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    DescriptionMasters of Doom is the true inside story of the Lennon and McCartney of the video game industry: John Carmack and John Romero. Together they created an empire, ruled a multibillion-dollar industry, and provoked a national controversy. They lived a unique American dream, escaping their broken homes to co-create the most innovative and notoriously successful video games in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. David Kushner has been covering the video game industry for ten years and knows all the angles. Even those with no interest in video games will be fascinated by this vastly entertaining tale of friendship, betrayal and the genesis of a multibillion-dollar popular art form.


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    Title
    Masters of Doom
    Subtitle
    How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Kushner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780749924898
    ISBN 10: 0749924896
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    BIC subject category V2: KNDH, BGB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BIC subject category V2: UDX
    LC classification: GV1469.3
    BISAC V2.8: GAM013000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 794.8092273
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: KND, UDX, DNBB
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    PIATKUS BOOKS
    Publication date
    27 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Kushner has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone (where he writes a digital music column) and Spin (where he is a contributing editor). He has also worked as a senior producer for the music website SonicNet.
    Review quote
    Masters of Doom is an impressive and adroit social history. New York Times Book Review Hot book! The Behind the Music - like story of video gaming's Nineties bad boys...a tale of guts, geeks and their 140mpd-clocking Ferraris - as well as the backlash against gaming after Columbine. Rolling Stone