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Oculus VR Hires Plants vs Zombies 2 Producer Bernard Yee

July 5, 2014 |

The latest industry veteran to join the Oculus VR team is senior producer of PopCap games Bernard Yee. According to an exclusive interview with GamesBeat, Yee will take the role as producer or product manager for Oculus at its Seattle … Read More

Oculus VR Plans to Emulate Android as Model for Expansion

June 28, 2014 |

Oculus VR has big plans to bring virtual reality to the masses. After being acquired by Facebook back in March for $2 billion, the company has hired some of the best talent in the industry, including a recent acquisition of Carbon … Read More

Oculus VR Officially Responds to ZeniMax Lawsuit

June 25, 2014 |

Back in late May, ZeniMax Media and its subsidiary id Software filed a lawsuit against Oculus VR accusing the company of stealing and “illegally misappropriating” intellectual property used in development of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

In a 30-page … Read More

Oculus Acquires Design Team Behind Xbox 360 Controller

June 24, 2014 |

Oculus VR announced today that it has acquired Carbon Design Group, a Seattle-based product design and development firm, best known for designing the popular Xbox 360 controller, and original Microsoft Kinect motion sensor.

According to an official blog post, Oculus revealed that … Read More

Oculus VR Hires Supergiant’s Senior Programmer Chris Jurney

June 16, 2014 |

Supergiant Games’ senior programmer Chris Jurney revealed on twitter that he will be joining the Oculus VR team to “help make VR awesome.”

After two years as senior programmer at Supergiant Games’, Jurney worked on popular indie games like Bastion, and … Read More

Naughty Dog Co-Founder Jason Rubin Joins Oculus VR

June 10, 2014 |

Today, Oculus VR announced another high profile gaming industry veteran to join the ranks of its ever-growing team of talent. Former THQ president and Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin will take on the role as head of worldwide studios for … Read More

Words With Friends Co-Creator Announces Lucky’s Tale for Oculus Rift

June 5, 2014 |

Paul Bettner, co-creator of the highly successful mobile game Words with Friends, is making a new game called Lucky’s Tale exclusively for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Lucky’s Tale, is being developed as a third-person platforming adventure game in partnership … Read More

Oculus VR Hires Former Steam Boss Jason Holtman as Head of Platform

June 4, 2014 |

Oculus VR has hired another ex-Valve employee to join its impressive roster of gaming industry veterans. Jason Holtman, former director of business development for Valve, has been named Head of Platform for the Oculus Rift. According to Oculus, Holtman will … Read More

Samsung Working with Oculus on VR Headset for Smartphones

June 1, 2014 |

Early rumors of Samsung building its own virtual reality headset to compete against the Oculus Rift seem to have taken an interesting turn. According to new details by Engadget, it appears Oculus VR and Samsung are actually working together on … Read More

ZeniMax Files Lawsuit Against Oculus over Virtual Reality Technology

May 22, 2014 |

Earlier this month, ZeniMax, owner of developer id Software, accused Oculus VR and former id employer John Carmack of stealing intellectual property used in the development and success of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which Facebook announced to purchase … Read More