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Zuckerberg testified in court today for the ZeniMax/Oculus trial

By David Craddock, Jan 17, 2017 2:43pm PST

Facebook CEO: 'Like most people in the court, I've never even heard of ZeniMax before.'

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"You hope they lose because you hate them. But zenimax had no interest in developing VR, and if ..."

- jayacheess see all 14 comments

Oculus calls ZeniMax lawsuit 'wasteful,' claims ZeniMax lacked the 'vision' to build Rift

By David Craddock, Jan 10, 2017 2:38pm PST

Executives from Oculus say they're 'eager to present their case in court.'

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"This is something I try to grapple with. What is a person with "Vision" worth these days? ..."

- Landrosradick see all 4 comments

Brendan Iribe Steps Down as Oculus CEO to Lead PC VR Group

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 13, 2016 11:40am PST

Iribe desires to be more involved in creating new products.

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"lol dude's been completely silent. As much as he talked before all that, you know he must be ..."

- A10Pilot see all 6 comments

Prototype of future Oculus Touch controller lets you feel heat from campfires, chill from ice

By David Craddock, Dec 12, 2016 3:34pm PST

Feeling real sensations could be the next step for a future revision of the Oculus Touch controller.

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"I can't wait for the egg sack feature that accurately mimics spider egg sacs exploding up my arms "

- Milleh see all 12 comments

The Game Awards 2016 will livestream on Twitter, Facebook, VR, and much more

By Daniel Perez, Nov 02, 2016 9:30am PDT

You really have no reason not to watch The Game Awards considering how many platforms the show will be streamed on.

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Facebook wants to get more involved in eSports

By David Craddock, Nov 01, 2016 2:29pm PDT

Amazon, ESPN, and others paved a path that Facebook wants to follow.

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Facebook appoints Rachel Rubin Franklin, former producer on The Sims 4, as head of social VR

By David Craddock, Oct 13, 2016 1:04pm PDT

Franklin worked at EA as a vice president before taking the wheel on Sims 4.

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Facebook is teaming up with Unity to build a gaming platform for PC

By David Craddock, Aug 18, 2016 2:34pm PDT

With more casual users playing games on mobile devices instead of Facebook, the social media giant may be looking to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Steam.

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"I am going to skip any PC game that forces Facebook integration or DRM."

- TheEmissary see all 9 comments

Blizzard to integrate Facebook login and social functions into PC games

By David Craddock, Jun 06, 2016 7:00am PDT

Popular games from World of WarCraft to Overwatch will be able to more easily share and browse social content.

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"I can't begin to imagine how much money Facebook threw at Blizzard to go with Facebook instead ..."

- Entity see all 15 comments

Stuff That Sucks: Oculus and HTC VR Launch

By Shack Staff, Apr 21, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Stuff That Sucks returns after some delays due to component shortages.

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"https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/92324/Shacknews-images/IMG_0203.JPG (shrug) "

- pixelat3d see all 11 comments

Oculus addresses Facebook privacy concerns

By David Craddock, Apr 06, 2016 2:15pm PDT

The VR company promises it doesn't share customer info, but may consider doing so down the road.

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"Suddenly the extra money for the Vive seems like it might be worth it. Does anyone know if the ..."

- kwperley see all 18 comments

Facebook outlines advancements in 360 video for Gear VR

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2016 3:55pm PST

Facebook and Oculus are continue aiming for a greater social experience in virtual reality, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussing some of the advancements that are set to hit Samsung's Gear VR soon.

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"You would need some omni-directional camera kind of like what the google vans use but in ..."

- TheEmissary see all 4 comments

2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.

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"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

- xneenmark see all 7 comments

2014 in Review: Technology

By Daniel Perez, Dec 26, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories in tech.

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"I just got paid usd6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that's cool, my ..."

- xneenmark see all 10 comments

John Carmack expresses optimism and concern over Facebook/Oculus deal

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2014 1:30pm PDT

John Carmack has spoken out about Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR, expressing confidence in the social media giant, while also expressing concern that tech startups will now enter the field with the goal of acquisition over innovation.

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"There is an article on Oculus and John Carmack in the latest Time magazine. That was a weird ..."

- MaxPete82 see all 19 comments