I’m totally down with anything calling itself THE SQUIRRELIZER. Really, I could do this all day. I just might. Be forewarned.
ETA: Sadly, The Squirrelizer is no more. One can hope that it will someday return, but today is not that day. Probably.
Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters. Being a child of the 80s, Ghostbusters is a deeply ingrained memory of awesomeness from my childhood (such as I was ever a child). Hell, I remember back in the dawn of the age of VCRs, watching Ghostbusters on a first generation VHS player…
Next week (on the 16th) a cleaned up edition of Ghostbusters on Blu Ray is coming out, and I’m both tempted and dreading the thought of revisiting what surely can’t hold up after this long…
On the other hand, I am totally getting Ghostbusters The Video Game. That it was created in the first place was unlikely. From getting Bill Murry to not only sign off, but participate, to getting the entire cast (minus Sigourney Weaver). Then just as the trailers were starting to appear for launch, a sudden and tumultuous cancellation by Activision Blizzard (Oh Blizzard, how could you merge with Activision?) almost scuttled it in the 11th hour. Only to be saved by Atari, Atari, a brand that everyone seems to have owned by this point. Here’s to hoping Activision Blizzard gets schooled for turning down what hopefully will be a long overdue awesome game that makes a mint. Well awesome except for the Wii version. Poor little Wii.
Let’s also hope it’s a total success because it may trigger a new movie.
Now if I could only justify spending $200+ for the complete dvd set for the animated Real Ghostbusters series, which was one of my favorite cartoons. Coincidentally, years later I discovered some of my favorite episodes were written by J Michael Straczynski, of Babylon 5 fame.
They have a spiffy website too.
As a side note, Will Smith is remaking The Karate Kid. I’m sure that will make for a stellar film. -Lol Heathen
Faith Fighter is a simple flash fighting game that was released over a year ago. Apparently some religious groups got all huffy about it, culminating recently with this delectable quote.
“This game is going out of its way to upset people and I think it should be taken off the internet,” said Douglas Miller, pastor of the Link Church in Birmingham, according to Metro’s report.
Yes. Take it off… The internet.. Good luck with that. Still he must feel somewhat victorious, since the developer, Molleindustria did cave and remove it from their site. Of course, it still exists in dozens of places (and the source code is freely available), so yeah, again, good luck on that getting it off the internet thing.