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Masters Of Doom

Author : David Kushner
ISBN : 1588362892
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fantastic Four

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ISBN : 0785129677
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Fantastic Four #562-569"--P. [2] of cover.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Contemporary Authors

Author : Thomson Gale
ISBN : 0787667048
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
Category: Literary Criticism

Master Of The Dead Harbinger Of Doom Volume 8

Author : Glenn G. Thater
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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Vampires. Zombies. Wendigo. There’s a million books about them, and of similar paranormal, undead creatures. Sparkly cutesy ones. Vicious evil ones. Heroic ones. Impossible to kill ones. Slow and fast ones. Some books even purport to tell you of their origins. Well, they’re all bunk and bother, as Ob would say. Nothing but humbug. This eighth volume of the Harbinger of Doom saga is different. It reveals the truth about those creatures. About where they really came from. About the terrible threat they posed and may still pose today. And about the brave folk of days long past that stopped them from overrunning the world. BOOKS BY GLENN G. THATER THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM THE FALLEN ANGLE KNIGHT ETERNAL DWELLERS OF THE DEEP BLOOD, FIRE, AND THORN GODS OF THE SWORD THE SHAMBLING DEAD MASTER OF THE DEAD SHADOW OF DOOM VOLUME 10+ (forthcoming) HARBINGER OF DOOM (Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume) THE HERO AND THE FIEND (A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) THE GATEWAY (A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim) THE DEMON KING OF BERGHER (A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) Keywords: free, fantasy, horror, sword and sorcery, norse myths and legends, free epic fantasy, fiction, books, best, top novels, top series, book bundle, book set, free metaphysical & visionary, dark fantasy, gods, demons, wizards, adult fantasy, best novels, best books, best series, google books, fantasy bundle, free horror, free thriller, free action & adventure, cheap books, ebooks, teen ebooks, free myths & legends, norse & Viking, urban fantasy, paranormal, sword & sorcery, norse, epic, epic fantasy, glenn g. thater, free epic fantasy, free, free book, free ebook, free fantasy, fiction books, best novels, top novels, best series, free metaphysical & visionary, dark fantasy, gods, demons, wizards, top novels, free horror, free thriller, free action & adventure, action, adventure, teen ebooks, free myths & legends, free norse, free viking, urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy, free sword & sorcery, best books, google play, science fiction, speculative fiction, trilogy. Similar to books by or about: George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, Steven Erikson, Michael Moorcock, David Eddings, Glen Cook, Joe Abercrombie, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, H.P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, Conan, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, Marion Zimmer Bradley, R. Scott Bakker, Robert Jordan, Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, Stephen Donaldson. Sword & sorcery fantasy Myths viking celtic free dark urban historical adventure genre fiction men's sea bundle series boxed humor mystery thriller suspense greek magic armor collections sagas juvenile angels demons dragons elf ghost god vampire witch pirates horror romance Arthurian coming of age visionary norse superhero zombies paranormal dystopian action teen medieval general best top author bella forest; fiction; fantasy book; game of thrones; science fiction; mystery; fantasy; george r.r. martin; a shade of vampire; harry potter; stephen king; dungeons and dragons; horror books; game of thrones' books; fantasy books; vampire; fiction books; dragons; paranormal; brandon sanderson; zombie; wheel of time; lord of the rings; j.k. rowling; bella forrest; diana gabaldon; jack thorne; john tiffany; jeff wheeler; george r.r. martin; d.k. holmberg; charlene hartnady; charlie n. holmberg; shannon mayer; patricia briggs; k.f. breene; g.l. breedon; neil gaiman; emma l. adams; jasmine walt; brandon sanderson; jaymin eve; black crouch; bernhard hennen; james sullivan; jonathan moeller; melissa f. olson; terry brooks; linsey hall; j.r. rain; dima zales; james maxwell; rebecca hamilton; jim butcher; j.r.r. tolkien; tim pratt; robert jordan;
Category: Fiction

Doom Striders

Author : Bastion Press
ISBN : 1592630146
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Wordplay And The Discourse Of Video Games

Author : Christopher A. Paul
ISBN : 9781136343056
Genre : Social Science
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In this timely new book, Christopher Paul analyzes how the words we use to talk about video games and the structures that are produced within games shape a particular way of gaming by focusing on how games create meaning, lead to identification and division, persuade, and circulate ideas. Paul examines the broader social discourse about gaming, including: the way players are socialized into games; the impact of the lingering association of video games as kid's toys; the dynamics within specific games (including Grand Theft Auto and EA Sports Games); and the ways in which players participate in shaping the discourse of games, demonstrated through examples like the reward system of World of Warcraft and the development of theorycraft. Overall, this book illustrates how video games are shaped by words, design and play; all of which are negotiated, ongoing practices among the designers, players, and society that construct the discourse of video games.
Category: Social Science

The Time Masters Jon Kirk Of Ares

Author : Gary Lovisi
ISBN : 9781479428335
Genre : Fiction
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A Scientific Romance inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter series and set upon the faraway planet of Ares, The Time Masters is the fifth volume in this great new series of sword-and-planet adventures!
Category: Fiction

Superheroes And Philosophy

Author : Thomas V. Morris
ISBN : 9780812695731
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A thought-provoking collection of essays explores the philosophical side of the comic book world, collecting the contributions of sixteen philosophers on a variety of subjects, including evil, justice, metaphysics, and the limits of violence. Original.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Shambling Dead Harbinger Of Doom Volume 7

Author : Glenn G. Thater
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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Do zombies scare the stuffing out of you? I’m not talking the slow ones that mindlessly stumble around moaning and tripping over their own feet. Those are easy enough to avoid if you keep alert and don’t let them swarm you. I’m talking fast zombies. Ones that will run you down, tear you pieces, and eat you for supper. Ones that keep coming no matter what damage you do to them. Did any such creatures ever exist, except in people’s imaginations? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. This seventh volume of the Harbinger of Doom saga reveals the truth about them. Their origin. And the terrible threat that they pose. BOOKS BY GLENN G. THATER THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM THE FALLEN ANGLE KNIGHT ETERNAL DWELLERS OF THE DEEP BLOOD, FIRE, AND THORN GODS OF THE SWORD THE SHAMBLING DEAD MASTER OF THE DEAD VOLUME 9+ (forthcoming) HARBINGER OF DOOM (Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume) THE HERO AND THE FIEND (A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) THE GATEWAY (A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim) THE DEMON KING OF BERGHER (A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)
Category: Fiction