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APRIL FOOLS: BZFlag acquired by Facebook VR Group Oculus VR!

Post by blast » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:26 pm

For those who haven't figured it out yet, this was an April Fools joke.
MENLO PARK, Calif., Mar. 31, 2017 PRNewswire -- Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) today announced Oculus VR, LLC, a subsidiary of Facebook, completed its acquisition of BZFlag. The deal includes the direct hiring of several core BZFlag developers into the development teams at the Oculus Studio.
You can read the full press release on our News page. I'm excited to be able to finally announce and talk about this after months of work behind the scenes.
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Re: BZFlag acquired by Facebook VR Group Oculus VR!

Post by llrr » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:12 am

Best news I've heard about this game in ages! Congrats blast and others for making it happen. Hope this leads to a brighter future for this game. Excited!

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BZFlag acquired by Facebook VR Group Oculus VR!

Post by click click boom » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:12 am

Awesome April fools, I'll give credit where it's due.
Gj blast for taking the time to write up a joking article.. you have been doing this for years. Thumbs up!

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Post by Green Manalishi » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:31 am

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Post by rodent snuffer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:21 am

If you die in BZFlagVR, do you also die in real life?

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Post by Green Manalishi » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:14 am

i'd like to bring a sw or at least a sr with me to real life. you can never have enough privacy.

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Re: BZFlag acquired by Facebook VR Group Oculus VR!

Post by kierra » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:38 pm

Everyone take a deep breath and let it out slowly :)

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Post by blast » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:43 pm

Early on, we had been in talks with Valve, but they were concerned about our desire to have a version 3.
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Post by Zehra » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:52 pm

I won't be seen in BZFlagVR, because I'll be using CL. :wink:

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Re: APRIL FOOLS: BZFlag acquired by Facebook VR Group Oculus

Post by blast » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:54 pm

For those who haven't figured it out yet, this was an April Fools joke.
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Re: APRIL FOOLS: BZFlag acquired by Facebook VR Group Oculus VR!

Post by Mateushesi » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:40 pm

You got me there! For couple of minutes I thought it was truth! :D Im so naive.

I guess that one day you will get offer from FB!
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