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Oculus VR Plans Three-Week Game Jam to Make Virtual-Reality Games

Oculus VR, maker of the unreleased but much anticipated virtual-reality gaming headset Oculus Rift, said today that a three-week “VR Jam” in August would award cash prizes to Rift developers. The event, a spin on typically much shorter “game jam” events, is the result of a partnership between Oculus and the independent games festival IndieCade. Twenty finalists will win at least $500, with two grand-prize winners scoring $10,000 cash, plus a pass to IndieCade in Los Angeles this October and a visit to Oculus VR’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work