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Why is Facebook buying Oculus headset company?

26 March 2014 Last updated at 18:58 GMT

Social network giant Facebook has announced it's buying Oculus, a virtual reality company, for £1.2 billion.

Their big product is a headset called Oculus Rift, where users wearing a special headset enter a virtual gaming world.

But why would a web company be looking to buy a company that makes headsets?

Ricky's been looking into it.