Ready Player One takes place in the near future. Earth has been mostly destroyed by various things and basically corporations rule. But there’s one safe-haven: The Oasis. Oasis is a virtual reality game that ultimately became a place where people lived out their whole lives. In game currency is worth more than real countries, and you can do everything from shop to go to school in it. Anything you could previously do in the real world, plus more is available in the Oasis, which is free to use. When the creator of The Oasis dies, he leaves a video will behind that is automatically sent to all players. This 80′s obsessed, Steve Jobs-esque character says that he has hidden an easter egg in the game and the first person to find it gets control over the company, his own personal fortune, and everything that comes with it. So now people known as “gunters” spend their time analyzing every detail of his life and searching the game and 80′s pop culture to find clues to where the keys and gates may be. And after 5 years of no progress, Wade Watts, a teenager and our hero finds the first puzzle.
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