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the early 1990s, the video game industry had its first superstar, John Romero. Geoff Keighley writes about video games. Mr. He had long hair that he'd Puma Fenty Creepers Maroon keep in a pony tail. He'd drive the Ferrari. He'd, you know, have the hot girlfriends. SYDELL: John Romero's star ascended at Id Software, where he helped create Doom. Doom made video game history. It popularized the first person shooter, that is, a game where the player actually views the virtual world through the eyes of the character who's shooting. Mr.
people played Doom, and it spawned a line of sequels and imitators. Romero became a media darling. Mr. KEIGHLEY: Romero really loved the spotlight, and I think the media ate it up because he was willing to do interviews. He was willing to talk about his lifestyle. SYDELL: Romero made the list of Entertainment Weekly's 100 most important people in entertainment. Time magazine anointed him the Quentin Tarantino of the game industry.
really cool stuff for people to play and just games that we really want to play ourselves, you know, just the ultimate games that we want to do. SYDELL: But Romero began to have creative differences with his partners at Id, so he left and leveraged his name for millions of dollars in capital to found his own company in 1996, which he called Ion Storm. His new business was more like his Ferrari than the scrappy start up Id had been. Pam Wolford was hired to run the human resource department. Ms. PAM WOLFORD (Former Ion Storm Employee): We were in the penthouse suite at Chase Tower in downtown Dallas, and they spent $2 million on the build out and we had a movie .