Facebook Random Hid Phrases like "Big Brother is Watching" in Oculus Touch VR Controllers



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"Hi iFixit! See you!"

By Adam Bankhurst

Facebook accidentally added some of the Easter Egg tags to the tens of thousands of Oculus Touch controllers, including "Big Brother is Watching" and "This Space For Rent".

Nate Mitchell, co-founder of Oculus and leader of the VR product on Facebook, has taken over Twitter to explain this issue and said that while "appreciating Easter eggs, they were inappropriate and should be removed."

These labels were assigned to the internal hardware of the Oculus Touch VR controllers, with the final manufacturing hardware saying "This room for rent" and "Mason's were here." We sent some sets that were not consumer units and included the phrases "Big Brother is Watching" and "Hi iFixit! See you!"

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Mitchell confirmed that although these tags were included, "the integrity and functionality of the hardware are not compromised and [they] fixed [the] a process that will not be repeated. "

The Oculus Touch controllers were first released in 2016, and in our review, we said that "Touch Controllers are the best available VR controllers and must have accessory for the Oculus Rift."

As far as Oculus Touch controllers are concerned, they will be part of a completely independent Oculus Quest this spring, which will begin with the first episode of the Vader Immortal series, the Star Wars VR series, which we recently received.

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Adam Bankhurst is an IGN news writer who would hide the word "I can not wait to play Vader Immortal" on these controllers. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

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