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* DuelingWorks: The novel ''Literature/EscapistDream'' has been compared to this novel in recent time. While the two books are separated roughly 9 years apart, ''Escapist Dream'' was released two years after the more popular ''Ready Player One'' film adaptation. Since then both books have been contrasted side-by-side because they both tackled geek culture and pop culture references, inside a virtual reality world no less. The major difference is that ''Ready Player One'' referenced the 1980s while ''Escapist Dream'' referenced modern 2010s culture.

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* DuelingWorks: The novel ''Literature/EscapistDream'' has been compared to this novel in recent time.times. While the two books are separated roughly 9 years apart, ''Escapist Dream'' was released two years after the more popular ''Ready Player One'' film adaptation. Since then both books have been contrasted side-by-side because they both tackled geek culture and pop culture references, inside a virtual reality world no less. The major difference is that ''Ready Player One'' referenced the 1980s while ''Escapist Dream'' referenced modern 2010s culture.

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* DuelingWorks: The novel ''Literature/EscapistDream'' has been compared to this novel in recent time. While the two books are separated roughly 9 years apart, ''Escapist Dream'' was released two years after the more popular ''Ready Player One'' film adaptation. Since then both books have been contrasted side-by-side because they both tackled geek culture and pop culture references, inside a virtual reality world no less. The major difference is that ''Ready Player One'' referenced the 1980s while ''Escapist Dream'' referenced modern 2010s culture.
** Everything came to a point when one reviewer by the name of Carl Hannigan pointed out that ''Escapist Dream'' was "better than Ready Player One" in his article. For the most part, Ernest Cline's novel seems to have the better writing since it is a traditionally published book compared to its self-published counterpart, but Louis Bulaong's novel is noted to have better likeable characters and references that made sense.


** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate; Cline chose the plate as a reference to the "88 miles per hour" time travel speed, but his detractors often point out the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]

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** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save modifications (save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate; Cline chose the plate as a reference to the "88 miles per hour" time travel speed, but his detractors often point out the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]


** Similarly Wade also boasts that he watched "all" of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', specifically mentioning ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', and ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', but not ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''.

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** Similarly Wade also boasts that he watched "all" of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', specifically mentioning ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', and ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', but not ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''.''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' or ''Series/StarTrekPicard''.


* and now, [[https://store.steampowered.com/app/779650/Ready_Player_One_OASIS_beta/ the OASIS actually exists as a real life VR game]], along with other similar [=VRMMOs=] such as [=VRChat=] and Lavender.

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* ** and now, [[https://store.steampowered.com/app/779650/Ready_Player_One_OASIS_beta/ the OASIS actually exists as a real life VR game]], along with other similar [=VRMMOs=] such as [=VRChat=] and Lavender.


* and now, [[https://store.steampowered.com/app/779650/Ready_Player_One_OASIS_beta/ the OASIS actually exists as a real life VR game]]

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* and now, [[https://store.steampowered.com/app/779650/Ready_Player_One_OASIS_beta/ the OASIS actually exists as a real life VR game]]game]], along with other similar [=VRMMOs=] such as [=VRChat=] and Lavender.

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* and now, [[https://store.steampowered.com/app/779650/Ready_Player_One_OASIS_beta/ the OASIS actually exists as a real life VR game]]


** Wade claims to have watched ALL the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, "the original and the prequels". No reference is made to the Sequel Trilogy (''Film/TheForceAwakens'', ''Film/TheLastJedi'', ''Film/StarWars9''), the Anthology Series (''Film/RogueOne'', ''Film/{{Solo}}'', etc) nor any of the animated series (''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', etc).

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** Wade claims to have watched ALL the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, "the original and the prequels". No reference is made to the Sequel Trilogy (''Film/TheForceAwakens'', ''Film/TheLastJedi'', ''Film/StarWars9''), ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker''), the Anthology Series (''Film/RogueOne'', ''Film/{{Solo}}'', etc) nor any of the animated series (''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', etc).


* AuthorExistenceFailure: In the Japanese dub, this was the final voice acting work Tetsuo Goto (as James Halliday) did before dying at November 2018.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: In the Japanese dub, this was the final voice acting work Tetsuo Goto (as James Halliday) did before dying at November 2018.


** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate; Cline chose the plate as a reference to the "88 miles per hour" time travel speed, but his [[HateDumb detractors]] often point out the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]

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** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate; Cline chose the plate as a reference to the "88 miles per hour" time travel speed, but his [[HateDumb detractors]] detractors often point out the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Even though the story is set several decades in the future, the plot is so heavily dependent on Pop Culture of the past (both InUniverse and within the real-world timeframe of when the book was published), that this trope has come into effect as several long-running franchises and fandoms have continued past the point of the book's publication. Among the references that are already dated as of 2018:
** Wade claims to have watched ALL the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, "the original and the prequels". No reference is made to the Sequel Trilogy (''Film/TheForceAwakens'', ''Film/TheLastJedi'', ''Film/StarWars9''), the Anthology Series (''Film/RogueOne'', ''Film/{{Solo}}'', etc) nor any of the animated series (''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', etc).
** Similarly Wade also boasts that he watched "all" of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', specifically mentioning ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', and ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', but not ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''.
** It is noted that a PosthumousCharacter had set the world record by playing a perfect game of VideoGame/PacMan in "just under four hours". Less than a year after the book was published, the world record was actually set at 3 hours, 33 minutes[[https://kotaku.com/5875131/you-cannot-top-the-new-pac-man-world-record]].


* BigNameFan: Creator/TerryBrooks, Creator/CharlaineHarris, Creator/PatrickRothfuss, [[Literature/{{Robopocalypse}} Daniel H. Wilson]], Creator/JohnScalzi, Creator/JamesSwallow and [[Literature/TheWardstoneChronicles Joseph Delaney]] have all given the book their recommendation.

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Creator/TerryBrooks, Creator/CharlaineHarris, Creator/PatrickRothfuss, [[Literature/{{Robopocalypse}} Daniel H. Wilson]], Creator/JohnScalzi, Creator/JamesSwallow and [[Literature/TheWardstoneChronicles Joseph Delaney]] have all given the book their recommendation.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzzzQPsehwU As revealed in this video]], Creator/WhoopiGoldberg and the late Creator/RobinWilliams are also fans of the book.


** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate; Cline chose the plate as a reference to the "88 miles per hour" time travel speed, but his detractors often point out the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]

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** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate; Cline chose the plate as a reference to the "88 miles per hour" time travel speed, but his detractors [[HateDumb detractors]] often point out the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]


** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate due to the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]

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** Invoked with Wade's [=DeLorean=]: Cline purchased one in real life with the proceeds from Ready Player One, complete with all of Wade's modifications(save the [[{{Intangibility}} oscillation]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension overthruster]] of course; ThisIsReality). Many of his critics obsess over the "Ecto-88" VanityLicensePlate due VanityLicensePlate; Cline chose the plate as a reference to the "88 miles per hour" time travel speed, but his detractors often point out the UnfortunateImplications of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_(number)#In_white_nationalism number 88.]]

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