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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Revealed as Pro-Trump Meme-Financier

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A new revelation has put a light on Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, adding to his list of eccentric qualities – like arguing with customers on Reddit, and even cosplaying.

Now, a new report by The Daily Beast has confirmed Luckey as not just a Donald Trump supporter, but a literal financier of memes.

Luckey admitted to secretly funding a pro-Trump political organization titled Nimble America.

This “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit” group operates mostly on the subreddit r/The_Donald, where Luckey posted under the pseudonym “NimbleRichMan.”

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Image via The Daily Beast

What did the majority of this group’s output look like? Like the above meme, which the group reportedly had posted just outside the city of Pittsburgh.

“It’s something that no campaign is going to run,” Luckey said regarding the billboards run by the group.

Luckey claims that he just supplies money to the group. “I’ve got plenty of money,” Luckey said. “Money is not my issue. I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time.”

“The American Revolution was funded by wealthy individuals,” Luckey wrote as NimbleRichMan.

“The same has been true of many movements for freedom in history. You can’t fight the American elite without serious firepower. They will outspend you and destroy you by any and all means.”

How do you guys feel about Luckey and his financing of internet memes? If you own or were considering to own an Oculus Rift, does this change your opinion? Sound off in the comments below!

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166 comments
  1. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    September 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Trump will maga

  2. Psyramics
    Psyramics
    September 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    With every passing day, my deep seated desire that this entire year is but a fever dream grows stronger. It is better to believe I lay on my death bed than that this is reality and I am living it.

  3. Slo
    Slo
    September 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Tired of hearing about trump. Elect him already and shut up about it. Or don’t and shut up regardless.

  4. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    My biggest issue is here is that he says “jolly good time”. What a dork

    Also I don’t really think making dank memes dunking on HRC is really comparable to the American Revolution, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

    I don’t care if he’s pro-Trump, but honestly, I feel like there are better things to spend your money on than fucking memes. Is that what the future is gonna be? Eccentric billionaires funding memes? God has abandoned us.

  5. Smug
    Smug
    September 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Looking at a calendar is too hard for you?

  6. facy ben book
    facy ben book
    September 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    easy don t support this shitty comapny and support vive or ps vr … no body need to support an raciste asshole

  7. Slo
    Slo
    September 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    For what? There’s a destined date when Americans will finally shut up about their politics somewhere in there?

  8. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    You think this is gonna stop after the election?

    It’s gonna get even worse, whoever wins. The supporters on the other side will rip their assholes inside out in response and double down everything.

  9. Smug
    Smug
    September 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    >he doesnt know memes trigger left-wingers

    Anything to make the mainstream media look insane and less reliable, even to normalfags, is a plus in my book

  10. Wodge
    Wodge
    September 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Make Assholes Great Again?

  11. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    September 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    How is this video games?

  12. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Mainstream media already looks plenty insane, honestly, what them claiming meme frog is a fucking neo nazi symbol.

  13. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    September 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I know that you sometimes report on gamer culture and things like that, but this is kinda out of left field. Also really dumb, even for Time magazine.

  14. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    September 23, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    He’s the founder of Oculus. It’s not directly video game related but I thought it was a fun discussion for the industry in general. I usually avoid topical things unless they’re at least in some way related to games

  15. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    September 23, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Life was always this ridiculous. Its just that, thanks to twitter, you can now hear all about it.

  16. matty
    matty
    September 23, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    “You can’t fight the American elite without serious firepower.”
    Uses funds to buy billboard space in Pittsburgh.
    Oh, and Nimble America strongly believes that “shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real.”
    A winning combination, these two…

  17. Smug
    Smug
    September 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Do you get angry about the countless criminal cases related to immigrants too?

  18. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    September 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Fair enough, but the Oculus Rift can be used for things that aren’t really video games, and this just seems like its trying to make a political article. There’s some fun to be had to be sure, but I don’t think its really relevant to the video game industry unless people intentionally go out of their way to make it that.

  19. Slo
    Slo
    September 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I don’t know. I mostly encounter lame anti-trump propaganda, that I’m sick of. Like that stupid ad with something about trump’s daughter. I’m pretty sure that this is a recent development and a couple of years back it was mostly confined to political pest houses and didn’t spread out to gaming sites of all things.

  20. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Well politics fanboys I really hope you are getting paid everytime you post a shitty meme about clinton or trump on the internet.

    Its also funny to watch you fight for your favourite politc mascot and obsolete economy idiology, too bad you don’t do skirmish like sport teams fanboys

  21. Wodge
    Wodge
    September 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I really hope they don’t cut your autismbucks.

  22. matty
    matty
    September 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Both Trump and Clinton already shitpost on Twitter, and some other candidate used himself in an add as “dat boi” so there are already campaigns that use funds for shitty memes.
    Paying specifically for memes to be created for any candidate kind of pisses me off, though. I can barely tolerate that shit online as it is.

  23. Extrange
    Extrange
    September 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    It’s directly connected to video games industry. It’s ideologues going after devs of the industry because of perceived political affiliations. Ever heard of the Red Scare and McCarthyism?

  24. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I’m an anarchist atheist and not from usa, I could not care any more about your rigged election thingy. But I can enjoy the flame though love chaos and entropy =)

  25. matty
    matty
    September 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Don’t cut yourself with all that edge.

  26. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 23, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    You mean being a normal being like any other animal out there?

  27. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    September 23, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Where does this article mention people going after Palmer Luckey for his political beliefs?

  28. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Another candidate also used harambe as a serious platform.

    No one is safe from the memes, presidential elections are now just who can out-meme the other

  29. Smug
    Smug
    September 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    “I’m an anarchist atheist”

    *tips fedora*

  30. Smug
    Smug
    September 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    War has changed

    This is the era of weaponized memes

  31. Extrange
    Extrange
    September 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    It’s the follow-up of what happened after MSM grabbed hold of the story. Even his gf was doxed and branded as a target.

  32. matty
    matty
    September 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Can’t wait for the memebailout.

  33. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    September 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Christ, the American elections are just getting crazier and crazier.

    Memes are now a force to be reckoned with in this crazy new world.
    Politics will never be the same now.

  34. JuicyHopFrog
    JuicyHopFrog
    September 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    At this point, I’m just sitting back and watching this dumpster fire of an election burn. Someone putting more fuel on it is just going to add to the entertainment value.

  35. draconian139
    draconian139
    September 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I wouldn’t buy an Oculus because its inferior to Vive but that’s a laughable reason. Palmer already made his money from it, Facebook as an entity profits now and Zuckerberg is the major shareholder and is a huge Clinton supporter. So if that’s your motivation you’re essentially achieving the opposite of your goal. So thanks, MAGA.

  36. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    All rational people gravitate toward atheism or anarchism over time.

    Do you have an special magickal faery on the sky that felt annoyed about this?

  37. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    September 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Yeah that’s the edgiest shit I’ve heard in a while. You old enough to drive yet?

  38. M37 TrenchGun
    M37 TrenchGun
    September 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    THE MEMES JACK

  39. ProfessorFluffy
    ProfessorFluffy
    September 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t he also anti-gamergate and people were shitting on oculus for that opinion of his too? Its kind of funny how even though the election has a lot of the same issues as GG with corruption of media and political correctness, many people have flipped sides.

  40. Schrodinger's Clit
    Schrodinger's Clit
    September 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Kill yourself my man’

  41. draconian139
    draconian139
    September 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    You’re thinking of Facebook in general. If I’m remembering right the company made a statement, but I don’t remember Luckey making one. I’d find it odd if he had when his girlfriend of now five years was cosplaying as Vivian.

  42. Karo
    Karo
    September 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Too many fags crying over this. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

  43. scemar
    scemar
    September 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    HOW CAN ANYONE SAY THAT?

    you get to experience one of the most historically relevant events in modern culture

    the death of traditional media, once their massive close relationship with politicians has been exposed by independents

    a politician backed by people, MEMES and independents on social media is out doing one who is backed by all the top billionairers, being outspent 100 to 1 on campaign investment

    the complete reformation of one of the main american parties, from a neocon globalist institution with religious foundations to a more open populist group

    you get to behold how WW3 might happen, or instead might be stopped, by a campaign run on memes, in what’s the first time in history the generations that grew up with the internet have gotten involved with politics, which is you know, what determines how society goes down

    this is a monumental time to be alive, anyone lucky enough to be part of it and not appreciating it today I guarantee will regret it a ton in 30 years when it is written into history books

    we’ve got first row seats to the most amazing reality tv show of all, one where billions are spent, real lies and deception and drama happen daily, plot twists abound, it’s wonderful, the characters are so interesting,that trump anti hero, the cliche evil concilor, the meme wizards, it’s better than any show on TV right now

  44. scemar
    scemar
    September 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    videogames affect culture
    culture affects politics
    politics in turn end affecting the industry

    it’s a full circle

    one cannot exist without affecting the other and it all runs back to it

  45. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    September 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Jesus. This situation is crazy retarded but somehow expected. All this drama over two presidential candidates that im my opinion aren’t really fit to run a country.

  46. scemar
    scemar
    September 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    yep it’s clear from every detail we know about him

    he’s a huge DORK

  47. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Huh, is that generic fat man the best you got? (Im Not from usa you can’t extrapolate overweight, that thing doesn’t even has hair!)

    Also you forgot a satanical, Nazi social darwinismism and commie “babby” eating alusion.

  48. scemar
    scemar
    September 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    dude
    DUDE
    i LOVE YOU

    NEVER STOP MEME’ING

  49. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    wew
    Who would’ve thought?

  50. draconian139
    draconian139
    September 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I look forward to the first election that’s openly tumblr vs imageboards, I mean we’re almost there already.

  51. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    September 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    CAN’T

  52. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I recommend going back to school.

  53. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    A glorious time in history indeed.

  54. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Praise Kek and His Ass Art.

  55. draconian139
    draconian139
    September 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    STUMP

  56. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    There can never be too many, my friend.

  57. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    September 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    learn how to fucking spell.

  58. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    September 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I think it’s funny how some random people are gonna get simply fucked by developers that are dropping oculus support because of trump.
    They did nothing wrong, they just bought piece of hardware that just happened to be founded/created by some guy that has opinions that unnerved other people.
    Imagine people dropping support for nvidia cards because of similarly idiotic reason. Of course that wouldn’t happen since no one would then buy their games.
    HILARIOUS. Simply hilarious.

  59. phagette
    phagette
    September 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Fuck, all this time I’ve been doing it for free.

  60. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    THE

  61. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    September 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    What a time to be alive. Glad i could skip on galactic travel to see memes being used as weapons.

  62. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    September 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    This year has been some ride.

  63. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Says the schroodinger’s pussy

  64. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    September 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    A “meme” outside of internet jokes is a piece of information that spreads through memetics. Some “memes” are spread so much- they stick- also known as conditioning.

    The reputation of a company- to the point just the company’s logo evokes that meme.
    Certain pieces of information- while false- are treated as fact thanks to how wide-spread it is. Like “everyone swallows around 10 spiders a year in their sleep”, a made up fact to prove how quickly false info can spread.

    Likewise, why _wouldn’t_ politicians and government use memes to their advantage? Trust this person, don’t trust this person, this issue is important, this issue isn’t important.
    They’ve tried to meme Trump as either the next Hitler, or God-Emperor of Humanity.
    They’ve tried to meme Clinton as on the verge of death, or a progressive step forward for America.
    One of them is based in truth, the other is a meme spread to change opinions- usually backed up by “well if you don’t believe this you’re not just wrong, you’re a bad person!” to further the conditioning.

    Memetic information and the psychology associated with it is magic.
    It can change how people perceive reality.

  65. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    September 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    1.)This is hilarious.
    2.)VR is shit, this changes nothing for me.
    3.)This is hilarious.

  66. EinMugenTenshin
    EinMugenTenshin
    September 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    This may be a small world, but didn’t we two discuss anime on the Philip DeFranco show on youtube yesterday?

  67. kalil6
    kalil6
    September 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    >Oculus Rift can be used for things that aren’t really video games

    as PC in general you fucktard.
    so what if nvidia shares go down and nichergamer write an article about it you gonna say its “video games”?
    fucking shills, everytime

  68. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    September 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve been enjoying the NeoGaf suicide watch.

  69. Extrange
    Extrange
    September 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Nani?

  70. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    So describing the sorry situation in which usa is immersed right now is edgy, huh?

    Well yeah I forgot that reality hurts that much went being directly pushed down the throats of Fanboys
    over the sugar coated lies your leaders / religious /PR folk you prefer to suck

  71. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    September 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I’m sure you’ll be fine. Just go and enjoy your censored games and close your eyes and stick your fingers in your ears when the mainstream games media appears.

  72. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    September 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    “but the Oculus Rift can be used for things that aren’t really video games”

    Absolutely fucking clueless, what an utter abortion of a sentence.

    “and this just seems like its trying to make a political article”

    I’m sorry to break it to you, but politics has infested mainstream games media and the video games industry. It’s killing it. Therefore it’s related to video games and needs to be covered.

    If it triggers you so much, just go and enjoy your video games and close your eyes and stick your fingers in your eyes everytime mainstream games media appears.

    But don’t come whining to us if one day you suddenly find your video games full of SJW politics, gender identities and pronouns.

  73. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    September 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    He’s doing the Lord’s work. Supporting trump and pissing off the cry baby elites.

  74. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    September 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Credit to you Brandon for broadening your horizon.

    Politics has infested and is destroying the video games industry so issues like this definitely needs to be covered.

  75. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    September 23, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Kojima was right all along.

    MGS2 truly was a game of the future.

  76. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    September 23, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I honestly didn’t think he had the balls to do something like that let alone be public about it. Good job.

    I bet this really pissed his overlords at Facebook.

  77. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    September 23, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I see Phil Fish is dropping Oculus support for his Ketzal’s Corridors ripoff (Japanese game BTW). And nothing of value was lost.

  78. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    “does this change your opinion?”
    It lessens my stance but it’s still no way in hell. It’s a whole lotta something for a whole lotta nothing.

  79. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    September 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Nah, instead I’ll just do as I always do and complain whenever somebody is injecting politics into video games. I.e. this article.

  80. Shinobu
    Shinobu
    September 23, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    As if any of those fags could afford any VR headset to begin with. Of course, they will take out a second mortgage just to afford the Playstation VR though.

  81. Shinobu
    Shinobu
    September 23, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Libtards making empty threats saying they will boycott Oculus like it has anything to do with Palmer. I guess they don’t realize their champion Mark Zuckerjew owns Oculus.

  82. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    September 23, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Dat I agree, VR is shit.
    Just like touchscreens, kinect and other waggle shit, its just another way to not make good games, because the technology “has not matured yet”
    Once it does they’ll move on to something else, to repeat the cycle.

  83. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    September 23, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    lets make a compromise and all boycott Oculus because its shit

  84. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 23, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    You should be worried, the TPP stuff showed how much the other governments follow ours; with Hilldawg in the office, you can be sure your governments corruption will skyrocket before allowing the corporation ran dystopian world we all dread to become a reality.

  85. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    G Gundam suits when?

  86. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I just realized this may mean a Trump waifu simulator is down the line for Oculus

  87. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    September 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Summer Lesson with Trump?

  88. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    With a wall building minigame to bond over that was accidentally left in called “Hot Cowfee”

  89. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    September 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Where’s my check?

  90. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    September 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Leftist devs are boycotting Oculus now so it’s definitely related to games.
    Boycotting over political opinions.

  91. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    So it’ll be without all the godawful indie games that chokes Steam?

  92. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    September 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    It will have less awful games but it’s still an Oculus product with terrible proprietary software and store.

  93. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    September 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Exactly! There comes a moment when you just have to say “fuck it” and just go with the flow.

  94. Bedarb
    Bedarb
    September 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    TWO

  95. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    September 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    But none of that was mentioned in the article.

  96. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    September 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    But it’s happening anyway.

  97. facy ben book
    facy ben book
    September 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    fuck u not everybody must be an americain you fucking nazi whore

  98. RPGEndBoss
    RPGEndBoss
    September 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Palmer Luckey is a bro.

  99. facy ben book
    facy ben book
    September 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    fuck u don t need go back to school to speak my mind you fucking nazi

  100. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Supporting a presidential candidate based on who they make angry is a pretty bad idea.

    “ha ha, I’m gonna vote for this guy to make these people mad!”

    Whoops, we’re stuck with a moron as a president now. I hope people that think like this aren’t actually old enough to vote.

    Support the candidate you would think would actually make a good president, not because they piss off people you personally don’t like. That is petty and childish.

  101. Guin
    Guin
    September 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Now this is a meme I can get behind (and front)

  102. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    You certainly do with that level of writing.

  103. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    What does being American have to do with it you illiterate retard?

  104. rudhvelyn
    rudhvelyn
    September 23, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    >this is a monumental time to be alive
    this is it. I only wish I could fast forward to the end and then come back and see how it all happened

  105. larverto365
    larverto365
    September 23, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    y’all wait, a sjw comment simulator is coming

    i dont know when but it’s coming

  106. larverto365
    larverto365
    September 23, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I just hope 2020 isn’t as much of a cluster as this one.

  107. Deathtone
    Deathtone
    September 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I read where developers are now dropping out of support for the oculus. Lol

  108. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Well, yes. One of them is definitely going to win, which sucks.

    But still, an election isn’t something to be taken lightly. Your vote shouldn’t be swayed by something so trivial.

    One can only hope the next election won’t be as big of a meme as this one.

  109. larverto365
    larverto365
    September 23, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    boi shuddup ill have u no dat u succ at spelling

  110. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    September 23, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. But hey at least Patrick Stewart will be immortalized still a century from now. Though, I am not sure being remembered from all the memes of that scene instead of the show is a good thing.

  111. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 23, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Huh, for once a guy’s screen name is an entirely accurate representation of who he is.

  112. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 23, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    We’ll never see an election (or president) like 1924 again in this age of mass media.

  113. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 23, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    If Jane “Traitor” Fonda and Lena “Infant Rapist” Dunham leave the country like they’ve threatened, it won’t matter if he’s a moron.

  114. orbo
    orbo
    September 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Can’t wait until Trump wins.

  115. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    September 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Or maybe, some Trump supporters aren’t as “petty” and “childish” as you so desperately like to make out?

    Here’s an article explaining why Hillary Clinton is far worse, it explains exactly what most Trump supporters see in Hillary Clinton:

    http://theralphretort.com/hillary-clinton-the-sjw-anti-gamer-candidate-7026016/

    Read it. I dare you. Go on, don’t be a chicken. If you skip it, then you’re pretty much an echo-chamber retard.

    And before you dismiss it as “oh it’s a shitty Ralph Retort article”, it’s actually by an author named Christi Junior, and it’s filled with links and citations for evidence.

    Read it and weep.

  116. scemar
    scemar
    September 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    DOING IT
    FOR FREEE

  117. scemar
    scemar
    September 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    well let’s see
    if all the oppressive ideological people…
    and all the oppressive mega corporations…
    and all the crooked bankers…
    and all the dishonest media….

    if all that people get triggered at the thought of anyone voting for the other guy,and we know what they stand for, and the other candidate is who stands against them

    you can see my point right?

  118. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    September 23, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Hillary is lying manipulative bitch. And I still might have to vote for her because Trump is a wishy washy lunatic. Maybe, MAYBE if Trump was just bullshitting other conservatives about his waste of time promises concerning the gays, I considered voting for him, but then he got Pence as his running mate, and that human dumpster fire is not someone I want in the whitehouse.

  119. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    September 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    My doctor still won’t forgive me for the eye damage by way of the VirtuaBoy, so this was never something I planned on buying. He can support whomever he likes, but it comes with consequences, and that’s the simple truth.

  120. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    September 23, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    This sounds hilarious to me. I’d definitely consider buying a Rift slightly more now, except I can imagine Oculus dropping Luckey which would undo that support.

    People are allowed to have their own political views, so I definitely feel negatively towards the companies that have expressed outrage at Oculus for having a Trump supporter.

  121. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    September 23, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Considering Kanye West said he will run in 2020… I don’t know about 2020 really, but 2024 will be sticks and stones. :P

  122. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I didn’t say Trump supporters are petty and childish.

    Learn some reading comprehension.

    Also, I don’t need to read it, at this point it’s a toss up between who would be worse.

    I don’t support either Trump or Clinton and as far as I’m concerned anyone that supports either is a lunatic. But hey, they’re free to support whoever they want, maybe we’ll get lucky and the senate or congress will be able to counter-balance the inevitably shitty president.

  123. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    September 23, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Wow, there’s a tech developer that’s not left wing? Better gang up on ’em!

  124. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    No, I can’t.

    >all the oppressive mega corporations
    Like the Trump Organization?

    You’re assuming Trump is being sincere, and there’s no reason to think that. He’s as much of a corporate shill as Clinton.

    He’s just using people’s distrust in the media to rally support, and the media plays right into his hands.

    Trump is a businessman through and through, and they’re just better at hiding their scumminess than politicians.

  125. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    September 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Perfect icon for the sentence, I lol’d

  126. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    September 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    The world is burning and going to shit anyway so you may as well give Trump a try, after all he’s the one who’s advocated for the anti-SJW stuff

    With Hillary, the stuff she’s advocated for would make the SJW/feminist cancer stronger

  127. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    3rdStrike_Ebi
    September 23, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I think it should be noted that Luckey’s girlfriend left Twitter because of scumbag journalists. Poor woman. :(

  128. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    September 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    There are many non American memesmiths who support Trump merely because he pisses off the SJWs who try to censor all of our entretainament

    besides, even if Trump was a moron, having a moron in the throne is infinitelly better than having such and evil villan like Killary

    Kek be praise for giving that devil coughing fits and pants of shit

  129. scemar
    scemar
    September 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I’m not assuming trump is sincere, he’s a showman and a businessman after all

    but I am also not assuming that everything he says must be a complete 180 lie and that he’ll actually do the opposite

    compare to the other candidate, who we know as a fact has lied on very VERY sensitive, substantial and critical matters such as with people’s lives at stake, the peace of the middle east, the reparation of haiti

    some things are facts, we know as a fact that one of the candidates answers directly to her donors, we know the other candidate has all the media against him, all the big billionaires against him, those are facts

    I can trust those people to invest in their own interests, so if they have chosen the other candidate, it is logical to assume that Trump will be more pro people than his opponent

    I also can tell from his motivations, his sacrifices and his personality that Trump will genuinely want to go down to history as a good president, he’s a narcissist whose entire character can be summed up as I’M AWESOME, WHAT I DO IS AWESOME, so I can trust that whatever he’ll do he’ll try to do awesome stuff for his country, the other candidate has sold out her country

    I’m just looking at the facts and reaching logical conclusions of them

    this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg, there’s the matters of hillary’s sociopath track record of intimidating women to silence them, her treatment of the haiti crisis and the middle east etc

    there’s the danger of a war with russia which both hillary and the media that back her have been teasing here and there, wherea’s trump and putin seem to rather a mutual understanding for peace

    there’s hillary’s endorsement of anti gamergate sjw’s

    the list just goes on and on , it’s very interesting

  130. Sapph
    Sapph
    September 23, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    You left out the part about 4Chan also creating a God in the midst of all this as well.

  131. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    September 24, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Nah, they would not feed their kids for a week if it meant getting their hands on VR. They are all artfags who are convinced that VR will legitimise their hobby…

  132. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    September 24, 2016 at 1:09 am

    “Cuckchan”
    Lol

  133. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    September 24, 2016 at 1:18 am

    http://archive.is/bNRl2 – Turns out all the people trying to smear Luckey was wrong. He’s not a Trump supporter.

  134. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    September 24, 2016 at 3:26 am

    I got a feeling with Clinton’s 65% ESTATE TAX plan, a lot more people (with money and namesake) will want to go pro-Trump

  135. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    September 24, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Honestly, a VR “The Apprentice” would be pretty interesting and educational with regards to general management.

  136. bdp
    bdp
    September 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

    My eyes may roll out of my head if he ends up being right about nanomachines too.

  137. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    September 24, 2016 at 8:40 am

    There was a SJW simulator game, the problem was that it was made by a SJW, so it was basically a Mary Sue text game.

  138. Feniks
    Feniks
    September 24, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Libertarian
    Pro Trump

    Americans really don’t know what liberalism is do they?

  139. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    September 24, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Please Oh please just go back to boinking your dog you furfag

  140. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    September 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

    who cares, oculus has been dead in the water for over a year

  141. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    September 24, 2016 at 11:36 am

    That’s some optimism. I think the 2020 election is going to be worse than this year’s nightmare fuel. And that’s not even counting the Kanye proclamation. Over the past decade+, humanity as a whole has devolved into a new state of tribalism.

  142. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I’m just hoping we reach a breaking point somewhere where people realize they’re acting like twats and start getting their shit together.

  143. Riosine
    Riosine
    September 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Fine. I will do so along with seeing election fire from my lurker / external observer state hehehef

  144. Kakaku
    Kakaku
    September 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Libertarian and Liberal are not the same thing. A libertarian usually refers to someone bordering between right and left. The best explanation I found is that a libertarian is economical conservative and socially liberal.

    Also the guy is this article wasn’t even a Trump supporter. Hell with how dangerous it is for public image why would he?
    http://archive.is/bNRl2

  145. Novelist3
    Novelist3
    September 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I wonder when people will start to understand how much bigger this election is than the simple advancement of one of two people, regardless of the office. Look, here’s the skinny. In the next four years, at least two of the extant Supreme Court justices are going to retire. Whoever gets elected to the presidency NOW gets to pick them, meaning the current balance of ideology is going to completely change for the next half century, depending who is in office. Think about that for a moment. Imagine a president completely unrestrained, free to put forward absolutely anything, because they will be backed by an ideologically tilted Supreme Court. This election will spell the end of whatever party loses…

  146. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    September 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I’m pretty sure that story is fake, he did come out saying that he intents to vote for Gary (I forgot his last name. the third candidate nobody talks about).

    also, even if he is a Trump supporter, WHO THE HELL CARES?!

  147. Feniks
    Feniks
    September 25, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Yep I got burned by the mainstream clickbait media, looked into it and he’s not a Trump supporter.

    My first reaction was amusement that someone like him would support a candidate who is as much a moralfag and christfag as every mainstream candidate since WW2. Nothing new there.

  148. Qmish
    Qmish
    September 25, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I’m surprised how many people dont separate Author and Product. Like, people now hate Neverhood because its dev is antiLGBT

  149. Sigurd Chalphy
    Sigurd Chalphy
    September 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    The funny thing is that after 60 years McCarthy in hindsight was rather close about the issue of Communists lurking in the woodwork.

  150. Macavity
    Macavity
    September 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Just you watch, he will be.

  151. Macavity
    Macavity
    September 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    And don’t forget that they got bought out by Facebook of all people.

  152. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    September 27, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I’m gay. Mostly.
    I can’t side with someone who gives all those religious kooks the time of day, and makes all kinds of time/money wasting promises. Even if Trump was just lying to placate them, he’s got that turd Pence hanging off his ass, and that man is flat out disgusting. If Trump had gotten someone more like himself even (and again, this is assuming he was lying about supporting the bible thumpers), then maybe I would be voting for him.