Found a gun called Scarlet Snider...

#1 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Hidden Dave Snider reference? Does he have a Ben Reilly fixation that we're unaware of?

Probably not, but the thought amused me anyway. Not quite up there with Gaynor's Peaches though.

#2 Posted by Catarrhal (860 posts) -
#3 Posted by Mister_V (1435 posts) -

Yeah i have found 2 of em.

#4 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

I doubt the guys from Borderlands 2 knows some random game journalist from a random game website. Just saying.

#5 Posted by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

Ben Reilly IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

#6 Posted by Wes899 (2128 posts) -

@EvilNiGHTS: I forgot about Gaynor's Peaches. Good stuff.

#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Is the world 'scarlet' related to Dave in any way? Is it part of the reference? Or just the lame name?

#8 Posted by SeanFoster (889 posts) -

@MideonNViscera said:

Ben Reilly IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

Long live Kaine!

#9 Posted by ajamafalous (12160 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic said:

Is the world 'scarlet' related to Dave in any way? Is it part of the reference? Or just the lame name?

I thought I saw someone tweet at him a picture of a gun named "Dandy Snider" so I'm assuming it's randomly generated.
#10 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1843 posts) -

i think its just a randomly generated name

#11 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

@MideonNViscera said:

Ben Reilly IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

No one stays dead in comics, except Uncle Ben and Bucky Ben Reilly.

#12 Posted by chilibean_3 (1697 posts) -

Yeah I got a Snider gun also. Sold it pretty quick because it was kind of weak but of course I thought of Dave. That probably isn't a good thing?

#13 Posted by chilibean_3 (1697 posts) -

@Klei said:

I doubt the guys from Borderlands 2 knows some random game journalist from a random game website. Just saying.

They most assuredly know game journalists from game websites. Just probably not a site developer from those games websites. Now if it said Hardcore Snider then you could start wishing for connections.

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6711 posts) -

Yeah, the connection to Dave is about as tenuous as saying that the giant mines around Tiny Tina's Workshop are a reference to Giant Bomb.

Still, I totally thought of Dave upon finding my first Snider as well.

#15 Posted by awesomeusername (4218 posts) -
#16 Posted by believer258 (12203 posts) -

@chilibean_3 said:

@Klei said:

I doubt the guys from Borderlands 2 knows some random game journalist from a random game website. Just saying.

They most assuredly know game journalists from game websites. Just probably not a site developer from those games websites. Now if it said Hardcore Snider then you could start wishing for connections.

I don't know about that, I'd bet that there are a few game developers who pop in here every now and then and could identify Dave Snider.

#17 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@chilibean_3 said:

@Klei said:

I doubt the guys from Borderlands 2 knows some random game journalist from a random game website. Just saying.

They most assuredly know game journalists from game websites. Just probably not a site developer from those games websites. Now if it said Hardcore Snider then you could start wishing for connections.

I don't know about that, I'd bet that there are a few game developers who pop in here every now and then and could identify Dave Snider.

I've been browsing giantbomb since 2008 and I don't really know much about the guy, other than his name. I just read reviews and check quicklooks. I don't listen to podcasts. I guess i'm not part of the cult.

#18 Posted by chilibean_3 (1697 posts) -

@Klei said:

@believer258 said:

@chilibean_3 said:

@Klei said:

I doubt the guys from Borderlands 2 knows some random game journalist from a random game website. Just saying.

They most assuredly know game journalists from game websites. Just probably not a site developer from those games websites. Now if it said Hardcore Snider then you could start wishing for connections.

I don't know about that, I'd bet that there are a few game developers who pop in here every now and then and could identify Dave Snider.

I've been browsing giantbomb since 2008 and I don't really know much about the guy, other than his name. I just read reviews and check quicklooks. I don't listen to podcasts. I guess i'm not part of the cult.

Why wouldn't developers know the names of people reviewing their games? Giant Bomb isn't a small obscure blog by some high school kid. Even if you take away that part the people making these games are also fans of video games. At least one (I think two) Gearbox dude was on during one of the E3 podcasts. Stop being silly and throwing around a word like cult.

#19 Posted by Snail (8662 posts) -

I'd like to point out that he isn't the only person in he world who's last name is Snider. I am obviously talking about his sister. No one else.

Or is there some inside joke regarding Dave and the color scarlet that I am missing out on?

#20 Posted by MiniPato (2752 posts) -

A bit of a stretch don't you think? There are lots of people with the last name Snider and wouldn't be surprised if someone on the development team.

Unless there is some kind of meme referring to Dave as Scarlet Snider, I'd think this is just a coincidence.

#21 Posted by Brandino (261 posts) -

@Klei said:

@believer258 said:

@chilibean_3 said:

@Klei said:

I doubt the guys from Borderlands 2 knows some random game journalist from a random game website. Just saying.

They most assuredly know game journalists from game websites. Just probably not a site developer from those games websites. Now if it said Hardcore Snider then you could start wishing for connections.

I don't know about that, I'd bet that there are a few game developers who pop in here every now and then and could identify Dave Snider.

I've been browsing giantbomb since 2008 and I don't really know much about the guy, other than his name. I just read reviews and check quicklooks. I don't listen to podcasts. I guess i'm not part of the cult.

You =/= everyone else. A lot of these developers know a lot of the people from the GB crew.

Is it a Snider reference? No, do they know Snider? Maybe? If you actually listened to the podcast, watched the E3 stuff you would see how many big name devs come in and talk to these guys and you say you are not part of the "cult" yet you been around since it started in 08? C'mon son.

#22 Posted by Turambar (6898 posts) -
@Klei said:

I doubt the guys from Borderlands 2 knows some random game journalist from a random game website. Just saying.

I'm pretty sure they guys know game journalists.  I doubt they know engineers.
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#23 Posted by Snowboarder75 (49 posts) -

How about the quest,"This is only a test"

#24 Posted by Catarrhal (860 posts) -

You guys can go ahead and relax. I don't think anyone's seriously under the impression that it was a reference to one Dave Snider.

For those of you who don't know, there is a comic book character called Scarlet Spider. And he's quite infamous.

#25 Edited by envane (1164 posts) -
Lots of sniders

just like dave fortress , these guns are fun for novelty value but ultimately you get bored fast and move on.

#26 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -
#27 Posted by Brewmaster_Andy (524 posts) -

I was playing with Dave and got the "Fancy Snider." He laughed.

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