Oculus Rift Won't Block Access to Your Precious, Precious Pr0n

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Oculus Inventor Palmer Luckey has put to rest any fears that may reside about access to adult entertainment on the upcoming consumer version of the Oculus Rift.

Variety has the story about the Facebook-owned technology:

Asked about plans to block any X-rated content or apps during a panel at the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Luckey responded: "The rift is an open platform. We don't control what software can run on it," adding: "And that's a big deal."

Luckey's remarks stood out as most of his fellow panelists tried to dodge controversial questions around topics like adult entertainment as well as motion sickness and other side effects of using virtual reality headsets.



So fear not, folks. You'll still be able to get plenty of weird with your future headgear. The Rift doesn't yet have a release date, but Oculus said it will come out in the first quarter of 2016.

Palmer Luckey Wants You to Know This Facebook/Oculus Thing Isn't so Bad

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is answering angry questions on Reddit, and claims that all these changes are for the better. He says Facebook is on board with more open development, and that his team has "even more freedom than we had under our investment partners because Facebook is making a long term play on the success of VR, not short-term returns." Most importantly, he guarantees that you'll never have to log in to Facebook to use Oculus.

Thanks to Facebook, There Will be No Minecraft for Oculus Rift

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Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion

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In a statement today, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's acquisition of VR development company Oculus, saying they plan to not only support Oculus' current efforts, but also to help them expand and make VR a platform for more than just games:

We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.

But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home.

Read Zuckerberg's full statement here. Facebook's two billion dollar purchase includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock.

Nintendo eShop Going Down for Maintenance

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Batten down the hatches! The eShop will be down for 12 hours today.