Ghostbusters Coming from Atari

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Ghostbusters Coming from Atari
So, the fate of Ghostbusters: The Video Game was hanging in the balance once Activision and Blizzard got their deal on. This is now no longer the case according to once funnyman, Dan Ackroyd.

Speaking to Dallas Radio Station 105.3 KLLI, the star of the ever tedious Blues Brothers - who has apparently been working closely on his pension plan/Ghostbusters game - confirmed that Infogrames-owned Atari has picked up the movie tie-in.

However, according to Slashgamer, the side-man to Jamie Lee Curtis' chest also mentioned that the game is "a year away". So, we'd suggest that if there's something strange in your neighbourhood, you call Spider-Man in the interim.

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deleted 15 Oct 2008 11:49
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SPOnG wrote:
ever tedious Blues Brothers


Bet Time worte this, and once funnyman is the best statement for the once funnyman.
Joji 15 Oct 2008 12:00
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Good god, not the mighty Atari again. Why don't they jsut die, because they have the ET curse of desert death attached to them.

However, if Infrotari let High Voltage do their thing, this might be the first hit for them since the DBZ games. Get me busting ghosts in 09 and i'll be happy.

Slimey food for thought. Its very possible that High Voltage and Ackroyd, might want to tie these GB games next to films and animated series to sell, hence the delay. Those rumours of a GB3 film might have some weight.
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deleted 15 Oct 2008 12:13
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Ghostbusters 3 movie Will (although not a good thing) contain, the 4 original ghostbusters including the politically correct one, Slimer, Marshmallow man, and more bad CGI than you can shake a stick at!

We dont need a GB3 movie it will ruin my childhood, Lucas already raped most of that with New starwars s**te and Indiana Jones, i dont need GB 3 and whiel on the subject never want to see anythign breakfast club in the title or ferris!
PreciousRoi 15 Oct 2008 12:30
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All y'all Ackroyd/Belush/Blues Brothers haters better beware the coming of Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs* and Zuuls** knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!


*Shuv: Slang term for a "person" who hates on Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, and/or the Blues Brothers, usually of European descent.

**Zuul: Slang term for the "mother" or a Shuv.
deleted 15 Oct 2008 12:41
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i dont hate them i just hate their acting, if thats what its called.
Tim Smith 15 Oct 2008 13:01
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PreciousRoi wrote:
*Shuv: Slang term for a "person" who hates on Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, and/or the Blues Brothers, usually of European descent.


Eeek! I've been outed as a Shuv. However, please bear in mind that my hatred of the so-called, self-styled movie comes not from the music (I have a large selection of Cab Calloway music) but from the billions of times I have had to listen to people thinking that they are amusing when dressed in bad suits saying things like, "I hate Illinois Nazis" while on stag nights in bloody Bath.

I have the same feelings about Monty Crapping Python and dead fncking parrots... except that the music from Monty Crapping Python is rank.

Proudly Shuv!

Tim
PreciousRoi 15 Oct 2008 13:50
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Then you should respect the movie for what it did and does for the music. Now I'll be the first to admit that my opinion of some things is affected by others behavior, for instance, although I don't have anything specific against "crotch rockets" (Japanese go-fast motorcycles) almost without exception, everyone I've met who owns one or is into them is a w****r of the highest caliber. Similar experiences with Mixed Martial Arts...in a vacuum, I think its a great idea, after spending time with its fans, I cringe at the thought. Don't even get me started on people with screen names from FF VII...

But I digress, Belush and Ackroyd and Landis used the opportunity afforded them by their then-current fame and this movie to highlight and showcase underappreciated American music and make several powerful socio-political statements that are still quite applicable today...I just don't see how some w****rs repeating a catchphrase could possibly dilute what they accomplished. The Blues Brothers is one of the movies that I believe every young American should watch, if only so they know what the ignorant w****r is on about when he references Illinois Nazis. Its also a pretty entertaining flick, while I don't watch it every time I see it in the listings, it certainly rates higher on MY rewatchability meter than say, Titanic, LOTR, Dances with Wolves, or The Shawshank Redemption. (Yes, Shawshank is a good movie, but I've seen it several times, and its not one of those movies, unlike teh BB, where you can watch it several times and notice a bunch of details you missed before...admittedly many of those details in BB are continuity errors)

Hell, if you're a Cab Calloway fan, you owe Landis & Co. for making him rerecord "Minnie the Moocher" in high quality...at the time Cab wanted to do the disco version, which probably horrified Ackroyd...
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