So the dream of an independent, crowd-funded virtual reality interface seems to have been smothered to death in its sleep yesterday.

The Kickstarter backed Oculus Rift VR System has been purchased by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for a staggering $2 billion. The Internet was not pleased.

Reactions from gamers, most of Reddit, and early backers of the Kickstarter project see this as a betrayal of both the spirit of crowfunding and the potential of the Oculus itself. The acquisition has been on the receiving end of nearly universal scorn across Twitter, Reddit, and Kickstarter itself. 

Some backers of the project have even gone as far as to demand a refund after the Facebook purchase.

We've managed to capture some of the best rage directed toward Oculus Gate.

RELATED: "Strider" Announcement Trailer Slashes Back in 2014 (Video)

RELATED: The Best Nintendo Titles Primed for an HD Re-Release