Valentina Rybchak Rybchak itibaren Trèves, Fransa
Just how was it possible that Doom, a computer game about mutated humans, gore, and a Big Fucking Gun, would define the pop culture of the 1990s? Enter stage David Kushner's Masters of Doom, a book that fictionalizes the true story of the Two Johns (the tight, algorithm-oriented Carmack and the loose, game design-oriented Romero) on the road to richness, fame, and ultimate collapse. What's so interesting about this? Five ninth the (typical?) American story, with the outcasts getting the one-up against society through hard-work and self-belief, peppered with (typical?) characters such as American McGee, "Burger" Bob, and billion-dollar businessmen. Two ninth of the two guys who started by cheating their bosses, copying others' software, and then creating their own niche in the entertainment industry. One ninth about the company that gets built from scratch and, en-route to glory, dispenses from the services of most of its founders. One ninth of the bit on the growth of the computer entertainment industry. Seasoned with trivia and humor. Served hot by inspired writing. Just too much to palate at five stars, but a must-read nevertheless.