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[DSO] Oculus VR Employees Receive Death Threats Over Aquisition

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A lot of gamers got upset with Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR and while the company expected its core community to be quite negative about this whole thing, it did not anticipate the actual ‘overall’ negativity.

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/oculus-vr-employees-got-death-threats-and-harassing-phone-calls-that-extended-to-their-families/
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As terrible and wrong as personal harassment/death threats are, Oculus should've seen this coming. They raised 2.4 million dollars on kickstarter as an independent company, then sold out to one of the biggest data miners out there... what did they expect?
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Seen this coming, welcome to the gaming community. Its a shame that so many people do stuff like this over trivial things.
 
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Yep... this shouldn't even be news. It's expected that whenever something like this happens; butt-hurt manchildren and pre-teens flock to have a cry.
Facebook destroyed one of their chances to live a virtual life outside of burger flipping, obesity, neckbeards and minimal wage.

/rant
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It was only a matter of time. I realize people are upset but this is taking it to an unneeded extreme.
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I get death threats 24/7 it's just people trying to output their aggression, how s it news everytime it happens to someone 'famous'
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post

Seen this coming, welcome to the gaming community. Its a shame that so many people do stuff like this over trivial things.

This is in no way trivial. People are not stupid, it's a sellout, and a bad one at that. Facebook. Of ALL the companies to be acquired by, the one that cares the least about user data or the idea of privacy?
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As terrible and wrong as personal harassment/death threats are, Oculus should've seen this coming. They raised 2.4 million dollars on kickstarter as an independent company, then sold out to one of the biggest data miners out there... what did they expect?

lol about Kickstarter...do they get any part of said money from Facebook also?
The product still is in development and I would think the first investors should be paid on the FB deal.

This is why giving out free loans over the internet is a bad idea.
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Damn this is getting out of control.
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post #10 of 91
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This is in no way trivial. People are not stupid, it's a sellout, and a bad one at that. Facebook. Of ALL the companies to be acquired by, the one that cares the least about user data or the idea of privacy?

Its trivial, the rift is just a device, and oculus is a company that will come and go over the years. If VR does become popular there will be more, there is always options in the tech market. Does the acquisition suck? Yes, but its not the end of the world, life will go on. If you dont like it dont buy it, simple as that.
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lol about Kickstarter...do they get any part of said money from Facebook also?
The product still is in development and I would think the first investors should be paid on the FB deal.

The real investors will, everyone on kickstart got what pledge they paid for.
 
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