The Ghostbusters video game has been around for awhile now. Well, the idea of it, at least. But now the whole enterprise is getting official with an announcement from Atari that they will be releasing the game on six different systems in 2009.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game was written by the same people that wrote the first Ghostbusters movie, including Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and their team. The really cool part is that the original cast members are involved this time around and they will all lend their voices and appearances to the game's final product. Yes, that means Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson will be in the game. Sweet!
After a week or two on the down-low, netbooks have been back among the headlines with Sony grudgingly admitting that it will probably make one while MSI discussed plans for their second-generation range. Not bad for something an AMD VP described as only good for "around the house". Elsewhere, it's been 3G and netbooks getting married: Vodafone revealed their UK deal with Dell, and T-Mobile their Acer deal in Germany. Speaking of Acer, we unboxed their Aspire One and will have the full review on Monday.
If there's one thing that's been lacking in the latest video game titles, it's the general packaging appeal of older games from older systems. The sheer simplicity of games on the Atari 2600 is something many gamers today still enjoy. But what if that simplicity were applied to the packaging of the games of today?
Then, you'd get the line up of artistry created by the people over at The -Minus World. All the new favorites have been represented. Everything from Resident Evil 5 to Portal are captured in pixelated goodness, the latter of which boldly states "The Cake is a Lie," amongst several circles and lines and general mayhem.
But I think my favorite is the Bioshock cover. Yes, that is a Big Daddy. Yes, that is a Little Sister. Yes, that is awesome.
[via The -Minus World]
As all the latest technological advances rush over us in a wave, sometimes it’s nice to look back and fondly “remember when.”
Where were you when Atari announced their 800 model home computer? Or what about when the Commodore 64 burst onto the scene?
Regardless of the model, now you can see all your favorite ads from the very beginning days of computing right up through the 1980’s. Well, 101 of them, at least. Check out the full list. If you ever doubted that tech has come a long way, this should confirm it for you.
[via Boing Boing Gadgets]
Wii Fit will likely be one of the best sellers game for Nintendo this summer, and the concept of fun exercise is very appealing to people and Atari agrees. Atari is releasing its own version of fitness game called Family Trainer.