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News Activision to cancel Ghostbusters?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    steveo_mcg New Member

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  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ..Wait, what?
     
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    May I be the first to say: **** you, Activision. :miffed:
     
  5. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    What the hell....
    Isn't that just simply throwing money away?
     
  6. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    If they do cancel Ghostbusters I'll boycott every single one of their games, no matter how much I want it. I've been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 since 1990 and I'm now 23. If this is the closest we're going to get to GB3 then I'll do everything I can to get this game.
     
  7. Azmat

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    Oh yeah, surely, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor " sounds awesome. And the jewels that Crash, Spyro and Ice Age are nowadays, wow-ieh. Undeniably, those franchises are worthier than the likes of World in Conflict, pfew !
    Right, let me re-allocate some cash away from these idiots.
     
  8. The Infamous Mr D

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    Of course, it's all about making fat cash at the end of the day.


    Current movie tie-ins and established child-friendly franchises - definite market = win.

    Older movie tie-ins and non-franchise titles - no definite market = fail.


    You can't blame them really, they're struggling financially as it is and need some solid sellers to prop up the coffers.

    But I shed a tear for GB3 :*-(
     
  9. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash: I was looking forward to GB and Chronicles of Riddick :waah:
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    If Brutal Legend gets cancelled then there will be a reckoning.
     
  11. rollo

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    activation blizzazd struggling for cash ? MR D i think you will find you are wrong there., Some of the developers who publish through them might be though

    world in conflict enough highly rated wasnt a great seller.

    crash and spyro have sold millions and millions of copys across every platform they were released on.
     
  12. Mister_X

    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    Very dissapointing. Looks like they have decided to target the Film tie in vapid market instead of people wha actually play games for enjoyment.
     
  13. craigey1

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    I can't see how making the ghostbusters game couldn't be worth the time & money they put in. surely, by the number of people who seem to be eagerly awaiting this game they would have a significant estimated profit margin.
     
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    After I saw the the Ghostbusters E3 video I was really interested in it as a game and it seemed to get great feedback with other as well so this is just a special kind of retarded.
     
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    You would think they'd let these games be finished first, none of them seemed more than a year off =/
    It's kinda slack considering how much money Activision has.
     
  16. sotu1

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    oh damn this is disappointing. it's pretty clear that activendi are just choosing the games that make the most cash and not the best quality. those brands they're keeping on are big recognizable brand names, wise and sell well to casual gamers.

    Oddly this is totally goes against what EA are telling us now!
    "If we make the best games, they'll sell really well, and we'll be really profitable."

    i'm surprised at the dropping of ghostbusters though. that would have raked in a bomb. i suspect that during development they've realised that the quality of the game is a bit mediocre (this is going by the videos we've seen so far, which show pretty standard fare gaming)

    and they're definately not struggling for cash. they're HUGE.
     
  17. WILD9

    WILD9 Been here aaaaages

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    What a great move, who needs new IP anyway, Its not like anyone will ever get fed up with the endless iterations of spyro and crash bandicoot just like james pond is still a great franchise, oh wait......

    Looks like we have another EA in the making :grr:
     
  18. Flibblebot

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    Ironically, just as EA seem to be moving away from that business model...
     
  19. CardJoe

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    There's a season for everything it seems.
     
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    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Oh no! Not 50 Cent: BotS...

    I was really looking forward to that. :(
     
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