My Life, as seen through the Ghostbusters franchise

Maybe it's something about being 30 years old this year, but I'm starting to occasionally catch onto and appreciate the changes in technology over my lifetime. Mostly, though, I take it for granted.

Just occasionally, however, the scale of our collective technological progress takes me out back and knocks seven bells out of me with a 2x4.

To see what I mean, take the following game, which I was obsessed with in 1985. I poured hours of my young life into this game, but never really did get the Keymaster and the Gatekeeper together:

Take that game, fast forward twenty three years, and behold - and I really mean behold - Atari's new Ghostbusters game for our current crop of gaming platforms.

The graphics in that game are better than the special effects in the original movie.