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Masters of Doom

How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

By David Kushner

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| Paperback | 9780812972153

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Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anythi Continue

Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history—Doom and Quake— until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry—a powerful and compassionate account of what it's like to be young, driven, and wildly creative.

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    Tanta nostalgia...

    Per i bei tempi andati

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    Definitely an interesting read, though the author tries often too hard to make people into character (if you live among geeks and coders the depiction of Carmack does not look as special as the book wants you to believe) and a some details about non- ...(continue)

    Definitely an interesting read, though the author tries often too hard to make people into character (if you live among geeks and coders the depiction of Carmack does not look as special as the book wants you to believe) and a some details about non-video gaming do not always feel accurate (for example the status of Call of Cthulhu in the pen-and-paper RPG world).
    Still very interesting and, as anything featuring the history of Daikatana, a near mandatory lesson in the dos and donts of game development.

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    Silverdrake said on Jun 14, 2010 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 368 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0812972155
  • ISBN-13: 9780812972153
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Publish date: 2004-05-11
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 851 mm x 1,315 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Others
  • In other languages: other languages Libri Italiani
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