like it is somehow going to suddenly not work or be unusable in games) Derp

"Virtual Reality to play Farmville"

At the end of the day i'm not happy about facebook buying out OR and i fucking hate Facebook,but at the end of the day the retail version will still be released and any dev that so wishes can make a game for it so fuck all has changed for us gamers....

Just for personal clarification though, I was only "R.I.P.ing" Minecraft for Oculus not the Oculus itself.

#30 Posted by naz99 (995 posts) -

@naz99 said:

Truly moronic reactions all over the internet for this occulus news

"RIP OR" (like it is somehow going to suddenly not work or be unusable in games) Derp

"Virtual Reality to play Farmville"

At the end of the day i'm not happy about facebook buying out OR and i fucking hate Facebook,but at the end of the day the retail version will still be released and any dev that so wishes can make a game for it so fuck all has changed for us gamers....

Just for personal clarification though, I was only "R.I.P.ing" Minecraft for Oculus not the Oculus itself.

I know I wasn't talking about you :P

I have been browsing through the comments section of various websites and it's the usual stupid stuff,people talking before they think.

#31 Posted by getyeryayasout (6904 posts) -

I recall seeing that he'd made something like $375 million last year from Minecraft. It seems like a pairing between FB and Minecraft could be gigantic. I wouldn't be surprised to see him change his tune, but I don't know the man. Maybe his near half billion dollars is enough for him.

#32 Edited by GodspellWH (363 posts) -

@BattleSpectre:

You know farmville isn't made by FB right? An nobody said it will cost 300 dollars. What the hell would would people play on the Sony VR?

#33 Posted by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

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@BattleSpectre:

You know farmville isn't made by FB right? An nobody said it will cost 300 dollars. What the hell would would people play on the Sony VR?

There was a recent article on Gamespots front page, and it was from the Oculus Rift team and they said the price would be around the $300 mark. This is virtual reality, do you really think they'll be giving them away? Do you know how much money they have spent to get it where it is right now. People in the comments were saying $300 was very fair.

#34 Edited by locopatho (20042 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@super600 said:

@kuu2 said:

FB is such a fad waiting to crash, it is funny to see them throw peoples millions away on things like this or whatsapp.

Facebook has existed for more than a half decade and they are still not dead.How are they are fad?

5 years??????? Really?????????

What does Facebook make? What are their profits? What services do they provide? Who is their target market? Just remember, Blackberry, Blockbuster, Chrysler, Palm, Saturn, Compaq, Gateway, all had their time in the sun and had been around a lot longer than FB.

They provide a social networking service and make billions from ads. Over a billion people use it so no, it's not going away.

#35 Posted by II_Seraphim_II (20486 posts) -
@kuu2 said:

@super600 said:

@kuu2 said:

FB is such a fad waiting to crash, it is funny to see them throw peoples millions away on things like this or whatsapp.

Facebook has existed for more than a half decade and they are still not dead.How are they are fad?

5 years??????? Really?????????

What does Facebook make? What are their profits? What services do they provide? Who is their target market? Just remember, Blackberry, Blockbuster, Chrysler, Palm, Saturn, Compaq, Gateway, all had their time in the sun and had been around a lot longer than FB.

I think you're misusing the term "fad". A fad is something that becomes hugely popular, for reasons unknown, for a short period of time and then fades away into nothingness. And with most, if not all fads, the majority of people tend to recognize that there was really no logical reason why everyone participated other than being swept up in the mass hysteria and excitement. Blackberry, Blockbuster, Chrysler, Saturn, Compaq and all those other companies you mentioned, they were not fads. They were well designed businesses that were hugely successful but failed to adapt to the changing landscape and thus ended up failing. That's not fad.

What you are doing is akin to calling the transcontinental railway system in the US a fad. At the time it was constructed it was a great innovation and hugely profitable and pretty much changed the entire nation...but with the advent of airplanes and personal vehicles and more convenient modes of transportation, the railway system lost popularity. It just cant match up to the other modes of transportation. Its still there, but not as awe inspiring as it used to be.

#36 Edited by kuu2 (6806 posts) -

@locopatho: So did Myspace, so does Twitter, so does Google, and ad revenue is great until businesses are not getting a benefit from said ads. I have never purchased a single thing from a paid ad on any social media site. This is the flavor of the month and will soon pass. 5 years in the business world is a blip in time.

#37 Posted by kuu2 (6806 posts) -

@II_Seraphim_II: please point to where I said any of those businesses were fads?

#38 Posted by locopatho (20042 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@locopatho: So did Myspace, so does Twitter, so does Google, and ad revenue is great until businesses are not getting a benefit from said ads. I have never purchased a single thing from a paid ad on any social media site. This is the flavor of the month and will soon pass. 5 years in the business world is a blip in time.

Myspace didn't have over a billion people using it. Myspace wasn't as big and integral to modern life as Facebook is. Just about every business, every website, and every person I know is on Facebook. Myspace was for preteen girls.

It's not going to last a billion years, but it's not going to evaporate over night. Calling it "flavour of the month" is just wrong.

#39 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6596 posts) -

I don't like Facebook, either. I probably won't bother trying the Oculus Rift.

#40 Posted by kuu2 (6806 posts) -

@locopatho: Actually it Is just like MySpace. When are people going to realize that social network companies don't have a product. The actual product are the people. Once the people\product leave the company dies. Which was the case with Myspace (people moved to FB) and FB is in a panic to figure out how to keep its product from leaving. 'Lets buy instagram, lets buy whatsapp, lets buy OR.'. You are the product for these companies and that is not a sustainable business model when you dig deep enough.

#41 Posted by Heil68 (42679 posts) -

The fallout continues.

#42 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6596 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@locopatho: Actually it Is just like MySpace. When are people going to realize that social network companies don't have a product. The actual product are the people. Once the people\product leave the company dies. Which was the case with Myspace (people moved to FB) and FB is in a panic to figure out how to keep its product from leaving. 'Lets buy instagram, lets buy whatsapp, lets buy OR.'. You are the product for these companies and that is not a sustainable business model when you dig deep enough.

Facebook does have a product now, though. They just bought it for $2 billion and now people are going to have Tinder all up in their eyeballs.

#43 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

Both Facebook and Oculus are just the nasty. VR in general. Just a gimmick that will disappear shortly after its unveiled, just like it has previous times.

#44 Posted by DarthRamms (320 posts) -

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@godspellwh said:

@BattleSpectre:

You know farmville isn't made by FB right? An nobody said it will cost 300 dollars. What the hell would would people play on the Sony VR?

There was a recent article on Gamespots front page, and it was from the Oculus Rift team and they said the price would be around the $300 mark. This is virtual reality, do you really think they'll be giving them away? Do you know how much money they have spent to get it where it is right now. People in the comments were saying $300 was very fair.

Which article?

#45 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

@DarthRamms said:

@BattleSpectre said:

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@godspellwh said:

@BattleSpectre:

You know farmville isn't made by FB right? An nobody said it will cost 300 dollars. What the hell would would people play on the Sony VR?

There was a recent article on Gamespots front page, and it was from the Oculus Rift team and they said the price would be around the $300 mark. This is virtual reality, do you really think they'll be giving them away? Do you know how much money they have spent to get it where it is right now. People in the comments were saying $300 was very fair.

Which article?

Look mate I don't talk shit, I always have facts to back up my statements, here's the link to the article and also a sentence I quoted from it, you can see it too in about the fifth paragraph of the article:

"Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe said in July that the company is currently targeting a $300 price point for the consumer version of Oculus Rift."

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/oculus-rift-will-be-affordable-says-creator/1100-6418068/

#46 Edited by DarthRamms (320 posts) -

@BattleSpectre:

They said targeted never did they say it will be that much now that facebook has acquired them they don't have to sell it for that price

#47 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

@DarthRamms said:

@BattleSpectre:

They said targeted never did they say it will be that much now that facebook has acquired them they don't have to sell it for that price

Whatever mate you wanted proof I gave you it, how do you know they don't have to sell it for that much? Do you have any articles or proof backing your statement, or are you just guessing..

#48 Edited by DarthRamms (320 posts) -

@BattleSpectre:

As a company that makes its own hardware, Oculus is very different from Facebook's previous acquisitions. But Zuckerberg said Facebook isn't "going to try to make a profit off the devices long term."

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/25/technology/facebook-oculus/

And lol what proof they never said that it was going to be 300 dollars "currently targeting" does not equate to actual price. They needed to make a profit of the VR but with FB owning it they don't need to make nearly as much profit.

#49 Posted by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

@DarthRamms: Well I'm not really sure why we're arguing, I mean if it's cheaper that's better for us.

#50 Edited by DarthRamms (320 posts) -

@BattleSpectre:

Because OR VR was never officially stated to be 300 dollars and FB isn't looking for admitted profit on it.