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Palmer Luckey’s new virtual reality headset kills gamers

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Palmer Luckey catching hell. 

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ATHERTON — Palmer Luckey, the Donald Trump funder who sold his virtual reality start up to Facebook for $2 billion, is under fire after he developed a brain-exploding headset that murders the wearer if he or she dies while playing video games. It’s an old trope in a lot of nonsensical Sci-Fi films: fail in the virtual sphere, you PERISH in the physical world (à la The Matrix). The headset is called Oculus Rift and it can be used on a PC. This reminds me of season 5, episode 1 of the Sci-Fi Netflix series “Black Mirror” where Anthony Mackie’s character enjoyed gay copulation with another video gamer via virtual reality. Luckey is the founder/proprietor of Oculus and his métier is influenced by Japan’s Sword Art Online franchise that provides a VR updated version of popular novels made famous by Koushun Takami’s “Battle Royale” and Stephen King’s “The Running Man.”

In Reki Kawahara’s “Sword Art Online,” legions of virtual reality gamers are confined inside a death match that can only be vamoosed by surviving 100 dungeon levels. When gamers die in the game, their headsets explode — killing ’em in real life. So, how is that possible? Well, each gadget houses a trifecta of incendiary charges that detonate upon a gamer’s quietus.

The headset isn’t mass-produced nor is it publicly salable.

“At this point, it is just a piece of office art, a thought-provoking reminder of unexplored avenues in game design,” Luckey explained.

“It is also, as far as I know, the first non-fiction example of a VR device that can actually kill the user. It won’t be the last.”

Concocting apparatuses is nothin’ new to Luckey.

The 30-year-old billionaire made a bunch of drone-killing robots a few years ago.

If given the chance, will you purchase Luckey’s headset and risk your life?

Is this a form of suicide?

Share your thoughts.

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. Now imagine if this is used on death row inmates. They gotta beat the game to win their freedom lol.

  2. He should get an life long prison punishment if he actually releases it. That man is a psychopath

  3. This is how evil villains are created… Dude actually kind of looks like a serial killer

  4. Question. Am I the only one who thinks this is dangerous and a ridiculous idea?

  5. It better come with games with rpg and mmo aspects like Overgeared, Overlord, or Close Combat Mage.
    Also wouldn’t it be better/cheaper to cause aneurysm or brain clots?

  6. Could be an experience for the worst criminals facing the death penalty. Give them the chance to postpone their death as long as they can survive in some extremely difficult dystopian VR world, and we can all watch a live stream of it

  7. This pathetic excuse for a man should be locked up. But,hey we live in an idiocracy where the sick psychotic pedophiles rule so….

  8. I believe that this is funded by the same people who wants to reduce human population to just 500 million. The Elites are funding this.

  9. If this goes on market this man will become a murderer and probably be arrested

  10. Now we need an alarm clock that will burn you alive if you don’t press snooze.

  11. This is the perfect headset for Death Row inmates! Put it on them and make them play Dark Souls at the highest difficulty.

  12. We need the FBI, CIA, SWAT, any other special forces, and God and satan to team up and stop this madman

  13. How was something like this even approved and made legal to be sold to the public???

  14. I seriously thought this was fake news the first time I saw it. I just can’t believe someone would be so irresponsible to come to the point of creating such a terrifying machine, Just… Because…….?????????

    I mean….. WHYYYY??? It’s literaly insane! And he is aiming to upgrade It????


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