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AICN GAMES: Holy Crap Intensified!! More On Those Mysterious GHOSTBUSTERS Game Videos!!

Merrick again...
A few days ago, we posted a link to some mysterious videos that hit YouTube. The videos appeared to show some form of gameplay (demo? mod? real?) for a damn fine looking GHOSTBUSTERS shooter.
You can see other videos HERE. These videos were attributed to ZootFly, who has now confirmed that the footage which caused so much excitement is REAL! From a ZootFly statement:
"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."
This is most frustrating and troubling news -- this is the first movie tie-in game that's had me totally stoked in a long, long time. And there are hold-ups? I'm VERY curious as to what kind of logjam might be stalling this project. Is it a rights issue with the studio? Licensing the images of the original actors? Music? Etc? Either way...based on the public's reaction to this footage, there's clearly an enormous interest in (and plenty of money to be made from) a GHOSTBUSTERS game of this nature & quality. Without clear indications that a third movie is in development, it stands to reasons that all involved in granting licensing permissions should be interested in pulling down some kind of money from a franchise that isn't exactly setting the world on fire at the moment. So...wazzup? I just hope that the matter is resolved & a game is released before Microsoft's XBOX 360 successor console comes around. I always feel terribly sorry for those forgotten little games that come out for a particular system while (or after) its progenitor has already stolen its thunder. I don't think games released under those circumstances get a fair shake...I'd hate to see this one to meet the same fate. I'm wondering if some sort of fan action might help push this through? Which gives me the perfect opening to advance the obvious cliche: who we gonna call?
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  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    DO

    by mraig

    RE EGON!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Great Idea

    by tristeele

    I think this is an awesome idea if its real. This game looks SOLID! BTW - First...... and Dan Akroyd gotta eat. That is all

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    yeah ign uk just posted this ..

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    hope it comes out

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I guess that would have worked better

    by mraig

    if I could do the whole carriage return thing.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    COOOOOOOOL

    by DirkD13"

    Nice, very very nice.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    SLIMER GOTTA EAT !!!!

    by imkindofabigdeal

    I want me some Ecto Cooler and this game.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Look, all I know is

    by mraig

    one time I turned into a dog and they helped me.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Sony is the Hold-Up

    by amrcanpoet

    Apparently, Sony (as a parent company) owns the rights to the Ghostbuster IP. So, you can see why Sony probably would not want to license out a property for a competing console. I would assume the reason it's a "Hold Up" and not a "Cancellation," is that Sony is probably trying to convince ZootFly to release it on the PS3.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Oh come on...

    by henrydalton

    The licensing issues probably are that they DON'T HAVE THEM. I wouldn't be suprised if this mock-up has been released soley for purposes of drumming up hype and interest so that they can pressure the rights holders into giving them a shot. Then again, if that's the case, good luck to them. I'm not bowled over by the footage of gameplay, but if it's a strategy that pays off then I hope they can make the most of it.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    why would you even start a game based...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    on a movie without the proper Licensing rights (if that is what the hold up is). Hope this gets finished and released! All a bit strange though eh.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Fuck pushing the game through lets push a NEW MOVIE!

    by DOGSOUP

    We want it, bitches! We wants it bad....

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    DOGSOUP, congrats!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    On not using a stupid catchphrase for once. It makes a nice change.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Slimer is too silver

    by playahatersball

    Venkman too.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    wow... I'm impressed

    by modlight

    If I had an XBox I'd be excited.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    No human could stack books like this.

    by durhay

    Cooler than when Arnold and his friend were Ghostbusters for that one ep of Diff'rent Strokes.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Talkbacker, Moriarty talked me out of it.

    by DOGSOUP

    I retired it on his TB.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    I just watched an episode of Magnum, p.i

    by durhay

    last night with guest "star" Annie Potts, and I couldn't stop saying "Ghostbusters, whaddaya want?!" along with other quotes all night.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Will Bill Murray be up for it?

    by Tin Snoman

    I hear tales that he's not down with licensing his likeness. The Wikipedia says he "refused the rights to use his facial likeness to collectible manufacturer NECA, which was forced to cancel plans of producing a highly anticipated Ghostbusters action figure line in 2004. A highly detailed, customized figure of Murray featuring spot-on likeness was even mailed to him in attempt to express his passionate fanbase and change his mind, but the plea was virtually ignored." Maybe they can make Venkman look like Lorenzo Music? I'm sure Ackroyd would be down with it, since he is compelled to sustain himself.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Vigo = best. bad guy. ever.

    by Simon Phoenix

    ...ever in the history of movies or real life, better than Hitler. He's a bad dude.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    i'd be excited

    by OneintenMan

    if this were coming out for the wii.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is awesome.

    by Shermdawg

    That is all.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I'm Winston Zeddmore, your honour,

    by DirkD13"

    I've only been with the company for a couple of weeks, but these things are real, since I joined these men, I've seen shit that'll turn you white! (cue huge belly laugh EVERY time)

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Simon Phoenix = Peter McNichol

    by jedimindflayer

    that is all. cmon!!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, noon CST

    Yes, have some.

    by Det. John Kimble

    For PS3 too please?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    wii

    by jedimindflayer

    this game on the wii would be a perfect marriage of form and function. too bad it sounds like sony and bill murray are cockblocking this whole thing.... maybe they could use that other murray brother- the one from moving violations. or bryan; asisde from the 'mythic' caddyshack 3 project, i don't think either one is up to anything right now.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    product tie-ins

    by jedimindflayer

    the dodge magnum in the promo brings up a very good issue- who else could get product placement rights to help drum up much-needed cash for rights clearances? how about 'unlicenced nuclear accelerators brought to you by those wonderful folks in the iranian government'?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do it downtown

    by ATARI

    That's what I'm talkin' about!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Murray is a miserable git

    by DirkD13"

    But that's his niche I suppose. He needs to wake up and realise that he's never had, or will ever have, a finer moment than Ghostbusters. It helped put him where he is today ($240 million domestic in 1984! That's like $400 million or something now). And besides, he'd make a few quid out of it, and make his old pal Dan (who, lest we forget, is directly responsible for the film in the first place) a happy bunny, as well as me.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Luigi's Mansion...

    by DanielKurland

    That is all.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Nimble little minx, isn't she?

    by FilmFanatik

    Like I said before, I'd love to play this game. Let's hope these guys can get it together.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    "who we gonna call?"

    by chiahead

    nice Merrick, very nice.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    STARGATE: THE ALLIANCE

    by Veraxus

    Here was another game that looked absolutely fantastic - and was even in the final stages of quality assurance (beta) testing... COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN BY IP RIGHTS ISSUES. Let us all take a moment of silence for what could have been an incredible Stargate game.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Likeness rights are most likely the issue

    by Gil Brooks

    Only Ernie Hudson's likeness rights are available. I've been down this road personally. :/

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Harry Knowles off JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS?

    by Ye Not Guilty

    http://www.tmz.com/bloggers/claude-brodesser-akner/

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    WHERE THE FUCK IS THE CAMERON INTERVIEW

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Where the hell did that go huh? GB 3 would be great but Murray wont do it cause he's a stubborn git.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Fuck their likenesses.

    by CTU Mole

    Actually having my character look like Bill Murray is not a deal breaker. So Bill Murray is a sourpuss now, big surprise. Fuck him. </p><p>If Sony is holding out till they port it to the PS3, well they should have thought of that when they made a system that no one wants to develop for. <p>As for the game, the most impressive thing is the interactive environment, meaning you can blow the shit out of the walls and objects around you</p>

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    If this is supposed to be some sort of mysterious leak

    by photoboy

    ... where did that picture at the top of the last article on the GB game come from? You don't get that on YouTube normally, so where did it come from? Sounds like the developers have been leaking shit to all the sites out there to try and help their cause.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Wii 2

    by Tidmore

    This seriously would be the perfect game for the Wii. Can't you just see holding the Wiimote as if it was a Proton pack, Just remember Don't Cross The Streams!!! This would be perfect! Somebody kick some sense into this people!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Video-game/ fanfilm

    by sp9543

    GB is my favorite movie of all time, and while i'm excited for this game i have to say that i'd rather have one that's more faithful to the film versions of the gb. Either way this is the type of game that would make me by whatever system it was for. On a side note my friends and I made a GB fan film entitled Ghostbusters: On Call that mixes Reno 911 with GB. Check it out here if you are interested in Ghostbusters [url]www.myspace.com/gboncall[url]

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    The movie licence and the games licence

    by TheAllSeeingEye

    Are two seperate things. Sony may own the movie rights but the IP belongs to Ackroyd and Ramis; or so i've read. The last Ghostbusters game was on Nintendo DS and was published by Dreamcatcher games. At anyrate Zootfly are devs for PS3 and XBOX 360 so there's no reason for it not to appear on both systems.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Not a hoax, but a fake. High quality fake, but fake...

    by Kevin Bosch

    As said above, they don't seem to have the rights to actually make this game. It's not a hoax, as it was made as a working game, but it's not official. If anything, this is a step up from a fan made video game. If this works anyway like unsolicited screenplays for established franchises, Sony can't even consider or even look at this game. If they do (1) and they reject it, but later choose to make a Ghostbusters game or even sequel, and it happens to have any similarity to this game, the game developers can sue them, and (2) it would encourage others to start creating games based on non-licenced properties on spec, increasing the chance of lawsuits. Plus, the rights issues with Ghostbusters, as I understand them, goes beyond just securing licencing from Sony and likeness from the actors. Each actors actually own the rights to his characters. That's the main reason a GB3 was never made. Ernie Hudson is the only one willing to give rights to his character, which is why his was the only one featured in cartoons and Universal Studios attractions after a while.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    "Meet beautiful Latin girls today!"

    by Killah_Mate

    Am I the only one who finds the new ads on the site EXCEPTIONALLY FUCKING ANNOYING? AICN has truly sunk to a new low...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Fun Facts about Ernie Hudson: The Black Ghostbuster

    by Kevin Bosch

    I met Ernie Hudson last year at the film festival I work at. I learned a number of fascinating facts regarding him. Did you know: -The Hudson River was named after Ernie Hudson. -Ernie Hudson wrote a Ghostbusters 3 script that was so amazing, it collapsed into itself and vanished from existence. -Everybody knows that George Washington Carver invented hundreds of uses for the peanut, but Ernie Hudson came up with thousands of uses for corn, including popcorn and a corn based cure for cancer that was suppressed by the large pharmaceutical companies.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Hudson&Aykroyd are the only ones in Ghostbusters shape.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Last I saw Harold Ramis he was huge. And Bill Murray looks like he's 200 years old....despite his still be awesome. Ramis would need to go on a crash diet and Murray some botox and hair extensions for Gb3 to work at all. Moranis and Weaver seem good to go, though.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I would hope that

    by myspoonistoobig

    Aykroyd and Ramis seemed to have enough passion for the project that perhaps they could see this as a fine opportunity to get that Ghostbusters in Hell idea they had for the third movie on paper, pleasing fans, avoiding Sony and making something for the fans. Also they can look thin. Perhaps they can convince Murray if they sign on and they grant him the same story stipulations he wanted on GBIII (as I understand it, he wanted to die and become a ghost).<p>AND I ALREADY POINTED OUT THE DIE HARD CONNECTION!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    GET THISS FUCKER ON THE SHELVES LIKE FUCKING NOW!!!!!!!

    by alucardvsdracula

    Else I'm gonna slime you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    How about a Gremlins game???

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Gremlins 3 "The Next Botch"

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters? More like Gutbusters.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Those guys are fat as hell.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Is this the same game!

    by LonelyComic33

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVwo0d8Ivgk

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters Game for XBox 360?

    by chappai

    Bah! Waht a waste. It would have reached a larger audience on the PC.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Fuck Murray: Vince Vaughn.

    by Barry Egan

    They should just reboot the whole series with Vaughn, Stiller, and Will Farrell.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Talk about something strange in your neighborhood

    by Mr Incredible

    I agree with Barry Egan. They might as well start all over again (and probably screw it up). Hell, will anybody really remember this movie, other than when it plays on The Comedy Channel?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Vince Vaughn would actually be perfect for Ghostbusters

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Don't agree with Will Smith and Ben Stiller though. They are kind of TOO silly. Murray and Aykroyd delivered their lines with straight faces. Smith and Stiller use goofy-ass faces. Will Smith with a proton pack doing that goofy "WHHHOA!!" face of his would seem more like a SNL skit than GB.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Love it!

    by Rakafraker

    I, too, would LOVE to see another GB. C'mon Big Willy, y'know ya wanna! I swear I'll take at least 3 friends (even if I have to buy their tix, but I doubt I'd have to). GB2 wasn't as great as 1, but I'm sure if Bill attached his name, with his conditions satisfied, GB3 would be green-lighted faster than you could say, "Where do these stairs go?" and have someone reply, "These stairs go up".<p> The game looks good to me. The guy who said it was better on the C64 is on glue. I had it, played it, and thought it was OK at best. This looks like great fun. Even if it is just tracking down ghosts all day and destroying the city in the process. <p>Just typing that is getting me going. <p> ...AND... <p>Whoever said that Moranis should get back together with Doug Thomas and do the Strange Brew 2 movie that was PROMISED to us YEARS ago, is TOTALLY RIGHT. They would get my $$$, fo'sho'. Everybody I knew was talking like a hoser and singing, "Do loo koo koo, koo koo, koo koooo!!!" We had the Great White North Christmas Album, too.<p> Ah, youth...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    annoying

    by future help

    a noy ing

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    At least this thread doesn't have that fucker that puts

    by dtpena

    "Cookin' the books" the whole time. The fucking bastard.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Abom, count me in on the GB3 committee

    by finky089

    I, probably like many others, have come up with a few GB3 ideas in the past. And, not that I think it would necessarily get anywhere, it could turn out to be a damn lot fo fun.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Give us Stay Puft

    by JuntMonkey

    First, it might not be good if the whole game takes place in that post-apocalyptic NYC. It needs some lighter elements. It would be cool if they took some ideas from the cartoons. And the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is an absolute necessity.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Vaughn could probably takeover for Murray pretty well

    by finky089

    but, I'm just not the biggest fan of his. Something always irritates me about his characters. His characters just aren't endearing the same way many of Murray's characters have been. <p> Never theless, if getting an approximate "Venkmen" replacement is called for, Vaughn sounds like a good choice.<p> But this franchise should probably just be totally rebooted. It's been too long for a sequel with the same characters to work. Even in a reboot, it will always be compared to the original. <p> I think they should just clean-up the celluloid and re-release the original with heavy fanfare and marketing and be done with it. <p> It'd be alot cheaper, it'd deliver what everyone already loves, and there's alot of people who like it who probably never had a chance to see it in the theater. Plus, the greedy studios could do another DVD release in a ploy to make yet more money.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Give us Don Cheadle as venkmen's brother (ala CA2)

    by finky089

    Put him in and it'll be cheadlicious. No can go wrong!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Ray Parker Jr. GOTTA EAT!!

    by finky089

    As soemone alluded to above...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    JANINE MELNITZ: COOKING THE BOOKS!

    by finky089

    That one goes out to dtpena....

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    LET'S ALL GO TO THE SEDGEWICK - 12TH FLOOR!!!

    by finky089

    Let's all go to the Sedgewick,<p> Let's all go to the Sedgewick,<p> Let's all go to the Sedgewick,<p> and bust ourselves some ghost!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    That's got to be some cockroach..

    by finky089

    Bite your head off, man.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Ray, when someone asks if you're a CHEADLE you say YES!

    by finky089

    Alright, this chick is toast!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    A couple of wavy lines???

    by finky089

    I'm sorry, this isn't your lucky day.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Those are not the real ghostbusters....

    by Bootskin

    those were bullshit ghostbusters...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    It's so HEARTBREAKING being a Ghostbusters fan...

    by Rex Manning

    Star Wars think they have it tough, at least they get TOO MUCH merchandise and TOO MANY movies. <p> Us GB fans have never known the simple pleasure of playing with a Murrayesque Peter Venkman figure or having our childhoods raped by Ivan Reitman.<p>

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Slimer would own Darth Vader....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    What's Vader gonna do? Force choke him? Where's Slimers neck?? Slice him in half? So, that'll just result in 2 Slimers. Use the Force and break him into a million pieces? He'll just glob himself back together like the T-1000.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    MAKE IT HAPPEN DAMMIT!

    by Mike_D

    thats all i gotta say.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    So don't use the original guys...

    by ZeroCorpse

    Make it a franchise or "otherworld" version, or use the animated series idea that Murray, Ramis, Akroyd and Hudson were just ACTORS playing the REAL Ghostbusters in a movie about their first adventure. As a franchise, you could license other actors and use their likeness for a new group of Ghostbusters! How about getting the Chris Farley estate to allow his image? Grab Chris Rock, Dane Cook, and Jon Stewart, too. There's your motherfuckin' Ghostbusters!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Fuck Vince Vaughn, stiller etc

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Keep those motherfuckers well away from ghostbusters. We need all or nothing i dont give a shit if they are all fat bastards now, thats what happens when you get old!

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    The only way Yoda would own Slimer is by possessing him

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Then all you'd have is Slimer slouching on a chair talking with Yoda voice.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I am VInce. Vince Klortho, keymaster of Gozer

    by Doc_Strange

    Actually, now that I think about it, Vince Vaughn would be a brilliant choice to bring Ghostbusters to a new audience. He has the charisma to do it. But I think we also gotta have Ackroyd, Hudson, and Ramis reprising their roles as well in some way or another. Just DO NOT cast Adam Sandler.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters logo

    by veebeeyes

    I don't think That Ghostbusters Logo Ghost even has a middle finger. I think that Chris Tucker would be horrible as the token black guy though. Don't get me wrong, I like him in the right roles, but I think he's just way too over the top for Ghostbusters.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I like her because she sleeps above the covers.

    by Zarles

    FOUR FEET above the covers.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    "Yes its true

    by BLWiseass

    This man has no dick" is still one of my favorite movie lines of all time

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    MERRICK-ANY DIRT ON HALO 3?

    by Deus Vult

    just asking big man, just asking...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    If something's holding this back, it must be Murray.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    That creep, who's always been almost half as funny as breast cancer - and is even creepier and unfunnier now - has been doing everything he can to stop Ghostbusters *and* destroy everything he ever touched and that is bringing someone else more money than it brings him. He should go back to doing Garfield versus Scooby Doo already.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    "Do....Ray..."

    by Osmosis Jones

    ..."EGON...!"

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    One of the biggest games of the year came out today.

    by Shermdawg

    and "AICN Games" says nothing. Way to go guys. Way to go.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Sherm-what game are you referring to good sir?

    by Deus Vult

    just curious. in other news, you all should know that I'm not able to find a single wii anywhere, but the target down I-10 from here had six play station 3's sitting in their glass case around 2pm on saturday. the guys who work back there tell me the systems had been there for days and weren't moving, but the wiis sellout immediately upon arrival. is anyone finding the wiis anywhere? does anyone have one and if so how's it going?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    So...

    by Jed

    Bill Murray is willing to loan his voice to two(2!)assbollistic Garfield films but he wouldn't do 2 days VO for a ghostbusters game. Why, God, Why. This can't be the whole story. Bill, I love you. No one takes you less seriously because you're funny. really.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    wow

    by roccotheripper

    i want this game. i would buy 360 for it.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    You're right, no HUMAN BEING would stack books

    by reflecto

    like this... I agree w/others that the "copyright issues" are probably that they have no claim on making a GB game at all and are spitballing. I would love one, but not if it's JUST a FPS.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    GBIII

    by jedimindflayer

    actually, i kinda like the concept of a post-apoclyptic ghostbusters 3, if for nothing else to see the gb symbol- i kinda dig the frowny-face on the ghost. i mean really- if rocky can have adrianne kick off and still have a respectable flick out of it, why can't we have like two of the remaining ghostbusters mentor a new crew 20-30 tears later?

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Deus Vult

    by jedimindflayer

    truthfully, Deus Vult, i have been hearing the same things regarding the ps3. i'd buy a crappy ol' blu-ray ps3 for this game!! is that what you want to hear, sony?

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST

    What would Harry do

    by BannedOnTheRun

    with a year's supply of chocolate ice cream?

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    And if you need some Ghostbusters action

    by BannedOnTheRun

    There's an old school roller rink outside of town that still plays the Ghostbusters theme regularly as an excuse to dim the lights and fire up the fog machine. Skatin' makes me feel good!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    I'd like to be a gorilla in her mist

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Dude, I'm drinking hot coffee here! The nasal burns!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    new gb cast

    by fknjeffoakley

    i'd much rather see the original cast come back. i don't care how fat and gray they are. i think the ghostbusters coming out of two decades of peaceful retirement would be a good premise.<br><br>anyway, if there had to be a new cast... i like the vince vaughn idea, but no stiller, ferrell, or owens (even though i'm a fan of all those guys). jon favreau. artie lange. paul giamatti. don cheadle. zach galifianakis. jeremy piven. there are enough guys out there that could handle a true ramis/aykroyd ghostbusters script without having to resort to caricatures of the original 'busters, or "frat pack" slapstick.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    ^ I second that. fucking hilarious

    by misnomer

    gorrila in her mist....sigourney weavers....mist! lol WEAVERS BEAVER GOTTA EAT!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST

    I didn't suggest Will Smith.

    by Barry Egan

    It was will Farrell. And I also agree, no Wilson brothers.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    "owens"

    by fknjeffoakley

    i meant wilsons. i must have subconsciously meant ESPECIALLY no owen wilson. luke might be all right though.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    William Atherton gotta eat!

    by DirkD13"

    Where the hell is that guy now? I know that he bumped into Ackroyd about a year after GB came out and said something along the lines of, "thanks man, now I can't walk into a bar without some asshole wanting to pick a fight with me". Walter Peck, one of the greatest movie dick(less?)heads of all time. I salute you sir, wherever you may be.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    who would play the Rick Moranis role?

    by samsquanch

    hands down the funniest part of both movies.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Yes have some!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    You will all perish in flames!!!!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    "Everyone thought this was a joke including me..."

    by JuntMonkey

    Murray and co. come out of retirement after 20 years for one last fight against the forces of evil. At first the new ghosts are throwing the 'Busters around. The tables start to turn when Stay Puft accidentally melts his hand while punching Harold Ramis on the hip. It becomes clear that the Ghostbusters are indeed formidable opponents. Slimer yells from the crowd "everyone thought this was a joke including me. Now nobody's laughing." Cue "Going the Distance".

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    ARE YOU GUYS FUCKING DAFT?!!!?! HOLY FUCK!

    by wolvenom

    THIS IS A FUCKING FAKE!!! IF ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED FUCKING GEARS OF WAR YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME FUCKING THING WITH THE COSTUMES CHANGED AND SOME SHITTY ASS MADE ECTO-CAR PLOPPED INTO THE MIDST OF IT....... SO IF YOU THINK THAT FUCKING PEOPLE WHO OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE GHOSTBUSTERS FRANCHISE ARE GOING TO GIVE THE RIGHTS TO A GAME TO THESE MOTHERFUCKERS BASED ON THEIR GEARS OF WAR RIP OFF YOUR SADLY MISTAKEN.... why dont you just fucking make a halo game and call it fucking GI JOE eh?

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Please come out for PS3

    by Belkon

    Here's hoping for a PS3 version of this game and maybe even a level where you play as a ghost and fly around using the Sixaxis not to mention the car...

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    ANOTHER OFFICIAL UPDATE...

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    In case some of you are still wondering if the YouTube vids are fake or not, ZootFly states for the record that they are indeed legit. And as to why they posted them on a very popular user-based site, programmer Tibor Klajnscek gives this explanation: "We were primarily interested in seeing the response from the fans and hoping to get some valuable feedback. I must say that we're very happy with the overwhelmingly positive response to the prototype footage!" Speaking of which, one of those vids included a chase scene with a revamped Ecto-2. In case you are not familiar with it, Ecto-2 is actually a European Chrysler 300 station wagon that replaced the 1959 Cadillac ambulance. Klajnscek mentioned that while they haven't secured any licensing agreements with Chrysler yet, they are really pushing for this vehicle. He explained: "When we were designing the Ecto-2 we decided to go with the Chrysler as it is a really cool car. Also, the car is European so we hoped Americans would find it more exotic."

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Someone suggested Giamatti

    by myspoonistoobig

    I would go for that. Think more like this! Smarts is good.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Put me in the puzzled camp.....

    by Kenny8

    ..if Murray is distancing himself from GB, why voice the (lame) Garfield movies??

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    NOW IS AS CLOSE AS WERE EVER GONNA GET

    by DiabeticMan

    I feel like now is as close as were ever going to get for anything to happen regarding Ghostbusters. I look at Indiana Jones and that was dead and now look. Movie starts shooting this year. If anything is going to happen, movie, game, whatever....now is as close as were ever going to get.