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CCBC - Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner

Post by Calebjross » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:06 am

Share your thoughts about the Cartridge Club Book Club book for June/July 2018 Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Cre ... 0812972155

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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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Post by Pam » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:51 pm

Nice choice! I just picked it up and will be reading and commenting along.

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Re: CCBC - Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner

Post by Calebjross » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:59 pm

TIL that John Cormack went to high school (Shawnee Mission) about 20 minutes from where I live. Neat.

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Re: CCBC - Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner

Post by Round2Gaming » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:40 pm

Calebjross wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:59 pm
TIL that John Cormack went to high school (Shawnee Mission) about 20 minutes from where I live. Neat.
Haha, that's awesome. I really enjoyed this one, and will gladly read through it again. Also, the audio-book is pretty well done if that's more your fancy.

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Re: CCBC - Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner

Post by MightyQDawg » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:51 pm

I read this one a few years ago. Good choice for CCBC. Enjoy!

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Post by Pam » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:54 pm

I'm about a quarter of the way through this now and I'm really liking it. It's interesting to read about people who really love their work. I've never experienced that, work is always something I've done for money, just hoping that the actual job is something I can stand. It also sounds exhausting though, having that much passion that you can work on something without sleep, food or bathing.

The Apple II is something I know nothing about, so now that the book has reached the Commander Keen/shareware part of history I'm relating to it much more.

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Re: CCBC - Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner

Post by Pam » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:06 pm

Still making my way through this. One part that has stood out to me is the description of the D&D game. As soon as I heard their party (and company) was made up of 4 fighters and thief, I knew trouble was coming.

Also I'm getting a bit tired with the players in this. They're all kinda dicks.

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