Random Encounter - Grand Theft Auto
Danny robs cars and hunts Hare Krishnas in this random encounter with the original Grand Theft Auto.
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Join us on a nostalgia-fueled journey as we uncover lost gems, take on tough gaming challenges, and wonder if the world needs a pigeon dating sim. Expect irreverence and a healthy dose of frustration. In Random Encounter, every day is a fail day!
Schedule: Wednesdays at 11am PT
Host: Danny O'Dwyer
this game, i played the demo for arounf 4 months, which only had 255 seconds to play....then the game i played for 3 years on and on
Danny I just want to ask you a favor. Please please please smash the mac book with a hammer and throw it in the trash!!
Fun game but too unforgiving with no saves to speak of (unless you happened to stumble on a church in the middle of nowhere)... I got tired of having to start from the beginning every time I played and then start all over because I died from tripping on the sidewalk or something. Series didn't get interesting until part 3.
you can get this and gta2 i think from rockstar for free via an email but my god the controls were so godamn awkward i gave up after a few hours
"Is this a cemetary..? Yeah... :-) Sorry..Sorry! Sorry bout your loss!. Sorry...Sorry... Im sure he was a lovely guy... God bless, God bless... Excuse me... Looking for a paint spray.."
Had this game on PSX. Good times :-)
For anyone that wasn't around at the time this came out... i couldn't begin to explain how insane the whole idea of this game was! It wasn't like nowadays, when somone puts a FPS in a new theme and it called "Original"... This was so Original it was (and imo as a series still is) in a league of its own!
Sweet memories, I still have the original game disc somewhere on the bottom of a box. Long levels without saving drove me mad on some occasions.
See how well you can do in war z. That game is such a piece of garbage that it is just hilarious to watch.
in its day
there was nothing as awesome as the freedom gta gave
when gta went 3d in 2001 with gta3, that was the pinnacle of modern gaming(easily)
Am I the only one that found this game equally frustrating as it was fun? It's a blast to jump in and mess around for a bit, but shooting a target was finnicky. You also couldn't see ore than 10ft in front of you because of the zoomed in camera. Hey ho, good memories though!
Well I guess I got a better understanding of this series; how about these game suggestions: Space Invaders Infinity Gene  and Kirby's Return To Dream Land 
FYI FOR EVERYONE GIf you want to play this or GTA 2 just google it and rockstar is giving them away free from their website!!!
oh god this takes me back, loved the animations you got as cutscenes with that fat ugly guys telling you to fuck off. hehe
You should play severance. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severance:_Blade_of_Darkness) It was "the awesome" back then.
Thanks for the mafia episode, it prompted me to d/l and play mafia II, which was short but sweet.
Why spend all that time aiming with the tank? Just use the cannon as a rocket boost and run them all over muahahaha.
Thanks for the memories Danny. Now do Syndicate dammit xD
A few things you could do in syndicate: Use your persuader tron on the entire town (I always did that). They'll follow you like your own provate zombie army and if they have guns they'll fire when you do (you can drop guns for them to pick up).
Stop to let pedestrians pass then run them over.
Make the cops chase you on foot then double back and place a bomb in their car -> Wait till they drive off and then watch the fireworks.
Oh man! This brings back memories! I remember the fastest vehicle in the game is the "Jesus Bus" as me and my friends used to call it. It is slow to accelerate, but I don't think there is a top speed to the "Jesus Bus".
I love how you get points for dying aswell :p
"Kiiiilllllll Frrrenzy!!" Ahhhhhh man I forgot all about that! :')
Totally installing this on my laptop when I get home.. Good times!
Dear God, this brought a manly tear to my eye. Did I say tear? Disregard that. I had something in my eye. I wasn't crying. No, Sir.
@blakeney And it was scandalous... Acting as a criminal, running over innocent people and shooting around deliberately. Even if they were little pixel guys it was too much for many critics.
@TheZeroPercent Yeah I remember playing GTA3 for the first time in a toy store.. I was like omgggg. Also had that feeling when I played Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and Metal Gear Solid for the first time. The switch from 2d to 3d was incredible.
@e5115271 No you are not. I too had those issues, but considering what else was on the market in '97. I easily overlooked them.
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@dannyodwyer @capper64 hahaha this is cool xD but for real Danny, it would be awesome if we can see Doom on the next Random Encounter =D