Ready Player One - A Must-Read for Any Gamer/Geek/Nerd!

Just finished the book, can’t recommend it enough. Particularly if your a Generation X/Yer…it is full of late-70s/80s trivia and cultural references. Makes gamers–most of whom closet away their guilty RPG/gaming/sci fi pleasures from the public–seem cool! Two thumbs way up!

http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/030788743X

Jason

Thank you very much for this recommendation, it was a great read.

OASIS reminded me of what the press expected from Second Life a couple years ago.

And I wish zettabyte drives would already be a reality :mrgreen:

I guess it’s time to read the book again: Ernest Cline hid an Easter Egg inside the printed versions and the prize is a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor.

jbrown and Philipp, you’re both ACE
I finished the book yesterday and it was amazing. There’s even a Ghostbusters reference on the first page. I really hope they do a good job with the film version.

The only thing I never really connected with was all the Manga stuff. I recognised it but it didn’t interest me that much. All the retro gaming stuff was amazing though. Loved it. Cheers guys.

Just finished, and yes, FABULOUS.

Damn, you are fast!

AWESOME BOOK

didnt know half of the things thou…
but now i know what to look for^^

I friigin loved that book- I even got my mom to read it, because she was big on Godzilla and Megaman when she was little. She loved it too!

And so it begins!.. :mrgreen:

Just got around to reading this. Picked it up at a used book store for a buck a while back (since it included a dollar bill that someone had used as a bookmark, this seemed like a pretty decent deal), but left it languishing on the shelves. So much to read, so little time …

Should have done so sooner - this was pretty fun. You think I’d enjoy a book about a guy with “a lifelong obsession for the 1980s” essentially acting as a worldwide DM, that even includes a character called Aech?

Mmm … could be.

Looks like Spielberg will be running the show. We definitely should go see this one.

So which demented Gen X fantasy is crazier, Ready Player One or being a hero and saving the world from a terrifying global epidemic by staying at home reading, listening to some tunes, watching movies and playing games solo?

Tough call. I need some informed opinions here.

Hehe, good one!

I also considered the idea of dropping here a Sherlock Holmes/Poirot fantasy (solve crimes from your armchair only by using the theater of mind) reference, but it wouldn’t fit as well as Ready Player One - these detectives always gather everybody into one room first (not good for avoiding infections)