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ORGANIZER'S PICK: Masters of Doom by David Kushner

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  • BOOK INFORMATION

    Date:
    Wednesday, June 21, 2016
    Location: Berkeley
    Title: Masters of Doom by David Kushner
    Genre: Nonfiction – Biography/Video Games
    Year of Publication: 2003
    Approximate Page Count: 300 pages
    Summary: Video games have been a rapidly evolving form of entertainment since the 1970s, while, in some cases, also generating concerns about their portrayal of violence, particularly since the early 1990s. One of the most groundbreaking games ushered in the new era of explicit video game violence while launching a whole new gaming genre: the 1993 first-person shooter game Doom. Masters of Doom tells the story of John Carmack and John Romero, the creators of Doom whose intense rebellious pioneering spirit led to great success as well as notoriety. The book covers the Two Johns’ turbulent childhoods, early computer game successes, the explosive public reaction to Doom, the national controversy over video game violence, and the rift that grew between Carmack and Romero. This is a story about achieving the American Dream, as well as friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry—a powerful and compassionate account of what it’s like to be young, driven, and wildly creative.
    Suggested by: Anthony

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    MEETING FORMAT

    Anthony will present additional author biographical info and facts of interest about the book, then lead the discussion (with questions, if needed).

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