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Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
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David Kushner

David Kushner



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What's In the Case You Ask? "Doom"

6 years ago at Oct 21 22:11
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From humble beginnings then the big times with id Software, you are taken through it all. You are amazed these guys and yet at the same time are disturbed by them. Nobody ever said that the world of game development would be a pretty one and this book gives vivid detail about it. Grueling 18 hour days staring at a computer screen are just the start of it.

Sadly, much to my surprise... read more
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Manufacturer: Random House
Release date: 1 May 2003
ISBN-10 : 0375505245 | ISBN-13: 9780375505249
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Books (that should be) Converted to Film (10 books items)

"If the over hyped The Social Network can receive all of this goddamned critical acclaim what can't us gamers get our film? Lets get this film made? I am sure that Diet Coke would love all of the free advertising. (Read the book and you will get the joke.) "


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"John Carmack and John Romero are pioneers and damn good ones at that. The brains behind two of the most successful FPS franchises in video gaming history (Doom and Quake)are actually in real life quite the assholes. The pair constantly bitch about not having enough Diet Dr. Pepper and people having to much fun while working?! Nevertheless genius in the industry. Oh, Shit Moment: Romero decides to split ties with Carmack and launches Ion Storm. Purchasing an amazing office in Dallas, Texas, and "


Mr. Lays posted a review 6 years ago

What's In the Case You Ask? "Doom"

“From humble beginnings then the big times with id Software, you are taken through it all. You are amazed these guys and yet at the same time are disturbed by them. Nobody ever said that the world of game development would be a pretty one and this book gives vivid detail about it. Grueling 18 hour days staring at a computer screen are just the start of it.

Sadly, much to my surprise there are just as much egos as the movie or music industry. Maybe I should not be that surprised about it. I mean who would not want to have millions of admirers across the world groveling at your feet and marveling at your genius. I mean come on these guys even coined there phrase “Death Match”.

John Carmack and John Romero have forever changed the world of video gaming. To the way bu” read more