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John Carmack

You know, as I read through Masters of Doom, I always thought that John Carmack came off as kind of a douche. It wasn’t until about halfway through the book that I started understanding that he really knew what he was doing, more so than any of the others on his team. Yeah, he came across as a jerk through a lot of the book, and it is hard to know anything about him on a personal level no matter how much material I read about the guy.

One thing, though, the dude never seems to BS his way through anything.
Just check out this interview with Stephen Totilo of Kotaku: Here.

Commends Epic and Valve for being great developers, but has no problem with being a smaller company. In fact, he was the guy who tried to keep it that way. All while Romero founded Ion Storm. And we all know that story…

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ZeniMax Acquires id Software

Bethesda Softworks’ parent company ZeniMax Media recently announced that is has acquired game developer id Software.

Carmack is still in charge of id, according to ZeniMax, who says there will be, “”No changes will be made in the operations of id Software in the development of its games.”

Read the story here: Shacknews

Read a followup from Kotaku on just why id sold to ZeniMax.  This Kotaku followup is a great read.  Then again, would you expect anything less from Stephen Totilo?