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New ‘Armada’ contest features this totally awesome ‘80s video



If you’re an ‘80s fan, you should already know about the works of author Ernest Cline, who penned Ready Player One. His latest book, Armada, is coming out in paperback form - old school! - on April 12, and he has a new contest to promote it.

Play the web version of Phaëton, the fictional but totally retro shooter game featured in Armada, and you could win an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

(Or, conversely, score 525 points in Phaëton and score an Earth Defense Alliance patch.)

In ANY case, here’s the fun part. Check out this faux ‘80s commercial for Phaëton:

[Last modified: Monday, April 11, 2016 12:59pm]


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