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June 8th, 2009 09:22 am | by Ed |

Lately I've been thinking that I need to do an upgrade on my game collection. That's because most of what I've got is five or more years old and let's face it, I've played 'em half to death. It's long past time for some new additions to the library so it's off to my favorite sale page to have a look at what's available these days.

The first thing I notice is a huge trend toward what I call "heavy" games. By that I mean that they're written for people with state of the art systems that have the latest graphics card and multi-core CPU's and while that's great, I'm not currently blessed with such a system (note to self, go shopping).

However, even allowing for a 1.6ghz single core 32bit cpu, only 2gb of ram and an older ATI Rage Pro graphics card there's still quite a bit of stuff available. Anyway, since I'm just shopping right now I'm leaving the system requirements out of things for now (who knows, maybe I'll get a new up-to-date-state-of-the-art-gaming-machine for my birthday).

Anyway, I was looking through some of the newer games available, titles like Grand Theft Auto 4 (which want's one hell of a lot of computer!), Crysis, Left 4 Dead and others seem to top the list of the most popular. One that I ran across this morning however is not only new, but something of a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the same time.

ghostbusters gameI'm talking about "Ghostbusters: The Video Game". Before anybody decides to blow it off, let me say that this is *NOT* one of those ultra-lameoid luzer wannabe games that came out back in the eighties with horrible 8bit graphics on mega slow processors.

*THIS* game is taking full advantage of modern 3d graphics and animation. For that matter, they even got the original cast, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.

What else is cool is the growing trend these days for new games to have "game trailer" videos out that let you get a look inside the game and actually see some of what it looks like before you buy it or download some monstrously huge demo version.

I can't say when I'm going to be doing more than "window shopping" for games but when I do, Ghostbusters is definitely on my list of things I want.

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