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November 19, 2007

It's official

Ghostbusters Video Game coming in October 2008.

Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, and Hudson will provide the voices of their characters. Annie Potts will return also, but Weaver and Moranis have "passed" on the project. William Atherton (Walter Peck) will appear. And apparently they accomplished the impossible, and got Bill Murray's likeness rights (his brother will also do voices for the game)

(sigh) I gotta get this out of me.

I don't know why this doesn't excite me at all yet. I look around and everyone on all of the other boards is just splooging all over themselves over this, and it just leaves me cold.

Maybe it's because I'm not really a video game person.

Maybe it's because, while everyone else is going "OMFG Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis are doing this one1111111!!!1111one111" I can't help but remember that their batting average with me is .500, meaning that it's just as likely this will be a lame attempt to cash in again as it's likely to be an inspired and worthy addition to the franchise.

Maybe it's because we got burned so bad by 88MPH and iBooks.

Maybe it's because with Sony's obvious mostly blasť attitude to this property, I have trouble believing they'll go all-out for it.

Maybe it's because I'm old, and battling depression, and feel so little joy anymore.

Maybe that will change. I admit the screencaps of the ECTO-1, basically the ECTO-1A with the original logo, does provide this slight sense of validation. And Rick Moranis not being in it does provide the slightest, teeniest ember of hope that Ramis will correct his biggest characterization misfire in GB2.

But on the other hand the whole concept of the game depends on some "Player Avatar" character shoved into it, which could be a very very bad thing.

All I know is that honestly, right now with everyone else raving about "THIS IS THE BIGGEST NEWS IN YEARS!!!" I have trouble caring much.

Keep up with Proton Charging and GBHQ for updates

--Fritz V. Baugh

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