As someone who cannot drive (I have depth-perception issues, which as you would imagine is a bad thing when operating several hundred pounds of metal at any speed), packing up one day and taking myself on a road trip is something is something I just can’t do, despite the appeal. I’ve often tried to use video games as a surrogate for that urge, but most of the time I’m misusing a game for that purpose. For example, Grand Theft Auto 5 has believably rural areas north of down to drive through to simulate going out on a trip, but sooner or later I’m going to find someone with a nicer car, and the urge to jack their ride takes over and suddenly I’m just playing GTA again. Jalopy promises something different, a driving game that’s about the trip as much as the destination.
You normally visit AAGH for game news and reviews, but did you know that we have a free games hub? We do, and it’s called AAGH GameCenter. The games include a number of releases by our game development team at AAGH Games. They’re fast, they’re fun, and most importantly, they’re free, so why not shoot some birds in Chicken Boom or explore the maze-like worlds of Party Ball Arcade? You don’t even need to bring any quarters.
Grand Theft Auto comes out at midnight, April 14th BST. Here in the eastern United States, where we’re located, that’s 7 PM EDT, and we’re going to do an AAGH Plays live stream in celebration of it. Come watch for the laughs, the fun, the mayhem and the likely broken game servers. With extra commentary courtesy of Will of Chaos is Gaming, it’s sure to be a blast. You can watch it below when it goes live, or follow our Twitch.tv channel to get an email alert.
Update: The stream is now over! Thank you to everyone who watched.
I have been an anime fan for a long time now, and one of the first series I got hooked on back in my school days was Dragon Ball Z. At the time I started watching the show had been airing for some time and was in the middle of the Frieza arc, so my sister and I would try and figure it out to no avail. It eventually became far more fun not knowing what was going on as we would ascribe random motives and traits to the characters and basically made up our own storyline. After eventually watching it from the start I have to say that our made-up story was at least as fun and made just about as much sense as the real thing. I haven’t seen an episode of DBZ (or read any of the manga for that matter) in probably 10 years now, so when Dragon Ball Xenoverse launched in February I figured I would pick it up for nostalgia’s sake. What started as a lark has became a personal crusade – a crusade against Saiyans.
Complaining about video games is a part of gaming culture. We complain about bad games, we complain about games that could be good but are broken, we complain about games because they’re on systems we don’t own, and so on. Today I’m going to take a different tact on that act, and point out things I don’t like about games that I love, and I would like to hear your takes on this as well.
In case you missed it, All Around Gaming Hub is 10 years old this month. Continuing our look back at 10 years of AAGH, today we are going to look back on our top ten feature articles of the past 10 years.
Ten years ago this month – on January 17th, to be precise – way back in 2005 I launched this site. Originally a small gaming site started with some friends as a see-if-we-can venture, All Around Gaming Hub is today my day-to-day work and part of a hosts a number of projects. Let’s look back at some of the high and low points in AAGH’s history and be sure to come back all month for more anniversary coverage.