Category Archives: Lawsuits

VR Cast: Is Oculus a Hardware Manufacturer or a Research Company?


Oculus has spent a lot of time in the headlines over the past few months. A high profile lawsuit, a steadily changing corporate structure that prioritizes its parent company (Facebook) and tracking issues that still need to be completely fixed make it clear that one of the world’s most important VR companies is in something

VR Cast: State of the Industry – Are 6.3 Million Headsets Enough?


When it comes to consumer electronics, content is king. This is true for virtual reality as well and this year is shaping up to be the biggest year ever for amazing VR experiences. Last year, however, was the year of VR hardware. The working estimate is that 6.3 million VR headsets in total shipped in 2016.

Facebook CEO Asks for Investor Patience on VR, ‘it’s not going to be really profitable for us for quite a while’


Ever since Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus in 2014, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has poised the move as a strategic bet on a technology that would eventually change the way we communicate. In the company’s most recent earnings call, Zuckerberg asked for “the patience of the investor community” as he reminded them about his belief in Oculus as a

Community Download: Was Constellation Tracking a Long-Term Mistake for Oculus?


The Oculus Rift is having problems…again. The issue is not on the operations side with shipping woes or on the marketing side with price complaints. This time the problem is actually within the product itself. The Rift is having trouble tracking some users in 3D space. For a VR company like Oculus, this problem is a

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. GAP’s augmented reality dressing room, ZeniMax wins Oculus lawsuit, VR porn has a super creepy head camera, NYU combines VR and dance, the investment and funding wrapup, and much more… You can enjoy the full audio recording below:

Small Mistakes Led to a $500 Million Verdict Against Oculus


Mistakes in doing everyday business led to a $ 500 million verdict against Facebook’s Oculus division in a legal battle with ZeniMax. ZeniMax sued Oculus, Facebook, and well-known virtual reality leaders John Carmack and Palmer Luckey for misappropriating trade secrets after Carmack left ZeniMax’s id Software and went to work at Oculus. The case has