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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wunderkind PR sent me an advance reader copy (at no cost to me, full disclosure) of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. I enjoyed his movie Fanboys, and started to read it as soon as possible. I’m very happy they sent it to me, RP1 is a book full of nerdy goodness.

Story

From the synopsis on ReadyPlayerOne.com

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.

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Video Gamers: Where the Rubber Meets the Road?

It first came to me on SyFy Blaster: That Jerk who raged at you on the road today was probably a gamer. Fox News trumpeted,  “Study Says Video Gamers Make Dangerous Drivers.” MSNBC came up with, “No, Driving Games do not Make you Better Drivers.” I was intrigued, and so I ferreted out the original press release at Continental Tires.  Here are just a few highlights:

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Game Based On Tiger Eye By Marjorie M. Liu

Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu Book Cover

Tiger Eye Crosses Over To PC

Paranormal romance has gained a solid foothold in the world of books and TV. I know a few people who are fans of the stuff and chances are you know someone like that yourself. That’s why I decided to share with you a few tidbits from a press release I received.

New gaming company, PassionFruit Games, launches with first of its kind romance casual game based on bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu’s Tiger Eye novel.”

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