Shack Snack: May 21, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 21, 2014 6:00pm PDT

Kick back and treat yourself to a Shack Snack, a short recap of the day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Zenimax and id Software file lawsuit against Oculus VR

Update: Oculus has responded to today's lawsuit. A statement to Kotaku reads, "The lawsuit filed by ZeniMax has no merit whatsoever. As we have previously said, ZeniMax did not contribute to any Oculus technology. Oculus will defend these claims vigorously."

Original story: Nearly three weeks after accusing Oculus VR and John Carmack of stealing their intellectual property, Zenimax and id Software have formally filed suit against the company in a Texas court.

Steam in-home streaming open to all PC users

Steam's in-home streaming feature has exited beta and is now available to all users. This allows users to remotely install, launch, and play games between two Steam-connected computers on the same home wireless network.

LittleBigPlanet Vita studio announces 'Hunger'

Tarsier Studios, the developer of the Vita version of LittleBigPlanet, has announced its next game: Hunger. The 3D action-adventure game stars a nine-year-old girl named Six (as opposed to a six-year-old girl named Nine) who is kidnapped and forced to work in an underwater resort called the Maw.

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Opinion: YouTube's Twitch acquisition rife with peril and possibilities

Over the weekend, reports began to surface from Variety about how YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, has plans to invest more than $1 billion to acquire the game-streaming service Twitch. The talks are ongoing, and nothing has been formally announced, but already gamers and industry-watchers alike are wondering: what would this mean?

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