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http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/05/oculus-not-a-single-line-of-zenimax-code-in-any-oculus-products/
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Oculus today responded pretty forcefully to allegations that John Carmack, the creator of Doom, violated his non-disclosure agreement with ZeniMax when he joined Oculus shortly before the company was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. According to Oculus “there is not a line of ZeniMax code or any of its technology in any Oculus products.”
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We are disappointed but not surprised by Zenimax's actions and we will prove that all of its claims are false. In the meantime, we would like to clarify a few key points:

1. There is not a line of Zenimax code or any of its technology in any Oculus products.

2. John Carmack did not take any intellectual property from Zenimax.

3. Zenimax has misstated the purposes and language of the Zenimax non-disclosure agreement that Palmer Luckey signed.

4. A key reason that John permanently left Zenimax in August of 2013 was that Zenimax prevented John from working on VR, and stopped investing in VR games across the company.

5. Zenimax canceled VR support for Doom 3 BFG when Oculus refused Zenimax's demands for a non-dilutable equity stake in Oculus. 5

6. Zenimax did not pursue claims against Oculus for IP or technology, Zenimax has never contributed any IP or technology to Oculus, and only after the Facebook deal was announced has Zenimax now made these claims through its lawyers.
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Oculus is the new drama queen of vaporware.
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In this case I hope Facebook/Carmack opens a counter lawsuit.

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Sigh. So predictable.

This is the one time, I'm actually rooting for FB.

Skwisgaar Skwigelf, in reference to Zenimax, “Go homes, takes a shower, and wash the shames off of you because you suck.” /Skwisgaar Skwigelf
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This is the one time, I'm actually rooting for FB.
 

 

Those were my thoughts exactly. I hope its the first and last too :D

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Oculus is the new drama queen of vaporware.

Vaporware? People already have the Oculus. Do you even know what vaporware means?
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Vaporware? People already have the Oculus. Do you even know what vaporware means?

It could mean any software that never sees publication, or it could be a general statement for any product that never leaves concept stage.
Oculus is still in concept stage.

But I'm with you on this one that using vaporware to describe Oculus at this point is odd as it has enormous backing now.
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Vaporware? People already have the Oculus. Do you even know what vaporware means?

You beat me to this, It can't be Vaporware if I can buy one.
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Oculus is the new drama queen of vaporware.

What? I don't believe you know what "vaporware" is.
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