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The Ready Player One tie-in games’ final boss is copyright law

Making a tie-in video game for Ready Player One fans seems like a maddening task.

After all, what does it mean to be a fan of Ready Player One, a piece of pop culture designed as a wrapper for other, often better pop culture? Does it mean being invested in the journey of digital treasure hunter Wade Watts and his effort to protect the virtual reality world known as OASIS? Or is it more about enjoying its mashup of reference points, like DeLoreans, WarGames, and Rush?

If it’s the latter, fans might...

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Published By: theverge.com - Sunday, 11 March