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Facebook to purchase Oculus, creator of the Rift VR headset

Oculus announced today Facebook’s plan to purchase the start-up, which was created a couple years ago as the result of a very successful Kickstarter campaign.

A post on the company’s website details the reasons they think the decision is a good direction, but many commenters seem to disagree.

… when you consider it more carefully, we’re culturally aligned with a focus on innovating and hiring the best and brightest; we believe communication drives new platforms; we want to contribute to a more open, connected world; and we both see virtual reality as the next step. – Oculus release