Palmer Luckey skipped the Oculus event to avoid being a 'distraction'

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Palmer Luckey may have founded Oculus, but he stayed away from today's big Oculus Connect event after stirring up some trouble recently. Late last month, it was discovered that Luckey donated 10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group that wanted to take some garbage Reddit-style harassment memes and get them into the mainstream via billboards and other prominent messages (something it has failed to do thus far). He apologized, but plenty of developers and Oculus supporters took exception to his actions. Oculus confirmed today that he "chose note to attend" the event to avoid being a "distraction." Instead, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg led a rotating cast of speakers through the two-plus hour conference, which offered a release date and pricing for the Oculus Touch controllers and a host of software demos.

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