Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion

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Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion
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In a statement today, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's acquisition of VR development company Oculus, saying they plan to not only support Oculus' current efforts, but also to help them expand and make VR a platform for more than just games:

We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.

But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home.

Read Zuckerberg's full statement here. Facebook's two billion dollar purchase includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock.

Strongest Mega Evolution to Premiere in April

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Strongest Mega Evolution to Premiere in April
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has revealed that a special called "Strongest Mega Evolution - Act I" to be aired on April 3. The special will focus on Mega Evolutions and will star an original main character named Alan: "This tale centers on the development of one young trainer, Alan, and his partner Charizard. The goal of Alan's Journey is to to master Mega Evolution, challenge every Mega Pokémon, and to stand as the strongest on top. Their journey unfolds with them battling many Mega Evolved Pokémon. And then battling the Elite Four's Zumi. Zumi's Mega Evolved Pokémon is? What's Alan's reason for being so obsessed about Mega Evolution? The outcome of this journey will be? Points of Note: 1. The entrance of a completely original main character 2. Charizard mega evolves into Mega Charizard X 3. Alan has the Mega Ring like in the games. He has a hero like catchphrase to introduce mega evolution 4. Big battles with Mega Absol and Mega Garchomp! 5. Zumi appears in the anime! Transcendent battle between Mega Charizard X and Mega Blastoise." This is one of two specials to air this spring.

"Disney Movies Anywhere" Streaming Service Brings Disney to You, Well, Anywhere

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"Disney Movies Anywhere" Streaming Service Brings Disney to You, Well, Anywhere
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That is, assuming you already bought them.


If you own a digital copy of one of Disney's 400 "active" titles on iTunes, you can link your iTunes account with this new service and stream your movies on your iPod, iPad or iPhone for free no additional cost!

From the press release:

"Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come," said Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios. "The beauty of this technology is that it enables us to work with iTunes and future provider partners to ensure movie lovers have streamlined access to all of their favorite Disney titles no matter which device they are on."

On the bright side, they're offering a free copy of The Incredibles if you sign up now.

Want to See Alexander Skarsgard in a Loincloth? You (Most Likely) Can When He's Tarzan

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Want to See Alexander Skarsgard in a Loincloth? You (Most Likely) Can When He's Tarzan
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Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz are starring in a live action Tarzan from Warner Bros, directed by David Yates (director of the final four Harry Potter movies). The film is scheduled for a July 1, 2016 release.