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    Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    This applies to new users, existing Oculus users will get two years to merge accounts.
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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    I like Oculus having had it before and was looking to get a new version, I don't have Facebook and I never ever ever ever will. So won't be buying Oculus again unfortunately.
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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    More data mining! More profit!


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I like Oculus having had it before and was looking to get a new version, I don't have Facebook and I never ever ever ever will. So won't be buying Oculus again unfortunately.
    It's really easy to create an account and never use it.

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    I don't get why people care. You don't actually need to use facebook. It's not like they're saying you need to sign in and fill out all the bits and bobs of it.

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I don't get why people care. You don't actually need to use facebook. It's not like they're saying you need to sign in and fill out all the bits and bobs of it.
    They don't need you to fill out anything, because they will use the account to track everything you do anywhere on the internet. And they are constantly trying to worm their way around anti-tracking mechanisms.

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    We all knew this was going to happen eventually....

    I'm now predicting some seriously hot action in a VR dogfight to the death. You're flying the latest Faulcon DeLacy heavy combat gunship around Jupiter Station, pulling high G manoeuvres to evade the incoming fire from five Krait ships flown by members of the outlaw Gamma Sigma Alliance. You jig right, jig left, juke all about, carefully tying them up into an ever closing group as they try to draw a bead on you.... Then, as they're so close they're almost colliding, you stab the afterburner and kick the FA off, flipping your ship in a drifting vector 180ยบ. Finally, as your crosshairs slide with poetic beauty into the perfect firing solution and you see the first murderous rounds streaking forth from your spinning autocanons..... and then your vision flips to a wall of utter blackness, your ears deafened by the sudden silence. A second later, you are met by a familiar voice and a well-known logo....

    "With Grammarly, writing has never been easier...."

    [Insert favourite Ragequit meme here].


    So I presume the race is on, to create the most inappropriate 'just for VR' fictional FB profiles, then? Or are we all just going to drop Occulus?
    I wonder if this was somehow orchestrated by Steam, as this will massively increase their monopoly with the Vive... at least until Epic exclusively option all the new VR games from under them.

    Blimey, this stuff is as predictable and drama-queeny as WWE wrestling!
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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    It's really easy to create an account and never use it.
    You are absolutely correct, it is easy to create an account but I detest Facebook, will never create an account with them ever. So for me its a non starter. Vive here I come
    Jon

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Vive here I come
    I have the Vive Cosmos, absolutely fantastic piece of kit. When you pick one up, if you don't already own it/haven't played it, you must buy Half Life Alyx.

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    I have been looking at the Vive for a while now, really needed an excuse to get one and this perfect, thanks Facebook I have heard good things about Half Life so will definitely give that a go!
    Jon

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    They don't need you to fill out anything, because they will use the account to track everything you do anywhere on the internet. And they are constantly trying to worm their way around anti-tracking mechanisms.
    Only if you're daft enough to let them. Don't use facebook to sign in to anything. Hell don't sign into facebook.

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Definition of blowback
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    "It's really easy to" - a lot of things.
    But that dont mean you should do those things just for that reason.

    I dont understand things like Social media still exist, i assume people have forgotten that before those it was pretty effortless to be social with anyone in the one and only right way.

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    I have a CV1, I have some games on the oculus store.. do i now have a 2 year expiry on my games and kit? What does "not Full functionality" mean if I refuse to give FB data about how i use my VR kit that they can sell on. Should I start worrying about refunding my games? Does this mean all new Oculus kits are just data collection devices now? Or have we been naive enough that FB already has all this info by simply matching email addresses between an FB account and an Oculus account.

    Guess it's time to save my pennies for an Index (or Index2 at that point).

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Facebook don't care if you don't sign in. They don't even care if you disable your account

    https://gizmodo.com/all-the-ways-facebook-tracks-you-that-you-might-not-kno-1795604150

    https://www.androidauthority.com/facebook-tracks-disabled-accounts-974574/

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    Re: Oculus to make Facebook accounts mandatory from October

    Valve Index it is, then.

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