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May 2019 Retro Gaming Article

May 30, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Ghostbusters: The Video Game, from 2009, is being remastered for today's consoles

End of the Ouya game console
Regarded as a great movie tie-in game, Atari published it, but Terminal Reality and Red Fly Studio developed the various releases.
I own Ghostbusters: The video Game on several platforms and managed to scrounge up my Wii and PS3 copies. It's a really fun game and one of the best movie-based video games or it's time. With voices and likenesses from the original cast, it's a really special game in several respects.

Saber Interactive and Mad Dog Games now own rights to the game and are working to release a remastered version for today's game consoles. Bringing a great game up to modern standards for the next generation to enjoy is a trend we want to see more of.

Games disappear daily. When a console is shuttered and replaced, what happens to all the games from it's former online store? I've found a lot of cool games for my Atari 800 on floppy disks. I'll bet there are hundreds of games from that era that are gone forever.

The number of games that are updated, rebooted, or remastered from days gone by are few and far between. It's a treat to have a game Like Ghostbusters remastered. But when you think of all the games that simply slide into oblivion... we have to protect the games we can. Collectors play a big role in this preservation, but there needs to be an industry-wide focus on video game preservation.

in the mean time, let's rejoice in the remastering of an old favorite - can't wait to get it for Switch!

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