Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Prophets of Doom

Wagner James Au of Salon recently reviewed David Kushner's "Masters of Doom" a biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the fragtastic duo behind id Software. Au's opinion of the book is favorable, but he accuses Kushner of giving the game developers too much credit as pioneers considering Blue Sky Productions' Ultima Underworld beat id to the 3-D punch. Gamespy has three excerpts of the book and an interview with the author. The latest issue of Wired features "Prepare to Meet Thy Doom" a piece by Kushner which focuses on Doom III and Carmack's gift for innovation.