Choosing a new domain name after sacrificing one we’ve had for so long isn’t easy. Sometimes the ones you like aren’t available or if they are can cost too much when you don’t have a real ghost research and capture company behind you.
We also have to consider “brand identity.” If you don’t know what that is, we have a branch manager, Michael Scott. He’ll be in the conference room giving us a presentation. I understand he likes to use acronyms.
Sure we could have chosen the .net, dot org, or even .me. This is Ghostbusters International, we aren’t just another world wide web site. GBI isn’t just about me.
Early last year I parted ways with our previous hosting company. One of the cons to that was losing our domain name (GBI Blog Post, February 4, 2015) of 10 years. GBI was manually rebuilt from the ground up. Without the domain, I felt a name change was in order to help scale back the full time job feel.
It worked well enough throughout 2015. It didn’t take that long when necessary to get back into some of the realism. It also helps that Word Press infrastructure connects to my network of sites pretty well.
I’ve enjoyed running “Ghostbusters Inc,” sorta missed Ghostbusters International. The two can go together. Their were times I wanted the site to be more GBI then GB Inc.
Ghostbusters Incorporated’s unofficial Japanese Ghostbusters month continues with a ゴーストバスターズ映画プログラム. Or Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program.
By the way, if you speak and/or read Japanese and know Google Translate got it wrong, its ok to laugh. We’re just trying something here for Ghostbusters and some level of effectiveness.
I don’t personally know about these days, during the ’80s if you saw GHOSTBUSTERS™ or GHOSTBUSTERS II™ in a Japanese movie theater you’d receive a movie program. Which maybe was or wasn’t meant to be collectible.
The glossy pages Ghostbusters program is more like a magazine. With articles for just about every aspect of Ghostbusters. With great photos overall to accompany the information.
Last year when ghostheads were talking about classic Ghostbusters gaming Troy Benjamin (Ghostbusters HQ) brought up Ghostbusters advertising from the era. I had certainly never seen it, as I was once a kid and we didn’t own a computer, (seems unimaginable) I didn’t remember this unique, now part of Ghostbusters history. Continue reading “Activision Ghostbusters Advertising”→
While I had a lot of fun with the families Atari, (and earlier game consoles that pre-date Ghostbusters, can’t even imagine) their was still more fun to be had with the Nintendo Entertainment System or as the cool kids still say (back in 1988) NES.
My earliest memories of Nintendo came from my downstairs neighbors. Their were two sons, one closer in age and was kinda my friend. One of those kid friendship kinda things. One day while visiting I guess him and his older brother (also in his kid hood) were playing their NES (the one that came with R.O.B!) and naturally (or it was coincidental) the game was Super Mario Brothers.
Once David Crane’s Ghostbusters for personal computers (blog post) was added to Ghostbusters Incorporated, I immediately moved to evolving gaming systems. If you grew up in the 1980s as I did and played video games away from a computer, you most likely did so because of Atari, well and Nintendo. That will be covered in the next update.
For me (and kids around my age) that meant an Atari 2600. By now you probably know during the 1980s Atari had earlier and later gaming systems. I’m only personally familiar with I’m guessing the more popular Atari 2600. Where Atari and Activision fortunately made a Ghostbusters game. Good thing they were able to after that whole Extra Terrestrial fiasco. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Video Games: Atari, More Games=More Fun”→
I’ve continued to be busy since establishing GB Inc’s Ghostbusters Video Games (blog post) section. The next set of updates are about David Crane’s Ghostbusters game for practically every other computer company within and outside of the US. That original idea was to include all versions (that I know of and have access to) of the original game and add the Ghostbusters II and The Real Ghostbusters computer games. As I’ll probably need to do more research on them I decided to focus with the multiple national and international versions of David Crane’s Ghostbusters, built from within his company Activision. I’m sure I haven’t covered every international version.
Five years ago during the development of Ghostbusters: The Video Game I had a small section for the then newest Ghostbusters video game. It was (and is) a big deal and it made sense for Ghostbusters International to have a dedicated (at least at first) page for it.
During the summer of Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary my life took some really unexpected turns. I had to move from the two family house I grew up in. I wouldn’t complete the move into my current place for another 4 months. As it works out for this post I moved into my house this week five years ago.
A dedicated video game section took a back seat, then seemingly to a junk yard before Ghostbusters Incorporated would find its place and come into its own. The idea remained to have a Ghostbusters video game area. It would be more than just ‘Ghostbusters 2009.’ It could be an archive going back to Ghostbusters gaming roots. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Video Games”→
Hey everybody, its me Louis! I haven’t been able to write for Ghostbusters Incorporated’s website in a really long time. My chief financial responsibilities usually keep me pretty busy at 51 W. 30th St. Um, send a S.A.S.E for an autograph photo. Rich has been pretty busy recently working on important site updates. Since he’s working towards that, he might have said something about a comic update and a website. I thought I could add the next post. I would have done this sooner, I had to um strategically plan it and work on certain computers when not too many employees were around.
I know you’ve all read the blog posts about new Now Comics updates at Ecto-Containment. Pretty cool huh? I don’t think the rest of the issues to be made into Portable Digital Format were planned to be completed this month. That’s what happened!
The issues that weren’t complete were made into Portable Digital Format (P.D.F) files and added to Ecto-Containment yesterday!!! Now ( 😀 :p ) every issue from Now The Real Ghostbusters is available to read for free (Ooh) um now or whenever you want!
Every issue can be downloaded to read off-line on your personal computer running Windows, OS X, and maybe Linux. I don’t know too much about that. All the comics can also be read on-line (some kind of internet connection required) or off-line on your smart phone or tablet.
Rich also has just one issue of that green guy’s comic from Now comics up too. I don’t care for that smelly ghost, Janine told me years ago he’s alright. We try to keep out of each other’s way when its possible.