I’m sure when you first saw the teaser trailer for Ready Player One, you were geeking out. Right? The cult classic book finally got a movie, a movie that’s shaping up to look simply amazing. But the teaser wasn’t enough and if you were like I was, you wanted more. Well, today, more is what we’re getting.

So, let’s chat about the Oasis, the virtual world where people go to play games. It was a past time and nothing much else. That is until the creator of the magical virtual world, James Halliday, died and left the world with a recording of utmost importance. It is the recording the where mentions that he hid an easter egg in the world. But there’s more – find that easter egg and you’ll also receive his vast fortune, as well as control over the Oasis. This announcement is what turns the past-time into a huge war between corporations and gamers alike. A war thrusts the protagonist, Wade Watts, into the spotlight, regardless if it wants it or not. 

This modern-day Ready Player One movie isn’t without its fanservice either. Full of references from popular pop culture, with appearances from Chun-Li and Ryu (Street Fighter), Tracer (Overwatch), the Delorean (Back to the Future), The Iron Giant (Iron Giant), the RX-78 Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam) and many others. It’s like a dream movie for gamers, geeks and nerds alike. 

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Ready Player One, stars T.J. Miller, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance. Directed by Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One will be released on March 30, 2018.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.