Oculus VR bought out by Facebook!?!?


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Will Social Media kill the VR Star…?

As Zuckerberg begins to monopolize, gamers everywhere begin sense a disturbance in the Force, and to cringe because Oculus VR, the company responsible for the creation of the Oculus Rift, was purchased by Facebook for two BILLION dollars. That’s right folks, your friendly neighborhood Zuckerberg is going to turn the most promising virtual reality tech in a decade into a Farmville bonanza!  2014 is still young, but woooo! yet another thing to be disappointed about this year. [If you do not know what the Oculus Rift is, check out this great article by Rebecca Hudon here.]

You’d think that a billion dollar company would ride the Oculus magic to the trillions but I guess Palmer Luckey, the previous owner of Oculus VR, had other things in mind. I’m not saying he’s a sell-out–because I don’t need to.  Heck there are people trolling his website and Twitter feed with actual death threats, and I would never go THAT far.  But if you want quality games with a direct first person view that won’t give you a headache, just keep looking because I am sure that Zuckerberg will transform this formerly glorious creation into something to better check up on what your friends had for lunch.

It’s not actually clear what Mark Zuckerberg has planned, but it’s safe to assume that he and the developers of Facebook wouldn’t spend two billion dollars on a company just to forget about Facebook. Maybe buying Oculus is a business strategy, or maybe Facebook is trying to adapt their games to different platforms.

Great, now I’ll be getting invites for Candy Crush on PlayStation.  Facebook ruins everything.