Carmack compares Oculus Quest hardware power to last-gen game consoles

Any excuse to reuse this image of Carmack is a good one. (credit: Oculus VR) SAN JOSE—In a wide-ranging and occasionally rambling unscripted talk at the Oculus Connect conference today, CTO John Carmack suggested the Oculus Quest headset was “in the neighborhood of power of an Xbox 360 or PS3.” That doesn’t mean the Quest, […]

John Carmack: Oculus Go will perform ‘significantly better’ than Samsung’s Galaxy S7

The Oculus Go standalone VR headset should be with us in a matter of weeks or months, but we still haven’t been able to test the thing out for ourselves. Oculus’ John Carmack has given us a vague idea of what to expect from the device’s performance, though. Replying to a question on Twitter, the […]

John Carmack: ZeniMax owes me $22.5M as part of 2009 id Software deal

Enlarge / John Carmack, CTO of Oculus VR, as seen in 2016. (credit: GABRIELLE LURIE/AFP/Getty Images) John Carmack, the CTO of Oculus, has sued his former employer, ZeniMax Media, for alleged breach of contract. In the lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday, Carmack claims that he is owed over $ 22.5 million as part of […]

John Carmack sues ZeniMax for unpaid acquisition money

Oculus CTO John Carmack has personally joined the litigation war between his company and ZeniMax. He has just filed a lawsuit against the media firm for refusing to pay the rest of what it owes him for id Software’s $ 150 million acquisition in 2009. Carmack co-founded id Software in 1991, and it’s best known […]

Archrivals in excellence: Epic’s Tim Sweeney received his GDC lifetime award from John Carmack

After 25 years in the games business, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards last night. John Carmack, another peer of Sweeney’s in graphics wizardry, handed the award to Sweeney at the event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The award recognized the work […]

Oculus’ John Carmack Has Serious Doubts About $500 Million Lawsuit’s Expert Witness

John Carmack by Nick Ut/AP Images Oculus CTO and renowned Quake and Doom programmer John Carmack slammed a Dallas jury’s Wednesday decision against Oculus in a $ 500 million copyright and non-disclosure agreement lawsuit. On Facebook, Carmack specifically takes issue with an expert witness whose testimony, he says, is “just not true.” For two years, […]