This is a Ghostbusters slot machine. Honestly, it looks pretty fun. Were I in Vegas and had any kind of disposable income that I wouldn’t mind potentially losing, I’d play it happily. I even think the “guess the symbol card” game is incredibly clever (it’d be better if the machine give you a mild shock for getting it wrong, though). But it makes me so incredibly sad to realize that Dan Aykroyd recorded new dialog for this. I don’t know why. I’m sure he was well paid. And I doubt he’s desperate for money or anything. It’s just… it’s just hearing Aykroyd telling me to turn ghosts into “hard cash” just is really, really depressing to me. Although better this than a Bill Murray-less Ghostbusters 3, I guess. (Via Bloody Disgusting)
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