#1 Posted by Barrock (3552 posts) -

I know one half is for Destructoid. But the other half?

#2 Edited by Village_Guy (2658 posts) -

Could be. I don't know what else it could be a reference to. The Destructoid is fairly obvious, so the chances that the other is a reference too, seems likely.

#3 Edited by TruthTellah (9428 posts) -

Ya damn right it is.

He has snakes for chest hair. That's a clear reference to Vinny.

#4 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

Very possible.

#5 Posted by EuanDewar (5094 posts) -

gamebomb reference

#6 Edited by RazielCuts (2984 posts) -

I think the destructoid one is so over obvious that the other one not being so is making me think it's not a GB reference.

#7 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4744 posts) -

Most likely. Aside from Gamebomb, I can't think of any other game websites with bomb in the name that it would refer to other than Giant Bomb.

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#8 Posted by posh (523 posts) -

you'd think if anything they'd put a luchadeer in the game somewhere.

#9 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@posh said:

you'd think if anything they'd put a luchadeer in the game somewhere.

Obvously they arnt members of the site.

#10 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

I think that it's extremely obvious. The bomb logo is right there, albeit stylized to fit into the game.

  • Bomb with eyes: check
  • Fuse: check
  • Sparky thing at the end of the fuse: check
  • "La Bomba" could only me more obvious if it were "La Bomba Giganta"

All of that on its own would be pretty compelling, but combined with the fact that it's on a poster that is obviously Mr. Destructiod (is that what they call him?) and I don't see how there could be any doubt.

#11 Posted by Sweep (8950 posts) -

gamebomb reference

This is the only reasonable explanation.

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#12 Posted by UlquioKani (1168 posts) -

If we could see the mouth of the bomb, then we would have conclusive evidence.

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#13 Posted by expensiveham (294 posts) -

All the other references are very direct and not subtle at all. I doubt this has anything to do with the site.

#14 Edited by AngelN7 (2972 posts) -
#15 Posted by BisonHero (6815 posts) -

@kerned said:

I think that it's extremely obvious. The bomb logo is right there, albeit stylized to fit into the game.

  • Bomb with eyes: check
  • Fuse: check
  • Sparky thing at the end of the fuse: check
  • "La Bomba" could only me more obvious if it were "La Bomba Giganta"

All of that on its own would be pretty compelling, but combined with the fact that it's on a poster that is obviously Mr. Destructiod (is that what they call him?) and I don't see how there could be any doubt.

Yeah, I'm with you. Sure, the Destructoid wrestler is blatantly the Destructoid logo compared to the slightly more generic Bomb wrestler, but Giant Bomb's logo is kind of a generic cartoon bomb and doesn't have the distinct robot design and colour palette that Destructoid has. Or at least, if they made "La Bomba" as happy looking as the GB logo, it would look stupid because wrestler masks aren't that happy or zany.

I agree that "La Bomba Giganta" would have been more direct, but it could be that they just wanted the wrestlers to have simple "The [blank]" names. It's no more obscure than Buckner & Garcia's "Found Me The Bomb" (it's still super weird, awesome, and bittersweet that that song exists).

Can we all agree that would be the entrance song for "La Bomba"?

#16 Posted by Hunkulese (2842 posts) -

@kerned said:

I think that it's extremely obvious. The bomb logo is right there, albeit stylized to fit into the game.

  • Bomb with eyes: check
  • Fuse: check
  • Sparky thing at the end of the fuse: check
  • "La Bomba" could only me more obvious if it were "La Bomba Giganta"

All of that on its own would be pretty compelling, but combined with the fact that it's on a poster that is obviously Mr. Destructiod (is that what they call him?) and I don't see how there could be any doubt.

I'm not sure if you're joking but the Giant Bomb logo isn't very original.

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#17 Posted by Dalai (7057 posts) -

Ya damn right it is.

He has snakes for chest hair. That's a clear reference to Vinny.

I think that could be a more obscure reference to one of the names suggested for the site before its existence. Remember snakesnakesnake.com, people?

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#18 Edited by Swaboo (451 posts) -

Theres an article on Kotaku that lists a lot, if not all, the references in the game next to the source.

#19 Posted by TruthTellah (9428 posts) -

@dalai said:

@truthtellah said:

Ya damn right it is.

He has snakes for chest hair. That's a clear reference to Vinny.

I think that could be a more obscure reference to one of the names suggested for the site before its existence. Remember snakesnakesnake.com, people?

If that really is the reference, then this referencer is a god amongst men.

#20 Edited by Daveyo520 (6930 posts) -

You'd think they would go for Luchadeer if it was.

#21 Edited by TruthTellah (9428 posts) -

You'd think they would go for Luchadeer if it was.

That'd be a little on the nose, don't you think?

#22 Posted by Daveyo520 (6930 posts) -

@truthtellah: Most of them are pretty on the nose as it is. Luchadeer was made for this game. He lives it every day.

#23 Posted by TruthTellah (9428 posts) -

@daveyo520: If he was going to be a reference, he should just be an unlockable character.

Giant Bomb-collaborated DLC maybe? :D

#24 Edited by Daveyo520 (6930 posts) -
#25 Edited by TruthTellah (9428 posts) -

@truthtellah: Let's start a kickstarter.

Before today, I would have said that would be a blatant waste of people's money.

But now I'm just like, "Screw it, let's do this."

#26 Edited by Daveyo520 (6930 posts) -

@truthtellah: Maybe just a stretch goal after Drake gets too many Diet Cokes.

#27 Edited by Taky (33 posts) -

@dagbiker: Why do you think we're not members of the site?

#28 Posted by Taky (33 posts) -

@daveyo520: Sometimes you tell an artist who isn't a huge GB fan like yourself to make something, they sometimes get it a bit off :p

#29 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@taky said:

@dagbiker: Why do you think we're not members of the site?

Sorry, I was being sarcastic, with the whole "obviously", it didn't translate well over text, obviously.

#30 Edited by BisonHero (6815 posts) -

@taky said:

@dagbiker: Why do you think we're not members of the site?

TWIST!

#31 Posted by Taky (33 posts) -

@dagbiker said:

@taky said:

@dagbiker: Why do you think we're not members of the site?

Sorry, I was being sarcastic, with the whole "obviously", it didn't translate well over text, obviously.

lol. Gotcha. The problem is that I'm dumb.

#32 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
#33 Posted by Daveyo520 (6930 posts) -

@taky: We will just have to wait for the sequel then.

#34 Posted by ScreamingGhost (216 posts) -

@posh: That would have awesome to see Luchadeer in the game.