John Carmack

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CES conference attendees try out  Oculus VR headsets: Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus gave it a head start in the  virtual reality market that is  forecast to exceed $84 billion in sales in 2020. Photograph: Bloomberg

Virtual reality headset maker Oculus used stolen computer code a US court has heard, as a jury awarded $500 million (€460 million) to ZeniMax Media. F(...)

Mark Zuckerberg with an Oculus Rift virtual reality  headset: Facebook is accused of buying Oculus  with “full awareness” that the  know-how behind it was misappropriated from another company. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Facebook bet early on virtual reality, buying Oculus VR 2½ years ago to get its groundbreaking headset. Now it’s fighting claims that the Oculus Rift(...)

Brenda Romero: “A factor in Silicon valley is that we have is rightful paranoia,” Brenda says. “If you show your game idea, your game idea could get stolen . . . that has happened to John twice in Silicon Valley.”

John Romero looks like a combination of biker and roadie in a metal band. He has long hair, a black T-shirt and jeans with patches on them. His wife B(...)

Adrian Carmack (left) with John Romero at the five star Heritage Golf & Spa resort in Killenard, Co Laois.

Adrian Carmack, a co-founder of the firm that created ground-breaking game franchises Doom and Quake, is the new owner of the five-star Heritage Go(...)