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Jsmans89 Apr 2, 2014 @ 6:18pm
Why did Facebook buy Oculus VR?
I mean, what could Facebook possibly use it for anyway? They are just another social network...
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Mr. マリック Apr 2, 2014 @ 6:22pm 
To compete with Google Glass.
John Apr 2, 2014 @ 6:25pm 
Farmville. In 3D!

Or, just because they could.
because mark zuckerberg is a massive troll.
c:
Lippy Apr 2, 2014 @ 8:06pm 
Because, money.
And, because Zuckerberg wanted to have virtual reality FB chat (which is terrifying if you think about it O_o. Y'know those creepy messages in your "other" box? Yeah, not good), in addition to people being able to communicate worldwide.
And Minecraft creator is all like NOPENOPENOPE. So, the Oculus VR is probably not going to be used for the type of gaming we do on here XD;.
Ultimately, two reasons:

>to collect more 'free' information from people that they will willingly provide

>to make even more money selling that info to whoever asks for it
Fork_Q2 (Banned) Apr 3, 2014 @ 2:30am 
For fun and profit. 2 Billion is nothing to Facebook, they bought WhatsApp earlier this year for nearly 10x the amount spent on Oculus.
waifu material Apr 3, 2014 @ 2:40am 
they need to earn more money to keep farmville running
Fork_Q2 (Banned) Apr 3, 2014 @ 2:41am 
Originally posted by your waifu is trash:
they need to earn more money to keep farmville running

Zynga operates Farmville, not Facebook.
waifu material Apr 3, 2014 @ 2:43am 
Originally posted by Fork_Q:
Originally posted by your waifu is trash:
they need to earn more money to keep farmville running

Zynga operates Farmville, not Facebook.
shhh they need better hosting service then
Jsmans89 Apr 3, 2014 @ 12:59pm 
Originally posted by Lippy:
Because, money.
And, because Zuckerberg wanted to have virtual reality FB chat (which is terrifying if you think about it O_o. Y'know those creepy messages in your "other" box? Yeah, not good), in addition to people being able to communicate worldwide.
And Minecraft creator is all like NOPENOPENOPE. So, the Oculus VR is probably not going to be used for the type of gaming we do on here XD;.
How would VR FB Chat work?



Originally posted by John:
Farmville. In 3D!

Or, just because they could.

3D farmville would be a joke.


Originally posted by Fork_Q:
For fun and profit. 2 Billion is nothing to Facebook, they bought WhatsApp earlier this year for nearly 10x the amount spent on Oculus.

Makes sense.

Originally posted by your waifu is trash:
they need to earn more money to keep farmville running

Sounds believable, but Zynga runs it like Fork_Q says.
tarpet (Banned) Apr 3, 2014 @ 1:01pm 
Because then you will be able to give a like for Jesus in 3D!
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