Show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES) on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Last week's announcement that Facebook was buying virtual reality maker Oculus apparently was something that some people felt strongly about -- at least enough to make death threats against leaders of the company, according to reports.
"We expected a negative reaction from people in the short term, [but] we did not expect to be getting so many death threats and harassing phone calls that extended to our families," Oculus founder Palmer Luckey wrote in a Reddit post this weekend. "We know we will prove ourselves with actions and not words, but that kind of [expletive] is unwarranted, especially since it is impacting people who have nothing to do with Oculus."