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  • Blog Post: Watch The Oculus Connect Keynote

    Oculus is about to kick off its first colloquium for developers. We're here live to cover the announcements and demos. You can watch the keynote talks with CEO Brendan Iribe at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, followed by presentations by Michael Abrash at 10: 45 a.m. and John Carmack at 11:30 a.m. You can watch... More
  • Blog Post: Learn All About About The Development Of Doom

    A new video from Did You Know Gaming looks at the Doom franchise, how Bill Gates considered buying its developer, and some of the games' hidden secrets. You can watch the video below, which showcases a promotional clip with Bill Gates super-imposed into a Doom screenshot wearing a trench coat and... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Claims Carmack Left Id After Being Barred From VR Work

    Oculus VR has provided Game Informer with a more detailed statement related to Zenimax’s claims of intellectual property theft . Last week, the Bethesda Softworks parent alleged that Oculus is using unlicensed technology in its virtual reality work. The claim stems from allegations that Id co-founder... More
  • Blog Post: Zenimax Claims Oculus/Palmer Luckey Misappropriated Its Intellectual Property

    Update: In light of Zenimax's legal action , we've updated the wording of this news post to better reflect Zenimax's claims against Oculus. Update: John Carmack has commented on the claims made by Zenimax."No work I have ever done has been patented," Carmack said via Twitter . "Zenimax... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Comments On Facebook's Oculus Rift Acquisition

    Ever since the surprise announcement of Facebook's Oculus Rift acquisition , opinions have been divided in regard to whether or not it is a good thing. Oculus Rift's CTO, John Carmack, recently offered a pair of comments on a blog offering his optomistic thoughts on the situation. It's a... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Developer Kits Hit Production Hitch

    Even though you've probably heard of the Oculus Rift, there isn't actually a consumer version yet. Oculus VR has only produced developer versions, and thanks to a component shortage, even those may not be available much longer. According to a Reddit post from Oculus VR community manager Andres... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Departs Id Software

    In early August, Oculus VR announced that id Software co-founder John Carmack had signed on as chief technology officer. At the time, id was quick to reassure fans that one of the minds behind Doom was staying on board in some capacity. Today, IGN reports that Carmack has left id to focus on Oculus VR... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR Is Working On A New Devkit, Retail Likely To Run On Android

    During Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August, we had the chance to sit down with Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey and vice president of product Nate Mitchell. During that interview , we spoke about Luckey's interest in pairing the Rift virtual reality headset with mobile devices. That sentiment... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR's Palmer Luckey And Nate Mitchell On Bringing Rift To Consumers

    One of my goals during Gamescom 2013 was to get as much time wearing an Oculus Rift as possible. Thanks to Meteor Entertainment, Gaijin Entertainment, and CCP, I was prepped for my extended conversation with Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey and vice president of product Nate Mitchell. What I wasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR Picks Up Another Id Employee

    Earlier in the week, we reported that id Software co-founder John Carmack has taken a position with Oculus VR as the new chief technology officer. (His relationship with id is ongoing, too.) Now, it seems that another id employee is helping to make virtual tech a reality in the consumer market. Matt... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Really Working With Virtual Reality Pioneer Oculus

    Oculus Rift has a new chief technology officer, as id Software co-founder John Carmack comes aboard. He will not be departing id entirely, instead splitting his time between the companies. Carmack's status with id was confirmed via a tweet from the company's official account. Happy to say @id_aa_carmack... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Talks Wii U, Vita, Xbox One, and PS4

    At his annual QuakeCon keynote, legendary programmer and id Software founder John Carmack weighed in on the current handheld systems and next-gen consoles with some frank opinions. Carmack sounded disappointed with the commercial sales of Wii U and Vita. He mentioned that he had intended to bring Doom... More
  • Blog Post: Here's The QuakeCon Twitch Stream Schedule (Watch Here!)

    Bethesda and Twitch are teaming up to bring you all the action for QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas. The show starts tomorrow, but you can get a front row (digital) seat by tuning in from home. The following schedule will be streamed (you can watch it all right here ). We've included the attendee exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon Exhibitors, Tournaments, And John Carmack Presentations Announced

    If you are tough enough to battle the sweltering August heat in Dallas, Texas, QuakeCon awaits you. This year's event will be held from August 1 through 4 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. In addition to his annual keynote (August 1, 4:30 pm Central), id Software co-founder and technical director John... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon 2012 Schedule Revealed

    QuakeCon is a little over a week away, and the full panel schedule has been revealed today. Check below to see when the events will be going down in Dallas, Texas. Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack Thursday, August 2nd at 2:00pm The Game of Making Games Friday, August 3rd at 11.30am Jens Matthies... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon 2012 Details Unvieled

    id Software's conference will be hitting Dallas next month with a lineup of playable games and panel discussions. The event opens with a keynote address from co-founder of id, John Carmack. Throughout the three day event panels will take place, allowing panel members and fans to discuss topics, including... More
  • Blog Post: Wolfenstein 3D Pulled From App Store In Some Countries

    If you live in Austria or Switzerland, you may have missed your chance to buy Wolfenstein 3D on iPhone, since the game was pulled due to offensive imagery. According to id Software's John Carmack, the imagery in question is the many swastikas that can be found hanging in Castle Wolfenstein. Carmack... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack QuakeCon 2011 Keynote Speech

    During the Annual QuakeCon event in Dallas Texas, id Software Technical Director and founder, John Carmack, gave a keynote speech. Among many things, Carmack talked about the state of the industry, his opinion on mobile gaming, in-game advertising, and his love for Nintendo. Watch Carmack’s Annual... More
  • Blog Post: Doom 4 Not Listed For QuakeCon 2011

    Id Software's annual QuakeCon event is a fan favorite – and we're sure a lot of fans were hoping that details on Doom 4 would be announced, but this year's festival will center around Bethesda/id games on the near horizon. Bethesda has sent out a press release with the itinerary of... More
  • Blog Post: Rage Website Delves Into The Wasteland

    Publisher Bethesda and developer id Software have announced that they've updated the website for wasteland shooter/racer Rage, further pulling back the curtain on the September 13 game (coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PS3). The site now features a interactive section under "The Game" tab that... More
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