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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 over with John ...   read

 
 
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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 ZeniMax claims con...   read

 
 
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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 simultaneously (beca...   read

 
 
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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 revealed some mor...   read

 
 



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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 developers that Oculus ...   read

 
 
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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 first computer ...   read

 
 
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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 accessing ever...   read

 
 
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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 DTOID Show. We c...   read

 
 
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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 as Tim Willits,...   read

 
 
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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 Oculus, along with ...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video 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

 
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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 virtual-reality Oc...   read

 
 
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[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
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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, but from the t...   read

 
 
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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 keynote with an a...   read

 
 
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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 dev kit version...   read

 
 
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Play Dishonored & Doom 3 BFG at QuakeCon 2012

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 kicking the sho...   read

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

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 some videogame new...   read

 
 
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Carmack: Violent games have a potentially positive effect

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 talking points for...   read

 
 
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Carmack: Mobile and cloud technologies are the future

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 future in which...   read

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

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 Bethesda, and told Ga...   read

 
 
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Carmack interested in doing a Kinect-centric XBLA game

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 "an itch to mak...   read

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

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 second. Carmack comm...   read

 
 


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

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 John Carmack, ...   read

 
 
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Carmack talks up Zenimax purchase of id, three new titles

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 as it has given ...   read

 
 
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