I never thought I'd see someone use "talent", "management" and "product" in earnest when referring to GB. Sounds nothing like what I imagine people who come to this site to be.
Might be why he unsubscribed.
Honestly, if you are coming to Giant Bomb for much more than entertainment then you don't understand what it is. Yes, there is criticism but its all couched in an entertainment "product". It's why it is some of the best games coverage out there.
I like how a billionaire is telling people that "the Rift is obscenely cheap for what it is."
That may be so, but comments like that will NEVER help perception. A company should never tell the public how "cheap" their expensive product is.
In the end the market will dictate if the price is right. . . not a corporate spokesman.
I don't know if Palmer Luckey is a billionaire but I agree with your statement. That quote doesn't change a damn thing for the consumer. If anything it just further illustrates that the tech, while feasible, is still a ways from being where it needs to be.
You need to understand he is talking about component cost. He is not saying this as if it's him personally buying a headset while looking at his bank account. That should be obvious. If Oculus deals with suppliers, by buying more at the reduced cost of each part than buying off the shelf, his statement could be true.
I have no doubt his statement is true. That information is important for suppliers but as a consumer it's rather pointless.
Sure it's important, you as a consumer can hear this information ("it's sold at cost") and in one way be pleased! They aren't making any money off you! Now, whether you actually think the price is worth it is another matter and completely up to your opinion.
Is it kinda lame? Sure. This article makes it seem like the end of the world. Mainstream people won't even be using this stuff for a bit because it requires high end PCs. The success of this technology will be in weather it actually works, not some guy floating on a beach you saw once.