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In light of Facebook deal, let us remember Wesley Crusher

Published March 25, 2014 4:31 pm

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Facebook announced today that it's buying Oculus Rift, a company that makes a virtual reality headset beloved by these white guys. The social network is paying $2 billion in cash and stock for the company.

In honor of this deal, I have compiled some illuminative cautionary tales from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "The Game." So let us not forget that without Wesley Crusher and to a lesser extent Ashley Judd, games can be truly dangerous indeed:

This is the game that nearly destroyed the enterprise, before Wesley saved the day:

And this is what games did to the otherwise loving Crusher family:

— Jim Dalrymple II

Twitter: @jimmycdii