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Facebook/Oculus deny Zenimax copyright claims

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In the ongoing legal battle between Facebook owned Oculus VR and id Software parent company, Zenimax, the VR firm has denied all allegations that it breached Zenimax copyright and non-disclosure agreements in creating the Rift headset. It has also called Zenimax’s tactics misleading, unjust and lacking in good faith. Oculus …

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The Zenimax VS Oculus lawsuit is still going ahead

Last year it was revealed that Zenimax would be launching a lawsuit at Oculus VR, which had recently been acquired by Facebook at the time. The lawsuit seemed to be based around the accusation that Oculus stole trade secrets from Zenimax. As you would imagine, Oculus immediately appealed to have …

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Oculus fires back at ZeniMax over VR ownership claims

Last week it was revealed that ZeniMax wants to take legal action against Oculus as it believes that it had a huge part to play in the company’s success thanks to John Carmack’s early efforts, which led to people getting excited about Virtual Reality again before Palmer Luckey launched the …

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ZeniMax wants to sue Oculus

Oculus and Facebook may be facing a legal challenge as John Carmack’s former employer, Zenimax, claims that the famed programmer stole the company’s intellectual property when he left to work for Oculus. Zenimax’s claim is on a prototype that Carmack built long before the Oculus Kickstarter campaign, it was a …

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John Carmack explains why he left id Software

When id Software founder and Doom programmer, John Carmack, originally left his former studio late last year to work on the Oculus Rift, the studio’s parent company, Zenimax, merely said that Carmack was interested in “focusing on things other than game development at id.”, but it turns out that there’s a …

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John Carmack endorses AMD Mantle API

John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and creator of some of gamings most revolutionary titles, has given a lot more credence to AMD’s Mantle API and DirectX workaround, by suggesting that big performance gains should be viable. It’s on his Twitter, but that’s about as official as you get now outside …

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John Carmack joins Oculus VR

In a press release, Oculus VR has announced that John Carmack has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. The co-founder of id Software was quoted as saying “The dream of VR has been simmering in the background for decades, but now, the people and technologies are finally aligning to allow …

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Oculus Rift nets another $16 million in funding

While the Oculus Rift headset might have been initially funded by Kickstarter, this doesn’t mean that it’s funding is done with. The virtual reality peripheral has now garnered a further $16 million from investment firms, bringing aboard new executives to the Oculus Rift board of directors. The $16 (£10) million …

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John Carmack showcases 60fps ‘Rage’ engine for iPhone 4

Legendary ID co founder John Carmack showcased the new Rage ID tech 5 gaming engine running at 60 fps on the iPhone 4. His Quakecon presentation has press across the world dribbling over their phones this morning. His demonstration keynote speech which was covered in a live blog by Kotaku …

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