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John Carmack Is Building a Virtual Reality Headset 118

An anonymous reader writes "John Carmack, co-founder of id Software, is using his spare time to develop a modern virtual reality headset. After purchasing such a device last year, Carmack became frustrated with how slowly the technology has progressed over the past twenty years. So, he decided to push it forward himself. PCGamer reports that he's been showing off his prototype behind closed doors at E3 this year, and has an interview with him about the problems with VR and the technical challenges he needs to overcome. They even get a look at the prototype itself, which is currently held together with duct tape."
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John Carmack Is Building a Virtual Reality Headset

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  • After RAGE (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 06, 2012 @04:06PM (#40236603)

    I'd like to urge Mr. Carmack to consider releasing games that aren't crap, with bits of the map locked via code distributed with the disc to a single purchase.

    I'd also like to commend him for releasing his previous engines under the GPL and being an all round cool dude otherwise. id's attitude with RAGE was such a contrast.

  • My role model. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by pieisgood ( 841871 ) on Wednesday June 06, 2012 @04:07PM (#40236621) Journal

    Seriously, every time I hear what Carmack is up to Im never disappointed. I hope to emulate his productivity one day. Also with respect to VR, I wish him luck. VR has always been a bitch and I doubt it'll be easy. Though he could potentially push id toward devqeloping VR for the military and thus keeping id above water.

Think of it! With VLSI we can pack 100 ENIACs in 1 sq. cm.!