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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald