It's fun to reminisce about how the Internet was in the 90s. Remember shareware? LAN parties? Will Wheaton bang up job.
I'm not a gamer, but I found listening to the history of gaming fascinating and Will does an excellent job narrating. Simply a very, very good listen.
excellent story. as someone who devoured Doom, Quake, and all first person shooters since, it gives a fascinating insight into the birth of a genre. the audio book has excellent narration which is as important as the story. third time I've read it. recommended.
I say dead because it is no longer capable of existing in its natural environment. I am refering to of course the rise and insurgence 90s computer gaming. A time of unexplored possibility and near no holds or restrictions. of course this allowed a lot of really bad games to be published but it also allowed the innovative development of 3D space in games. And even the invension of seemless progression allowing games like mario or metroid to be invented. I use this word invented because in order for these things to be possible these programmers not only had to push the boundaries of game structure. they had to redesign the way games were played and absorbed... I will refrain from typing a full length review here and just tell you to read the book
Love of Games
The story is about the birth of something great from something small and the inevitable story of how things always change. All the participants are important and equally interesting.
Very much so. The Narration was spot on for me.
All good things come form those who have passion.
I cannot explain just how enjoyable this was. To listen to the history of ID software and it's founders was so very interesting.If you have read "Ready Player One", you will like this. Core elements of that book are clearly derived form this history.
Excellent documentary humanizing what is today a "big biz", and shedding some layman light on video game creation. Would recommend to a friend
I really enjoyed hearing about the crazy process and long nights that went into the games and the programing breakthroughs that had to be made for the games to possible.
I was always much more into strategy and role playing games than shooters as a kid, but the descriptions of the games still brought back some great thoughts and memories.
The Steve Jobs biography. They're both biographies of people who came up in the computer business world and discuss the relationships made and broken as well as the business mistakes made during the process. Both books also have characters that can be a bit icy.
Got really tired of the narrators "We're not worthy" voice.I wish there was a new afterword to this book that discusses where both John's are at now. I thought the ending was the weakest part to this book where it sort of just drifts off with a not so compelling rocket story.
I have been a fan of the Doom franchise since Wolfenstein on the 486.
The author brought life and energy to the story. After I finished the book I felt like i was part of the journey. It totally absorbed me; this book may be a niche?
I have tried to convince my friends to read it, and have failed. If you are reading this review then you accidentally came across it, or you were after feedback regarding the book. if it is the later then purchasing this book should be a 'no brainer'.