"Riftbook" – The Silicon Sasquatch Podcast: Episode 40

Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Oculus VR, the Kickstarter-founded startup devoted to developing affordable and available VR technology. The public's response has been largely negative: some fear Facebook's intentions, some (including highly visible people like Markus Persson) feel disenchanted that a crowd-funded company would wind up taking in $2 billion just two years after thousands of enthusiasts chipped in to help launch the company. Which of these views are valid and which are unfounded? And more importantly, what does this acquisition mean for the future of VR? Spencer, Nick and Doug dissected the details of the acquisition and attempted to better understand what this news means for the future of gaming — and for VR technology in general.

Intro: "Tough guy eh?" by BitBurner

Outro: "Narcotic" by Passionate Imperfection

Deal With It GIF Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Oculus VR Oculus Rift
Deal With It GIF Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Oculus VR Oculus Rift