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AICN GAMES: Holy Crap!! Check Out This Unbearably Cool GHOSTBUSTERS Whatever-It-Is!!

Merrick here...
Below, you can find some videos currently making the rounds on YouTube. They appear to show demo material for a GHOSTBUSTERS shooter -- looking a bit tougher and grittier than its 80s progenitor. The videos are attributed to ZootFly, whose site you can access HERE. The top video feels like it might be a GEARS OF WAR mod of some sort...perhaps built to simulate a potential GB game? Although, the quantity and quality of the material below suggests there's much more to this story. If we're not gonna get a new movie...this might be a mighty fun substitute. Even if all of this is nothing more than an elaborate hoax, it's a damn fine one that should point The Powers That Be towards a very obvious conclusion: I'm thinking we really need a game like this. Now!

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  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    And there's something about Annie Potts that's still cookin my pants.

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Cool beans.

    by Led Gopher

    Looks like this could be really fun, or just a lot like that Lugi haunted mansion game on the Nintendo GameCube. You run around zapping ghosts and only have one weapon available to you. Either way, I won't be playing it as I haven't any console sytems and my PC sucks. Still, it looks cool and makes me want to watch the movies again, even part 2.

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    This meal represents

    by playahatersball

    the last of the petty cash.

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST


    by Amy Chasing

    My fave comedy of the 80s. Right up there with The Three Amigos and Ferris Bueller.

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    New age crap!

    by streakerfreak1983

    Since it is not cheesy 80s Ghostbuster you can count me out. Looks really bad if it is really real.

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters GOTTA EAT!!!!!!

    by BatPsycho


  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    "It's True. This Man Has No Dick."

    by Read and Shut Up

    Comedic gold.

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    30 seconds into first clip sounds like Murray's voice!

    by IAmJack'sUserID


  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    fuck michael bay.

    by Nintendo Dude

    now executive produce the ghostbusters prequel, bitch.

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Gimme some!

    by CaptainWalker

    Not so tough now, Are ya bitch?! this is what we really need, a "GhostBusters : The Next Incarnation" TV SERIES! Some one PLEASE steal this concept from me! Let's blow that little Whispering ghost bitch off the face of the damn planet!

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    No way the 'busters roll in a modified Chrysler 300...

    by Julius Dithers

    Print is dead.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST


    by Bungion Boy

    Just a few weeks ago my friend and I were discussing how great an free roaming Ghostbusters game. I first thought GTA style, but that looks so fun. The first video at least. The others look either rough or fake, especially the sloppy driving clip and the digital Bill Murray saying recorded lines from Ghostbusters 2. But I love the idea and want to play it so bad. I used to have the original GB game on my Apple 2 GS. I played it over and over. I want to do the same with this.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing...

    by tie3456

    Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light. The world needs this game...please let it be true.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by philmcknight

    this looks amazing. makes me wonder though if they'd put some effort into an actual movie script, we could be seeing something as good as this. they need a new movie now. screw ackroyd.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    I collect spores, mold, and fungus.

    by samsquanch

    Where do these stairs go? <p> They go up.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    I am the keymaster...

    by nomihs

    And I am the gatekeeper... Ray, if someone asks you if you're a say YES! Now that's a big twinkie. Uh, yeah more Ghostbusters PlEaSe.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    I have seen shit that would turn you white!!!

    by robotdevil

    ...if there's a steady paycheck in it, i'll believe anything you say.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Tell him about the Twinkie.

    by uss cygnus

    What about the Twinkie?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Too hot to handle.<BR>Too cold to hold.<BR> THE GHOSTBUSTERS ARE BACK, <BR>AND THEY'RE IN CONTROL!!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    I really liked the old coin-op...

    by lynxpro

    I'm just sayin'. I think it looks good, although the computer voice sounds like straight out of *Falcon* on my old Atari ST.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    What the hell are you DOIN???

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Sorry, we thought you were someone else.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    What Are You Supposed to be, Some Kind of A Cosmonaut?

    by uss cygnus

    No, we're exterminators. Somebody saw a cockroach up on 12. That must be some cockroach. Bite your head off, man. Let's all three split up. Right. We can do more damage that way.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    We NEED this game, then we NEED a new film

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    One that looks EXACTLY like that first concept art image.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Look! You smell that?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    You're right. No human would stack books like this.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Looks like a Half Life 2 mod

    by GregoryHarbin

    And a very cool one at that. I hope the studio (too tired to look it up) is paying attention. I'd buy a 360 for this.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters would make an awesome Wii game.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Online'd be sweet. You could also have more players playing the part of the ghosts trying to get away.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    What's with the 1980's synthesized voice?

    by Orionsangels

    Is this on 360? be interesting on the wii with the wiimote.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Ugh... super Uber GHEY

    by hatespeech


  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    That Chrysler...

    by Nodwick

    While I would rather have the '63 hearse back, having an actual car that one can find hints at product placement, which further hints that this is legit.<p> "That was your plan? Get her?"

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't it be a Dodge Magnum.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That's the wagon. The Chrysler 300 is the sedan. Oh well.<BR><BR> "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria."

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I feel so funky...

    by Dr Gregory House you smell something?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    half life 2 was a great game and

    by white owl

    the movie was good too

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters freeroam

    by Reilly

    Actually, Ghostbusters for the NES was probably one of the first "free roam" games bad it sucked

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Come in, Ray.

    by uss cygnus

    Venkman! I saw it I saw it I saw it!! It's right here, Ray. It's looking at me. He's an ugly little spud, isn't he? I think he can hear you, Ray. Don't move. It won't hurt you. Rawrrrrrrrrrrrr! Aaaaaahhhhhgghhhhhhh! Venkman! Venkman! Pete! Venkman! Are you ok? He slimed me. That's GREAT! Actual Physical Contact!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Bustin' makes me feel good!

    by General_Mortimer

    That is all.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Venkman's Gotta Eat!

    by VWantsRevenge

    I still can't believe that "gotta eat" shit is funny to me... but it is. Anyway, man, I hope this is for real. The Ghostbusters has always been a favorite of mine, and a game that's halfway decent would be sweet. And a new movie would be even better. Hell, I'd settle for a kick ass weekly drama on Fox.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST


    by aestheticity

    i dont think these are mods of anything. whatever they are, listening to them, they smell of full development.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Egon, your mucus...

    by FilmFanatik

    I love Ghostbusters. I'm not worried about a new film but that artwork and those videos are cool as hell. I'd like to see maybe a tv series (not a cartoon). It could be done today. Hell, look at what they can do on Babylon 5.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by TheGoddamnSiege

    The second video features a cover of Ghostbuster by long-disbanded Thrash band Xentrix from 1990. The final video has Bill Murray's line lifted straight from the first film's audio track. The sound effects for the Proton streams and the siren from Ecto-X are very off. These things combined tell me that this game is unfortunately a hoax.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST


    by Pogue__Mahone

    This could be the coolest game ever! PLEASE!!!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    The new chrysler ecto-mobile looks like shite.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    I dunno, do the Ghostbusters really need to be suped-and-steroided? I thought they were pretty cool on their own. And the ghost-trap function doesn't seem very user-controlled. I mean, caman people, it can't be that hard to make a proper Ghostbusters game.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    I mean, honestly look at the Proton Packs,

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    it looks like fucking Alien + Ghostbusters. And it's not like I'm saying I don't want a Ghostbusters game, I've been dying for one for years, but at least make it true.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Who you gonna call?Snakes on a train!

    by Snikkar124

    The vids look promising.Hope it`s for the playstation.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    and dammit, why is the gb emblem so unprofessional???

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    If they had nothing else, the Ghostbusters had professionalism. Alright, fine, I'm a purist, so sue me.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Are you the keymaster?

    by wackybantha

    Is Ray Parker, Jr. still around? He can work up a 21st Century version of the Ghostbusters song that will once again be sweeping the nation!!!!!!! Just like BABY FISHMOUTH!!!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:17 a.m. CST

    It's not real

    by UMAGA

    Check out the last vid. ABC? They're not gonna waste their time and money on something as small as getting the rights to an actual network when they can create a fake one for nothing.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST


    by TheBigDogg

    While you may be right and this could well be fake, your reasoning is flawed because you have missed just who would be paying who in that scenario.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    I dig this...


    Whomever holds the license...MAKE THIS GAME HAPPEN! (I might even purchase a next gen console if you do)

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Time to go find my GB toys

    by tbransonlives

    I would buy one of the big 3 new consoles for this game if it were real.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Wow that's awesome

    by photoboy

    I really hope this gets released!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    oh god

    by BadMrWonka

    a ghostbusters 3 movie done right (read: NOT Blues Brother 2000) could make my life complete. I thought the 2nd one was over the top, but pretty underrated in terms of laughs. "Only a Carpathian would come back to life now and choose New York. If you had brain one in that huge melon on your shoulders, you'd be living the good life in California's beautiful San Fernando valley." <br><br>way funnier with Murray's delivery...

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST

    "Let's Show This Prehistoric Bitch.....

    by Pawprint

    How we do things Downtown!"... nuff said.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:18 a.m. CST

    "nobody steps on a church in my town!"

    by davidlyons

    william atherton = top bastard!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    This is obviously some bogus fake ass shit...

    by wolvenom

    look at the logo and the ecto car. no way people making a ghostbusters game would fuck with the logo and the car if it were legit. This is obviously the work of someone doing their masters or finishing up a college program in a computer games programming course. Someone's thesis or some bullcrap. Its probably gonna get an A... but as for it being the real deal... fuck no.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Could Be Real

    by DoubleFantasy

    ...don't see why not. As far as changing the ghostbusters logo, its not exactly sacred - they modified it for the sequel and the animated series - its something i can easily see them modifying to make it a bit more updated. This looks like maybe an idea a company has had rather than a couple of geeks with too much time on their hands. either way you can see by the talkbacks here that everyone still loves ghostbusters. nevermind a game - bring us a new movie!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I would buy this!

    by Dazzler69

    Hopefully there will be an X-Box game and not just 360, still too cheap to buy up yet!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST


    by m0nk3y

    in the top right of the pic in the electric is the gace of a locust from gears of war. this is all fake.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Venkman, get a stool sample.

    by DOGSOUP

    Business, or personal?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    a move will never work without bill murray...

    by wolvenom

    Unless by some fucking freak of nature they get bill murray to jump on board there will never be a decent ghostbusters 3...ben stiller fucking blows.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    "You never studied."

    by Jack Burton

    Fake or not, it's a good idea. I used to play the old PC game for hours and it wasn't all that great. A next-gen Ghostbusters? Hell yeah, sign me up.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7 a.m. CST

    The flowers are still standing!

    by Zarles

    If this is the real deal, count me in. Looks great. A third movie, though, count me out. Not only are they all too old, but Aykroyd's gotta weigh 350 if he weighs an ounce. So... she's a dog.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    "you never studied."? what does that mean?

    by wolvenom

    who are you quoting?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I dont care if its a mod as it looks ace

    by Reelheed

    i'd buy that for 0.50 sterling

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    "you never studied."? what does that mean?

    by samuraisix


  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    We Came, We Saw.....

    by The Funk

    We Kicked its ass!!! Looks very smart (even if it turns out to be fake). Maybe will spike some interest for a GB game. Lets face it, a 3rd movie will probably never happen, so why not use Ackroyds "Ghostbusters 3: Hellbound" script & use it for a game?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Who you gonna call to find out if this is real...

    by boba_rob

    looks friggin awesome.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    If they made a Ghostbusters 3...

    by Ghostball

    ...I'd want to see the Retrification Of The Vuldrohai! But yeah, the suits will all have a hard-on to make it a Stiller/Owen/Vaughn - when it SHOULD be Ackroyd/Ramis, and give Murray whatever he wants. Give 'em all enough to motivate the lose a chin or twenty, and we're set. 'Your girlfriend lives in the corner penthouse of spook central.' 'We'd like to get a sample of your brain tissue.' 'Okay.'

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I bet a game dev team is making this to get a deal

    by Toxic Frog

    This is obviously a GoW mod, but it's also obviously done by professionals. My uninformed guess is that a game dev studio is putting this together in order to shop it around and get a deal signed. Judging by the reaction to this viral marketing, it just might work. Good luck to them, I say.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    "I think we're goin about this the wrong way..."

    by Cellar Door

    "He's a sailor...he's in New York...we get this guy laid and we won't have a problem!"

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I thought it was real until the last clip...

    by Uga

    No way would Murray lend his image and his voice to a video game.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    It may be fake, but it looks like a cool idea!

    by Johnno

    Somebody in the industry ought to take note! Get the original cast back for voiceovers!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    More about ZootFly and Ghostbusters

    by AboveAndBeyond

    Here's some info you might find valuable : ZootFly is a real company and this is their work Their first game was Panzer Elite Action for JoWood What you saw is a prototype for the publisher (according to one of their own publications) It most definitely is not a mod/hoax ZootFly has their own engine XUBL XUBL is also used by NATO for military simulations They are also involved in the PAINKILLER sequel, although it is unknown in what capacity

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    READ HERE!!!!!

    by repligin

    Hey folks, I stumbled by this on the zootfly website, the developers of the video as seen on the youtube bit— “We are very proud to announce, with backing from Sony Pictures, Ghostbusters: Twightlight. It will be a rip-roaring action game taking you through the haunted streets of New York, and maybe meeting a few familiar faces along the way. The game will be based on the forthcoming comic book series from 88MPH Studios who were behind the successful “Ghostbusters: Legion”. Perhaps letting the cat out of the bag a little, the game and comic books will serve as a prequel to a brand new feature film. Boll is attached to direct.” ( There you have it!! COUNT ME IN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    "Doctor" Venkman...

    by Zeke25:17

    We have always beleived the purpose of science is to benefit mankind. YOU, however, seem to regard science as some sort of dodge, or hustle. Your theories are the WORST kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy and your conclusions are highly are a POOR SCIENTIST, Dr. Venkman!...Or I could simply have gone with the classic: "You're no fluke, Jennifer."

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Mick Smiley's 'Magic' -

    by Ghostball

    And THAT containment escape scene... 80s GOLD!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    ...not monki

    by blacklodgebob

    I was about to apologize for hating on Monki's column, because this is actually pretty cool news, then I noticed this one was by Merrick. sigh.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    We have got to get these two together...

    by RenoNevada2000

    Looks like this demo is full of action, but it gives no hint that it captures any of the fun and humor of the movies.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    What the?

    by fractureJonze

    I heard someone was working on this... its legit. Anyways, what is with Ecto?! It looks like a damned CHRYSLER or something. Just reeks of product placement.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    "Are you, Alice, menstruating right now"?

    by Cyberfury

    -What has that got to do with anything!? BACK OF MAN! I'M A SCIENTIST!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray wouldn't do a video game?

    by Zarles

    Bullshit. He did two fuckin' Garfield movies. What's he got to lose now? No disrespect to Bill, as the man's a legend in his own time, but come on. Type somethin', would ya? We're paying for this stuff.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    SO BE GOOD!!!! For goodness sake...

    by Ghostball

    She barks, she drools, she sleeps above her covers - four FEET about her covers...

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    that first clip is awesome!!!!

    by BendersShinyAss

    I think a new film could really work if it's a dark comedy with some great action scenes.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Winston GOTS to get paid...

    by Dr Gregory House

    "Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    It's a Half Live 2 doodle

    by Cyberfury

    That's my guess anyway. Some sort of mod based on HL2 engine. Maybe a pitch that never came to be. Some guy at Zootfly (which is an actual game company) posted some old shit. Also, if you search for HL2 trivia you will find that: "The Gluon Gun was nicknamed "The Egon" after the Ghostbusters Character Egon Spengler. The Gluon gun projects a plasma stream similar to the ones used by the Ghostbusters."

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    Quote Riffing Talkbacks=Good Bauer Kills.

    by uss cygnus

    You can't get enough of either. Funny us goin' out like this, killed by a hundred foot marshmallow man.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    "whats to worry?"

    by Buzzsawlenny

    "we each have a unlicensed nuclear accelerator on our backs" i love when talkbaks evolve into quotefests...and i get my geek on

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    "Print is dead."

    by Billyeveryteen


  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Symmetrical book stacking.

    by Cyberfury

    Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947. LOL..

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    There's something off about these videos.

    by Clonetrooper

    Now, don't get me wrong, a Ghostbusters video game is what I'm hoping and dreaming for. But not like this. These videos seem to capture absolutley none of the fun of Ghostbusters. With the exception of the "Sometimes Shit Happens and Who Ya Gonna Call?" clip, but that's another story. Also, why would you change the Ghostbusters insignia? Clearly, a Ghostbusters video game would be delightful, but I think it needs to be a mission based adventure that creates new missions, but also lets you play through your favorite parts of the movie. That'd be my vote. Because who WOULDN'T want to take on Mr. Stay Puft in all his marshmallowy glory?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    But get the fucking hearse and the old logo back you nobbers. If they made a GB 3 with Murray on board I would become a devout christian.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Good God

    by DiabeticMan

    This is my favorite and I still hold out hope that someday we will see a GB3 or a remake, anything....But a game like that for the PS3 or XBOX360 would be awesome too.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    But it's not funny.

    by Larry of Arabia

    It's not even close to funny. I'm not saying it should be funny every step of the way, but it should be funny somewhere, shouldn't it?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Why do we need a sequel, prequel, reboot, remake,...

    by Nintendo Dude

    ...or whatever the fuck you want to call it? What do those do nine times out of ten? Ruin any nostalgia you have for the original. Leave GB well enough alone, for christ's sake. Then again, Hudson gotta eat.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by sfezfilms

    Someone toward the top said something about making a ghostbusters prequel. Why would you make a prequel, cause it would just be them sitting around in their offices at a college.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST


    by misnomer

    if we can have Die Hard 4, Beverly Hills Cop 4 and Indiana Jones 4....why the hell not a Ghostbusters 3...come on Murray!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    When some asks you if you're a God...

    by BizarroJerry

    you say YES!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    oh yeah this is 100% fan-made

    by misnomer

    it couldnt more obvious. why? well first of all the logo....and secondly, well studios and game companies just arent that in touch with the public. They dont realise just how HUGE a really decent ghostbusters game could be...which is why well never get one that good. Come on....I mean take the Family Guy game, a show thats deemed more popular at the moment cant even get a game that good. sucks though. ah well.....

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    It's probably a Half Life2 mod

    by Orionsangels

    Some people say it has to be real because it has Bill Murray's voice. Well actually it's just taken from the movie and the press conference looks so fake. Look at it closer. The tacked on logo's and especially the camera flash. If it is fake or a mod. One thing that might come out of this is it might get Sony and Ivan Reitman thinking and maybe a real ghostbusters game will happen.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by smylexx

    "Of course you forget, Peter. I was present at an undersea, unexplained mass sponge migration." What i wouldnt do to be invited to a mass sponge migration!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    "Okay, who bought the dog to the party?"

    by ewokstew

    I can't believe you guys didn't remember that one from Rick Moranis' character. But then I suck at reading the TB completely through.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    He is Vigo!

    by SPECTRE Agent

    I got nothin.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    man. there's more quotable lines in this flick

    by ewokstew

    then all the movies I've seen in the last five years combined. And that is not stretching the facts.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay

    by Axl Z

    Flame on Spengler. Looks really good, hope it is real - i've just creamed myself (or is that slimed?)

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    FAKE, but SOMEONE should make it REAL, RIGHT NOW!

    by alucardvsdracula

    As soon as you look at the sprite it's a complete rip from Gears of War. Oh, well nice effort whoever. But I tell ya, I'd love it if it were real - I'd buy the fucker in a minute.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Ooh, a better one.

    by SPECTRE Agent

    Gozer the Traveller - he will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Valdranaii, the traveller came as a large and moving Torb! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex supplicants they chose a new form for him - that of a giant Slorr! Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slorr that day, I can tell you!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Ryan Renolds for GB3

    by decypher44

    I can see him "taking over" for Murray.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns

    by aicmb

    The line is "Listen... do you smell something?" Not "Look... Do you smell that?" as you put it.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    thats the bedroom, but nothing ever happened in there

    by aestheticity

    what a crime

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters in Hell

    by Veraxus

    It certainly does look like a pretty good match for the Ghostbusters in Hell concept. Could this mean we're getting a game that ties into a movie that secretly being made? Or maybe we're just getting the game since the movie never took off?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    My money is on Half Life 2

    by Cyberfury

    There's a weapon inthere that is straight out of HL2

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Nice Shootin', Tex!

    by LonelyComic33

    Looks like Ghostbusters crossed with 24!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

    by durhay

    <p> <p>

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Darth Kong

    Weren't they just as important as Bill Murray? Okay, perhaps not. Still, they should be there.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    When the light is green, the trap is clean...

    by kdoc13

    Yeah, I can play "Quotes" too. Seriously though, What is with the picture of the four of them? Ramis wouldn't license his image? You know what we need next? We need a video game based on John Malkovich & Gary Sinese's Of Mice & Men, that would so cool to go level after level with George telling him about the rabbits, and rabits biting it! Uneccessary? My point exactly.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by SamBlackChvrch21

    me and my friends were throwing around the idea of what a live action ghostbusters tv show would be like last week

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by UMAGA

    I may have my wires crossed but I still have to stand by that. Is their site down for everyone else?<br><br> I will say though, this is what the studios SHOULD be doing. If they HAVE to remake or re-image something or hell even make a sequel to an old series, do it in video game form. No one's doing to be as offended by a shitty Halloween game as they are by a shitty remake. I think it's safe to say we're not going to get a new Robocop movie, but i'd like to see a GOOD game passed off as a sequel. They made a shitty one a few years ago, hell there's even been a bunch of Die Hards and SEGA is bringing out two Alien games.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm saying this...

    by robotdevil

    But a Stiller/Wilson/Vaughn Ghostbusters remake/reboot/sequel doesn't sound like a totally awful idea. Stiller would make a good Ray. Either Wilson (or even Vaughn) could probably do a version of Peter... I just can't decide which guy is Egon. Maybe Vaughn all nerded out? Eh.... ultimately, probably better left hypothetical.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by lionbiu

    ...if this is fake or not, but it has got me excited. Ghostbusters always needed to be a trilogy. I would pay to see a Ghostbusters 3 movie/book/game.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Excuse me Egon....

    by davywankenobi

    who says product placement is bad? If rollin a Chrysler 300 is what it takes to play THIS game, I'm there. Yeah, everyone loves the nostalgia, but are the hearse people gonna pony up the dough for this? Let me check the Eight ball....."Not fucking likely!"

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Sorry folks, but it's a fake. Well, sort of.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    This is very clever, and clearly developed with some love and attention, but Zootfly don't have the licence for Ghostbusters, which is why the GB sign is different. They have used the same engine Gears of War used and pretty much ripped that game. However, that's not to say that this game won't see the light of day. My bet is that Zoofly sooooo want to do this game and this is a neat way of generating some interest before the studio backs it and grants them a licence to continue the development. So I would say this is a bit of a showcase for the developer which could turn into a real opportunity to make a real Ghostbusters game.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    "...dogs and cats living together." (heh,heh) Cool.

    by JDanielP

    That Stay Puff Marshmallow Man would make a cool Boss character to defeat, at (or near) the end. Bring it on, I say.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    "It's true, your honor..."

    by Abin Sur

    "This man has no dick." Poor William Atherton - the asshole's asshole.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    "Kinda makes you wonder, doesn't it? "

    by DOGSOUP

    "Wonder what?" "Whether she's naked under that toga. She IS French. You know that. "

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    I received this information from an alien.

    by Nix311hive

    This game if done right would be awesome. GB is my favorite movie of all time and sadly at the age of 26 my room is covered with posters and the new Neca toys along with some classic 80s toys. Ankroyd wanted to have GB3 based on a script he wrote where the GB'ers go to hell (literally) and fight Hades who is slowly trying to take over NYC. As we all know though it never got made and the project is in limbo. but i think the videogame should pick up the pieces and present the original GB3 idea as the game. Make it 1st or 3rd person kinda like socom or call of duty where u have to control 1 Gb and the ai is the other 3. you could have a choice of using the proton pack of the slime machine from GB2 depending on the mission. then the ai is responsible for the traps and other proton guns. thatd be sick. there could be a pke meter in the corner to alert u to the ghost levels. omg my wishlist could go on. however i do believe they should get the original cast members to do voices and ge their likeness' AND get the song obviously. ok im out

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I miss my C64 Ghostbusters game...

    by Flim Springfield

    boopboop-BOOP BOOP-boopboop-BOOP BOOP BOOP

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    ewokstew: "man. there's more quotable lines..."

    by ikkyu

    "in this flick then all the movies I've seen in the last five years combined. And that is not stretching the facts."<p>amen to that, bro.<p>remember comedy scripts with funny dialogue?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    comedy scripts with funny dialogue?

    by ikkyu

    who am i kidding? hell, most of the *action* flicks of the 80s had funnier one-liners in 'em than today's "comedy classics".<p>ee - it were all trees round 'ere when i were a lad.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 being made = Original Optimus.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Personally, I liked the University; they gave us money and facilities, we didn't have to produce anything. You've never been out of college. You don't know what it's like out there. I've worked in the private sector--they expect results.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by Saluki

    ANYTHING. A game, A movie, both! ANYTHING. I need some new Ghostbusters like a need air! And this is looking pretty tripped out to boot!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    "Boll is attached to direct."

    by Doctor_Sin

    Kill me now!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by Saluki

    Damn, if this is anywhere near real I'm going to explode!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    First video is also like..

    by UMAGA

    Terminator 3: The Redemption. That had these glowing machines through the buildings that you had to blow up.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap Indeed.....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks


  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Total protonic reversal

    by bib fortuna

    Right. That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    the pic looks like concept art from GB3

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    where they were gonna go to hell. Which is just another dimension on top of ours.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    venkman's interview

    by JackBristow

    That voice clip was from the courtroom scenes in Part 2. "Dr. Venkman, why did you take it upon yourself to dig a very large hole in the middle of Central Ave?" "Well, there's so many holes, we didn't think anyone would notice."

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    ...But if we're right and we can stop this thing...

    by Rendell

    Lenny, you will be responsible for saving the lives of MILLIONS of registered voters!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Ah, the 80s, where the EPA is the bad guy

    by durhay

    in the movies.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by Venkie007

    Okay then- my life is now complete. This HAS to happen. Jesus H Christ. I.....dunno what to say. Pete Venkman rules!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by Spandau Belly

    As does Prime Evil.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    What i can't understand is..

    by TheAllSeeingEye

    Even if it were a viral ad, there's no mention of developers or platform ANYWHERE. One of the main conditions set by the likes of Sony or Microsoft is that ad material needs to contain their respective logos. It's also usual practice for developers to append copyright notices.<br><br>If it is real footage it's more than likely just a mock up running on a pc as opposed to console hardware. It's also going to be for some kind of shareholder/creative meeting which would explain the lack of Copyright info, Franchise logos and Developer logos. If that's the case, someone is going to lose their job and a shit load more.<br><br>What i really can't get my head around is the fact that they are releasing a Ghostbusters game with no movie tie in, no cartoon, no other expansion to the existing franchise. Anyone in their late 20's onwards knows who the Ghostbusters are but kids don't; stuff like this is usually tied into something else.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Spandau Belly

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Kudos for mention Prime Evil, let's goooooo ghost busters!!!!! Well... I liked that cartoon when I was a kid.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I am the keymaster!!!

    by Doc_Strange

    Hey anyone remember Ghostbusters cereal? That had to be one of the most unhealty cereals in history but it tasted great. WHATCHA GONNA CRUNCH?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST


    by ewokstew

    Quotable dialogue was a product of the times. Seventies and eighties. Sci-fi, comedy, whatever. I think writing styles have simply changed and the emphasis of what grabs you in writing has been placed elsewhere which is fine. There's some great stuff being written today. Far and few between but it exists. Sad, though. I saw Conan the other day and sat through twenty minutes just to hear: "Conan, what is best in life?" "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of the women" sorry, it just never gets old.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Back off man...I'm a scientist

    by KCMOSHer

    If only this were real. Someone needs to get off their ass and make some money with this franchise, FAST.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST

    oh hell yes

    by batmanloveswaffles

    If they actually decide to make a new game, I hope the put it on the Wii.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I like a woman that sleeps above the sheets...

    by ironpony42

    SIX FEET above her sheets... I freakin' love it. A lot of work went into that stuff, but it probably is some kind of current game modded like everyone's saying. And no hints as to who, when or where this is coming from. Odd. The GhostBuster logo is incorrect, but perhaps that is the "modern" version of it. This is killing me, I want to know more, how does this fit in, why are they driving a 2007 car, and look the same as they did in 1984... I'd rather see them grey haired and fat chasing ghosts out of barns in Kansas. The Chrysler "Ecto-mobile" is an interesting choice. They do sell the 300C as a wagon in europe. I suppose they call it an "estate" over there. But it's a real car none the less.... Say, who does your taxes?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    GOW sucks ass

    by tHEmOOG

    Day Of Defeat owns all games for eternity

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST


    by dantewyrmfoe

    I'm a bit conflicted about this. On one hand the itea of a cooperative squad based FPS set in the established Ghostbusters continuity has every opportunity to be cool. On the other hand I don't play cooperative squad based FPS games because people are obnoxious as hell in those games. The idea has merit, but watching Egon teabag a downed Winston is not what I want for this franchise.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by steff_so_funny

    that is sick.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Last Time You Slime A Guy With A Positron Collider, Huh

    by uss cygnus

    Venkman, shorten your stream, I don't want my face burned off.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Not even Uwe Boll could mess up Ghostbusters 3.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    With Harold Ramis writing and Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd on board, not even Boll could screw it up. He need only do as he is told and it'll be alright.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Does Slimer...

    by Dr Gregory House for scale?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    "Ive seen shit that'll turn you WHITE!"

    by knifeandfork

    This just shows how bad we need a next gen ghostbuster game.Oh and a new movie too!If there can be a new rocky there can be a new ghost busters.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Reginald VelJohnson cameo in GB 1 as a cop

    by myspoonistoobig

    Clearly priming us for a Die Hard/Ghostbusters crossover in which McClane actually meets the ghost of Roy Rogers.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute, did you say 'Vigo',

    by Ghostball

    ...'and the forces of evil?' Trying to battle my boys??? That's not legal!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by henrydalton

    You just had a violent transformative psychotic episode.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    Excitingly, we can confirm that yes(!) ZootFly has been working on a Ghostbusters game and the videos that appeared on YouTube are indeed 100% legitimate. However, the bad news is that the game is currently on hold. Bostjan Troha, CEO of ZootFly, told IGN UK: "We are very glad to see the overwhelming response to the Ghostbusters prototype movies. What you've seen is indeed in-game footage of early prototypes on the Xbox 360, running on ZootFly's proprietary engine. Due to licensing issues, further development of the Ghostbusters game hit a bump on the road. But everybody here at ZootFly is working actively on resolving the challenges with the owners of the Ghostbusters IP. "Not to lose the momentum, a part the ZootFly team is currently working on an original game called TimeO, which is closely related to Ghostbusters. The game follows the adventures of two die-hard New Yorkers. They get trapped deep in the shadow world of a parallel New York. The city itself is a war machine threatening to wipe out our world and they have three days to stop it. As soon as the Ghostbusters IP issue is resolved, the whole team will go back to Ghostbusters."

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Damn, I hope that's for real

    by finky089

    Judging by the "Update", I guess it is. But I hope it actually happens.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    LOL-Abom, you getting the Cheadles again??

    by finky089

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Back of man...I'm a scientist.

    by Master Bruce

    This would be way cool if it were true.

  • June 11, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    What's with the fucking

    by kevoris

    What's with the fucking Chrysler? If the ECTO-1 isn't a 1959 Caddy hearse, it ain't Ghostbusters.