Giant Bomb Mailbag: Numbers Station Edition

#51 Posted by crusader8463 (14756 posts) -

Sweet! Giant Bomb gets its first serial killer! I cant wait to see how this turns out!

#52 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

huh. what the hell is the video that plays on Is that anything?
#53 Posted by iToastage_FM (25 posts) -

well no other news outlet has had this, the twitters are not abuzz, so this is probably GB specific, I guess 

#54 Posted by pbhawks45 (819 posts) -


#55 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

So, according to google cache the website was first cached on 27 Feb 2010 20:55:21 GMT , and hasn't changed.
#56 Posted by Masonvd (184 posts) -

First letters of all words in the Readme spell Cipher. Does that mean anything to anyone?

#57 Edited by Creamypies (4168 posts) -

"What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also."
That's a quote from Julius Caesar.

#58 Posted by Vinny (4768 posts) -
@Darktoad450 said:

" First letters of all words in the Readme spell Cipher. Does that mean anything to anyone? "

I'm thinking maybe you have to run 
gknova or gjnova through that cipher somehow. 6 letters 6 cipher words. maybe the 3 is the third game in the series? Something 3?
#59 Posted by alternate (2797 posts) -
@iToastage_FM said:

" well no other news outlet has had this, the twitters are not abuzz, so this is probably GB specific, I guess  " 
This site says it was postmarked Maryland so Bethesda/Fallout seems like a good guess.
#60 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -
Only that we added it to the Caesar quote and ran the string of crap we came up with through a caesarian shift cipher.
#61 Posted by taemun (22 posts) -

$ wget -S  
Last-Modified: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 07:23:39 GMT  
I don't think thats the website we want. 
As far as I can tell, doesn't exist (isn't registered).  

#62 Posted by Masonvd (184 posts) -
@Vinny: Have you tried looking anagrams of the words in the read me's? 
I don't know what a chiper is myself, I just noticed that the words spelled it.
#63 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

Yeah, I dunno though. That website video is ridiculous. And there are cubes! Cuuubes.
#64 Posted by Daryl (1776 posts) -

Hey this isn't a video. 

#65 Posted by dhuff (138 posts) -

The prominence of the cube in the video on makes me think this is Portal 2. 

#66 Posted by buzz_killington (3655 posts) -

New Assassin's Creed????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

#67 Posted by guts450 (19 posts) -

I don't know jack about web code but somebody should go through it on the gknova site to see if they can find anything interesting

#68 Edited by Anthal (23 posts) -

I also got (doesn't exist). Assuming the 3 is telling us to move each char over by 3, and can safely be removed, you get That does not exist, either.  The domains aren't even registered.
The first 3 letters also translate to jla - Command and Conquer?

#69 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

I checked the source, guts. There isn't anything interesting as far as I can tell. It's really barebones. There's literally just enough done to host that flash animation.
#70 Posted by Masonvd (184 posts) -

"Solution for any problem" 
Portal 2 stuff maybe? 
The website seems to be in Engrish too. 
Maybe it's some new Russian game? Metro 2034?

#71 Posted by EasyPeasey (160 posts) -

z to w ceasarian shit gave me: JLAWWWGKNOVA3COM. so Justice league game?

#72 Posted by aurahack (2508 posts) -

No clue, but Cipher reminds me of Ace Combat for whatever reason. So new Ace Combat plz.

#73 Posted by Mr_E_Mann (6 posts) -

It looks like the URL you want is

#74 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

Yeah, the JLA threw me off when I did it too. Justice League is where my head went.
#75 Posted by guts450 (19 posts) -
@Skrattybones:  yeah i just browsed through it too, nothing jumped out, though after watching the video again it looks like text cycles in the intro part, any way of reading that?
#76 Posted by dhuff (138 posts) -
#77 Posted by alternate (2797 posts) -

I don't think it is gknova - that domain is registered with bluehost, not typical of a big business or PR firm.
I bet whoever owns gknova is going to have a heart attack when he sees his traffic spike inexplicably :D

#78 Posted by lockwoodx (2532 posts) -
@Skrattybones said:
" @Darktoad450:  Only that we added it to the Caesar quote and ran the string of crap we came up with through a caesarian shift cipher. "
The Caesar quote has me thinking Fallout3 New Vegas. The main bad guys built their base out of Caesar's Palace and run a slave trade. Could be a distress signal of some sort.
#79 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

Why is GameZone saying their envelope came from Maryland? Where did the GiantBomb one come from?
#80 Posted by pbhawks45 (819 posts) -
@dhuff: WE GOT EM!!!
#81 Edited by Tasus (545 posts) -
@Mr_E_Mann said:

" It looks like the URL you want is "

Yup, that's the stuff. (
#82 Posted by twentyTWO (43 posts) -






First letters of each of the words spells CIPHER. 

#83 Posted by Jeffk38uk (725 posts) -

Clearly this is for the upcoming announcement of Deadly Premonitions 2.

#84 Posted by pbhawks45 (819 posts) -
#85 Posted by wordfalling (205 posts) -
@dhuff: huh, the flash file on that site is called "station.swf"
#86 Posted by dhuff (138 posts) -
#87 Posted by aurahack (2508 posts) -

So, it links to, of which there is a tiny computer with a voice that reads " N O V A ", then another voice that reads "S I X" until it loops back to the first voice. 
I'm starting to think a new Rainbow Six?

#88 Posted by sorryawkward (43 posts) -

is this the computer that is running New Vegas or something?

#89 Posted by the_dudefather (32 posts) -

letters on website:

#90 Posted by Ronin147 (92 posts) -

I noticed a baseball stadium in that video if that means anyuthing to anyone and there seems to be alot more letters being read off
#91 Edited by EasyPeasey (160 posts) -

NOVASIX? and was that nixon?

#92 Posted by Vinny (4768 posts) -
@Mr_E_Mann:  HA, crap, move the 3 as well! so close! nicely done.
#93 Posted by taemun (22 posts) -
@Mr_E_Mann said:

" It looks like the URL you want is "

 Creation Date: 23-mar-2010     
  Last-Modified: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 07:36:51 GMT
#94 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

#95 Edited by Zoidoid (12 posts) -

There may be something to the way the two voices trade off. Also, Hell is Purple.

#96 Posted by guts450 (19 posts) -

pictures of uranium 238 and 235, that's the bomb material type uranium I believe, I'm a little rusty on my manhattan project

#97 Edited by EasyPeasey (160 posts) -
@Zoidoid: yea i heard that too it really threw me off. google search took me to, a site about riddles apparently 
#98 Posted by Anthal (23 posts) -

Best I can tell it's: 
mod / movas / ixnov / asixn / ovasi / xnova / sixno / vasix / novas / ixnov / asixn / ovasi / xnova  
Some of those n's may be m's, some of the v's may be d/b's 
Using the same 3 letter crypto is garbage, I think the initial mod is part of the key. 
Before it loops, a voice says "hell is purple" 

#99 Posted by aurahack (2508 posts) -
@Ronin147: There's also a nuclear atom so that probably doesn't mean much :/ 
Unless it's the return of MLB Slugfest and the players are radioactively super-powered.
#100 Posted by Skrattybones (68 posts) -

Does the video mean anything? I think it's a visual representation of.. the acronym?

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