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ZeniMax Wants $6 Billion in Oculus Lawsuit

ZeniMax Wants $6 Billion in Oculus Lawsuit Back in 2014, The Elder Scrolls developer ZeniMax Online Sudios filed a lawsuit against Oculus, claiming the latter’s VR headset was built from technology stolen from ZeniMax.In August 2016, ZeniMax expanded the suit to include direct accusations toward id Software co-founder and Oculus chief technology officer John Carmack in the lawsuit.

Facebook just set a record in quarterly user growth

Facebook just set a record in quarterly user growth 86 billion monthly active users, adding 70 million users in the quarter.That's an 18 percent increase from the year prior and up from the 17 percent bump last quarter.

ZeniMax May Try to Block Oculus Rift VR Headset Sales

ZeniMax May Try to Block Oculus Rift VR Headset Sales The court room drama between Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Oculus, the Oculus Rift VR headset manufacturer owned by Facebook, heated up today when a Texas jury awarded ZeniMax the sum of $500 million.However, ZeniMax was seeking $6 billion, and is now considering the possibility of an injunction that would effectively block Oculus Rift VR headset sales.

Super Bowl LI was a bad moment for VR

Super Bowl LI was a bad moment for VR Yes, we know that there are far more people who own mobile VR headsets like the Gear VR, Cardboard and now Google's Daydream View.So the result is VR's most loyal users are cut out of the biggest thing happening in the medium.

Oculus Rift gets voice-controlled search in VR

Oculus Rift gets voice-controlled search in VR One the most frequent requests from Oculus Rift users is the ability to search for apps on Oculus Home, a basic but missing tool in the Oculus virtual reality environment — until now.A new update, only available to some users right now, offers a search feature called Oculus Voice.

Nearly half the Oculus Rift kiosks in Best Buy stores are going bye-bye

Nearly half the Oculus Rift kiosks in Best Buy stores are going bye-bye Just under half of the Oculus Rift demo kiosks in Best Buy stores across the U.Apparently, it wasn’t uncommon for Best Buy employees “to go days without giving a single demonstration,” the website said.

Facebook closing nearly half its Oculus kiosks in Best Buy stores

Facebook closing nearly half its Oculus kiosks in Best Buy stores Last year, Facebook announced it would push Oculus Rift demo kits in 500 Best Buy stores around the nation.” “We’re making some seasonal changes and prioritizing demos at hundreds of Best Buy locations in larger markets,” Oculus spokesperson Andrea Schubert said.

Oculus Rift Demo Stations Being Shut Down Because No One’s Using Them

Oculus Rift Demo Stations Being Shut Down Because No One’s Using Them As the virtual reality gaming revolution takes charge, one of the leading factors has been VR demo stations.These demo stations in games and technology retailers allow gamers to test out the technology and experience VR gaming for themselves.

Facebook and Oculus are working on gloves for finger tracking in virtual reality

Facebook and Oculus are working on gloves for finger tracking in virtual reality “We’re working on new ways to bring your hands in virtual and augmented reality,” he said.According to Zuckerberg, the team at Facebook’s Oculus Research Lab is led by Michael Abrash.

Mark Zuckerberg is Spider-Man thanks to new, ultra-cool VR gloves

Mark Zuckerberg is Spider-Man thanks to new, ultra-cool VR gloves That's what I'm doing here," he wrote.Yes, Mark Zuckerberg is actually being Spider-Man in this photo.

Oculus Rift replacement accessories are finally available in its online store

Oculus Rift replacement accessories are finally available in its online store If you accidentally broke your Oculus Rift remote control, or need a new “facial interface,” for your Rift headset, now you fan finally do something about it.Alongside additional sensors and replacement headphones, the Oculus store is now selling replacement accessories including new cables, remotes, and face pads, according to RoadtoVR.

The Oculus Rift unofficially supports modern MacOS machines via a new app

The Oculus Rift unofficially supports modern MacOS machines via a new app Developer Cindori released a MacOS app called VR Desktop for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.11 or higher that is viewed specifically through the Oculus Rift Development Kit v2.

Now you can climb Mount Everest in VR

Now you can climb Mount Everest in VR Just last week, I had a great conversation with a Manhattan taxi driver named Sherpa, who, after I asked if his name was connected to Nepal, told me that he had indeed stopped working on Mount Everest to live in New York City.Reykjavík, Iceland-based VR studio Sólfar and visual effects house RVX are behind Everest VR, an immersive experience that allows you to travel the face of Mount Everest, including the well known locations Base Camp, the Khumbu Icefall, Camp Four, Hillary Step, Lhotse Face and the Summit.

Oculus Rift: Common problems and how to fix them

Oculus Rift: Common problems and how to fix them The Oculus Rift is an easy-to-use, virtual reality option with an exciting lineup of games, offering a diverse mix of gameplay experiences that make the case for VR being more than a mere fad.With the addition of its Oculus Touch controllers, the line between reality and video games has only grown blurrier, and more and more “traditional” developers — Insomniac Games, Slightly Mad Studios, Crytek, etc.

Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way

Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way More: The Rift now supports four sensors for improved room-scale VR The Oculus Rift was already at a disadvantage to its main competitor, the HTC Vive, since the latter has supported room-scale tracking out of the box with a pair of sensors, and arguably provides a stronger room-scale experience.Now, users are complaining of ongoing issues with room-scale tracking with the Oculus 1.

Google's Tilt Brush VR art tool comes to the Oculus Rift

Google's Tilt Brush VR art tool comes to the Oculus Rift The other attractive thing about Tilt Brush is that it lends itself more to live art performances.So will the arrival of Tilt Brush on the Rift (selling for $29.

Tilt Brush hits the Oculus Store with a subtle redesign for Touch controllers

Tilt Brush hits the Oculus Store with a subtle redesign for Touch controllers Starting on Tuesday, Google’s Tilt Brush is available on the Oculus Rift, with full support for the Touch controllers.The new version of Tilt Brush for the Oculus Rift features some design changes intended to take advantage of the Touch controllers and their particular strengths.

ZeniMax files for injunction that could bar Oculus from selling VR headsets

ZeniMax files for injunction that could bar Oculus from selling VR headsets On Thursday, ZeniMax representatives appeared in a federal court in Dallas, Texas to request an injunction against Oculus.This injunction could have a huge impact on Oculus if it is granted, perhaps even more so than the damages the company was ordered to pay on February 1.

Bethesda Parent Company Files Injunction to Stop Oculus Sales

Bethesda Parent Company Files Injunction to Stop Oculus Sales Bethesda‘s parent company has requested that Oculus VR, which is owned by social media giant Facebook, stops selling technology that uses its stolen code.However, it would halt sales of Oculus mobile and PC development kits as well as the technology that allows the Oculus Rift to work with the Unreal and unity game development engines.

Zenimax Files to Stop Oculus Rift Sales

Zenimax Files to Stop Oculus Rift Sales In a move that will likely surprise no one, ZeniMax Media has made good on its stated intention of persuading a Texas court to halt sales of the Oculus Rift.Initially, the suit that ZeniMax filed against Oculus was for $6 billion and included damages for not just copyright infringement, but also outright theft as well as breaches of non-disclosure agreements by executives who had left the media company to develop the Oculus Rift.