Book Review: Masters of Doom

Let me start by saying, no, this is not a new book. It was published in 2003. If you haven't heard of it and grew up playing video games in he 80's then you should read this book. That being said, I am currently listening to it on my phone from This book tells the rue life story of ID Software, it's founders John D. Camack, John Romero and their influence on the video game industry. A lot of what is in the early parts of the book, feels like it is describing myself and my friends at the time. Unfortunately, I didn't go on to revolutionize what video were and what they are today. These two guys did.  After all, they did create Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake and single handedly, created the whole FPS (first person shooter) genre.

And as an added bonus, if you listen to the version of the book, you will hear the book read by Wil Wheaton of Star Trek fame.