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Facebook Struggles in Legal Fight to Keep the Oculus Rift on Shelves

Facebook was back in federal court yesterday to plead with a judge to reject ZeniMax’s request to halt sales of the Oculus Rift headset. The argument by Facebook’s lawyers could work, but it sure doesn’t make the company’s defence against the original suit look any stronger. Read More >>

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ZeniMax is Going After Samsung Now

ZeniMax, a company that Mark Zuckerberg had never heard of before 2014, is clearly on some sort of victory high after successfully suing Oculus for $500 million. The game publisher has now decided it's going to sue Samsung this time, for pretty much the same reason. Read More >>

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Out at Facebook: Report

Where in the world is Palmer Luckey? Well, he’s not at Facebook. Read More >>

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ZeniMax Asks Court to Halt Oculus Sales Completely

Earlier this month, ZeniMax won a $500 million lawsuit against Oculus and its parent company Facebook. The court ruled that the VR headset manufacturer had indeed violated the company’s copyrights and a non-disclosure agreement. That half a billion looks like it wasn’t enough because ZeniMax wants blood. It has now filed an injunction demanding all products using the infringing code be removed from sale. Read More >>

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ZeniMax Awarded £400 Million in Lawsuit Against Facebook

ZeniMax, the owner of game studios Bethestha Softworks and id Software has been awarded $500 million (around £400 million) by a jury in its lawsuit against Oculus Virtual Reality and its parent company, Facebook, according to Polygon. Read More >>

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Google Daydream vs Samsung Gear VR: Which Mobile VR Platform is Best?

Getting a premium VR headset is a pricey endeavour, and even the relatively cheap PSVR requires a minimum of £550 to get the most basic experience. But there are other systems capable of using your smartphone, that thing you use every single day, to offer a VR experience. It's nowhere near as impressive as the uber-expensive stuff, but it's also a darn sight cheaper. The only question is, which platform is best? Read More >>

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Sixa Rivvr Wants to Make Your Vive and Oculus Rift Headsets Completely Wireless

VR is an interesting experience with its ups and downs, with one of the biggest universal problems is that pesky wire getting in the way all the time. Thankfully there's a better way, thanks to Sixa Rivvr. Regardless of whether you have an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive, it wants to keep your VR experiences tether-free. Read More >>

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This Is Why You Didn’t See a Photo of Mark Zuckerberg at Court This Week

Facebook works hard to maintain Mark Zuckerberg’s public image. Professional photographers take staged photographs, like these ones of him visiting a Facebook data centre, petting a calf, and meeting with world leaders. A team of employees diligently manage his Facebook page. But the most frantic display we’ve seen yet was Facebook’s effort during this weeks’s trial in a Dallas federal courtroom, where Zuck testified in a $2 billion intellectual property lawsuit against the company. Read More >>

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Palmer Luckey’s First Day Back in the Spotlight Was Not Fun

After being basically in hiding for 117 days,Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey spent his first full day back in the spotlight getting grilled by a feisty lawyer who tried to “make fun” of the fact Luckey had no college degrees. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Gets Testy in Oculus Lawsuit Grilling 

DALLAS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fired off some sick burns and engaged in a heated exchange with a lawyer while giving testimony in a blockbuster £1.6 billion lawsuit trial in a northern district Federal courtroom on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Catch Up on the Explosive $2 Billion Lawsuit Against Facebook Before Zuck Takes the Stand

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants escape the Silicon Valley bubble and travel to different parts of America as part of his 2017 New Year’s resolution. It looks like the first stop on his journey will be a Northern District of Texas Federal courtroom. Read More >>

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Senior Facebook Employee Pleads Not Guilty to Soliciting Sex From 15-Year-Old Girl

Dov Katz, a senior Oculus employee who was arrested in December after allegedly trying to solicit sex from an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a 15-year-old girl, pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment in the King County Superior Court. Katz is formally charged with “attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor.” Read More >>

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Palmer Watch: Day 27 

It’s been 27 days since Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR and former Facebook golden child, has been seen or heard from publicly. Read More >>

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Is Facebook Making Palmer Luckey Disappear?

Last week in San Jose, California, thousands of mostly youngish white guys attended Oculus VR’s third annual developer’s conference. Over three days in the San Jose Convention Center, attendees milled from one talk to another and hit up parties with open bars and plenty of food. VR demos were on offer in the hallways, and Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech where he talked about the future of virtual reality and demoed Facebook’s social VR app. It was all about what you’d expect, save for one notable absence: Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of Oculus VR, the company that makes the Oculus Rift headset. He was nowhere to be found. Read More >>

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Oculus Lowers Tech Spec Barriers to VR Entry

The maker of the Oculus Rift VR headset has slightly lowered the minimum tech requirements needed to have a PC validated for the VR experience, thanks to a new software technique that lets the machine better fill in skipped frames. Read More >>