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[Roundup] Popular Conspiracy Theories For Why Facebook REALLY Bought Oculus VR

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With the recent announcement of Facebook's acquisition of the Oculus VR, internet communities have been up in flames with the decision. Although it has been quoted that the purchase of Oculus will not affect the actual product, simply provide a financial benefactor, many believe there is obviously something very sinister lurking behind the shadows.

Here is a roundup of the most common completely ridiculous speculations and theories about the actual incentives for this controversial buy out. 

Published Mar. 27th 2014
  • Samuel Smith
    Featured Contributor
    I'm always a sucker for conspiracy theories, especially insane ones like these.
  • Xavier's
    Featured Correspondent
    awesome!
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    All of these made me laugh haha.

    Ad space in games? Who the hell actually thinks that will happen. Facebook is enormous and makes tons of money. They didn't get there by being stupid. There is no way in hell anyone at the top will think its a good idea to inject ads into our games with the oculus. That is absolutely outrageous.

    The second one, well of course the oculus will remove a bit more "privacy". People are so scared of it, but I don't think people realize the generalizations they makes out of enormous amounts of data from these people. It's not like anyone at facebook looks person to person thinking mwhahaha I know who this person is now! What do they do after that???? They don't do anything to anyone specifically, they figure out a general demographic to put you in, in order to server more relevant ads. Google does it more than FB sooooo, stfu lol.

    Third, Zuckerburg and his early midlife crisis. You know, this one isn't half bad. He's really trying to make money but I see what you mean by that.

    Fourth, to think FB would deliberately destroy VR is even more outrageous than the first. They just dropped 2BILLION on it... They aren't about to throw that away.


    Now do I think FB could make some less than great decisions on the oculus, of course. Just like any company with anything. But you better believe they are going to throw money out the ass at it and try to take over the VR market b4 Sony and Microsoft do. I'm excited to see what happens, optimist here :P
  • Xavier's
    Featured Correspondent
    a joke my good sir, this was a joke. I do not condone these conspiracy theories as factual, just as I do not condone Timmy Turners dad yelling Zuckerberg instead of Dinkleberg! :)

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