VR Devs Pull Support for Oculus Rift Until Palmer Luckey Steps Down

Will Oculus Rift lose support from game developers because its inventor supports Donald Trump?


Admin note: I'm back from vacation and have put this back up as it *does* directly relate to developers and manufacturers. I will say, though, keep the topic about the event and not about politics. The news is on developers making a decision, not on who you support for President in November. Thank you, Christopher.

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Overload449d ago (Edited 449d ago )

It's not just for Trump, he is backing a white supremacist organization.

"Along with Luckey, Nimble America was founded by two moderators of Reddit’s r/The_Donald, which helped popularize Trump-themed white supremacist and anti-Semitic memes along with 4Chan and 8Chan. A questionnaire to become a moderator at r/The_Donald posted in March had applicants answer the questions “Is there a difference between white nationalism and white supremacy?” and “Was 9/11 an inside job?”

Genuine-User449d ago ShowReplies(1)
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antikbaka446d ago

everything is called whitesupremacist these days.

Giru017446d ago

This is correct. They've been trying to spin the issue into a political one when it has NOTHING TO DO with the presidential race. It's about Luckey backing the racist Nimble America organization (with much more than the reported $10,000 if leads are to be believed).

DragonPaw446d ago (Edited 446d ago )

Fail. Now that the propaganda laws have expired and not reinstated, the whole media is against facts. There you are citing an article that doesn't even directly reference an action of Trump. I don't see him funding rioters.

Pound the war drums to the beat of Hillary Clinton, puppet of George Soros. All this turmoil in our country right now is orchestrated by this agenda. Ignore facts and listen to proxies to form your opinions. In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.

This is a favor from this flavor of the entertainment industry. I don't care about Occulus anyways, and big business operates within big politics.

Overload446d ago

You realize what Nimble America is right? And that he is one of the founders.

DragonPaw445d ago (Edited 445d ago )

@Overload Milo Yiannopoulos is the only name you can put behind Nimble America, and he is not Donald Trump. You are wrong. I don't think Milo has any authority over Trump, so you are either making assumptions or believing what you were intended to believe.

Side note: Milo is a self proclaimed homosexual who prefers black men. HMMM.

kparks446d ago (Edited 446d ago )

Guy can back and do whatever the hell he wants.. hope he tells them to shove it! He's free to live his life how he wants. Wether you agree or not with him does not matter...and if this company refuses to do business that's there choice also.

Overload446d ago

Of course he can back whatever he wants, but people can also choose to not support him because of it.

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kalkano449d ago (Edited 449d ago )

I'm not a fan of Trump (at all), but it's amazing that some lines are arbitrarily okay to cross, when discriminating against someone, and some are not. This political warfare is ridiculous, and at this pace we'll have half the country refusing to do business with half the country.

"You support Trump? DEAL CANCELLED!"

"You support Clinton? DEAL CANCELLED!"

Bryan574445d ago

DEAL CANCELLED??? You get full praise from the Establishment Regressives if you are for Hillary .

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kalkano445d ago

Not every business owner is liberal.

Scatpants445d ago

I think it might be more the way that he supports Trump. That being said all of this election baloney is a pointless waste of time. Everyone knew who they were voting for a long time ago which makes paying any attention to any of this utterly pointless.

kalkano445d ago (Edited 445d ago )

I don't think that's true. I, and many others, have no idea who to vote for. I'm not even sure if I'm going to vote at all, because I don't think there's a right answer. Or, I might (waste) my vote on some 3rd party, which is basically the same as not voting at all.

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brianunfried446d ago

You may be a bigot if you discriminate against someone for their political views, religion, race or sexual preference.

Christopher446d ago

Typically bigotry is only for those things that you show a bias towards in which someone else has no control over. Politics and religion do not fall in that arena, sexual preference is up for debate. I think you may have meant to use a word such as intolerant instead of bigot.

TFJWM446d ago (Edited 446d ago )

A bigot is merely someone who judges someone else in a group that they do not fall under. It is not contained to just something someone can not change.

Edit: Actually you can be bigoted against a group you even fall under it really just judging a group based on them being members of that group.

mogwaii446d ago

Sexual preference is a ridiculous term, a gay person doesnt prefer to be gay, they just are so bigitory isnt up for debate at all.

cl1983446d ago

Hypocrite may fit in better.

donthate446d ago

definition of bigot: a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

Sounds like every person condemning Oculus/Palmer in here.

Eonjay446d ago

Welcome back Chris! Well actually yes you can be bigoted against someone for almost anything that can be used to classify someone into a group. Not just color. It is stupid but true.

spartanlemur446d ago (Edited 446d ago )

The definition according to the OED: "a person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions.".

Etymologically, it emerged from the French insinuating that the Normans were religious hypocrites. Having its basis in faith, the word solely refers to people holding different opinions. Intolerant is a bit broader, as it comes from the Latin "tolerare" (to endure), hence it can be used to refer to anyone who refuses to "endure" things they don't like (hence you cannot tolerate things you like - only those you dislike, which for some people can mean race or sexual preferences).

I apologise if I come across as a smart arse (that's not my intention, and I had these definitions very mixed up myself not too long ago!).

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Psychotica446d ago

Can you be a bigot against bigots?

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TFJWM446d ago

@donthate umm no you can't be a bigot to objects...

nikrel445d ago

Everyone here is a bigot for their opposing views to those who agree with Palmer. Everyone is a bigot in some way. Freedom doesn't stop at feelings.

frostypants445d ago

Ah yes, the old "being discriminatory against bigots is bigotry" line...

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