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'''''Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture''''' is a non-fiction biography written by [[David Kushner]] and published on 2003-05-06. It is about the lives of [[John Romero]] and [[John Carmack]], two game developers who co-founded [[id Software]], and created the video game ''[[Doom]]''. The book describes their lives from childhood into adulthood as they expanded their video game hobby into a career, and into stardom.
 
'''''Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture''''' is a non-fiction biography written by [[David Kushner]] and published on 2003-05-06. It is about the lives of [[John Romero]] and [[John Carmack]], two game developers who co-founded [[id Software]], and created the video game ''[[Doom]]''. The book describes their lives from childhood into adulthood as they expanded their video game hobby into a career, and into stardom.
  
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==Review==
 
==Review==
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
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* The book goes into a lot of detail about the lives of each programmer, where they obtained their skills, the challenges they faced growing up, and their rise to stardom in the video game community.
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* Kushner had direct interviews with both programmers, so a lot of the information is first-hand.
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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* The way the author romanticizes earlier computer platforms, describing them in a not-entirely-accurate way.
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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* Nothing.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

Revision as of 14:11, 11 November 2019

Hardcover, 1st edition.

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture is a non-fiction biography written by David Kushner and published on 2003-05-06. It is about the lives of John Romero and John Carmack, two game developers who co-founded id Software, and created the video game Doom. The book describes their lives from childhood into adulthood as they expanded their video game hobby into a career, and into stardom.

I bought this book as part of a Humblie Indie Bundle for audio books.

Status

I own the audio book read by Wil Wheaton and am currently listening to it.

Review

Good

  • The book goes into a lot of detail about the lives of each programmer, where they obtained their skills, the challenges they faced growing up, and their rise to stardom in the video game community.
  • Kushner had direct interviews with both programmers, so a lot of the information is first-hand.

Bad

  • The way the author romanticizes earlier computer platforms, describing them in a not-entirely-accurate way.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Links

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