ghostbusters

The video game world has been abuzz this week with the release of the "Ghostbusters" video game, and the buzz is good. Thanks to a pretty awesome daughter, I got my own copy for Father's Day! After a good six hours spent busting ghosts (it really does make you feel good, fyi), I'm proud to report that the early twinges of excitement and hype that was felt back when the game was first announced are all justified.

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In a recent interview, Dan Akroyd reveals a few details on the upcoming "Ghostbusters 3." Confirmed is the return of Sigourney Weaver, and shooting is tentatively scheduled for this Winter.

Myriad Pictures and the Roseblood Movie Company announce a new flick based on an original Brett Easton Ellis screenplay. Ellis, known for penning some pretty edgy fare such as "American Psycho," lends his expertise this time around to the original story of a social outcast ridiculed by his peers who in turn takes them hostage, with disastrous results.

It's rumored that Oliver Stone is in talks to direct "Helter Skelter", based on the book of the same name written by Vincent Bugliosi.

Bruce Willis returns to the genre with a supernatural flick centered around small town horror as a young girl turns up missing under weird circumstances in "Grimm." The movie is currently in pre-production with Russell Mulcahy directing.

I really can't get enough of this "Ghostbusters" gameplay footage. If this game plays anywhere near as well as it looks, it should be a blast.

Recent trailers for the upcoming "Ghostbusters" game have definitely planted the seeds of curiosity if not full-on fanboy excitement. As someone who (naively) paid $80 for the Spore "Galactic Edition," I wouldn't be averse to shelling out some extra dough for the special "Slimer Edition" package of the game if it looks promising enough. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that anything short of the second coming of "WWF No Mercy" for N64 would prompt me to drop $129.99 on anything game related that isn't another console entirely. The package itself sounds pretty cool, but the price, not so much.

Mark your calendar's BluRay owners! "Ghostbusters" will be ready for you to buy on June 16th! Not only will this classic come packed with full 1080p video and Dolby 5.1 Surround, it comes with a boat load of special features as well:

• Digitally Mastered Audio and Video (BD Exclusive)