Oculus denies John Carmack stole VR tech from his former employer
As it appeared recently, the Oculus VR hasn’t been dealing so well with the recent incident involving their Chief Technology Officer John Carmack . The employee bears the accusation of stealing intellectual property for use in his new gig and following this uproar, the nascent Facebook subsidiary merely stated that "It's unfortunate, but when there's this type of transaction, people come out of the woodwork with ridiculous and absurd claims. We intend to vigorously defend Oculus and its investors to the fullest extent."
However this statement made earlier has now been expanded as of today and it kind of pushes back on the claims made by Zenimax. The Oculus statement goes like "We are disappointed, but not surprised by Zenimax's actions and we will prove that all of its claims are false" and this statement was followed by a list of points which were there to refute the accusations made by Zenimax. One point stated that "There is not a line of Zenimax code or any of its technology in any Oculus products" while the second highlight from the list of points states that "Zenimax did not pursue claims against Oculus for IP or technology, Zenimax has never contributed any IP or technology to Oculus, and only after the Facebook deal was announced has Zenimax now made these claims through its lawyers."
As far as the history of Zenimax working with Palmer Luckey on VR is concerned, the Oculus statements have also managed to shed some light on what has been happening in this area for the past couple of years and it was stated that "A key reason that John permanently left Zenimax in August of 2013 was that Zenimax prevented John from working on VR, and stopped investing in VR games across the company."
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Noah (biblical action directed by Darren Aronofsky; Russell Crowe, Jennifer Con ... Source: movies.com
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Samsung’s partnered with Oculus for a phone-centric VR headset named Gear VR, but you should have known that by now. What’s new is that this yet-to-be-launched device will most likely feature capabilities that include letting you switch between virtual and reality.
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Facebook has officially acquired Oculus.
MENLO PARK, CA – FEBRUARY 01: A sign with the ‘like’ symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The $2 billion deal announced in March has been approved by regulators. The FCC’s anti-trust team green-lighted the deal in April and it has now passed the California Department Of Corporatio ... Source: CBS Philly
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Jul 22 2014, 11:13am CDT
Facebook has officially completed its $2bn acquisition of Oculus.The shock deal was first announced in late March. It includes $400m in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock, valued at $1.6bn. A further $300m will also be offered depending on the achievement of certain milestones.A joint statement from the two companies read: “We’re looking forward to an exciting future together, building the ... Source: Develop Magazine
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Jul 22 2014, 4:06am CDT
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Facebook's $2 Billion Acquisition Of Oculus Closes, Now Official — Facebook now officially owns Oculus. The $2 billion deal announced in March has been approved by regulators. The virtualy reality startup still plans to operate somewhat independently and maintain its main offic ... Source: TechmemeFull article at: TechmemeJul 21 2014, 3:15pm CDT
After his tweet claiming that VR was “bad news” started to make the rounds last weekend, Fabian Giesen, a former contractor for Valve, took to GitHub to offer further explanation and add some context.
In his post, Giesen said it’s not anything about Oculus or current virtual reality (VR) technology itself, but rather the mentality behind VR that “seems to be fundamentally anti-social, completing the sad trajectory of entertainment moving further and further away from shared socia ... Source: IGN
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Jul 14 2014, 3:32pm CDT
Carbon's Creative Director Peter Bristol and Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe talk about working to try and create the next wave in mainstream tech.Strap the black box to your face and you are taken to another world, hiding from the alien stalking you around a space station, or looking across a colorful island inhabited by a cartoon fox. The games you play on the Oculus Rift headset leave you focused on the singularly unique experience th ... Source: Fact or Design
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Jul 14 2014, 6:30am CDT
Oculus has sold more than 100,000 dev kits for its VR headset the Rift.The milestone comes as the firm expects to begin shipping the DK2 headsets – the second iteration of its tech for developers.Pre-orders for the DK2 have reached over 45,000, and 10,000 are expected to be shipped in July. The first dev kits should reach developers during the week of July 14th.The first Rift dev kit sold around 60,000 units. Purchases of the new kit have now brought that number to over 105,0 ... Source: Develop Magazine
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Jul 3 2014, 6:10am CDT
Oculus VR, the team behind the Rift virtual reality headset, is looking to follow Android's expansion model to bring virtual reality to the masses. Android, the mobile operating system with the largest market share, famously grew to prominence through its open nature — including the ability for hardware manufacturers to ship out a competitive smartphone without designing their own operating system. After Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus earlier this year, the Oculus ... Source: The Business Insider
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Jun 24 2014, 2:43pm CDT
Master of Craft Game Review
A brand new role-playing game (RPG), Master of Craft (MoC) is fully rendered in 3D. Avid fans and lovers of RPGs enjoy its unique economy where they are allowed to craft and produce their own armors and weapons. Moreover, players can also operate their market and experience to be a merchant and run their own town. The objective of the game is to build a large empire of buildings and focuses solely on crafting armors and weapons.
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