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F8 keynote stream is live now

kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
edited May 2018 in General
https://t.co/aJfXfkgM7E

So far, it's Zuckerberg explaining what they are going to do about privacy and stuff.

I'll edit this as (if) VR news appears.

Edit: Already bored out of my mind. Get to VR!

Topics so far:
- stuff I shouldn't mention because it will inspire certain people to break the rules yet again
- privacy
- face book app
- facebook dating
- AR camera app
- whatsapp
- stories

VR stuff:
- Can take childhood photos and recreate the environment in VR.
- Go is shipping today (well, already known, Best Buy has been selling it for hours)

Go is now available to buy on the Oculus Store: https://www.oculus.com/go

Australian price: $239us for 32GB, $289us for 64GB.
Requires a smartphone, the Oculus app (free download) and Internet access for setup. AC adapter included in US packaging only. Requires 10 W (5V 2A) AC adapter (sold separately elsewhere) to charge the device.

Hmm, only americans get the power adapter, the rest of the world needs to buy a separate one. Sucks a bit, but if it's microusb then everybody has something similar somewhere.


Oculus has partnered with Hasbro to bring their games to Oculus Rooms.

Oculus Venues is for live events, with other VR people visible (and audible) in the crowd.



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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    VR time!
  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,813 Valuable Player
    Well the first 30 minutes was ok, then they started the virtue signalling. Off button.
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    Urgh, just sat through a dating app presentation, and now they are on instagram.
    I'm tired (it's 3:55am) and rather sick, but I don't want to miss something cool about VR.

    Although they are on AR dev now.
    Although it's a bit cringy, they are pretending a dog developed an app.

  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,813 Valuable Player
    OK, i want a jiffpom!
  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,813 Valuable Player
    kojack said:
    Urgh, just sat through a dating app presentation, and now they are on instagram.
    I'm tired (it's 3:55am) and rather sick, but I don't want to miss something cool about VR.

    Although they are on AR dev now.
    Although it's a bit cringy, they are pretending a dog developed an app.





  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,813 Valuable Player
    Oh god i can't take any more of this - would it be rude to say i'm reminded of this (1:18):


  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    edited May 2018
    Cats are better developers.



  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,103 Valuable Player
    Stream is buffering now.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    Yeah, quality has gone to RealPlayer levels of crap now, about 1sec of audio then buffering.

    Show more VR!


    I need to get up for work in 4 hours, it's bed time if they don't mention VR in the next few minutes.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator

    Yeah same here... I'll come back when the results are in.

    Bit like Eurovision.

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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    Back to VR. And the stream has sped up.

  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    Yay, over now.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,103 Valuable Player
    Did they say anything interesting about VR at the end..? I gave up when it was buffering like crazy.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,103 Valuable Player
    I might have to start a Facebook Dating profile as long as I have 'Vehicle drivers need not apply' in it somewhere I should be okay lol B) :D
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  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 2,002 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    I might have to start a Facebook Dating profile as long as I have 'Vehicle drivers need not apply' in it somewhere I should be okay lol B) :D


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  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    Disappointing for VR really. No news on Santa Cruz and nothing on CV2.
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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,046 Valuable Player
    vannagirl said:
    PC VR not abandoned confirmed :)





    Now THAT is worth saving. 
  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    vannagirl said:
    PC VR not abandoned confirmed :)





    Haha never doubted it. It’s the form factor we’re debating about and when it will be released.

    When’s OC5 again?
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    @Atmos73 Facebook announced the dates for OC4 at the end of June last year, so still a bit of a way off. 
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,572 Valuable Player

    Any lack of Rift CV2 news is still more promising than all the Pimax 8K news combined. True story.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,103 Valuable Player
    If HTC hadn't COMPLETELY fucked up the release of the Vive Pro we MIGHT have had a small CV2 teaser at the end of the keynote. But they did and Oculus/Facebook don't see the Vive Pro as a threat to their continuing domination of the VR market.

    We'll see the CV2 being announced at Oculus Connect 5 due for release at the end of Q1 or the start of Q2 next year.
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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,813 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:


    We'll see the CV2 being announced at Oculus Connect 5 due for release at the end of Q1 or the start of Q2 next year.

    Damn, he's confident!


  • Atmos73Atmos73 Posts: 3,128 Valuable Player
    Lol
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,103 Valuable Player
    Of course I'm confident. I'm the Snowdog and am right 99.9% of the time. I know my onions B)
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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
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    tldr any cv2 news
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,103 Valuable Player
    danknugz said:
    tldr any cv2 news

    Nope. We'll have to wait until October for that I think. I originally thought that (before we all realised that HTC were partaking in Product Suicide) we would see a teaser at the end of the keynote in response to the Vive Pro being launched but Oculus or Facebook aren't threatened by the Vive Pro for obvious reasons so there was no need for it.

    No price cut for the Rift either which has surprised me but we'll probably see that happening next month during another Summer Of Rift I expect.
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