Virtual reality
ZeniMax Media announced today that they have reached an agreement in the recent legal battle between themselves and Facebook over the use of various VR technologies that ZeniMax says they created. To catch you up to speed, this legal began back in 2014 when ZeniMax first sued Oculus VR and Palmer Luckey.

Then it was said that John Carmack's hard drive had proof Oculus lied in their lawsuit with ZeniMax. Then Mark Zuckerberg got involved. Then in early 2017, a jury gave half a billion dollars to ZeniMax in their lawsuit against Oculus. Then ZeniMax asked the court to halt the sale of the Oculus Rift. Then John Carmack sued ZeniMax for $22 million. Then ZeniMax sued Samsung over their use of the Oculus tech in their Gear VR.

The only thing omitted in all of this is the fact that the initial $500 million (plus additional compensation) was reduced to $250M in a District Court. It was after this that an appeal was made to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The appeal was pending when the settlement was reached with Facebook.

How much was the settlement for? It's confidential.
Robert Altman, ZeniMax’s Chairman and CEO, made the following statement regarding the resolution of the case: “We are pleased that a settlement has been reached and are fully satisfied by the outcome. While we dislike litigation, we will always vigorously defend against any infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property by third parties.”

Three years and we get left in the dark on what should be (I assume) the final settlement amount. Oof.