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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2010

    Masters of Doom tells the interesting and not-well-known story of Id Software, in probably the most amazing way ever.

    Doom is my favorite game of all time. No question. Quake is no far behind. So naturally, I wanted to learn about their creators, Carmack and Romero.
    Masters of Doom is the very best source for any information about Id Software and its games, so I very much enjoyed it. Even though is it sort of a biography, it seems like a novel, and is very interesting. I loved how the author gave detailed summaries of the two John's lives, from childhood till Romero left Id. It was a non-stop adventure, and I loved every bit of it. It has influenced me to take up programming. Anyone interested in Doom, Quake, Commander Keen, John Carmack, or John Romero, should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    Couldn't put it down

    This was a great book. I picked it up in the store and couldn't put it down till I was done. A must buy if you have ever played any of id's games or for any pc gamer. It was a thrill thinking about some of the old games that were mentioned recognising them as stuff I had played at that time. And finding out about what went on behind the scenes was thrilling

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

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    An Inside Look at the Beginning of the PC Gaming Industry

    For anyone who ever played DOOM, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Half-Life, Unreal, Shadow Warrior, Dark Forces, this book must be a part of your collection. David Kushner takes readers on a tour of the beginning of the PC gaming industry itself, parting the curtain on the lives of the 'Two Johns,' Carmack and Romero. Learn what made these guys tick, relive the glory days of Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D. Take a trip down memory lane; you will not regret it.

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