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Ready Player One Contest Winner And Author To Appear On X-Play

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Posted August 23, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

Ready Player One Contest Winner And Author To Appear On X-PlayOn Wednesday, August 29 at  6:30 PM ET, you shouldn't be anywhere in the world but in front of a television watching X-Play. Blair and Morgan will be hosting Ernest Cline, the author of video game-centric novel Ready Player One, and during the show, Cline will be revealing the winner of the epic video game contest held over the summer. The prize: Cline’s 1981 DeLorean complete with a Flux Capacitor, the very same car that Cline drove cross country for his book tour.

This real life contest mirrored the contest from Ready Player One, and included three increasingly difficult video game challenges and "gates" to clear-- just like in the novel. Cline hid an Easter Egg in the form of a URL in both the hardcover and paperback editions of the book. When readers found the hidden clue, it led them to the first of three increasingly difficult video game challenges. Once through the first challenge and upon the opening of the second gate, players encountered a second video game challenge, designed by Richard "Lord British" Garriott, the famous video game creator and the inspiration for Ready Player One's character James Halliday.

One fan has not only completed the first two video game challenges, but has also just completed the third and final challenge: Setting a new world record on Joust for the Atari 2600. Twin Galaxies has verified the record and we have a winner... but you'll need to watch X-Play to find out who it is.

Don't miss the show: Wednesday August 29 at 6:30 PM ET.

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