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10:26 AM on 06.10.2014

Alien Isolation gets Oculus VR support, Naughty Dog co-founder joins Oculus

Oculus comes out with some big news early on the first day of E3. First, they've picked up Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin. He will take over as Head of Worldwide Studios at Oculus VR, heading up first-...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 06.04.2014

Oculus hires former Valve business director

Jason Holtman headlines a recent list of Oculus hires post Facebook aquisition. Holtman will head the, "business development and partnership side of the Oculus platform working closely with Marshall, head of platform enginee...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 06.04.2014

Words With Friends creators launch new studio, new Oculus Rift exclusive platformer

Playful Corp, a new company formed by the creators of Words With Friends, will debut their first virtual reality game at E3 next week. Lucky's Tale is coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift under a partnership between Playful ...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 05.31.2014

IndieCade Showcase @ E3 lineup: The games you need to know

IndieCade is coming around once again, with more than 30 independent games to be shown off at this year's IndieCade Showcase @ E3. The selections were culled from entrants that will be available at this fall's larger IndieCad...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 05.29.2014

This is the thought process behind making EVE Valkyrie

For a panel at EVE Fanfest 2014, some of the developers at CCP's Newcastle studio sat down to discuss what exactly goes into making EVE Valkyrie. The long version's in this video. The short version is that whatever they're doing, it's great so far.

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Looks like Samsung wants to get into the VR headset space

Engadget is reporting that Samsung is getting into the virtual reality headset business. The VR headset is being developed by Samsung's mobile division, and it's set to be announced sometime this year. Apparently there's some...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





3:30 PM on 05.22.2014

Toddler horror tale Among the Sleep hits Steam in one week

After a successful run on Kickstarter, Krillbite Studio will release its first-person horror adventure Among the Sleep for Windows, Mac, and Linux in just one week, on May 29. This is that game about a two-year-old who, in a...

Jordan Devore



ZeniMax sues Oculus VR for misappropriating trade secrets photo
ZeniMax sues Oculus VR for misappropriating trade secrets
by Jordan Devore

The ZeniMax vs. Oculus VR situation has escalated following comments from both sides about how intellectual property and key technology driving the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset may or may not have been worked on while John Carmack was still at ZeniMax-owned id Software prior to his departure to work at Oculus full time as chief technology officer.

Today, ZeniMax and id filed a suit against Oculus VR and founder Palmer Luckey for "illegally misappropriating ZeniMax trade secrets relating to virtual reality technology, and infringing ZeniMax copyrights and trademarks. ZeniMax is also asserting claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and unfair competition against the defendants."

Had a feeling this was about to get messy after the recent back-and-forth. According to ZeniMax, "All efforts by ZeniMax to resolve this matter amicably have been unsuccessful." Oculus VR hasn't responded yet, but I'm expecting more comments in line with its prior statements.

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2:30 PM on 05.20.2014

Chuck E. Cheese's testing Oculus Rift for birthday parties

The Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset is coming to Chuck E. Cheese's in select markets for a six-week trial run starting today in Dallas and later this month in San Diego and Orlando. The device and a playable "Virtual Tick...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 05.18.2014

Creating an out of body experience with an Oculus and 3 Kinects

Kinect may suck for gaming, but it sure is a great piece of tech for everything else. Take for instance this 3D recreation that involves three Kinects, and an Oculus Rift. One of the cool takeaways from this demonstration is...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 05.16.2014

You got a Game Boy emulator in my Oculus Rift

Yo, dawg. We heard you liked Game Boy, so we let you play virtual Game Boy via Oculus Rift with a huge headset with roms and a complicated setup instead of just handing you a Game Boy and Tetris. I kid. This is actually kind...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Oculus hires former 343 Industries and id Software art director

Bunch of Oculus VR hiring news as of late. Here's more: art director Kenneth Scott, formerly of 343 Industries and id Software, is on board. His hire is notable, at least in my mind, as being part of the Oculus' first-party c...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 05.10.2014

The Hum sounds just crazy enough to be an interesting horror game

There's a new horror adventure in town, and it's rocking the cryptic title of The Hum. The upcoming PC/Mac title is under development using Unreal Engine 4, with additional support for Oculus Rift. In short, this means you'l...

Brittany Vincent



Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday  photo
Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday
by Bill Zoeker

Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime, so there has to be boobs in it, right? Sunset Overdrive launched a fake beverage campaign, while Mountain Dew decided to bottle Baja Blast for some reason. We've also had a lot of rumblings out of the world of the Oculus Rift, and seen a whole new side of Disney Infinity.

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11:00 AM on 05.06.2014

Oculus wants a billion people in the largest MMO ever

Roughly 1.3 billion people use Facebook, and Oculus strives to eventually put the vast majority of those users in virtual reality. Oculus VR's CEO Brendan Iribe recently described the company's lofty vision for "the largest M...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Nor Way! The Norwegian Army is using Oculus to drive tanks

Forget whether or not videogames are art. A wave of acceptance is sure to wash over the world when more people realize they can be used for war. When you're in a tank, you can't see much, what with the thick armor attempting ...

Steven Hansen