Tag Archives: ghostbusters
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 12:10 GMT
The second bit of Fallout 3 DLC, the Pitt, is to be shown in video for the first time on GTTV tomorrow morning.
The show will also include a boss reveal from Ghostbusters and a new video of Obsidian RPG, Alpha Protocol.
The episode airs on Spike at 1.00am PST tomorrow, which is 9.00am GMT, so keep your eyes open in the morning.
Watch the promo after the break. Thanks, Blerk.
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 15:18 GMT
Sigourney Weaver had a change of heart about appearing in the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game — only it was a bit too late for her.
Word a few months back was that she declined a role in the game, but later on when she found out that Bill Murray would reprise his role as Peter Venkman, she wanted in on it.
Unfortunately, her role had been written out of the script at that point and production was well underway.
She who hesitates does get to be in the Ghostbusters videogame, clearly.
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 20:06 GMT
Atari’s put out another Ghostbusters trailer, this time warning you not to look into the trap.
What happens if you do? Ghosts. Skeletal ones. There’s a good dollop of gameplay footage in there, so it’s worth a watch.
See it on Shacknews.
Game’s out for every format under the sun on June 19.
Sun, Jan 11, 2009 | 21:38 GMT
The vehicles join the Back to the Future DeLorean in what we reckon is some of the best after-care a console developer has delivered on a title to date.
More of this sort of thing please.
Pics and details through the Criterion link.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 11:17 GMT
A press release from Sony Pictures announcing the 25th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters movie,has inadvertently leaked the release date for Ghostbusters: The Videogame.
From the release:
America’s favorite paranormal psychologists are back to save the world, this time with unsurpassed picture and audio quality and advanced new bonus features in the Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc, releasing worldwide the week of June 16, 2009. The simultaneous launch of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the highly anticipated videogame from Atari, celebrates the film’s 25th anniversary, with an all-new adventure from by the film’s original writers.
So, the week of June 16 is it, then?
We’ll check with Atari if we ever stop trying to catch up with last night’s and this morning’s news.
Update: MCV reports that Atari has confirmed a June 19th release date.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Dec 17, 2008 | 13:20 GMT
Phil Harrison’s told MCV he wants to prove Bobby Kotick was wrong to dump Terminal Reality’s Ghostbusters when Activision merged with Blizzard.
“What Bobby, perhaps unhelpfully said, was that those games were franchises which wouldn’t make $100m of revenue and generate sequels,” said the Atari boss.
“If that’s his benchmark, then fine – and we’d love to aspire to the same benchmarks. But you know what? I would love to turn Ghostbusters into a $100m franchise, just to prove him wrong.”
Atari picked up the action game in November.
Thu, Dec 04, 2008 | 08:44 GMT
After telling VG247 that “Ghostbusters will be published!” back in August, Terminal Reality boss Mark Randel feels great now that Atari has officially picked up the game and given it a June 2009 release date.
“We’re doing great and can’t wait for people to play the game,” said Randel when asked how the team felt now that things were all sorted.
“We are excited that Atari chose to release it to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters as it allows us to give the game even more polish.”
In case you’ve been asleep this year, Ghostbusters was put out to tender during the Activision Blizzard merger.
This led to Gamestop cancelling pre-orders and refunding people’s money: not good at all.
Still, all’s well that ends well.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Dec 02, 2008 | 16:23 GMT
Atari’s confirmed that Ghostbusters will be published next June.
The news comes from a publisher event in London today.
The Terminal Reality title’s an all-format affair, and was feared lost in the galaxy collision that was Activision and Blizzard.
Never fear, though. Phil came, he saw, he kicked its ass.
Fri, Nov 07, 2008 | 07:48 GMT
Ghostbusters has officially been picked up by Atari, IGN reports.
“Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a fantastic addition to Atari’s global line-up in 2009,” said company boss Phil Harrison.
“The title has built considerable anticipation and excitement among game fans for its high quality action and all-out mayhem. There’s no more thrilling Ghostbusting experience to be had, short of building your own proton pack.”
Nice one, Terminal Reality. More through the link.
Thu, Oct 30, 2008 | 06:30 GMT
So it was rumored; so shall it be. After a relaxing summer in publishing limbo, Ghostbusters officially has a new shuttle onto shelves in the form of Atari.
The company gave the universal sign for “no comment” when asked about Ghostbusters’ release date, but Variety’s sources claim it’ll launch next summer, riding a wave of hype generated by the film’s 25th anniversary.
More of a surprise, however, is the announcement that Atari has also nabbed Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena — a sort of version 1.5 sequel to Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay – along with a new licensing deal for the be-goggled anti-hero.
Assault on Dark Athena will put us back in prison with Vin Diesel next spring, with further sequels to presumably be revealed at a later date.
More through the link.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 12:04 BST
According to this Kotaku piece, Dan Aykroyd said on a US radio show today that Ghostbusters is to be published by Atari.
And that it won’t be coming out for a year.
At least it is actually on its way. Terminal Reality will be pleased.
More through the link.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 | 08:40 BST
According to this Kotaku piece, Ghostbusters pre-orders have been cancelled at Gamestop and full refunds are being issued.
It also looks as though the Terminal Reality title has been delisted at the retailer.
Not looking so good. The game was a casualty of the Activision Blizzard merger. Someone publish this, please.
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 | 17:20 BST
Speaking under conditions of anonymity, a UK source familiar with the situation surrounding the Activision Blizzard merger has confirmed that Ghostbusters has not been canned, and is to be put out to tender.
The game was assumed lost overnight when Activision confirmed that the only Vivendi games to make the transition in Acitivision Blizzard would be Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age, Spyro, Prototype and an as-yet unannounced property.
“I wouldn’t use the word ‘canned’ on Ghostbusters if I were you,” VG247 was told this morning. “It’s basically being put out to tender. Considering where it is in development, hopefully someone else will pick it.”
While the situation with Ghostbusters seems clear, there appears to be some confusion as to the state of play of other IPs such as World in Conflict and Wet.
“I guess that if there are Sierra games that aren’t mentioned in the Activision press release, then they’re part and parcel of the stuff that’s going out to tender, but I don’t know for sure,” said the source.
From the sound of it, the shit is most definitely hitting a lot of fans regarding Activision Blizzard today. More soon.
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 10:21 BST
Mon, Jun 23, 2008 | 22:54 BST
Amazing what you find when you’re wandering around with a video camera. Vivendi was showing off first footage of Ghostbuster’s PKE meter in action recently at the MCM London Expo, in a trailer including confirmation that the scary old lady library ghost has also made the cut. Take a look after the link.
There’s footage in the there of everyone’s favourite Marshmallow Man doing the do as well.
The game’s out for 360, PS3, PC, PS2, Wii and DS in October.
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 21:33 BST
“You know, I read the script, and it’s a really good script,” he said. “It’s huge. It covers every possibility. A regular film script is 120 pages, this thing’s 480 pages, or something.”
Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis, the talent behind the original film script, wrote the new, original content for the game.
Hudson was at the MCM Expo in London promoting the game, to which he’s added a VO.
“All the characters are back, including Bill Murray, which I was surprised at, because Bill tends to not do these things,” he said. “If you look at his movies, I think the only time he ever did a sequel was with Ghostbusters. And it took five years to get him to do that.”
We’ll post the full interview with Ernie later this week.
Tue, May 27, 2008 | 21:49 BST
Sierra showed off Ecto-1 at the MCM Expo in London this weekend, and told videogaming247 that the car is actually a different one to the Ghostbusters-mobile currently being dragged around the US to promote the upcoming game.
According to the Sierra rep, the firm had to buy the European car in Holland. They’re rare, we were told, with only around 400 ever being made. The publisher spent “a lot” of money making it look the part, and is going to be doing more promo stuff with it in the UK later this year.
For the record, it’s a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance. Pictures after the link.
Tue, May 27, 2008 | 12:44 BST
Sierra turned up at the MCM Expo in London over the weekend, showing off Ghostbusters and putting up a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to promote the game.
As you can see, our inflatable friend was a whopper. Unfortunately, the game itself wasn’t playable, and was only being shown on a screen at Sierra stand, but iconic Ghostbusters car Ecto-1 was on show, so that’s fine. We’ll add pictures of that in a sec.
We also got to talk to actor Ernie Hudson as well, which was pretty much amazing. We’ll be posting news from the interview throughout the day.
Click through for Stay Puft.
Tue, May 20, 2008 | 18:29 BST
Sierra announced this morning that The Bourne Conspiracy and Ghostbusters will both be on show at the MCM London Expo this weekend.
The showing, taking place at the London Excel Arena in Docklands, will see the appearance of actual Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, who’ll be on hand for autographs and interviews.
Press release after the link.
Sat, May 17, 2008 | 20:30 BST
After the link. It’s taken from the newly-launched British TV show Playr. Looks smashing.