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chainreader has commented on (2) products.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

chainreader, January 10, 2013

This book was the most fun that I have had in a long time. Full of 80's trivia, movies and music. When the creator of a virtual world dies he leaves his fortune to whomever can win the game he created. It involves playing video games from the 80's, being Matthew Broderick in one of his movies and Rush's 2112. It is an exciting romp through a virtual world with enough of yesterday's context to be fun. I loved it and enjoyed it as much as I did playing Centipede while listening to the best of the 80's.
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

chainreader, January 3, 2013

I haven’t had this much fun reading a book in a long time. There were constant references to music, movies and video games that I remember from the 80′s. I spent much of my time while reading this either smiling or laughing.
Video game magnate James Halliday, obsessed with the 80′s dies and leaves his fortune to the gamer who can conquer the game. Set in our future most people spend most of their time in a virtual world called OASIS, everyone has an avatar that may or may not look like their real life personage. Parzival, Aech, Art3mis and a few others are some that go after the prize battling against a corporation which is as evil as many corporations now. The riddles and clues are grounded in 1980′s movies, music, MMO’s, video games and role playing games.
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