Friday, March 16, 2012

Ready Player One

So i just finished this book for my "Writing as a Critic" class. It's called "Ready Player One" and it takes place in a not-too-distant future where the energy crisis has really burned the planet out and everyone avoids reality by escaping into a MMORPG virtual reality world called the OASIS.

The book is a really awesome read, especially for pop culture buffs and video game geeks. The coolest part of the world? Video game programmers and designers are considered celebrities of the highest caliber. I definitely recommend it. They've already bought the movie rights!

1 comment:

arturo said...

If you have not seen David Cronenberg's Existenz make sure to check it out. Here is a summary of the plot:
In the near-future, organic virtual reality game consoles known as "game pods" have replaced electronic ones. The pods are attached to "bio-ports", outlets inserted at players' spines, through umbilical cords. Two game companies, Antenna Research and Cortical Systematics, compete against each other. In addition, a group of "realists" fights both companies to prevent the "deforming" of reality.
That should get you going uh?