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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Kushner Narrator: Wil Wheaton Publisher: Audiobooks.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Viktor | 2/20/2014

    " The story is great, the writing style is journalistic and simple. Just perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kaan AkÅŸit | 2/6/2014

    " A time machine to take you back in time where you remember yourself in 90s playing the legendary games from wizards of video games; Carmack and Romero! A must read if you remember the evolutions of video gamex starting from late 80s... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott Stahl | 1/30/2014

    " This book is really fascinating got someone who grew up on Doom like I did. Five stars is the fanboy in me talking, but if you're an id, Doom, or 90s PC game fan, this is absolutely worth owning for the retrospective eye into the industry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phil Oppenheim | 1/20/2014

    " Kushner's bio of Johns Carmack and Romero was almost entertaining enough to make video games seem interesting. To me it was like reading a really good story about a band I couldn't care less about .... "

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About the Author

David Kushner is an award-winning journalist and author. A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has written for publications including Wired, New York Times Magazine, New York, GQ, and Details. He served as the digital-culture commentator for National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. He has been included in The Best American Crime Reporting and The Best Music Writing and is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.