Ecto clone haunts Burnout Paradise today


This has been a long time coming – first blood goes to Adam from Rochester and ProtonPack666, who heard about the special car back at the beginning of November! But back then, we could only see pics of the Back To The Future Delorean clone – so while “Manhattan Spirit” was likely a good bet to be an Ecto-1 clone, I wanted to wait until we could see it. And now we can.

Thanks to Kevin for the video link and for some high rez pics of the car, check out this link sent in by RPG. Each car has a special feature – the Delorean can switch between road-mode and hover mode. So we can start taking bets about what the Spirit does, I guess.

The game is out now, and the special cars are available as part of a downloadable content package, which was released today (check your console marketplace for more information.) Burnout has been a fun series, and for anyone wishing the Ghostbusters video game had more driving than it sounds like is intended, this might help curb your urge to run some red lights.

Press confused on GB videogame release date

Today’s flurry of CES news has Atari announcing officially a June 16th release date for the Ghostbusters videogame. Or, as some of them put it, June 19th. Nice work, press.

Given the June 16th release announcement for the Blu Ray Ghostbusters that was made yesterday, and that the release was intended to coincide with the game’s release, I’m going to assume for now that June 19th is a dumb typo, and other outlets just keep reporting it.

So, until we hear otherwise… June 16th. Mark your calendars.

Sony sets GB Blu-Ray date at CES

SPHE revealed some details on their 2009 line-up of Blu Ray releases, including Ghostbusters, which they announced will be released on June 16th.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the Ghostbusters Blu-ray special features:
All-New Exclusive Special Features

* Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
* Slimer Mode: Picture-in-Picture Graphical Viewing Experience with an examination of the spook-hunters’ firehouse headquarters, an in-depth exploration of the creatures in the Ghostbusters mythology, behind-the-scenes discussions of making the movie, new cast, crew and special effects artists interviews and much more!
* Featurette: Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
* Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery
* Collectible 32 Page Scrapbook

Additional Special Features

* Filmmakers’ Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Joe Medjuck
* Featurette: 1984 – The Making of Ghostbusters – Interviews with the cast and crew
* Featurette: Interviews with Cast and Crew
* Featurette: SFX Team – Includes Before and After Multi-Angle Explorations
* Scene Cemetery – 10 Deleted Scenes
* Audio: English, Spanish (Castilian), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil)
* Subtitles: English, Spanish (Latin Am), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Arabic
* Storyboard Comparisons
* Closed Captioned

No word on the GB/GB2 double-collectors set, or the collectors extras, but it’s nice to know it’s got a hard release date now (plus, it sounds like they are aiming to release it at the same time as the game, according to The Digital Bits.)

Thanks to Matthew for the heads up.

On your marks… get set…

GO!

Entertainment Weekly has called Ghostbusters THE funniest comedy in the last 25 years;

In the summer of 1984, the only pop-culture question more common than ”Where’s the beef?” was ”Who you gonna call?” The dream trio of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis was the epitome of sarcastic comedy cool, battling slimy ghosts, the nosy Environmental Protection Agency, and a giant Stay-Puft marshmallow man.

The commenting pedants don’t agree – haters. Thanks to Nevil for the spot.

Ray Parker Jr. performed Ghostbusters on Japanese TV, backed by a Japanese boy-band… I think.

The man looks good – it has to be said. Thanks to Andreas and mp3j0ker for that one.