Rairly has a book about video games been available.
Here is one that just showed up on BookShare.
Masters of Doom
How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
by David Kushner
"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. Mastersof Doomis 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. " --MarkLeyner, author ofI
Smell Esther Williams Masters of Doomis 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 Doomis 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.
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