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Oculus store launches Black Friday deals for Quest and Rift

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 27 November 2020 21:31 GMT With the original Oculus Quest being discontinued after Oculus Quest 2’s launch last month, there hasn’t been any hardware bundles going for the older Virtual Reality units this Black Friday. Honestly, we’d not seen a huge amount of Virtual Reality offers anywhere. Until now that is, as Oculus have just launched their Black Friday 2020 offers. Deals are admittedly stronger for the Oculus Rift lineup, going as high as 88% off in some instances. That said, there’s still some great offers for Quest owners too, bringing us several bundles filled with acclaimed…

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Facebook’s dedicated game streaming service, Facebook Gaming, is now live in the US

Facebook Gaming has gone live today, allowing users to play a series of games without downloading any apps in a bid to take on other gaming services like Google Stadia.Five free-to-play mobile games have been made free-to-play via the Facebook Gaming service, though at the moment you can only play these titles in the US.  If you’re keen to give Zuckerberg’s latest experiment a try, you will need to have either an Android device or a PC and access to the Facebook Gaming app.You can play popular titles like Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur’s…

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Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account merge is a bit of a mess

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 15 October 2020 20:32 GMT Oculus Quest 2 users are having issues merging their Oculus accounts to a Facebook account, leaving them with nothing but an expensive “paperweight.”According to various reports, Oculus Quest 2 owners who are creating a Facebook account for the first time are experiencing problems with the verification system.As UploadVR reports, some new users are unable to acquire verification or are having the account outright suspended from the get-go.There are even some users who deactivated their Facebook account being suspended for trying to reactivate or when merging the account with their Oculus accounts, which…

Facebook is locking some Oculus Quest 2 owners out of their headsets

By all accounts, the Oculus Quest 2 is a lovely bit of kit. Resident hardware buff Katherine reckons it’s the best low-budget VR headset you can get your hands on in her Oculus Quest 2 review, with the caveat that you don’t mind creating a Facebook account for it. Turns out, that last part may be more of a dealbreaker than first thought, with some new owners reporting that the social media monolith’s overzealous account moderation is barring them entry to their shiny new headsets. (more…)

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The original FarmVille is shutting down on Facebook in December

Summer’s well over now and it’s time to reap what’s been sown. Adobe’s decision to cease support for Flash will soon be bearing fruit, including FarmVille’s demise. You know, the farm simulation game that touched PC users’ hearts before Stardew Valley came along. Zynga’s later farming simulation games will continue on but the original will be going dark at the end of 2020. (more…)

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Mixer’s Last Day Was A Ghost Town

It’s been a month since the news of Mixer’s closure hit streamers like a Microsoft-branded bag of hammers. At the time, it was heartbreaking. Some spent years building careers, only for the floor to fall out from under them. Today, the platform shuts down for good. Time for one last hurrah, right? Not really.