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1:30 PM on 06.09.2014

Jimmy Fallon and Channing Tatum played with Project Morpheus on the Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon always did videogame related content around E3 on Late Night, and it looks like he is continuing the tradition in his first year on the Tonight Show. Last week, he invited Joshua Topolsky on to demo Sony's Proje...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 PM on 06.03.2014

So that's what Valve's virtual-reality headset looks like

Valve has been working in the virtual-reality space with a prototype head-mounted display of its own, and by most accounts, the device provides an experience unlike any other VR demo. The company brought another iteration of ...

Jordan Devore

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

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

12:15 PM on 05.08.2014

DualShock 4's tracking light was designed for Project Morpheus

Tech Radar spoke with Jed Ashforth, senior designer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, where he dropped quite the shocker. The DualShock 4's light bar was designed from the start to support Sony's virtual reality headset,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

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

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

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

12:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Katee Sackhoff is the voice behind EVE Valkyrie

EVE Fanfest's keynote on Thursday was dedicated to EVE Valkyrie, and CCP revealed it has finally pinned a voice for soon-to-be virtual reality dogfighters to listen to. Katee Sackhoff will assume the role of Rán, the V...

Brett Makedonski



EVE Valkyrie's moved to Unreal 4, and is looking amazing photo
EVE Valkyrie's moved to Unreal 4, and is looking amazing
by Brett Makedonski

Of all the things going on at EVE Fanfest 2014, I was most excited to get my hands on EVE Valkyrie. There are a few reasons for this: I've heard it steals the show at every event it's at. I'm excited by anything in the virtual reality scene. And, because it was just announced, I want to see what it feels like in Unreal Engine 4.

Well, I got my chance to play it, and I can see why Oculus VR is touting Valkyrie as its flagship title. It's just that good.

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6:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Sony's Yoshida on how the Oculus Rift is helping Project Morpheus

Speaking to GamesBeat about Project Morpheus and virtual-reality gaming more generally, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida had good things to say about Oculus VR. "When I look at VR, it's still very early," he said, drawing a comparison t...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 04.29.2014

You Hatsune Mikant handles PlayStation augmented reality

Thought you could only hang out with Hatsune Miku in Domino's pizza apps? Incorrect. You can hang out with my good friend Hatsune thanks to the power of PlayStation's new, dynamic augmented reality system. The camera is not just for streaming awkward sex or making bad talk shows.  You also do stuff with fake boxes of fake water and a rubber duck (below), which is somehow less weird.

Steven Hansen