In this episode of Gweek our special guest is Ready Player One author Ernest Cline. He breaks the news that the print editions of his novel contain an easter egg. The first person to solve the easter egg puzzles will win a fully restored DeLorean car! (see Ernie's announcement video, above) Also, the paperback edition of Ready Player One is out today, with a very cool cover image of the stacked trailer park that the young hero of the novel, Wade Watts, lives in. (See my review of Ready Player One here, and my video interview with Ernie here.)
My co-hosts for episode 54 are:
Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at Cruftbox, and Glenn Fleishman, a long-time tech reporter, a hacky perl programmer, and one of the writers of the Economist’s Babbage blog on technology and culture.
Here are a few of the things we talked about in this episode:
ooVoo multi platform video chat system.
Real money trading in Diablo 3
Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse. Described as "Post Secret meets World War Z"
The Breach, by Patrick Lee. "Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door."
Irredeemable: Volume 1. "What if the world's greatest hero decided to become the world's greatest villain?"
Tron: Uprising animated series.
SpeedUp Player Pro. An iOS app that speeds up podcasts.
Finally, a fan letter to Gweek! This is from Shaun Newman:
I'm a long time listener to Gweek and can't wait to get it in my pocketcast app every week. you guys help me discover so much cool stuff. I love the format and it is always great when you get guests to join in, hearing them talk about their choices for pop culture gaming etc. Tells me a whole lot more about them than an interview (though you do interview well :0) ). It's always fun to listen to you guys — it's like sitting in a room with a group of friends just chatting about tons of cool stuff all the time. Awesome!