New Oculus VR controllers accidentally include weird hidden messages

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According to the series of tweets posted on Twitter, Nate explained how these creepy easter eggs message labels meant for internal prototype use actually found its way towards tens of thousands of Oculus Touch controllers that were shipped although now haven't sold yet. Well, Nate Mitchell who is the co-founder of now Facebook-owned Oculus, posted a tweet starting about the easter egg labels that were inscribed on Oculus Rift Touch controllers were shipped accidentally.

To some, jokes like "Big Brother is watching" are in poor taste considering the public relations woes of Oculus parent company, Facebook.

Facebook said it accidentally hid freaky and "inappropriate" messages inside "tens of thousands" of virtual-reality controllers, including "Big Brother is Watching" and "The Masons Were Here".

"While I appreciate easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed", Mitchell said.

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Heads up, early buyers of the Oculus Quest or Rift S headset: there will be a hidden message or two embedded on the included motion controllers. Some dev kits were sent out, which were non-consumer units, and included the phrases "Big Brother is Watching" and "Hi iFixit!"

"To be clear, no devices have been sold with these messages yet, since Quest and Rift S have not yet shipped", Facebook spokesperson Joanna Peace said. "We See You!' but those were limited to non-consumer units", he said. iFixit is a tech fix company known for publicly deconstructing new gadgets and posting photos of their innards online.

Facebook has no plans to recall any of the affected items, as the integrity and functionality of the hardware were not compromised, as Mitchell also mentioned in his tweet. The new headsets are slated to come to the market within next month and Oculus apparently discovered the messages when they had already been incorporated into some consumer hardware. According to a Facebook representative quoted by Business Insider, the messages are hidden on an internal component of the touch controller.

'We think it's important to be transparent with our community and take responsibility when there's an error, ' she added.

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