John Carmack Voices Support For Facebook's Oculus Acquisition

Last year legendary game developer John Carmack left his position at id Software to pursue his passion for virtual reality as chief technology officer of Oculus VR. While Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus came as a surprise to Carmack, he believes the company has what it takes to make his vision of the "Big… » 3/30/14 1:30pm 3/30/14 1:30pm

I Conducted One Of The Final Pre-Facebook Oculus Rift Interviews Ever

They grow up so fast. Last Friday I sat down with Oculus Rift wunderkind Palmer Luckey to discuss the future of VR. He spoke candidly about why he doesn't feel threatened by Sony's Morpheus and, most tellingly, Oculus' responsibility to help make great VR games. The full thing is over at RPS. » 3/26/14 11:04pm 3/26/14 11:04pm

Oculus Kickstarter Backers Are Demanding Refunds

When you give money to a Kickstarter, do its creators owe you anything beyond the rewards that were promised? Is there an implicit understanding that those creators will stay scrappy and independent? Or can artists and designers do whatever they want once they've got your money? » 3/26/14 12:30pm 3/26/14 12:30pm

Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus—the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence—caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have. » 3/25/14 8:27pm 3/25/14 8:27pm