Masters Of Doom

Autore: David Kushner
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 9781588362896
Grandezza: 10,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7134
Scaricare Leggi Online

“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. Masters of Doom is 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.” —Mark Leyner, author of I Smell Esther Williams 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Masters Of Doom

Autore: David Kushner
Editore: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812972155
Grandezza: 35,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4674
Scaricare Leggi Online

Presents a dual biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the creators of the video games Doom and Quake, assessing the impact of their creation on American pop culture and revealing how their success eventually destroyed their relationship.

Masters Of Doom

Autore: David Kushner
Editore: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812972155
Grandezza: 63,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4188
Scaricare Leggi Online

Presents a dual biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the creators of the video games Doom and Quake, assessing the impact of their creation on American pop culture and revealing how their success eventually destroyed their relationship.

Rise Of The Dungeon Master

Autore: David Kushner
Editore: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568585608
Grandezza: 67,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5259
Scaricare Leggi Online

Rise of the Dungeon Master tells, in graphic form, the story of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, one of the most influential games ever made. Like the game itself, the narrative casts the reader into the adventure from a first person point of view, taking on the roles of the different characters in the story. Gygax was the son of immigrants who grew up in Lake Geneva, WI, in the 1950s. An imaginative misfit, he escaped into a virtual world based on science fiction novels, military history and strategic games like chess. In the mid-1970s, he co-created the wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons game. Starting out in the basement of his home, he was soon struggling to keep up with the demand. Gygax was a purist, in the sense that he was adamant that players use their imaginations and that the rules of the game remain flexible. A creative mind with no real knowledge of business, he made some strategic errors and had a falling out with the game's co-creator, his close friend and partner, David Arneson. By the late 1970s the game had become so popular among kids that parents started to worry -- so much so that a mom's group was formed to alert parents to the dangers of role play and fantasy. The backlash only fueled the fires of the young fans who continued to play the game, escaping into imaginary worlds. Before long, D&D conventions were set up around the country and the game inspired everything from movies to the first video games. With D&D, Gygax created the kind of role playing fantasy that would fuel the multibillion dollar video game industry, and become a foundation of contemporary geek culture.

Jacked The Unauthorized Behind The Scenes Story Of Grand Theft Auto

Autore: David Kushner
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007434871
Grandezza: 38,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6682
Scaricare Leggi Online

The behind the scenes story of the world’s most notorious and controversial video games company - Rockstar Games.

Sneeze Of The Octo Schnozz A Branches Book The Notebook Of Doom 11

Autore: Troy Cummings
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338034502
Grandezza: 75,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4349
Scaricare Leggi Online

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Everything stinks! Alexander, Rip, and Nikki aren't in the same class anymore. The monster notebook is missing. And a HONKing monster is sliming Stermont! Plus, actual smelly stuff is going missing all over town. Could all of these stinky things be connected? The S.S.M.P. will have to sniff out their latest monster!

Lego Ninjago 8 Destiny Of Doom

Autore: Greg Farshtey
Editore: Papercutz
ISBN: 1597079081
Grandezza: 23,47 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1618
Scaricare Leggi Online

The Masters of Spinjitzu must save the world, and they can't do it without help from their good friend . . . Lord Garmadon?! After Jay, Cole, Zane, and Kai defeated Lord Garmadon once and for all, the skeletal baddie actually joined the good guys! Garmadon and his son Lloyd are reunited, and the new powerful team, led by Sensei Wu, is totally unstoppable . . . unless they have to face one of their own. Before Garmadon turned, he had placed terrible doomsday devices all over Ninjago, timed to activate in the event of his defeat. Now he must lead the ninjas in a quest around the world to battle these maniacal menaces, and hope that their first mission together isn't their last! The blockbuster graphic novel best-seller continues in this thrilling tale of endings and new beginnings!

The Master Of Doom

Autore: Mark Millar
Editore: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN: 9780785133704
Grandezza: 63,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7687
Scaricare Leggi Online

There is doom... and then there is the Master of Doom! "Can't you hear him crossing the stars? His footsteps getting closer and closer? He has such plans for humankind. An appetitie for death that chills even my black heart... Nine weeks, my dear Richards..." Are you ready to meet the Master of Doom?" - from back cover.

I Smell Esther Williams

Autore: Mark Leyner
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0679750452
Grandezza: 10,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8916
Scaricare Leggi Online

A community theater's production of Special Yearnings triggers a string of underground nuclear explosions from St. Louis to Worcester, Massachusetts. A man frantically swats at the blaze that his girlfriend has ignited in his trousers, while her family tries to figure out whether his agonized sign language means "Under the Volcano" or "No Time for Sergeants." Charo, Marianne Faithfull, and Napoleon's sister swap glittering witticisms and pornographic come-ons with languid aesthetes and unhinged suburbanites. Such scenarios are just par for the course in this gloriously disorienting volume by Mark Leyner, author of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and Et Tu, Babe, and a writer who plays the English language the way Jimi Hendrix played the guitar: at blinding speed, dangerous volume, and with a perfect mixture of lyricism and sheer menace.

Jonny Magic And The Card Shark Kids

Autore: David Kushner
Editore: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812974387
Grandezza: 41,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5793
Scaricare Leggi Online

Describes how a group of young "nerds," led by underdog hero Jon Finkel, a.k.a. Jonny Magic, used the techniques they learned from fantasy games to conquer underground poker clubs, online casinos, card counting, blackjack, and the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Reprint.