Masters Of Doom

from the chip-on-your-shoulder dept

Salon is running an interesting

review of a new book about id Software called Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture . The review is more interesting than your average book review, because it’s not really a review at all. It’s a chance for the writer to completely trash the story in the book saying that it’s misleading and full of lies about what’s happened in the gaming industry. I, honestly, don’t know enough about the personalities involved, and everything in the Salon article could be true – but it certainly reads like it’s written by someone with a very large chip on their shoulder about id.

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Anonymous Coward says:


I just finished my copy of the book over the weekend, and while I agree with most of the things the author of the article says, he is very obviously biased. He has taken some of the quotes from the book out of context, i.e. when Romero didn’t want the ability to move the dead bodies of nazis, the author conveniently forgot to mention that he was the one who had come up with the idea in the first place.

Although there wasn’t much innovation within Id concerning gameplay, that doesn’t mean everyone in Id didn’t want innovation. Most everyone was getting very tired of doing the same old games over and over, but Carmack liked the FPS genre because it was the most testing on hardware, therefore the most fun for him to create engines with.

I would say more, but I’ve got to go…

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