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Doom Is Now Old Enough To Drink

This week, classic PC shooter Doom turned 21. So if you see someone in green slide up next to you at a bar and scream RIP AND TEAR, buy the guy a drink.


Nobody Was More Excited To Play DOOM For The First Time Than id

This old John Romero home movie is worth watching if you’ve not seen it before as it shows that id blew their own tiny little minds playing DOOM. It’s a 1993 home movie first posted by Romero about five years ago recording a studio tour, including 20 minutes of unfinished DOOM complete with the wrong sound effects, bugs and incomplete art.


Oculus Fires Back At 'Silly, Money-Grabbing' ZeniMax Lawsuit

Last month, ZeniMax officially dropped the lawsuit hammer on Oculus, accusing the virtual reality company of “illegally misappropriating” their trade secrets in an extensive legal complaint. In the suit, ZeniMax alleged that Oculus had infringed upon their copyrights and trademarks, and that id Software co-founder John Carmack had provided technology to Oculus before he joined the company last year.


The Oculus Vs Zenimax Battle Is Heating Up

Oculus and Zenimax are still going at it — this morning, the company behind Oculus Rift released a statement in response to Zenimax’s claims last week that Doom co-creator John Carmack had stolen “technology and know-how” when he left Zenimax for Oculus last year.


John Carmack's Former Employer Says He Stole Their Tech

Doom co-creator and all-around genius John Carmack left the company he helped found last year. Now the people he used to work for say he took their technology with him.


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 $US2 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 Picture” happen.


Oculus VR's John Carmack Speaks On Facebook Deal... Via Twitter

Despite being the company’s chief technology officer and devout programmer, John Carmack has quickly become the face of Oculus VR, the startup behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and new addition to the Facebook mothership. If you’ve been wondering what his perspective is on recent events, you only have to go as far as his Twitter timeline to find out.


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.


John Carmack Left Id Software Because Of Virtual Reality

It was a bit of a shock when John Carmack, who co-founded the company, left Doom creators id Software in November. Until now, we didn’t really know why.


Why John Carmack Isn't Eager For Next Gen

You might be thrilled with next gen — er, current gen. But John Carmack, ex-id Software star programmer and Oculus Rift guru, isn’t yet. He thinks we can still do more with last gen.