Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Once again Will Wheaton knocks it out of the park as narrator.
Kushner does a great job telling the story of The Johns who created Doom. I was just a kid when those games were coming out and while my dad didn’t mind us playing Castle Wolfenstein and Doom, my mom wasn’t cool with it. So most of this was on my periphery and it was great to read the history of how transformative this game was and what a genius Carmack was with his engine work. I wish the book was an update version that covered the VR work Carmack has done recently – it ties in perfectly with the threat Kushner was pushing about VR and Snow Crash and how Doom was the first step in that direction.
Anyway, this book is a great history of how The Johns changed video games with awesome narration.