ZeniMax sues Oculus over their virtual reality headset

The Zenimax-sues-oculusbattle over VR is getting ugly.

After making legal threats earlier this month, ZeniMax Media — the parent company of game publisher Bethesda — has filed suit against Oculus, saying the maker of the anticipated virtual reality Rift headset illegally used software developed by the game maker to create the device.

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John Carmack accused of stealing tech for Oculus Rift

The carmack-riftparting of the ways between rock star developer John Carmack and Bethesda Games parent company ZeniMax Media has gone sour.

Carmack’s former employer is accusing the now-CTO of Oculus of taking intellectual property with him when he left to join the virtual reality startup.

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Happy 20th birthday, Doom!

Today’s doom-turns-20big game launches are massive media events. Die-hard fans brave all sorts of weather to line up, stores open at midnight, and CEOs hand out the first few copies.

But even the carnival atmosphere of today’s biggest titles pales compared to the launch of the seminal, controversial first-person Doom, which made its debut 20 years ago today.

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Gaming legend joins hot virtual reality startup

John oculus riftCarmack, whose “Doom” and “Quake” helped revolutionize the video game industry, is looking to lead a new upheaval with a technology once dismissed as a pipe dream.

Carmack, the co-founder of id software, has been named the new chief technical officer at Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

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Virtual reality makes a comeback with Oculus Rift

Virtual reality got a bad reputation in the early 1990s. Proponents overpromised and underdelivered, with crappy graphics and headache-inducing headgear — not to mention prices that were so stratospheric, there was no way anyone could afford to buy a system.

It was a technology that became an afterthought — until game design guru John Carmack took an interest, at least. During the E3 conference in June, Carmack showed off the Oculus Rift headset, a virtual reality device he helped to create using (no joke) Oakley ski goggles, duct tape, and spare miniaturized rocket parts he had lying around his shop.

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‘Doom’ designer shoots back with ‘Rage’

When Rage, the long-awaited shooter from id Software, hits shelves Oct. 4, it will end a seven-year drought for the company.

The pioneering game developer is often credited with creating the first-person shooter genre through revolutionary games like 1992’s Wolfenstein 3D (often hailed as the first FPS ever) and the ever-controversial Doom, but it hasn’t produced a new game since 2004.

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