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Oculus snags Valve's lead VR engineer for new R&D team
Oculus snags Valve's lead VR engineer for new R&D team
March 11, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

Newsbrief: Oculus VR announced today that it has hired Atman Binstock, a game industry veteran who most recently served as a lead engineer on Valve's VR team, to serve as its new chief architect.

Atman worked on a number of VR projects while at Valve, including solving the problem of "simulator sickness" brought on by VR headsets, assisting developers like Jonathan Blow in adapting their games to accept virtual reality input, and creating the 'VR Room' demo that was showcased during the inaugural Steam Dev Days event in January.

Atman will be leading Oculus' new Seattle-based R&D team, which the company is in the process of building out.

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Kelvin Bonilla
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DUDE. Hands down. Oculous is the bomb, and they deserve it!

Mike Kasprzak
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Haha, Sandbox dudes! :D I didn't even know you were at Valve (Rich I briefly chatted with at SDD). Keep doing awesome things man. :)

Dan Jones
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This is beside the point, but "Atman Binstock" is an awesome smart-person name.

When you name your child Atman Binstock, you know he's going to be talented and intelligent. Then it's just up to you to raise him in such a manner that he will use his powers for good (Valve, Oculous Rift) and not evil (building a Mouser army to threaten the ninja turtles.)