Gametrailers.com regularly features the Angry Video Game Nerd video show – this week he’s taking a shot at the Ghostbusters game on the NES. And all his swearing aside, he’s right. It wasn’t exactly the slickest game in the book. It was pretty cool on the Atari, but not so much on the Nintendo 8bit system. In fact, it was pretty annoying.
Parental Warning: Dude likes to swear. A lot. Thanks to Chizzy for the heads up.
Chad Kerychuk forwarded me a link to this Ghostbusters themed art challenge at BlueSky Studios – BlueSky are the team behind Ice Age and all its spin-offs (including those hilarious Scrat shorts.) The best part is that the artists at Rockstar San Diego often take up the challenge as well, and in this case produced two really sweet GB pieces.
This seems like the perfect time to resurrect this Proton Charging classic from ten years back (!) by my buddy Chad Montgomery (what’s with all the Chads?) – consider it Proton Charging’s entry for the challenge, entitled “A day in the life of Egon.”
The New York Daily news listed their 100 most romantic New York movies – Ghostbusters, with its sweet tale of parapsychologist meet girl meets extra-dimensional entity, made the cut. Beat out by obvious mushy giants such as When Harry Met Sally, West Side Story, and even The Muppets Take Manhattan, Ghostbusters put on Bill Murray’s cheap moves to take #71.
Thanks to Matt R., hopeless romantic.
The Scribble King blog has posted a large interview with Spook Central webmaster, Paul
Rudhoff Rudoff. It’s a great talk with one of the longest running Ghostbuster webmasters around – it’s doubly interesting to myself, as I started PC at roughly the same time, so my view of GB online was similar, but slightly different. And of course neither of us was familiar with the other for the first while.
I only recall there being four Ghostbusters fan sites when I ventured out into the vast unknown of this thing called The Internet. There was a general fan site created by Bill Emkow, a Real Ghostbusters artwork site by Adrian “Burning Knight Raven” Adams, a Real Ghostbusters fan fiction site by Sheila Paulson, and a site that started to do an image-enhanced version of the Ghostbusters film script.
For me, I only recall Bill’s, Shiela’s, and Mr. Stay-puft’s World O Sounds. Important history lesson for you kids out there – search engines sucked back then and messageboards were rare at the time. Finding other sites was hit and miss or word of mouth. You kids have it easy! And get off my lawn!
Speaking of Taylor (see below) pick up what he’s puttin’ down – meaning, check out this cool ass poster he’s holding up for me. What is it, you may ask. I hope to have more for you soon. Please stand by.