John Carmack Responds to Oculus/Facebook Criticisms

VRFocus - Oculus VR’s Chief Technology Officer and legendary developer John Carmack has offered comment on the recent buyout of the company to Facebook. Replying to a blog that assessed the pros and cons of the deal, Carmack provided an in-depth explanation of his own feelings towards the acquisition. Said blog was written by Peter Berkman from chiptune rock band, Anamanaguchi, arguing that there was a problem with companies today existing purely to be acquired.

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Septic1603d ago

“I wasn’t personally involved in any of the negotiations — I spent an afternoon talking technology with Mark Zuckerberg, and the next week I find out that he bought Oculus.”

Lol its crazy isn't it? From just having a convo with Carmack and probably thinking hmm, this sounds interesting, and then buying OR the next week.

Utalkin2me1603d ago

It was probably his job to try and sell it, who better for the job?

starchild1603d ago

With his intelligence and enthusiasm for VR I can see him being very persuasive. :)

Angeljuice1603d ago

Yep, it looks like it's all Carmack's fault for being too enthusiastic about the project. /Jk

ATi_Elite1603d ago

"but noted that those people are missing opportunities and denying the benefits of data driven companies and the insights that they can deliver."

YEH like having your ID stolen, SPAM email, junk ads, and a lot of OTHER USELESS crap that annoys you when your info is MINED and passed along the Internet like a bad cold.

I just hope The Gaming side of Oculus Rift remains a CORE experience and not some AD infected, data mining, retinal scanning, tool of an Evil Corporation that gives your info away to the NSA like Halloween candy

Hellsvacancy1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

ANOTHER response from Carmack? stfu dude, how any responses have we had now?

Just say what you need to and be done with it, here's an idea "go make a game" Doom 4 preferably

UltraNova1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

Zucky calls the shots from now on my friend not you and me and certainly NOT him.

Septic1603d ago

Calm down. Its a response to a blog and its more comforting that he's offering his thoughts on it and being so forthcoming instead of ghosting in the background about it.

MajorGecko1603d ago

Septic is right, we can all remember microsofts silence after the e3 reveal.

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Parasyte1603d ago

Carmack make Doom 4 as he doesn't work for ID anymore.

ninjahunter1603d ago

Carmack is a programmer, and no longer works for iD Software. So its not his job to go make games. On the other hand hes considered one of the most influential and innovative people in technology, period.

It makes a lot of sense why people would want to hear the opinion of the most qualified person working on oculus rift about the future of oculus rift.

Volkama1603d ago

You must be new round here.

It is an established fact that the most influential and innovative people in the industry are commenters on N4G.

It is possible that several of the accounts are actually John Carmack, but until that is confirmed he should probably just keep quiet.

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yewles11603d ago

"I wasn't involved involved with negotiations, but I possibly got the ball rolling in a little convo."


Dirkster_Dude1603d ago

Personally, I typically wait to share the hate until I see how things are going for a particular technology I may be interested in. As for the Oculus Rift it has possibilities, but my concern would be how well it works with prescription glasses. 75% of people where some form of corrective lenses and 64% of those are wearing eyeglasses. While I could probably use the Oculus Rift without my prescription glasses it would also give me a headache later. As for Carmack he is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Oculus Rift. Of course people will ask his opinion.

aliengmr1602d ago (Edited 1602d ago )

As far as I know glasses are/won't be an issue (at least not a major one). Headaches/motion sickness may be an issue. Though I have heard a couple accounts of gamers prone to that not having a big issue with it.

Its probably pretty high on the to do list, so I wouldn't count yourself out.

mikedemo1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

Facebook acquiring Oculus puts real money behind it. How many people that frequent this site put even a dollar towards the kickstarert for it? I bet not many. I can understand the reasonable doubters, but the hate and venom from some is over the top. Take a chill pill and let's see how things pan out.

Y'know, big conglomerate Microsoft bought Bungie to acquire the unreleased at the time "Halo". Everything turned out fine right? Relax folks.

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