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Ready Player One - 17/2/2012 11:01:32 AM   
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After hearing Major Nelson and the crew discuss Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, I thought I'd give it a go and it's awesome.

Anyone else read it? If not, it's basically about the hunt for an Easter Egg (not an actual easter egg, a gaming easter egg) in a real life simulation program that dominates the world in 2041.



PS I know this is Joypad and not Bookworm but it's a very gaming related book so I thought I'd share it with people that don't frequent that part of the forum.

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RE: Ready Player One - 17/2/2012 12:21:26 PM   
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Just ordered it, cheers for the tip.

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RE: Ready Player One - 19/2/2012 11:30:14 PM   
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Going slightly off topic here, and this is a result of a comment made in the ME3 thread, but does anyone read spin-off novels of games? As much as I love certain franchises, I've never had the desire to. I mean, it's a book, not a video game, so why would I bother?

Which is not to say I don't read at, all, I just find the thought of video game based novels a bit too repellent.

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RE: Ready Player One - 20/2/2012 1:04:05 AM   
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Read a few Halo books. Finished Ghosts of Onyx yesterday, was pretty good.

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RE: Ready Player One - 20/2/2012 7:40:58 AM   
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I read all the Resident Evil novels as a teen. I enjoyed them!

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RE: Ready Player One - 20/2/2012 8:22:08 AM   
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I loved Ready Player One too. I was worried that the nostalgia aspect might be too American biased to fully appreciate, but that doesn't stop you enjoying the whole concept. I've heard rumours of a film version but not really sure how that'd work...

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RE: Ready Player One - 20/2/2012 8:49:49 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: juanvasquez

Going slightly off topic here, and this is a result of a comment made in the ME3 thread, but does anyone read spin-off novels of games? As much as I love certain franchises, I've never had the desire to. I mean, it's a book, not a video game, so why would I bother?

Which is not to say I don't read at, all, I just find the thought of video game based novels a bit too repellent.


I've read all the Halo ones (which vary in quality, depending on author IMO) and an Assassins Creed book (which was pretty shit really).

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RE: Ready Player One - 20/2/2012 10:54:48 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Xanxiani

I loved Ready Player One too. I was worried that the nostalgia aspect might be too American biased to fully appreciate, but that doesn't stop you enjoying the whole concept. I've heard rumours of a film version but not really sure how that'd work...


Yeah apparently Warner Brothers own the movie rights but would've thought copyright would place a huge issue on filming.



As for other books, I've read the first Halo book and have the 2nd and 3rd ready to read after my current book. I also have the LA Noire collection on my Kindle waiting for me.

Might rename this thread to the gaming related books thread if it'll warrant a topic of discussion?

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RE: Ready Player One - 20/2/2012 1:16:57 PM   
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Never heard of the book but I just read the first few pages on Amazon.
I was gripped! I've just ordered it!

Cheers for the tip

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RE: Ready Player One - 6/3/2012 12:29:12 PM   
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Bought Ready Player One and am hooked from the prologue.

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RE: Ready Player One - 6/3/2012 12:36:09 PM   
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Sounds interesting, I shall give it a look.

Teers for the chip.

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RE: Ready Player One - 6/3/2012 12:38:03 PM   
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Might see if I can get this for the Kindle.

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RE: Ready Player One - 6/3/2012 12:48:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: juanvasquez

Going slightly off topic here, and this is a result of a comment made in the ME3 thread, but does anyone read spin-off novels of games? As much as I love certain franchises, I've never had the desire to. I mean, it's a book, not a video game, so why would I bother?

Which is not to say I don't read at, all, I just find the thought of video game based novels a bit too repellent.


Read "The Russian" from Battlefield3 game... amazing book and totally better than playing the game lol.

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RE: Ready Player One - 9/3/2012 1:14:43 PM   
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Read the gears books between Gears 2 and 3. Completley changed gears 3 for me as i actually knew the Characeters. Highly recommended

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RE: Ready Player One - 19/4/2012 11:40:46 AM   
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On a book/game related subject, Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre is releasing a trilogy of books that will have accompanying FPS games released shortly after.

Personally I'm a big fan of his books so my interest is peaked but I'm not sure how this will pan out. I have no doubt the books will be good, he's a self-confessed gamer and has dropped a few gaming easter eggs in his other books to know that he likes his FPS games (notably Half-Life) but will the games hold up?

http://www.redbedlam.com/2012/04/christopher-brookmyres-bedlam-trilogy-novels-fps-games/

Anyone else give a fuck?

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RE: Ready Player One - 3/1/2013 9:18:39 AM   
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Just finished Ready Player One. Was bought for me as a Xmas gift and I thought I'd seen someone mention it here somewhere.

Anyway, great book, a real page turner. Can see how a movie would work though, it would require a lot of licenses and without them it just wouldnt be the same.

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RE: Ready Player One - 6/1/2013 6:19:49 PM   
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I read The Dark Wheel, and... uh... that's about it.

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