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Ready Player One

Postby The TJT » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:42 pm

Just finished the science fiction novel by Ernest Cline called Ready Player One (2011)

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Awesome!

Perfect mix of fictional virtual reality of the future and 80s pop culture. Especially for people who loved 80's video games. I almost pissed in my pants when they mentioned "Ladyhawke", "The Legend", "Astrosmash" (Mattel Intellivision game, I actually owned this title) and "Discs of Tron" inside a couple minute stretch.

The film Wargames (probably my all-time favourite) was an essential plot device in it. As were some 80's arcade and console games. 70's, 80s music and RPG also played a big role... as I assume most people here are into that kind of "retro" stuff - this book is for you. Us. A must read for every retro gamer.

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Hell, it almost had too much name dropping in it. I recommend the audio book version, read by Will Wheaton (ensign Wesley Crusher) who did an excellent job! You can find the torrent here:
http://torrentz.eu/bc4985484be4b220f9e0 ... c587452f3a
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Re: Ready Player One

Postby tar » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:14 am

sounds a little like R.L. Stine's Goosebumps! :wink: not really
is that Matthew Broderick ?
sounds like a cool movie
tjt wrote:people who loved 80's video games

I think about one of the two arcades I visited in '87 at kings island amusement park - 2 karnov machines , Victory road, 3 Eliminator , multiple versions of stuff like
section z , commando , a whole row of pinballs Black knight , black hole , Joust , zenon , Tron?
but anyway... May 31st 2014
I went to the movies at the mall recently and saw Godzilla with 3d glasses
first time I went there in 15 years for Jurrassic park 2 ( of course)
and after wards I just about peed my pants
when I saw

Wikipedia wrote

Pac-Man's Arcade Party (30th Anniversary machine for Pac-Man)

Released in 2010, this was made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man and goes by the name Pac-Man's Arcade Party (not to be confused with the party video game Pac-Man Party). This edition includes Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Xevious, Mappy, Rally-X, Galaxian, Bosconian, Rolling Thunder, Dragon Spirit, Galaga '88, and Pac-Mania. There is a version of the machine made for homes that also includes Ms. Pac-Man. All of the games in this collection also appear in Namco Museum 50th Anniversary for home consoles and PC, but the machine doesn't include Sky Kid or Pole Position I and II.


I played dragon spirit and got 37,000 at stage 2
the arcade stick was super stiff and could hardly manuvuer it.
it cost 50 cents
also played Terminator 3 with my older brother
that game is real loud and scared all the people around us off!
it is sorta like A Call of Duty
I hate those games but oh well,
you never know til you try it.
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