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

Yes, This Nazi-Killing Video Game Hero Was Of Jewish Descent

There's been speculation for more than two decades that the hero of the iconic Wolfenstein first-person shooter games—B.J. Blazkowicz, the guy who you use to machine gun hordes of Nazis—was Jewish. But the game's creators have long been coy about the character's origins. Not so much anymore. » 3/03/14 12:45pm 3/03/14 12:45pm

Memories Of Doom, By John Romero & John Carmack

Twenty years ago, on December 10, 1993, John Carmack, John Romero and the rest of the team at upstart id Software unleashed a game called Doom upon the world. Twenty years later, both men have written about their favorite memories of the game for you and all fans of Doom to read. Here they are, in their own words... » 12/10/13 1:00pm 12/10/13 1:00pm

John Carmack Has New 'Full-Time' VR Job, But Is Not Quite Gone From id

Legendary game programmer and Doom co-creator John Carmack is getting a new "full-time" job. He's going to be working as the head of technology at Oculus VR, the company behind the upstart Rift virtual reality goggles. » 8/07/13 10:31am 8/07/13 10:31am

Watch John Carmack's QuakeCon Keynote Live, Right Here

QuakeCon 2013 officially begins today in Dallas, TX. You won't want to miss legendary developer John Carmack kicking things off on stage. His previous appearances have always been educational. Hell, we might even hear some more about Doom 4! » 8/01/13 5:20pm 8/01/13 5:20pm

Amazing Camera Footage From John Carmack's Latest Rocket Launch

id Software legend John Carmack doesn't just work technical wonders and make great games. He also spends a lot of time (and money) on Armadillo Aerospace, an amateur outfit that is trying to make a space rocket that, instead of flying into space never to be seen again, can be re-used. » 3/01/13 12:00am 3/01/13 12:00am

If You Funded This Ambitious Kickstarter, You'll Have To Wait At Least…

Another day, another entry into the file of troubled Kickstarter successes. The Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming headset which raised millions of dollars on the site this summer, has been delayed from December until at least March 2013, and possibly through April. » 11/28/12 1:30pm 11/28/12 1:30pm