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John Carmack Joins Oculus Rift as CTO

Legendary Doom creator John Carmack bets on the VR company Oculus Rift and takes on CTO role.

Aug 7 2013, 9:22am CDT | by

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John Carmack Joins Oculus Rift as CTO

Now this is a surprise. Game developer legend John Carmack joins Oculus Rift as CTO. John Carmack created Doom. He is a co-founder of id Software and is one of the driving forces of 3D gaming.

John Carmack says about his new role: "I have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming – the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and internet play, game mods, and so on. Duct taping a strap and hot gluing sensors onto Palmer's early prototype Rift and writing the code to drive it ranks right up there. Now is a special time. I believe that VR will have a huge impact in the coming years, but everyone working today is a pioneer. The paradigms that everyone will take for granted in the future are being figured out today; probably by people reading this message. It's certainly not there yet. There is a lot more work to do, and there are problems we don't even know about that will need to be solved, but I am eager to work on them. It's going to be awesome!"

I am still not sold on this new revival of VR headsets. We have been there twenty years ago. Will VR goggles go mainstream this time around?

via Engadget .


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The company has already sent out a prototype to developers and the finished product will be focused on enhancing smartphone and tablet gaming, and it could be revealed before the end of 2014. The buzz created around virtual reality thanks to Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift is, according to Engadget, the prime motivator behind Samsung’s decision. The tech site’s sources claim that the device will be competitively priced, u ...
Source:   Full article at: May 23 2014, 7:02am CDT


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Report: Samsung will announce a virtual reality headset “this year”

Source: Ars Technica

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Who will be first to market with a widespread, retail launch of a virtual reality headset? Facebook's acquisition of the Oculus Rift and Sony's announcement of Project Morpheus both came with delay caveats and assurances that their VR offerings will debut when they're up to technical snuff. That leaves a hole in the market while consumer excitement mounts, one that Samsung is apparently eager to fill. According to an Engadget report, the company ha ...
Source: Ars Technica   Full article at: Ars Technica May 22 2014, 11:48am CDT

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