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7:12 AM on 05.05.2014

Oculus responds to ZeniMax intellectual property claims

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 ...

Dale North


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




2:45 PM on 05.01.2014

ZeniMax seeking compensation over the Oculus Rift

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.04.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 01.27.2014

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

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...

Alasdair Duncan

1:30 PM on 01.08.2014

Oculus VR will be developing games in addition to tech

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...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 12.14.2013

A love letter to Cacodemons, Carmack, and Doom

[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 ...

Maxwell Roahrig

12:30 PM on 12.10.2013

Happy 20th Anniversary, Doom

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...

Chris Carter

7:45 PM on 11.22.2013

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

[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...

Max Scoville

3:15 PM on 11.22.2013

John Carmack leaves id Software to work at Oculus Rift

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 ...

Alasdair Duncan

9:30 PM on 08.09.2013

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

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...

Max Scoville



Carmack's Oculus rift and Half-Life left for Left 4 Dead photo
Carmack's Oculus rift and Half-Life left for Left 4 Dead
by Conrad Zimmerman

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?

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11:30 AM on 08.07.2013

id co-founder John Carmack joins Oculus VR as CTO

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...

Jordan Devore



QuakeCon Preview: Falling through the TV with Oculus Rift photo
QuakeCon Preview: Falling through the TV with Oculus Rift
by Allistair Pinsof

[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 Carmack to make the industry change their opinion of virtual reality. Though Duct tape and an eight-year-old game are part of his presentation of the much tweeted about Oculus Rift VR goggles, they speak volumes of both the product’s current state and Carmack’s approach.

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9:00 PM on 08.02.2012

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

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,...

Brett Zeidler

5:15 PM on 08.02.2012

QuakeCon: Carmack apologizes about RAGE to PC gamers

[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...

Allistair Pinsof

12:45 PM on 08.01.2012

Next level Oculus Rift VR goggles hit Kickstarter

  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 ...

Allistair Pinsof