Book: Masters of Doom by David Kushner
Wow! What an exciting story going through a real bit of video game history. Doom is just a bit before my time, and I didn’t realise the groundbreaking technology that ‘id software’ was responsable for. I have fond memories of playing ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ as a kid, but reading this book has given me a greater appreciation for the significance these games have in history.
This book is coming up to being a few decades old, and makes reference about John Carracks wish for a ‘metaverse’. A project he started when working on the Oculus. In fact, that Carmack sold Oculus to Facebook is puzzling to me when reading this book and seeing the way his character is described. Facebook seems to stand for everything Carmack was against.
A must read for anyone into game development/history.