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Shawn Zipay
01-18-2017, 06:42 PM
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"We are highly confident that Oculus products are built on Oculus technology. The idea that Oculus products are based on someone elseís technology is just wrong." - Mark Zuckerberg testifying in court.

Facebook's very own Mark Zuckerberg gave his testimony this Tuesday in the legal battle between Oculus VR and ZeniMax. If you need a refresher (http://totalgamingnetwork.com/content.php?1054-ZeniMax-Claims-John-Carmack-and-Others-Stole-Virtual-Reality-Technologies-for-Oculus-VR) (2 (http://totalgamingnetwork.com/content.php?1160-ZeniMax-Suing-Oculus-VR-and-Oculus-Founder-Palmer-Luckey), 3 (http://totalgamingnetwork.com/content.php?5381-Zenimax-Directly-Accuses-John-Carmack-of-Theft-Claims-Palmer-Luckey-Lied), 4 (http://totalgamingnetwork.com/content.php?5946-John-Carmack-s-Hard-Drive-May-Have-Proof-Oculus-Lied-in-Lawsuit-Case-with-Zenimax)) I suggest you check out those previous threads. Zuckerberg claims that no theft happened from ZeniMax. In fact, Zuckerberg claims to have never heard of ZeniMax before.


"It is pretty common when you announce a big deal or do something that all kinds of people just kind of come out of the woodwork and claim that they just own some portion of the deal. Like most people in the court, Iíve never even heard of ZeniMax before."

A lawyer for ZeniMax used their questioning time to suggest that Facebook rushed through their initial review of Oculus before deciding to purchase the virtual reality company. In response to a line of questions from Facebook's lawyers, Zuckerberg said that the company spends "weeks, months, or even years thinking about the issues that lead it to make acquisitions." However, he also goes on to say that he believes that negotiating deals quickly is important in an industry full of competitors looking to do the same.

(via NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/technology/mark-zuckerberg-oculus-trial-virtual-reality-facebook.html))

cikame
01-19-2017, 07:34 PM
Considering the development of the Oculus Rift had almost nothing to do with Zuckerberg or Facebook, it seems odd he'd jump to their defense... other than because he now owns it, however i do not believe for a second that he's never heard of ZeniMax, but that's neither here nor there, the theft in question would have occured before the aquisition.

Shawn Zipay
01-19-2017, 08:56 PM
Considering the development of the Oculus Rift had almost nothing to do with Zuckerberg or Facebook, it seems odd he'd jump to their defense... other than because he now owns it, however i do not believe for a second that he's never heard of ZeniMax, but that's neither here nor there, the theft in question would have occured before the aquisition.

Doesn't matter, if Facebook loses this, they are going to be paying out the ass. Of course Zuckerberg is going to defend the shit out of his $2 billion acquisition, right or wrong.

cikame
01-20-2017, 12:43 PM
I'm not sure you could come up with a number that would hurt him or his businesses.