The Resource Masters of Doom : how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture, David Kushner, (electronic resource)

Masters of Doom : how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture, David Kushner, (electronic resource)

Label
Masters of Doom : how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
Title
Masters of Doom
Title remainder
how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
Statement of responsibility
David Kushner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Action
digitized
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kushner, David
Dewey number
  • 794.8/092/2
  • B
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
GV1469.15
LC item number
.K87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Reading level
8.1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romero, John
  • Carmack, John
  • Carmack, John
  • Romero, John
  • Computer games
  • Computer games
  • Computer programmers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • GAMES
  • Computer games
  • Computer games
  • Computer programmers
  • Computerspelen
  • United States
Label
Masters of Doom : how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture, David Kushner, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the two Johns -- Rock star -- Rocket scientist -- Dangerous Dave in copyright infringement -- Pizza money -- More fun than real life -- Green and pissed -- Spear of destiny -- Summon the demons -- Coolest game -- Doom generation -- Quakes -- Judgment day -- Deathmatch -- Silicon Alamo -- Straight out of Doom -- Persistent worlds
Control code
ocn300763016
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 335 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588363466
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00164994
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
31CF14AB-2CCC-4B31-B258-A150836BAB29
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o300763016
  • (OCoLC)300763016
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Masters of Doom : how two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture, David Kushner, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the two Johns -- Rock star -- Rocket scientist -- Dangerous Dave in copyright infringement -- Pizza money -- More fun than real life -- Green and pissed -- Spear of destiny -- Summon the demons -- Coolest game -- Doom generation -- Quakes -- Judgment day -- Deathmatch -- Silicon Alamo -- Straight out of Doom -- Persistent worlds
Control code
ocn300763016
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 335 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588363466
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00164994
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
31CF14AB-2CCC-4B31-B258-A150836BAB29
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o300763016
  • (OCoLC)300763016
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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