As the video game industry prepares for what could possibly be a massive shift in the medium, Time magazine revealed its cover story on virtual reality Aug. 6.
Unfortunately, many proponents of the new technology thought it disgraced the upcoming products and was counterproductive to get mainstream VR success.
The Internet just thought it was funny.
Here's the original cover
It features Palmer Luckey, the 22-year-old inventor of the Oculus Rift and CEO of the parent company Oculus, which Facebook bought last year for $2 billion.
Luckey has usually been pretty vocal about the difficulty in touting VR to the mainstream audience. And since the first consumer version of Oculus Rift will release in the beginning of 2016, you'd think he'd not add to that difficulty...
In the short times since it's release, the cover has caused quite a stir among VR enthusiasts
Check out the new TIME cover/article on VR and Oculus Rift. pic.twitter.com/61rnkvkvft— Gabriel Verdon (@gabrielverdon) August 6, 2015
Oh my days that Time VR cover is absolutely awkward as heck. I don't know whether to laugh or cry D: https://t.co/fqg53GCIag— Jason Tuyen (@xanjos) August 6, 2015
To many, this only harkened back to unbelievable technology hype of bygone years
I just assumed that Time Magazine VR cover was from the 1990s.— Alex Pasco (@alexpalex) August 6, 2015
That Time VR cover HAD to have been made with the express purpose of being an ironic sweater 20 years from now. pic.twitter.com/9QQ9UyvgIg— Anthony Carboni (@acarboni) August 6, 2015
Even Gears of War creator Cliffy B chimed in:
Gratz to everyone who contributed to the Time cover! You're making VR happen, and also, this: http://t.co/7aeaaxLAtk amazing— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) August 6, 2015
For many others, this was a prime chance to work those Photoshop muscles
Hell, some sites even made it easy for people...
With sexy results...
Some of the photoshops hit a little to close to the reality of VR
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