Book - 2016 | First edition.
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For video game fans and readers who loved Ready Player One (Arrow, 2012), Arena is a gripping near-future science fiction debut about the world of competitive gaming. The RAGE tournaments - the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition pitting the best gamers against each other in a fight to the death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every athlete is a modern gladiator - living a life of fame, battling for the entertainment of the masses. And though the weapons and armour are digital, the pain is real. For fans of The Hunger Games (Scholastic).
Publisher: New York :, Ace Books,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101988763
Characteristics: 325 pages


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Sep 01, 2018

I see the copies of Ready Player One have started to pop up. I've found two so far (this one included.) Both mediocre compared to RP1.

May 13, 2017

Although the dialogue was lacking at times, just a little bit predictable, I really enjoyed this one. I went in thinking it would be all about the game, but it was more of a tug of war between the virtual reality and the effects that being immersed in a false world can have on someone's perception of the real world. It was a very realistic picture of where our own society could find itself in the future, with athlete gamers abusing drugs to keep themselves in a world where they can never truly die. Very interesting, intense at times, and a solid choice if you're looking for some light sci-fi that has potential to be reality.

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Oct 01, 2016

Benvolia thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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