Giant Bomb Easter Eggs in Far Cry 3

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#1 Posted by kommando208 (8 posts) -

I was stealthing my way through a stronghold when I saw this on the gun I just unlocked!

#2 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

weiiiiiiird.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Those initials can mean different things. Also, it looks more like THT.

#4 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

actually didn't say he worked on the game? It might be him just putting that there for funzies.

#5 Edited by Spoonman671 (4635 posts) -

That does look like THT to me, but given that one of the game's weapons artists is known to be a Giant Bomb forum-goer, it is not at all out of the realm of possibility.  There's also a GLHB (good luck, have Batman) on the syringes, which can be seen in the quick look.

#6 Posted by bigsmoke77 (789 posts) -

Defiantly THT.

#7 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

There is an item with GLHB on it as well.

#8 Posted by kommando208 (8 posts) -

Here's the image expanded. It's definitely "GB TNT":

#9 Posted by Rittsy (77 posts) -

CSI: Giant Bomb. A new fine CBS property. @kommando208 said:

Here's the image expanded. It's definitely "GB TNT":

CSI: Giant Bomb. Another fine CBS property.

#10 Posted by BeachThunder (11929 posts) -

@Animasta said:

actually didn't say he worked on the game? It might be him just putting that there for funzies.

That could very well be true, I remember his job is working on weapon models.

#11 Posted by CornBREDX (5275 posts) -

It doesn't say GB TNT but nice try.  
Looks more like 08 THT-42 

The photo shopped close up is classy =)

#12 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2687 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

There is an item with GLHB on it as well.

It's a syringe. Glycosylated hemoglobin. It's not wishing good luck and batmans.

#13 Posted by kommando208 (8 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai: WAIT A SECOND!

I went back through some of the other guns and I found this on the recurve bow:

Good luck. Have Batmans.

#14 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

This is like those teenage girls thinking Justin Bieber wrote a song for them.

#15 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

@kommando208 said:

@Rolyatkcinmai: WAIT A SECOND!

I went back through some of the other guns and I found this on the recurve bow:

Good luck. Have Batmans.

Good luck. Have Bowmans.

#16 Posted by UnrealDP (1222 posts) -

@kommando208: That second picture with "TNT" is totally photo shopped, so I can't really stand by this actually being on the gun, but hey, benefit of the doubt, I guess.

#17 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5257 posts) -

The quicklook points the GLHB one out. Drew spotted it and told Brad.

#18 Posted by kommando208 (8 posts) -

@UnrealDP: Here is a raw screenshot at a different angle, with the important bit magnified:

#19 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Two times of this shit happening means that it is no longer a coincidence. I fully trust you OP. :)

#20 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

I want to believe.

#21 Posted by JasonR86 (9705 posts) -

Is that 420 at the end? "GB-TNT-420"? I have my fingers crossed.

#22 Posted by Phished0ne (2506 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

There is an item with GLHB on it as well.

It's a syringe. Glycosylated hemoglobin. It's not wishing good luck and batmans.

Glycosylated hemoglobin wouldn't be IN syringes. Well, it could be, but not in the context of injecting yourself with it.

Assuming the devs wouldn't just go "oh yeah its Glycosylated hemoglobin" without knowing that it is something you test for in the diagnosis of diabetes, not something you would inject yourself with. Unless i am missing context and the syringe isnt something you inject yourself with, i haven't played it yet.

#23 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Like that other dude said, warxsnake is one of the dudes who worked on the game (and I believe in specific he modeled the guns. If you read this, YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE GUN MODELING. Most beautiful 1911 I've seen in a game.) so it's very possibly that.

#24 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -
@Klei said:

This is like those teenage girls thinking Justin Bieber wrote a song for them.

But but but............  He did........  
#25 Posted by BaconGames (3415 posts) -

I believe it. In fact, I wish they would acknowledge it more on the site but in pretty much implying it as hard as they could, yeah what's up GB is all up ins Far Cry 3. This is just cake, but almost better because it's tucked away.

#26 Posted by Kierkegaard (592 posts) -

@kommando208 said:

@UnrealDP: Here is a raw screenshot at a different angle, with the important bit magnified:

Yup, those are the letters. Odd little thing for reviewers of games if the game has little easter eggs for your website in it. Nothing you did wrong that assaults your integrity, but it must feel weird to be possibly included in a product your supposed to be viewing as a consumer when you play it.

#27 Posted by MB (12389 posts) -

@Phished0ne said:

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

There is an item with GLHB on it as well.

It's a syringe. Glycosylated hemoglobin. It's not wishing good luck and batmans.

Glycosylated hemoglobin wouldn't be IN syringes. Well, it could be, but not in the context of injecting yourself with it.

Assuming the devs wouldn't just go "oh yeah its Glycosylated hemoglobin" without knowing that it is something you test for in the diagnosis of diabetes, not something you would inject yourself with. Unless i am missing context and the syringe isnt something you inject yourself with, i haven't played it yet.

Someone said in the Quick Look comments that the GlHb was Glycosylated Hemoglobin...but I just think they Googled "GlHb" and figured that's what it was. It's way out of context and not something that would ever have the remotest possibility of being in a syringe intended for injection.

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#28 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -

Pretty lame easter egg if true.

#29 Posted by MB (12389 posts) -

@xobballox said:

Like that other dude said, warxsnake is one of the dudes who worked on the game (and I believe in specific he modeled the guns. If you read this, YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE GUN MODELING. Most beautiful 1911 I've seen in a game.) so it's very possibly that.

It really is...skeletonized hammer, front & rear slide serrations, the works. The model of the HK-416 is also gorgeous, probably the most accurate I've ever seen in a game. If did the work on these, they are absolutely incredible.

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#30 Edited by warxsnake (2650 posts) -
@MB said:

@xobballox said:

Like that other dude said, warxsnake is one of the dudes who worked on the game (and I believe in specific he modeled the guns. If you read this, YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE GUN MODELING. Most beautiful 1911 I've seen in a game.) so it's very possibly that.

It really is...skeletonized hammer, front & rear slide serrations, the works. The model of the HK-416 is also gorgeous, probably the most accurate I've ever seen in a game. If @warxsnake did the work on these, they are absolutely incredible.

<3  
 
The M4 variant is the POF P416. - without Magpul parts.
#31 Posted by Marz (5652 posts) -

looks more like G8 TNT

#32 Posted by Phished0ne (2506 posts) -

@MB said:

@Phished0ne said:

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

There is an item with GLHB on it as well.

It's a syringe. Glycosylated hemoglobin. It's not wishing good luck and batmans.

Glycosylated hemoglobin wouldn't be IN syringes. Well, it could be, but not in the context of injecting yourself with it.

Assuming the devs wouldn't just go "oh yeah its Glycosylated hemoglobin" without knowing that it is something you test for in the diagnosis of diabetes, not something you would inject yourself with. Unless i am missing context and the syringe isnt something you inject yourself with, i haven't played it yet.

Someone said in the Quick Look comments that the GlHb was Glycosylated Hemoglobin...but I just think they Googled "GlHb" and figured that's what it was. It's way out of context and not something that would ever have the remotest possibility of being in a syringe intended for injection.

to think, i only took the one extra step and actually CLICKED on the wikipedia link. Actually, I dont know how they found that, because doing a little more research I couldn't find anywhere that actually listed GlHb as an abbreviation of it.

yeah, i should probably go to bed now.

#33 Posted by isomeri (1275 posts) -

You guys are fucking nuts. And I love that.

#34 Posted by CrazyBagMan (842 posts) -

@warxsnake said:

@MB said:

@xobballox said:

Like that other dude said, warxsnake is one of the dudes who worked on the game (and I believe in specific he modeled the guns. If you read this, YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE GUN MODELING. Most beautiful 1911 I've seen in a game.) so it's very possibly that.

It really is...skeletonized hammer, front & rear slide serrations, the works. The model of the HK-416 is also gorgeous, probably the most accurate I've ever seen in a game. If @warxsnake did the work on these, they are absolutely incredible.

<3

The M4 variant is the POF P416. - without Magpul parts.

Can you confirm or deny that these "eastereggs" are intentional?

#35 Edited by Ghostiet (5270 posts) -

I don't get the skeptics here. Dude from the forums worked on the game. Earlier on this year, another forum user, who is an animator on Archer, put in the crew's initials and GLHB into the background. People put such nods in games/films all the time, mostly because it's innocent filler and only someone crazy will pay attention anyway.

Unless it turns out warxsnake comes in and says "yeah it's totally not an easter egg". But in that case, he's no fun.

@bigsmoke77 said:

Defiantly THT.

In defiance of what? The claim that it is TNT?

#36 Posted by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

You're all missing the most obvious link to Giant Bomb: All of the enemies wear clothes. Who else wears clothes? RYAN "NEVERNUDE" DAVIS. Boom, minds blown!

Also, if you Noclip through Vaas, there's a severed Jeff head on a pike, but that's a stretch.

#37 Posted by snarekick (97 posts) -

Whats good luck have batman from anyway?

I'm new....

#38 Edited by selbie (1903 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

Also, if you Noclip through Vaas, there's a severed Jeff head on a pike, but that's a stretch.

That would be amazing.

@snarekick said:

Whats good luck have batman from anyway?

I'm new....

Welcome to the dark side

#39 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@snarekick said:

Whats good luck have batman from anyway?

I'm new....

basically they started saying that instead of GLHF in Starcraft 2 trying to spread it around. I can't remember the reason why honestly

#40 Posted by Castiel (2616 posts) -

Kommando208 is a troll.

His images are photoshops.

#41 Posted by dantey (246 posts) -

@snarekick: An old bombcast joke. Go visit batmanbatmanbatman.com for more awesomeness.

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#42 Posted by snarekick (97 posts) -

thanks for the replies

#43 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

IT IS A CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#44 Edited by Athadam (692 posts) -

I'm playing Farcry 3 right now on my PC with Very High settings.

The gun being used is the Shadow, a signature silenced pistol, a gun that you get during mid-game.

With the gun pressed up against the wall like that, it's hard to see - but what I did was I dropped the Shadow for another gun. Then I zoomed in with a high caliber scope on a sniper at the Shadow on the ground, and I can totally confirm that it says "GB TNT 42B"

I would say it's coincidence but there's also GLHB on the syringes as well. You don't have to believe me, check it out yourself.

#45 Edited by UnrealDP (1222 posts) -

@kommando208 said:

@UnrealDP: Here is a raw screenshot at a different angle, with the important bit magnified:

Er, no. I'm 99% positive that this is a minor photo shop, from looking at your main picture and other pictures. I wanna believe and smit, but nope. I'm no expert thought, so that first picture could just be really crappy. Idk, still helluv skepticle.

#46 Posted by ThePickle (4182 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@snarekick said:

Whats good luck have batman from anyway?

I'm new....

basically they started saying that instead of GLHF in Starcraft 2 trying to spread it around. I can't remember the reason why honestly

They found that in Korea they say "GLBM", and made the joke about them not knowing the other meaning of BM. Someone then just said "Batman".

#47 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2490 posts) -

And this one time, I saw Ryan's face on the side of a potato.

#48 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

Usually this crazy speculation, and analysis shit is awesome, but I just can't shake the feeling that we wasted our damn time on this one.

#49 Posted by Jrinswand (1709 posts) -

I don't have Far Cry 3 (yet), but I was watching a stream on twitch.tv just now and I noticed that the syringes also have "GLHB" written on them. This has gotta be more than a coincidence.
 

PROOF
#50 Posted by BaconGames (3415 posts) -

You know, people could, I don't know, provide more evidence one way or another. It's not like the OP is the only one who owns FC3 on PC or anything. I'm surprised this thread isn't full of screenshots of that pistol, which according to is called Shadow (or The Shadow). I would have done it myself if I had the game but I don't so there's that. Anyone else willing to post high-res screenshots of that thing? Also the recurve bow having GLHB on it.

There's every reason to believe those are GB easter eggs in the game given that GLHB on the syringe doesn't really make sense otherwise, the weapon designer is a fan of the site, and stuff like this. Prove me wrong but damnit I want more screenshots!

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