Every Video Game in 'Ready Player One' Explained By Author Ernest Cline | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Ernest Cline, author of the best-selling novel 'Ready Player One,' and one of the screenwriters behind the upcoming film, deep dives into his book and explains the stories behind every video game referenced in 'Ready Player One.' From Yars' Revenge to Asteroids to Quake, Ernest goes into the history of each game and reveals why he included it in the book.

    'Ready Player One' is in theaters now

    Video games featured:

    Dungeons of Daggorath
    Zork
    Pac-Man
    Ms. Pac-Man
    Black Tiger
    Tempest
    Adventure
    Swordquest series
    Joust
    Akalabeth: World of Doom
    Ultima series
    Dig Dug
    Galaga
    EverQuest
    Tennis For Two
    Spacewar!
    The Colossal Cave
    Combat
    Space Invaders
    Star Raiders
    Asteroids
    Centipede
    Battlezone
    Astrosmash
    Defender
    Madness and the Minotaur
    Raaka-tu
    Bedlam
    Pyramid
    Gorf
    Donkey Kong
    Burger Time
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Pitfall
    Starmaster
    Q*bert
    Robotron: 2084
    Yars’ Revenge
    Zaxxon
    Time Pilot
    E.T.
    Contra
    Heavy Barrel
    Kaboom!
    Vigilante
    Crime Fighters
    Golden Axe
    Smash TV
    Street Fighter II
    Quake


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  • SevenDeMagnus

    SevenDeMagnus

     14 days ago

    Hi. How much did he licensed all that games and IP for his novel, though?
    God bless, Proverbs 31

  • Kevin De Bondt

    Kevin De Bondt

     27 days ago

    Should have done like Hobbit and split the book ina Trilogy movie

  • foxylee

    foxylee

     1 months ago

    Missed Conan the Barberian.

  • MadKraut

    MadKraut

     2 months ago +1

    i love how all this doesnt matter in the movie ...

  • David Cope

    David Cope

     2 months ago

    Love the interview.. not a name dropper but played and heard of ALL mentioned above. Love Gorf tho... Richard Garriot is a legend in 8 bit circles.. "Hail Lord British".. lol

  • Quiptipt Nyqtphimq

    Quiptipt Nyqtphimq

     3 months ago

    I had zero respect for Ready Player One the movie until I read the book, I had no idea how bad it could've been. On a percent rating I now have about 3% respect for the RPO movie. As for the book, I hope every copy of it spontaneously combusts and says that they're not feeling good.

  • Mark Doty

    Mark Doty

     3 months ago

    Love his books and the movie. Brings out the game nerd in everyone. I find it funny that he mentions ET. Then there seems to be a pause of what he wants to say.....then moves on. Must have been in his contract with Spielberg to gloss over that debacle.

  • panduh boi

    panduh boi

     3 months ago

    You forgot tracerfrom overwatch

  • Curleyfries

    Curleyfries

     3 months ago

    I noticed 3 battleborn characters, so good for them for remembering battleborn existed

  • Doppelganger Blackscarf

    Doppelganger Blackscarf

     3 months ago

    So in other words Cline is Halliday in an alternative reality or in a parallel universe?)

  • The best player Ernesto

    The best player Ernesto

     4 months ago

    That's may name

  • Darcy Wood

    Darcy Wood

     4 months ago

    I swear there was a Space Quest 2 reference...someones broom or mop floated away in a space bay

  • EpicGamer_GAMING

    EpicGamer_GAMING

     4 months ago

    Theres two others minecraft and skylanders

  • Reaction Start

    Reaction Start

     4 months ago

    And then
    Fortnite

  • Filbert Elfreda W

    Filbert Elfreda W

     4 months ago

    What ? E.T?

  • Ninja jack 64

    Ninja jack 64

     4 months ago

    I guess skylanders isn’t in the movie:/

  • Wendy Hawkins

    Wendy Hawkins

     4 months ago

    I was hoping for tf2

  • Reno Matondang

    Reno Matondang

     4 months ago

    great author u have to make the most complete movie game of century ... greatfull thanks

  • King Kong

    King Kong

     4 months ago

    What an intelligent guy

  • Yuuga Aoyama

    Yuuga Aoyama

     5 months ago

    *ULTRAMAN*