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Title Masters of Doom [electronic resource] : how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture / David Kushner.
Author Kushner, David, 1968-
Publication New York : Random House, [2003]
Copyright date ©2003
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 335 pages)
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-304) and index.
Contents Introduction: the two Johns -- Rock star -- Rocket scientist -- Dangerous Dave in copyright infringement -- Pizza money -- More fun than real life -- Green and pissed -- Spear of destiny -- Summon the demons -- Coolest game -- Doom generation -- Quakes -- Judgment day -- Deathmatch -- Silicon Alamo -- Straight out of Doom -- Persistent worlds.
Summary 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 co-create the most notoriously successful game franchises in history-Doom and Quake-until the games they made tore them apart. Americans spend more money on video games than on movie tickets. Masters of Doom is the first book to chronicle this industry's greatest story, written by one of the medium's leading observers. David Kushner takes readers inside the rags-to-riches adventure of two rebellious entrepreneurs who came of age to shape a generation. The vivid portrait reveals why their games are so violent and why their immersion in their brilliantly designed fantasy worlds offered them solace. And it shows how they channeled their fury and imagination into products that are a formative influence on our culture, from MTV to the Internet to Columbine. 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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Romero, John, 1967-
Carmack, John.
Computer games -- History.
Computer games -- Programming -- History.
Computer programmers -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General.
GAMES / Board.
Carmack, John. (OCoLC)fst00480825
Romero, John, 1967- (OCoLC)fst00480824
Computer games. (OCoLC)fst00872108
Computer games -- Programming. (OCoLC)fst00872114
Computer programmers. (OCoLC)fst00872382
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Kushner, David, 1968- Masters of Doom. 1st ed. New York : Random House, ©2003 0375505245 9780375505249 (DLC) 2002026598 (OCoLC)50129329
ISBN 9781588362896 (electronic bk.)
1588362892 (electronic bk.)

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