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John D. Carmack      

Chief Technology Officer, Oculus VR

John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American game programmer, founder of Armadillo Aerospace, and a co-founder and former technical director of id Software.

With more than two decades after revolutionizing the video game industry by creating iconic titles like "Wolfenstein 3-D" and "Doom," Carmack again got the attention of game enthusiasts in 2012. But that's not to say they all bought into his eccentric new vision: a virtual reality headset he literally cobbled together with duct tape and began showing off at E3.

Soon the world came around. He joined emerging VR leader Oculus in 2013, and Facebook bought the company for $2 billion in 2014. Today he is the driving technical force for a product expected to propel an entire industry forward when it launches in early 2016. "Every new platform starts with the familiar creative modes awkwardly pushed onto it. Only once a basic level of confidence is gained can the new aspects of the platform really start to come into their own. Next year will be 'year one' of consumer VR, and we won't be through the awkward phase yet," Carmack tells Adweek. "We probably have a decade of solid improvements to look forward to as the technology and content co-evolve before we start looking at it as a mature field."

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“Doom,” 3D graphics pioneer John Carmack joins Oculus — Tech ...

John Carmack will join virtual reality headset company Oculus as CTO, Oculus ... Carmack is considered one of the founders of 3D graphics and served as lead ...

Q&A: Doom's Creator Looks Back on 20 Years of Demonic Mayhem ...

John Carmack: That definition of the genre, about what people expect in it, ... Historically, 3-D graphics were being done at the time for simulation-type games,  ...

Doom's John Carmack Leaves id Software To Focus On The Oculus ...

Video game legend John Carmack has left id Gaming, a company that he helped to ... work with three-dimensional graphics, and building games that changed the landscape of gaming. ... with genre-defining blockbusters like Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and QUAKE, id has ... You'd Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users.

Who Made That First-Person-Shooter Game? - NYTimes.com

“It was like playing with dolls,” says the video-game designer and 3-D graphics creator John Carmack, thinking back to the computer entertainments before Call  ...

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