Ready Player One Database


 

 You could say this is Anorak’s Database.

I know the last column or 2 have gone out of the margins, but until I figure out a different way to set this up, it is the best I can do for now.

December 2017 I am currently rereading the book so I may be able to figure out a different way of setting this up. I may re-write the whole table in word and then I can just add it to Evernote and include the link for what does NOT fit in the margins or maybe I will do sections.

Anoraks Almanac  play the stacks game

 

Games
Movies/Tv
Music
 Miscellany
Info/notes
LEGEND    ^=Cartoon  *=Saturday morning  ‘cartoon’    += text adventure game   @=RPG   
Akalabeth
Superfriends ^
Police
Peter Jackson
Director
Joust  (1982)
Wargames
Journey
Terry Gilliam
Dig Dug
Real Genius
R.E.M
James Cameron
Dodge
Tron
The Clash
Stanley Kubrick
Raaka-tu +
Riptide #
(music & comic)
Might Be Giants
Steven Spielberg
Bedlam +
E.T.
Devo
John Hughes
Pyramid +
Greatest American Hero
Van Halen
Quentin Tarintino
Omnis
A-Team
Bon JOvi
Kevin Smith
K-car
AIrwolf
Def Leppard
Guillermo Del Toro
Yar’s revenge
Knight Rider
Pink Floyd
Finicher
Combat
The Muppet Show
 Rush    (subdivision)
George Lucas
Kaboom
Simpsons
Ooingo boingo
Rom Cartridges
Technology
Space Invaders
Misfits of Science
Fidonet
(90s internet)
Dungeons & Dragons   @
Star trek-
(TOS, TNG, D59,
Voyager, Enterprise)
Video Fever- The Beepers
Basil Poledouris
Conan Barbarian Score
Star raiders
Gobots *
In your eyes- Peter Gabriel
Howard Jones
80s poet
Star Master
Transformers *
Bill Hicks
Comedian
Adventure
Land of the Lost *
not a cartoon
E.T.
Thundar the Barbarian *
Douglas Adams
Author
Pitfall
Schoolhouse Rock*
Stephen King
Gurps   @
He-man
Kurt Vonnegut
Champions  @
G.I. Joe *
Neil Stephenson
Car Wars   @
H.R. Pufnstuf *
(not a cartoon)
Battlezone
G-force*
Orson Scotcard
Spacewar 1962
Go Speed Racer Go*
Richard Morgan
Tennis for 2 (1958)
Star Blazers
Midnight Oil
(87 hit beds are burning
Terry Pratchett
Zork +
Godzilla*
Forget ref. to
Robotrohn 2084
The Space Giants
(or Maguma Taishi  in Japan)
‘Rockin like Dokken
Terry Brooks
Galaga
Star Wars
The Holy Trilogies
Crystal Skull and on ‘don’t exist’
Defender
Lord Of the Rings
Asteroids
Mad Max
Donkey Kong
Matrix
Burger Time
Back to the Future
Golden Axe
Indy jones
Contra
Voltron*
 Halderman
astrosmash
GhostBusters
Gibson
Smash TV
Better off Dead
Vance
Heavy Barrel
Revenge of the Nerds
Tokien
Zaxxon
 ^Dungeons &Dragons  80s
Neil Gainman
Crime fighters
Gamera
Rod Sterling
Vigilante
Family Ties
Bester
ikari Warriors
Cosmos
Bradlay
Robotron   (?)
Sesame Street
Moogcki
Madness & the Minotaur +
BattleStar Galactica
3 is a magic number- Bob Dorough
Scalzi
Black Tiger
Muppets
Zalazny
Time Pilot
Howard the Duck
)
Oscilloscope
Dungeons of Daggeroth  ‘82
Cowboy Bebop
Charge-John Waite Vision Quest ST
TRS-80
70s/80s Tandy Radio shack comp
Sword Quest (series) 1982
Highlander
A million Miles away The limsouls 1983
PDP-1 computer
Tron Deadly Discs
Krull
TRS-80 III
Colossal Cave +
Zapruder
Amazing Spiderman
Comics or magazines
Q*bert
Superman the movie
Green Lantern
Gorf
THe Goonies
Star Log
Tempest
Legend
Dragon Magazine
Quake
Revenge of the Jedi
300 Baud modem
Neuromancer
Blade Runner
Commodore 64
THX-1138
Intellevision console
Robotron  ^?
Basic
Programming language
Short Circuit
Atari 800XL
Game system
Pac-man Fever
neon genesis evangelion ^
Song  by bunckner  & Garcia
Atari 2600
Excalibur (John Bormann)
Fruit loops
Cereal
Explorers             (Joe Dante)
Honey Combs
Mecha Godzilla (Kiryu)
Lucky Charms
Monty ython & the Holy Grail
Count Chocula
Mazingerz ^
Quisp
Frosted Flakes
Cap n Crunch
Square Pegs
Electra Woman & Dyna Girl
Gigantor
Robots
Wonder Woman
Tranzor Z
Isis
The Iron Giant
Spectreman
Jet Jaguar
Supaidaman (spider-man)
Leopardon
Supaidaman
Minerva X
Silver Spoons
Buck Rodgers
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Warcraft


warcraft-poster1The Basics

WarCraft  (The Beginning) is based on Blizzard Entertainment’s online universe,  World of WARCRAFT

Official UK site      http://www.imax.com/movies/warcraft

Get Warcraft free when you see it in a REGAL cinema theater

directed by Duncan Jones (@Manmademoon)

Production: Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production  & Released by Universal Pictures.

Which side do you fight on? click thumbnail to choose

Genre: Epic action Fantasy (with a sprinkling of wit)

Stars:

warcraft-horde Rob Kazinsky as the Horde’s Ogrim DoomHammer, Toby Kebbel as Durotan,Clancy Brown as Blackhand, , and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona

‘Warcraft’: Check out a Side-by-Side Comparison of the Actors and Their Orcs

warcraft-alliance    Dominick Cooper as King Llane Wrynn Travis Fimmel as the Alliance’s Anduin Lothar Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria More on IMDB

 

In the epic 3d fantasy saga where war has many faces and everyone fights for something,
the peaceful realm of Azeroth faces an impending war when a Horde of orc warriors flee their dying home in search of colonizing another. Two heroes from opposite sides will collide on what will decide the fates of their families,people and home.

I am surprised that the UK gets an earlier release by 2 weeks to a month theirs being Monday May 30th  2016 and the  US release date I heard is supposed to be June 10th.. but the article I read about this in said June 30th 2016.

Here’s the original WARCRAFT trailer announcement from June 2015 and somewhat a video preview  

Why you will root for both the Alliance and the Horde in warcraft  * Why Ogrim is Warcraft’s biggest and baddest rawler

Welcome to the War room

I have also included assorted News, reviews, and Videos

below leading up to the release (so wish I knew a way to just make a grid so you could choose which of the videos you’d prefer to watch instead of the way they are here)

So will it break the videogame to movie adaptation curse?

There were a couple of witty bits of dialog like  a moment in the beginning I liked between Dorotan & a very pregnant Drakka  which shows we don’t have just an epic fantasy but one that will be lighthearted at times as well.

Did the trailers show too much?  For me this is a big thing, as they can ruin a movie or shall I say make it do you don’t have to see it in the theater cause most of the time they show too much. The Warcraft trailer(s) there was plenty but at the same time not much, so this one is more yes and no.

As far as watching this vs HBO’s Game of Thrones, I’d say there are  maybe as many players and places to keep track of but thankfully I don’t need a map to keep track of everyone in this movie.

I stared in wide eyed childlike amazement  at Storm wind and the rest of Azeroth. As it is a big screen, video game adaptation

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Literate gaming


Not sure if this is based on a book, but some of the illustrations look that way.

For those with a Kindle fire (or if available through google or iTunes) its a choose your own adventure game.
Take on thieves by fighting, or with a spell.
Great for playing in a waiting room (or a roadtrip, bathroom or boards st a family gathering)

I survived the first day #Sorcery! http://www.inklestudios.com/sorcery

The Game club


http://www.bigsushi.fm/podcasts/game-club/

Warcraft Trailer is HERE!!!!!!


I’m not big into video games, but I am excited for this movie! Some of my favorite actors are in it sadly one is ‘animated’ (think of the way golem was done in LOTR & the Hobbit with the motion capture) actor Rob Kazinsky however is a big gamer and was basically a pro at the game. If you watch the ‘How the director’ video  (the link that’s before the trailer) Rob (er Ogrim) explains how he felt when he would show up on the sets. He has tweeted that ‘The film lives up to our expectations’

So I’ve curated an assortment of items for you to lead up to the trailer.. and don’t forget to choose which side you are on.. me… I can’t decide I’m torn between Fimmel’s Alliance and Kazinsky’s Horde (if I were to be nepotistic I’d go with Rob as he’s born the day before, but I don’t want to base a choice on that.

Wow.. as in the surprise as well as short for  World of Warcraft  is directed by David Bowie’s son! (Duncan Jones)

29 Warcraft movie facts

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Choose your side

Personally I don’t play, but 2 of my fave actors are in it. One on the Alliance side, the other motion captured for the Horde side..  HELP!  Please reply with what side I should root for. (and if you do play is it on the computer or via a game station like Xbox etc, do I have to pay to sign up etc?)

Warcraft alliance    or   Warcraft Horde

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2015/11/03/warcraft-unleashes-trailer-sneak-peek/

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The FULL Trailer just released today