Oculus VR headsets will soon require Facebook accounts

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Oculus VR headsets will soon require Facebook accounts

Starting in October, new Oculus VR headset owners will need a Facebook account if they want to use their device. The message from Oculus doesn't leave any room for misinterpretation: "Everyone using an Oculus device for the first time will need to log in with a Facebook account," the company wrote in a blog post.

Blue skies in Elite? Check out the Odyssey update's new atmospheric planets

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Blue skies in Elite? Check out the Odyssey update's new atmospheric planets

After hundreds of hours in the blackness of space, it's a weird feeling seeing a blue sky in Elite Dangerous. Frontier has revealed some new in-game footage of its forthcoming Odyssey expansion, which will let you land on planets and walk around on foot. Pilots have been waiting for this since the earliest days of the series, so it's great to see it finally make its way into the game.

Xbox architect on ray tracing: 'developers still want to use traditional rendering techniques without a performance penalty'

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Xbox architect on ray tracing: 'developers still want to use traditional rendering techniques without a performance penalty'

It seems that Microsoft is less than enthused about the prospect of ray tracing in the Xbox Series X, despite it being deemed the 'ultimate in realism.' In a Hot Chips deep dive on the AMD-powered GPU at the heart of the next-gen console, Mark Grossman, principal architect at Microsoft, has detailed the graphics silicon inside the Series X and just what role ray tracing has in it.

Rocksteady reacts to staff harassment claims

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Rocksteady reacts to staff harassment claims

A report in the Guardian today paints a sorry picture of Rocksteady's company culture. In 2018 more than half of the women working at the studio signed a letter describing a pattern of misogynistic harassment including claims of groping, unwanted advances, "slurs regarding the transgendered community" and inappropriate comments in the office.