Masters of Doom

Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero.

Author: David Kushner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588362892

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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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 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. “To my taste, the greatest American myth of cosmogenesis features the maladjusted, antisocial, genius teenage boy who, in the insular laboratory of his own bedroom, invents the universe from scratch. Masters of Doom is a particularly inspired rendition. Dave Kushner chronicles the saga of video game virtuosi Carmack and Romero with terrific brio. This is a page-turning, mythopoeic cyber-soap opera about two glamorous geek geniuses—and it should be read while scarfing down pepperoni pizza and swilling Diet Coke, with Queens of the Stone Age cranked up all the way.”—Mark Leyner, author of I Smell Esther Williams

Contemporary Authors

Other reviewers, however, while praising the writing in Masters of Doom, had
questions about its limited scope. Jeff Jensen, for example, writing in
Entertainment Weekly, commented that “Kushner doesn't grill Carmack and
Romero nearly ...

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787667047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

The Black Dogs of Doom

Until the black dogs arrive, spreading discord and ultimately doom But that was many years ago, and Simon and his mother are completely unaware of their links to this far-away time when they come to live with Mrs Chemaly, an elderly lady ...

Author: Anthony Masters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747550815

Category: Children's stories

Page: 259

View: 630

The Ness - 600. A time and place of peace, until the black dogs arrive, spreading discord and ultimately doom. But that is many years ago, and Simon and his mother are unaware of their links to this far away time when they come to live with old Mrs Chemaly and her old, battered book. Ages 10+.

Game Informer Magazine

Masters of Doom by David Kushner Phoenix : The Fall and Rise of Video Games
by Leonard Herman MASTERS OF DOOM HOW TWO GUYS CREATED AN
EMPIRE AND TRANSFORMED POP CULTURE While gaming is generTruth ,
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Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West

SILICON GUNSLINGERS : MASTERS OF DOOM AND “ Two YOUNG MEN WHO
WENT WEST " . Frontier imagery and its attendant ideologies of individualism ,
progress , and conquest are nearly universal in popular histories of the computer
 ...

Author: Reginald Dyck

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 134

In one consequential volume, Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West presents the cross-section of a fast-changing and greatly expanded field. Through interdisciplinary essays, this volume on the post-national West challenges the idea of a unified national story sustained by strategic exclusions. Contributors analyze the economic and environmental exploitation depicted in working-class Western literature, emphasize the transnational by approaching both the North/South and cross-Atlantic axes grapple with the role of Mormons, and dissect the new masculinity of “Silicon Gunslingers.” Each essay successfully and compellingly models a new and fruitful way of engaging the West.

Jacked

He also examines the cultural and political backlash that sent sales soaring, even as it threatened the game's continued existence. This is a pop culture story for the ages.

Author: David Kushner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118197933

Category: Games

Page: 304

View: 378

Inside the making of a videogame that defined a generation: Grand Theft Auto Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial videogame franchises of all time. Since its first release in 1997, GTA has pioneered the use of everything from 3D graphics to the voices of top Hollywood actors and repeatedly transformed the world of gaming. Despite its incredible innovations in the $75 billion game industry, it has also been a lightning rod of debate, spawning accusations of ethnic and sexual discrimination, glamorizing violence, and inciting real-life crimes. Jacked tells the turbulent and mostly unknown story of GTA's wildly ambitious creators, Rockstar Games, the invention and evolution of the franchise, and the cultural and political backlash it has provoked. Explains how British prep school brothers Sam and Dan Houser took their dream of fame, fortune, and the glamor of American pop culture and transformed it into a worldwide videogame blockbuster Written by David Kushner, author of Masters of Doom and a top journalist on gaming, and drawn from over ten years of interviews and research, including firsthand knowledge of Grand Theft Auto's creators and detractors Offers inside details on key episodes in the development of the series, including the financial turmoil of Rockstar games, the infamous "Hot Coffee" sex mini-game incident, and more Whether you love Grand Theft Auto or hate it, or just want to understand the defining entertainment product of a generation, you'll want to read Jacked and get the real story behind this boundary-pushing game.

Id Software Games

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Author: Books, LLC

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781156841952

Category:

Page: 86

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Doom, Heretic, Hexen, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Hexen Ii, Orcs

A for Anonymous

The illustrated, inside story of the legendary hacktivist group's origins and most daring exploits.

Author: David Kushner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1568588771

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 892

The illustrated, inside story of the legendary hacktivist group's origins and most daring exploits. A for Anonymous shows how a leaderless band of volunteers successfully used hacktivism to fight for the underdog, embarrass their rich and powerful targets--from Sony and Paypal to the Church of Scientology and Ferguson Police Department--all in the name of freedom of speech and information. Their exploits blurred the distinction between "online" and "reality," and help shape our contemporary world.


Comics Values Annual 1999

Doom Patrol #90 5.00 [2nd Series] See: DOOM PATROL ... 850.00 4 CI(c),S&K,
MA,A:Knights of the Galaxy, Master of Doom . ... 400.00 13 MA(c),MD,Signboard
in Space 400.00 14 MA,GK(c), Hollywood in Space 400.00 15 MA(c),Doom from
 ...

Author: Alex G. Malloy

Publisher: Antique Trader

ISBN: 9780930625153

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 704

View: 279

Featuring more than 35,000 updated prices, this easy-to-use guide covers all the new titles in the rapidly expanding comics market. 600 illustrations.

Levittown

They laid out the welcome mat, but not to everyone. Levittown had a whites-only policy. This is the story that unfolded in Levittown, PA, one unseasonably hot summer in 1957 on a quiet street called Deepgreen Lane.

Author: David Kushner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719737

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 919

In the decade after World War II, one entrepreneurial family helped thousands of people buy into the American dream of owning a home, not just any home, but a good one, with all the modern conveniences. The Levitts--two brothers, William and Alfred, and their father, Abe--pooled their talents in land use, architecture, and sales to create story book town with affordable little houses. They laid out the welcome mat, but not to everyone. Levittown had a whites-only policy. This is the story that unfolded in Levittown, PA, one unseasonably hot summer in 1957 on a quiet street called Deepgreen Lane. There, a white Jewish Communist family named Wechsler secretly arranged for a black family, the Myers, to buy the little pink house next door. What followed was an explosive summer of violence that would transform their lives, and the nation. It would lead to the downfall of a titan, and the integration of the most famous suburb in the world. It's a story of hope and fear, invention and rebellion, and the power that comes when ordinary people take an extraordinary stand.

King Henry VI

Hume . Come , my masters ; the duchess , I tell you , expects performance of your
promises . ... I have heard her reported to be a woman of an invincible spirit : but
it shall be convenient , master Doom ] Judgment . ? Exorcisms ] The term here ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil

Doctor Doom teams with the Masters of Evil, Magneto, and the Sinister Six to seek out a legendary source of power he plans to use for himself.

Author:

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785138440

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 686

Doctor Doom teams with the Masters of Evil, Magneto, and the Sinister Six to seek out a legendary source of power he plans to use for himself.

Babylon Its Future History and Doom

poem of Saul ; which has bestowed upon us masters of criticism and masters of
style, Arnold and Stanley, and Swinburne; which has given us men of letters, who
have also been prophets in our midst; prophets of plain living and high thinking; ...

Author: Benjamin Wills Newton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page: 642

View: 263


The Masters of Horror for Halloween

To Lucian it appealed with a sense of doom and horror; the black streaks that
crept upon the walls, and the green drift upon the roof, appeared not so much the
work of foul weather and dripping boughs, as the outward signs of evil working
and ...

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1738

View: 118

e-artnow presents to you this unique collection made especially for Halloween with carefully picked out stories from the very masters of the genre: H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Shadow Over Innsmouth Dagon The Dunwich Horror The Picture in the House The Outsider The Silver Key In the Vault The Whisperer in Darkness The Thing on the Doorstep The Shadow out of Time The Colour out of Space The Music of Erich Zann The Haunter of the Dark The Rats in the Walls Pickman's Model From Beyond Herbert West-Reanimator At The Mountains Of Madness Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Pit and the Pendulum The Tell-Tale Heart The Masque of the Red Death The Black Cat The Murders in the Rue Morgue Ambrose Bierce: The Damned Thing An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge The Devil's Dictionary Chickamauga Arthur Machen: The Three Impostors The Hill of Dreams The Terror The Secret Glory The White People The Great God Pan The Inmost Light The Shining Pyramid The Red Hand The Great Return


Doom 3

To have any chance in multiplayer Doom 3 games , you ' ve got to learn how to
move , but more importantly , where and ... include detailed level information ,
and killer strategies from the Doom masters at id Software on their favorite maps .

Author: Bryan Stratton

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780761549796

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 207

View: 786

Welcome to Hell ·Extensive overviews and tips on every weapon and item ·In-depth single-player maps detailing every item, weapon, and enemy location on your route to Hell ·Crucial stats and bios on all characters and enemies ·Comprehensive walkthrough for every level ·Secrets and cheat codes, including storage cabinet combos ·Killer tips and strategies for each multiplayer map ·Thorough Marine basic training that will whip you into shape and make you a master fragger ·Co-op mode tips

Proceedings of the General Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the United States of America at Its Triennial Assembly

Royal and Select Masters. ... it is not for us to hope that we shall escape the
common doom of man , and our bodies must soon crumble into dust . ... M.::I.:
Companion Adolphus Hollub , Past Grand Master of California , died May 25 ,
1890 . M.:.

Author: Freemasons. United States. Royal and Select Masters. General Grand Council

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National Register of Microform Masters

The day of doom . Cambridge ( Mass . ] S . G . and M . J . , 1670 . Readex mp 28
p . ResP m The day of Wigglesworth , Michael , 1631 - 1705 . doom . Cambridge ,
1683 . Readex mp Wiesmann , August , 1834 - 1914 . Studien zur Descendenz ...

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Category: Books on microfilm

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Ten Modern Masters

His father was Ikkemotubbe himself , who had named himself Doom . Sam told
the boy about that - how Ikkemotubbe , old Issetibbeha's sister's son , had run
away to New Orleans in his youth and returned seven years later with a French ...

Author: Robert Gorham Davis

Publisher:

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Category: Short stories

Page: 510

View: 980

Authors include Sherwood Anderson, Mansfield, Hemingway, O'Connor, Conrad, James, Mann, Faulkner, Lawrence, and Welty.