Get ready for the feel, the feel of real. X1.
No pain, no gain.
Hello, Mrs. Gilmore.
What's the matter? Life getting you down?
I was born in 2027.
After the Corn Syrup Droughts,
after the Bandwidth Riots.
After people stopped trying to fix problems
and just tried to outlive them.
My parents, they didn't make it through those times,
so I live here in Columbus, Ohio,
with my Aunt Alice.
In 2045, Columbus is the fastest-growing city on Earth.
It's where Halliday and Morrow
started Gregarious Games.
These days, reality is a bummer.
Everyone is looking for a way to escape,
and that's why Halliday...
That's why he was such a hero to us.
He showed us that we could go somewhere
without going anywhere at all.
You don't need a destination
when you're running on an omnidirectional treadmill
with quadraphonic, pressure-sensitive underlay.
James Halliday saw the future.
And then he built it.
He gave us a place to go.
A place called
This is the OASIS.
It's a place where the limits of reality are your own imagination.
You can do anything,
Like the vacation planet.
Surf a 50-foot monster wave in Hawaii.
You can ski down the pyramids.
You can climb Mount Everest
Check out this place. It's a casino the size of a planet.
You can lose your money there.
You can get married. You can get divorced.
You can... You can go in there.
People come to the OASIS for all the things they can do,
but they stay because of all the things they can be.
高大 漂亮 吓人 不同的性别
Tall, beautiful, scary, a different sex,
不同的物种 电影角色 甚至卡♥通♥人物
a different species, live-action, cartoon.
It's all your call.
Yeah, that's me. Well, that's my avatar.
At least, until I feel like changing it.
Except for eating, sleeping, and bathroom breaks,
whatever people wanna do, they do it in the OASIS.
And since everyone is here, this is where we meet each other.
It's where we make friends.
Sector 12. Planet Doom.
Planet Doom, the most dangerous place in the OASIS,
and a pretty great place to pick up coin.
Figures Aech would be there.
Aech is my best friend in the OASIS.
He's my best friend, period.
Even though I've never actually met him in the real world.
-别来无恙 艾奇 -你好啊 Z
- What's up, Aech? - Hey, what up, Z?
Next race is in 20 minutes,
and I can't do the late one.
What the hell are you up to?
Man, gettin' my kills on, bro.
Is that Daito?
Daito and Sho.
This an artifact hunt?
Yup. Gregarious 120.
Turn into any giant robot for two minutes. That's rad.
Those were key.
Halliday made sure the OASIS was littered with
enough randomly powerful stuff
that anyone could win if they had the skills.
Death matches and artifact hunts are a good way to coin-snatch,
but depending on your level of armor, they're risky.
You see, everyone starts the same,
but the more coin you make...
-你的等级也随之升高 -妈 妈
-The more you level up. - Mom! Mom!
If you get killed, your avatar can come back to life but...
Go get your dad!
You lose all your stuff.
Everything you've ever worked for.
All your money.
Since people spend most of their time in the OASIS,
losing your shit means...
Well, losing your shit.
Aech, 10 minutes until the race starts.
Okay, Mom, I heard you.
You see, the OASIS was the brainchild of James Halliday.
He and his partner, Ogden Morrow,
released the first OASIS build in 2025.
It was an instant success, and it made them both very rich.
But Morrow was out of the picture after a few years. And Halliday?
He wasn't just the owner of the world's biggest company.
He was like a god. People loved him.
They worshiped him as much as his creation.
Maybe we should stop talking about it,
and start, uh, showing it.
If you all wanna reach under your seats,
you'll find that there's nothing there.
But we're gonna... we're each gonna bring you one now.
And then, on January 7th, 2040...
And what he left behind
Hello. I am James Halliday.
If you're watching this, I'm dead.
Before I died, I created
what we in the biz call an "Easter egg".
A hidden object in a game that
gives special powers to whoever discovers it.
The first person to find the egg,
I've hidden somewhere inside the OASIS
will inherit my stock in Gregarious Games,
currently valued in excess of half a million do...
Uh, half a trillion dollars' worth,
and total control of the OASIS itself.
In the form of my avatar, Anorak the All-Knowing,