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Oculus responds to ZeniMax intellectual property claims


'We are disapointed but not surprised by ZeniMax's actions'
May 05
For those just tuning in, ZeniMax Media sent a formal notice of rights to Oculus VR and new parent company Facebook over intellectual property claims. Long story short, ZeniMax feels that work that happened with them carried ... read
ZeniMax vs. Oculus VR

ZeniMax seeking compensation over the Oculus Rift


Asserts Carmack worked on IP while at id that went into the headset
May 01
id Software parent company ZeniMax Media has sent a "formal notice of its legal rights" to Oculus VR and Facebook over intellectual property worked on by chief technology officer John Carmack while he was still at id that Zen... read
Oculus VR

Carmack couldn't work on VR at id Software, so he left


Doom 4 with a virtual-reality headset 'would have been a huge win'
Feb 04
As much as I want John Carmack to do good work at Oculus VR, it was sad to see him depart from id Software. In an interview with USA Today, he elaborated on why he chose to leave instead of working at multiple companies simul... read
Doom

Doom was inspired by Tom Cruise's The Color of Money?


John Romero and Tom Hall reminisce about the 1993 FPS
Jan 27
I love reading about the development history of games especially some of the medium's classics. Doom is one such classic, the seminal first-person shooter turned 20 years old in 2013. Creators John Romero and Tom Hall have re... read
Oculus VR

Oculus VR will be developing games in addition to tech


John Carmack is involved
Jan 08
The company behind the Oculus Rift, Oculus VR, is apparently developing games internally for the device. It makes perfect sense given that John Carmack is now fully involved with the project, not to mention the other develope... read
Doom anniversary

A love letter to Cacodemons, Carmack, and Doom


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Dec 14
[In honor of Doom's 20th anniversary earlier this week, Max shares this remembrance. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] When I was eight years old, my dad brought home my ... read
Doom

Happy 20th Anniversary, Doom


This was the game that cemented my love for FPS titles
Dec 10
On December 10, 1993, Doom was released. Although it was far from the first FPS game I ever played (I was rocking Catacomb and Wolfenstein already), it had a profound effect on me, as I tirelessly spent hundreds of hours... read

John Carmack, Fulgore, Crash Bandicoot, and Tomb Raider 2


The DTOID Show discusses hot topics from 1996
Nov 22
[Note: YouTube's still processing the trimmed video. The show actually starts at the 20:10 mark] Hey everybody! If you missed it, Spencer and I went live earlier this afternoon with a very low-key, laid back episode of The D... read
John Carmack

John Carmack leaves id Software to work at Oculus Rift


Doom co-creator is fully committed to the Oculus team
Nov 22
John Carmack has left id Software to fully join the makers of the Oculus Rift. Carmack had joined the Oculus team earlier this year but had said he would continue to work at id in a leadership role. That role has ended today ... read

Dead Island MOBA, Carmack Goes To Oculus & Double Zelda!


The Destructoid Show drops its ice cream cone
Aug 09
Here's today's not-live Destructoid Show! On which we discuss the following:  There are two new Zelda games coming out this fall, let's look at videos of them! id software co-founder John Carmack is now working for Ocul... read
Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest installment of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore to commiserate over Valve's seeming decision to prioritize Left 4 Dead 3 ahead of Half-Life 3. Plus, John Carmack has joined the team developing the Oculus Rift VR headset, but is anybody going to care anymore once the thing is actually in consumer hands? read feature

Oculus Rift

id co-founder John Carmack joins Oculus VR as CTO


And he'll somehow still have time to contribute at id
Aug 07
When you think of id Software, you think of studio co-founder John Carmack. It's wild to imagine the company without him and, for a brief moment this morning when the news came in that he'd joined Oculus VR to work on the vir... read

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.] Leave it to id Software mastermind John Ca... read feature

Doom 3: BFG will include an exclusive 'Lost Mission'


Aug 02
id Software brought a new trailer for Doom 3: BFG Edition with them to QuakeCon this year, and it shows off "The Lost Mission" that will be exclusive to the HD remaster. It's not clear what exactly it's about,... read

QuakeCon: Carmack apologizes about RAGE to PC gamers


Aug 02
[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.] John Carmack opened his annual QuakeCon ke... read

Next level Oculus Rift VR goggles hit Kickstarter


Aug 01
  The hype around John Carmack's virtual reality headset at E3 was off the charts and now the goggles have a name, proper shell, and a Kickstarter page for funding. The Kickstarter page is catered toward developers with ... read

Play Dishonored & Doom 3 BFG at QuakeCon 2012


Jul 18
August is going to be one of the most jam packed months ever for gaming conventions. The crazy month starts off with the annual QuakeCon, taking place August 2 to August 5 in Dallas, Texas. id Software's John Carmack will be ... read

The DTOID Show: Kim Jong-il and the Army of Cyberhackers


Aug 08
Good evening, and welcome to the 160th episode of The Destructoid Show! You'd think after 160 episodes we would've run out of introductions for our show posts, and you'd be right. I'm terrible at these things. Let's talk som... read

Carmack: Violent games have a potentially positive effect


Aug 01
Speaking to Industry Gamers, id Software's John Carmack touched briefly on the violent games "debate" by saying: "People just play games now and I never took seriously the violence in video games debate. It was basically tal... read

Carmack: Mobile and cloud technologies are the future


Jul 08
If there's one person who you can trust when it comes to gaming technology, it's John Carmack. In an interview with IndustryGamers, the id Software programming god shared his thoughts on the gaming landscape of the future. A ... read

E3: Month delay for Rage, idTech 5 unsuitable for Skyrim


Jun 10
Rage has been delayed by a month from its September 13rd release date to October 4th (October 7 for Europe), Gamasutra reports. John Carmack has also pitched in on the fact that id Tech 5 would only be used in-house at Bethes... read

Carmack interested in doing a Kinect-centric XBLA game


Nov 19
When you're thinking of potential developers you want tinkering with your latest tech, id's John Carmack has got to be near the top of that list. Speaking with Joystiq, the famed programmer and technical director said he has ... read

id's Rage headed to iPhone at 60 frames per second


Aug 12
During today’s QuakeCon keynote, id’s John Carmack officially revealed a new version of its upcoming shooter Rage… one for the iPhone. The game was demoed on an iPhone 4 unit, running at 60 frames per secon... read

id promising something 'neat,' 'unannounced' at QuakeCon


Aug 12
QuakeCon 2010 kicks off in only a few hours, with doors opening to crowds of folks at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. What would a major event be without a major announcement? According to id founder and technical genius... read

Carmack talks up Zenimax purchase of id, three new titles


Aug 15
When it was announced that Zenimax had bought id reactions were pretty positive... unless you were John Romero. It seems that the guys at id agree with the majority of us that being bought by Zenimax was a pretty good thing a... read

Carmack likes Homebrew, disappointed that Nintendo does not


Nov 09
John Carmack, the man behind Doom, is a fan of homebrew, and wishes that the DS's platform holders would embrace it rather than hinder it. Carmack believes that homebrew on the DS is perfect for budding programmers, helping t... read

Quake 3: Arena coming to browsers, supported by ads, solid fuel rocket engines


Aug 03
Next-Gen has some news from QuakeCon that is equal parts awesome, confusing and quite possibly the greatest idea id has ever had. To quote N-G:id said at Friday’s Quakecon in Dallas that producer Marty Stratton will be ... read

id Software's new engine premiered at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference


Jun 11
As you may remember, just over a week ago, id Software announced John Carmack's latest plan to make you feel inadequate about your PC via the new engine he's working on. At the time, id gave little away, professing t... read

Time for another new graphics card: Carmack strikes again


May 31
Listen carefully. Go on. Listen. Really concentrate. Hear it? The curious sound you can detect floating across the breeze is that of the world's PC hardware vendors wringing their hands with glee at today's news from ... read

The greatest mashup ever made: Super Doom Mario


Mar 06
What would have happened to the gaming industry if John Carmack and Shigeru Miyamoto were born as conjoined twins? The video above, is what would have happened. This video is epic on so many levels. First off, you got Ma... read

John Carmack hates Vista, maybe you should too


Jan 12
John Carmack is a great many things. He's an idol to programmers, a model of the American dream and a giant lizard. Wait, no, scratch that last one. John Carmack is not a giant lizard.Gamesindustry.biz posted a few choice... read

Carmack wants your "handheld" to "explore" his "dungeon".


Jan 09
John Carmack (yes, the John Carmack behind DOOM, Quake, Wolfenstein and, by extension, every FPS you have ever played), is a genius. The man can program everything from game engines to orbital rockets, and his latest venture ... read






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