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Tom Hall: 5 key design lessons I learned directing Wolfenstein 3D
Happy 25th birthday B. J. Blazkowicz! iD co-founder Tom Hall, who directed Wolfenstein 3D, shares 5 crucial lessons of game design he learned from making that game that he still uses to this day.
05.04.17 | News | Jon Irwin | 3 Number of Comments 
Oculus has filed a motion to request a new trial against ZeniMax
Oculus has filed a motion requesting a new trial after its last legal dispute with ZeniMax yielded results the VR company has deemed less than satisfactory.
04.11.17 | News | Alissa McAloon
Blog: A postmortem of '90s-style shooter, Gorescript Classic
This article explores the history of Gorescript Classic, from the development stages to its initial release, to getting played by John Carmack himself.
03.22.17 | News | Gamasutra Community
Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing Zenimax for $22.5M
UPDATE John Carmack has filed a lawsuit against Zenimax, seeking damages that equal the amount he is still owed from the 2009 sale of id Software.
03.08.17 | News | Alissa McAloon | 4 Number of Comments 
Zenimax vs. Oculus: Carmack denies allegations, slams expert analysis
UPDATE Oculus CTO John Carmack has published a statement refuting some of the allegations levelled at him during the recent Zenimax vs. Oculus trial. 
02.01.17 | News | Chris Kerr | 10 Number of Comments 
Exactly how and why Zenimax was awarded $500M in lawsuit against Oculus
Zenimax has been awarded $500m in a recently concluded legal battle with Oculus. Here’s a detailed breakdown of exactly which charges stuck, and which claims Oculus was found innocent of.
02.01.17 | News | Alissa McAloon
Obituary: Jan Paul van Waveren, longtime id Software programmer
Word is spreading that longtime game developer Jan Paul van Waveren, who recently joined Oculus but spent years at id working on everything from Quake III Arena to Rage, has passed away.
01.30.17 | News | Alex Wawro
Zenimax wants $4B from Facebook over alleged Oculus tech theft
The legal battle between Zenimax and Facebook approaches an end as both sides delivered closing argument from on Thursday after weeks of proceedings.
01.26.17 | News | Alissa McAloon | 8 Number of Comments 
Tim Sweeney to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2017
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2017!
01.19.17 | News | Staff
Valve, Oculus, Nvidia and others back Khronos' new VR standard
The Khronos Group has called for the virtual reality market's biggest players to unite to create a cross-vendor, royalty-free, open VR standard. And some big names have already lent their support.
12.05.16 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
'We are coasting on novelty': Carmack advises VR devs to build better mobile VR apps
"We need to start judging ourselves," Carmack noted in his Connect keynote today. "Can you do something in VR that has the same value, or more value, than what these other [non-VR] things have done?"
10.06.16 | News | Alex Wawro | 13 Number of Comments 
Zenimax amends Oculus lawsuit to accuse John Carmack of theft
According to an amended lawsuit from Zenimax, former employee John Carmack took documents and company technology while leaving the company.
08.21.16 | News | Bryant Francis | 5 Number of Comments 
Programming principles from the early days of id Software
At GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany today, Romero ran down some of the key programming principles that id Software adhered to in the influential studio’s early years.
08.15.16 | News | Kris Graft | 6 Number of Comments 
Minecraft multiplayer goes cross-platform under Microsoft's watch
Now that Microsoft owns Minecraft, it announced today that the massively popular game will be opened up to allow for cross-platform multiplayer mine crafting. Yes, that includes VR platforms too.
06.12.16 | News | Alex Wawro
Bethesda announces VR integration with Fallout 4, Doom
Bethesda finally gets into the VR game, and brings two of its biggest titles to the platform.
06.11.16 | News | Bryant Francis | 1 Number of Comments 
John Romero to share coding lessons from id's early days at GDC Europe 2016
Game industry veteran John Romero will shine a light on the way things worked at id in the early days in his talk at GDC Europe in August about game coding principles learned making games like Doom.
05.17.16 | News | Staff | 2 Number of Comments 
Minecraft now available on Gear VR, with interesting VR design adjustments
Minecraft has arrived on Oculus and Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset, and it’s a fairly interesting take on the nearly five-year-old sandbox crafting game.
04.26.16 | News | Kris Graft
id cofounders start work on new FPS inspired by fast-paced shooters of the past
id cofounders John Romero and Adrian Carmack are teaming up to deliver a game inspired by classic shooters of their past.
04.24.16 | News | Kris Graft | 4 Number of Comments 
Her Story and Rapture clean up at 2016 BAFTA awards
The Chinese Room's moody adventure game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture wowed the judges, as Her Story, from Sam Barlow, continued to rack up wins in this award season.
04.06.16 | News | Christian Nutt | 1 Number of Comments 
Don't miss: A starry-eyed Palmer Luckey talks about Oculus' future in 2013
This 2013 interview, conducted at Gamescom shortly after Oculus recruited John Carmack as CTO, is full of promises. What became of them? Take a look at the state of Oculus three years before launch.
03.28.16 | News | Gamasutra Community
Oculus Rift steals Gear VR's moves, can now do the asynchronous timewarp
At GDC last week Oculus VR announced it would be bringing asynchronous timewarp capabilities to its Rift virtual reality headset, and today a blog post confirmed that the new feature will debut in Oculus PC SDK 1.3.
03.24.16 | News | Alex Wawro | 1 Number of Comments 
id Software co-founder John Carmack to receive BAFTA Fellowship
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor id Software co-founder John Carmack with a BAFTA Fellowship at this year's awards ceremony. 
03.23.16 | News | Chris Kerr
Now's the time to get into VR - but be realistic about its returns, says Palmer Luckey
At a press event a day before the start of Game Developers Conference, we sat down with Oculus' Palmer Luckey to chat about the launch and what game developers ought to keep in mind if they’re pondering the jump into VR.
03.15.16 | News | Kris Graft | 8 Number of Comments 
John Romero shares PC Super Mario Bros. 3 demo vid
The demo, coded by John Carmack and Tom Hall, was originally created to entice Nintendo into signing a publishing deal for a PC version of the game with the up-and-coming id Software.
12.13.15 | News | Christian Nutt | 9 Number of Comments 
John Carmack's pursuit of the 'holy grail' of VR content
Oculus CTO and video game programming legend John Carmack said at Oculus Connect in Hollywood that for the last year, his focus has been doing the best with what he’s got, hardware-wise.
09.23.15 | News | Kris Graft

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