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Aech's Basement

Currently, as part of promotion for the movie version of Ready Player One, you can use the QR Code reader from the Facebook App (Pretty sure it has to be the Facebook app) and scan this QR Code from the Ready Player One Standee. This will give you a virtual tour of Aech's Basement!

Aech's Setup included:

An RCA Television (this one is from 1984)

A Sony Betamax VCR (this one is from 1980 under the name "Time Commander" and had unique features like variable speed, slow motion, and 'crystal clear' freeze frame!)

And a Laser Disc player, this one is the Pioneer LD-700, released in 1984, it was the first front-loading disc bay as opposed to the top loading ones from the 70s.

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Dragon_92_Bridge_of_Sorrows_DenBeauvais

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Dragon-106-Keith-Parkinson

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DragMag65

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Dragon Mag #127

Dragon Mag #127

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Dragon_88_Cover_large

Dragon Magazine

Dragon is one of two official magazines for the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Print issues lasted from 1976 to 2007.

You can check out a digital version of the publication at 

http://www.dragonmag.com

Various Races

  • I sure hope you know what a human is.

  •  Cyborgs are robotic infused humans, such as Robocop.

  • Demons are based on evil spirits related to Hell and the devil.

  • Dark Elves vary in gaming but usually represent similar traits, such as darker skin, and a penchant for war.

  • Vulcans reign from Star Trek, the most notable being Spock. They are an alien humanoid species recognizable by their impressive intellect and (not to be confused with elves) pointy ears.

  • Vampires are undead beings who live on the life force of humans. The life force being blood. David from the The Lost Boys (1987) is one such vampire.

The Wild Boys by Duran Duran​

Released by Philips in 1963 a Cassette is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback. It also found applications in limited data storage.

"What up, Humperdinck?"

"Countless hours on Two-Player Classics"

Contra

Run and gun game, Developed and published in 1987 by Konami, and was later released for the NES in 1988. 

Golden Axe

Side scrolling hack and slash developed by Sega. Released in 1989!

Heavy Barrel

Run and gun game, Developed in 1987 by Data East for Arcades

Smash TV

1990 Shooter created by Eugene Jarvis and Mark Turmell for Williams. It was originally released as an arcade game.

Ikari Warriors

Vertical side scroller run and gun game developed by SNK. Published in NA and EU by Tradewest and was released in 1986

This is an Intellivison Controller, featuring 12 button numeric keypad, 4 side-located action buttons, and a directional pad capapble of detecting 16 directions of movement. 

Tron: Deadly Discs

Published by Mattel in 1982 for the Intellivision.

Starlog
Featuring Rutger Hauer

Released in May, 1985

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Here is the trailer for a 1985 'classic' Starring: Aubree Miller, Carel Struycken, Niki Bothelo, Sian Phillips, Warwick Davis, and Wilford Brimley

The Ewok Adventure aka Caravan of Courage [Suck]

Here is the trailer for a 1984 'classic'

Ladyhawke

Released in 1985

*One of Wade's Guilty Pleasures*

Notable stars include:

Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner 1982)

Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller 1986)

John Wood (War Games 1983)

Astrosmash

Released in 1981 for the Intellivision by Mattel and was designed by John Shol.

"No, I am not joking. And don't call me Shirley."

Reference to the 1980 film "Airplane"

"Krull" was a 1983 Sci-fi movie. It was a total flop and didn't profit, but holds a place in our hearts for obscure movies quoted by Ready Player One.

"Howard the Duck"

A 1986 sci-fi 'comedy' film about the Marvel character by the same name. With a very low rating and losing a fair amount of money.

The Ladyhawke soundtrack was composed by Andrew Powell and produced by Alan Parsons. The Album was released in 1985

[Featuring a surprise cameo by Vigo from Ghostbusters 2]

 Highlander II: The Quickening is a 1991 sci-fi action film. Disliked by critics and fans for veering way off course for the Highlander franchise. Altering story-lines and introducing inconsistencies.

Superman (1978) and The Goonies (1985)
Both directed by Richard Donner who also directed Ladyhawke

Legend (1985)

A fantasy adventure movie directed by the Ridley Scott and stars Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim Curry.

Star Wars: Revenge of the Jedi original poster from 1983

Swordquest: Earthworld

The first game in the Swordquest series released in 1982.

Players had the the chance to win real world items for winning the contest.

You can purchase and read the SwordQuest mini comics on Google Play

Spaced

British television sitcom which aired between 1999-2001. Starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes.

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