can I help?
the hell is GOURANGA!?
(G!) is a GTA web site that covers the entire GTA series on all
platforms. I originally opened G! in December of 1997 on my
student account at the University of Missouri, Columbia. After
gathering a rather large following, ASC Games offered to buy the
site, host it, and give me a domain name. I joined up with
ASC Games for awhile until it became obvious that they were only
going to publish GTA, but not GTAUK, GTA2, etc. After thinking
it over awhile I broke my ties to ASC Games and moved the site to
my own space and to my own domain. I've been here since August
of 1999 and hopefully I'll remain here for some time to come.
main mission here at G! is to inform gamers about the Grand Theft
Auto series in its various forms through up to date news, reviews,
and information. I found very few web sites about GTA originally,
and even fewer in English, so I decided to change this. Luckily
it all worked out for the best and G! has been fairly successful.
the hell are you?
name is schu, well my nickname anyway, and I created GOURANGA!.
I've been running this site in various forms and locations
since 1997. There really isn't much to say about me. I
live in the US (recently moved to Milwaukee, WI) and spend most
of my weekends in Chicago with my friends. I recently graduated
from college and now I'm out looking for a job in the IT industry.
the hell does GOURANGA! mean anyway?
word GOURANGA appears in the original GTA after you run over an
entire line of Hare Krishnas at a high rate of speed. I first
did this totally by mistake, but soon after it became somewhat of
a mission to try and run over them every time I played. I
have received a few messages regarding this but DMA's translation
of the word is "be happy." I also received the following from
Brian over at DMA that may shed some more light on why GOURANGA!
appears in GTA:
noticed this morning that you were a pondering and having a
bit of a strokey beard think about the origins of the word 'Gouranga'.
you ever bump into a Krishna in the street (and here in temperate
Scotland they tend to wear anoraks over their robes) they tend
to hand out badges or stickers saying "Call out Gouranga - Be
could possibly make you happier than calling out 'Gouranga!'
as you plough through 7 or 8 of the buggers eh?
also been informed by numerous people that there are GOURANGA! signs
and graffiti in various parts of the UK. I'm not really sure
who uses the word outside of the Hare Krishna and GTA population. I'd
like to think that is associated with my site but I doubt it :).
the hell can I help?
news is probably the single best way to help make G! better. Reviews,
tips, links, general GTA information, and files are welcome as well.
If its related to the GTA series or the GTA community, chances
are I'm interested it in.
the hell do you edit your site with?
a combination of Homesite, Dreamweaver, and Notepad to create G!.
I also use them to do everyday updating.
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