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The Internet Reacts To Facebook Buying Oculus Rift

Now that Facebook is buying Oculus Rift, people have all sorts of opinions. Unsurprisingly, reactions have been rather negative: Oculus was supposed to be the future of gaming! Now that Facebook is involved, everything is ruined!

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Or something like that. You don't have to browse for very long to find reactions like this—one of the first comments on our own post on the news was, to quote, "NO NO NO NO NO FUCK FUCK FUCK!"

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While we don't yet know how the acquisition will influence Oculus Rift or the future of Facebook, you can't really blame people for reacting the way they have. For one, while the move might bring virtual reality to the mainstream, the potential drawbacks of this move might not be worth it, as far some gamers are concerned. People can't help but think about how Facebook handles user data/personal information, how much Facebook loves advertisements, and about its social games—all of which make it hard for some to have faith in how things will turn out for the Oculus. Plus, there's a lot of snark about how the backers of the original Kickstarter project aren't monetarily benefiting from this move, even though they did receive the dev kit they were promised.

There's always the possibility that things will turn out fine, of course. There's no way to know either way! But with all of this in mind, here's how the internet has reacted to Facebook buying the Oculus Rift—much of what you'll find online is doom and gloom, but not all of it is:

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(By Kotaku commenter Dan Milano)

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What about you, how do you feel about the acquisition?

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