Ok, I am WAAAAY behind with reading this book than a good portion of the world so this post is for those of you who have not read "Ready Player One" yet.
I am a tech nerd and hearing about the Oculus Rift when it first hit Kickstarter made my heart flutter. I am a graphics designer by trade, but now want to apply my knowledge towards VR development. THATS WHAT OCULUS DID TO ME. It literally is making me consider a career change, a life change if you will. Whats that have to do with this book you might ask? Well, like many of you I started reading every single damn thing Palmer Luckey wrote or acknowledged like haptic technology, DIY HMDs, and books. "Ready Player One" has been brought up a ton of times in interviews from Palmer and has also been considered "Required Reading" for Oculus VR employees. So I said, hell, why not....I knew nothing about this book and to be quite frank, I really dont read much beyond technical books and even that has turned into google searches over the years.
I am here to tell you, drop the $10 bucks or so and get this flippin' book. Your VR love will be overflowing. You'll be caught up in with such great characters that work together, Goonies style. Bite your nails with suspense from an evil corporate entity named Sorrento. You'll feel like your 13 again, falling in love with the cute girl in school. Twists and turns and best of all ITS AN EASY FREAKING READ! I would love to say that I got through "Lord of the Rings", but that would be a complete lie as I stopped after the first few chapters. It's too BIG for me. "Ready Player One" is that nice mix of smart and entertaining. Refreshing. So much in fact its almost 1am, I got work in 6 hours and I am nerding out HARD on this forum. It lifted my spirits and really is making me put the elbow grease in my development. The VR revolution can't happen fast enough!
Quit staring at shipping dates. I implore you to read this book and when your done.....Do your best not to think this:
The High-Five of OVR
Parzival = Palmer Luckey
Art3mis = Cybereality
Aech = Nate Mitchell (Sorry Nate! - Focus on the avatar!)
Daito= Brendon Iribe
Shoto = Michael Antonov
-: MorbidDonkey :-
LOGISTICS - Oculus Prototype 1