Internet Reacts to Time Magazine's Goofy Oculus VR Cover
"Time is clearly part of a highly orchestrated conspiracy to kill virtual reality."
The iconic Time Magazine on Thursday revealed its latest cover, showing Oculus VR creator Palmer Luckey wearing his famous virtual reality headset while jumping in the air in front of a beach. It was meant, we have to imagine, to demonstrate how wearing the goggles can transport you wherever you want to go.
The cover is goofy. There is no doubt about that.
Not longer after it was released this morning, the image was derided on social media. People commented in droves about their dislike for it, with some saying the silly cover could end up hurting the general population's perception of virtual reality. It's also produced some rather excellent Photoshops.
Take a look at some of the images and tweets below.
What do you make of the cover? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
"How do you want me to act?" "Yeah, so pretend like you are flying and sort of pooping your pants at the same time" https://t.co/wRAR7Qhe4o— Manveer Heir (@manveerheir) August 6, 2015
As always, The Onion arrives to the rescue pic.twitter.com/KlldJ7kkrS— Shaun McInnis (@smcinnis) August 6, 2015
TIME is clearly part of a highly orchestrated conspiracy to kill virtual reality— Zac Minor (@zacminor) August 6, 2015
This TIME cover is the worst PR that virtual reality could ever have. Everyone involved is fired. pic.twitter.com/o0Ph7L28xA— George Broussard (@georgeb3dr) August 6, 2015
So man everyone is freaking out about Time's virtual reality piece. Dislike the stereotyping but that cover ... so hilarious— Gieson Cacho (@gcacho) August 6, 2015
Palmer Luckey's movie career is really taking off. pic.twitter.com/ZJcwn13tER— Dalibor (@DaliDimovski) August 6, 2015