#1 Posted by Ben99 (1199 posts) -

I think they just came up with the title of the website randomly . Or they may have meant that it means this website is a blast . I mean look at that black bomb having  a laugh looking like a fool .

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (19542 posts) -

The video game industry is Giant and video games are the Bomb.

#3 Posted by Linkin10362 (636 posts) -

They didn't want to have a video game website that has the word "Game" in it and also wanted to be creative and have a catchy name, thus "Giant Bomb" was born.

#4 Edited by GunstarRed (5796 posts) -

It's a pretty big, explodey thing.
#5 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" The video game industry is Giant and video games are the Bomb. "
For some reason, that sentence reminds me of the whole Haze joke. 
#6 Posted by Ben99 (1199 posts) -

two different interpretations but I get the point

#7 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2906 posts) -

I always figured they just thought "Giant Bomb dot com" sounded cool. Jeff has also mentioned that there are too many video game websites with the word 'game' in the url.

#8 Posted by trophyhunter (6039 posts) -

snakesnakesnakesnake.com

#9 Posted by Ben99 (1199 posts) -
@trophyhunter: 
the fuck is that  ? is it porn ? it is porn, isn't ? :P
#10 Edited by Arkasai (734 posts) -
@Ben99 said:

" @trophyhunter:  the fuck is that  ? is it porn ? it is porn, isn't ? :P "

Yep, snake porn.  Though not the snake you're thinking of...the plumbing snake for pipes.
#11 Posted by Ben99 (1199 posts) -
@Arkasai: 
haha . you know black people are funny . Most of them
#12 Posted by skavanker (108 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" snakesnakesnakesnake.com "
badgerbadgerbadgermushroommushroom.com
#13 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8553 posts) -

I'm taking a guess, it's a reference to how jeff got fired. I belive the game kayne and lynch bombed for the review, it was a giant bomb like it bombed at the box office. Then again that's just the way I see it, I could be wrong.

#14 Posted by Ben99 (1199 posts) -
@skavanker said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" snakesnakesnakesnake.com "
badgerbadgerbadgermushroommushroom.com "
are those real sites ? should I copy and paste ? I think I should ask  my mommy first .
#15 Posted by Linkin10362 (636 posts) -

piggypiggypiggypiggypiggypiggypiggypiggylion.com

#16 Posted by Webby (720 posts) -

batmanbatmanbatman.com

#17 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -
@Ben99 said:
" @skavanker said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" snakesnakesnakesnake.com "
badgerbadgerbadgermushroommushroom.com "
are those real sites ? should I copy and paste ? I think I should ask  my mommy first . "
No they aren"t
#18 Posted by skavanker (108 posts) -

I'm sorry I dint mean to ruin this thread.

#19 Posted by Linkin10362 (636 posts) -
@skavanker: 
You didn't ruin it, you made it better :)
#20 Posted by buzz_clik (7265 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" The video game industry is Giant and video games are the Bomb. "
Gaming for me is Giant, and the Bomb is the shit.
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#21 Posted by natetodamax (19418 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
"

I'm taking a guess, it's a reference to how jeff got fired. I belive the game kayne and lynch bombed for the review, it was a giant bomb like it bombed at the box office. Then again that's just the way I see it, I could be wrong.

"
I bet Jeff doesn't give two shits about the Kane & Lynch fiasco. And neither should anyone else.
#22 Posted by TwoLines (3033 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @HitmanAgent47 said:
"

I'm taking a guess, it's a reference to how jeff got fired. I belive the game kayne and lynch bombed for the review, it was a giant bomb like it bombed at the box office. Then again that's just the way I see it, I could be wrong.

"
I bet Jeff doesn't give two shits about the Kane & Lynch fiasco. And neither should anyone else. "
Yeah, people should really give that a rest.
 
Giant games are the booomb!
#23 Posted by Atomasist (2793 posts) -

I don't know what it stands for, but I like playing the cello.

#24 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -
@S_M_S said:
"A large exploding projectile. "

Exactly what I used on your girlfriend!!!
#25 Edited by Jasta (2232 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @HitmanAgent47 said:
"

I'm taking a guess, it's a reference to how jeff got fired. I belive the game kayne and lynch bombed for the review, it was a giant bomb like it bombed at the box office. Then again that's just the way I see it, I could be wrong.

"
I bet Jeff doesn't give two shits about the Kane & Lynch fiasco. And neither should anyone else. "


Agreed. Its been put to rest and things are better because of it, thats all we should care about.
#26 Edited by PenguinDust (12773 posts) -

"Giant Bomb" means never having to say you're sorry...no, wait that's "love".
"Giant Bomb" means "family"...no, I think that's "ohana". 
"Giant Bomb" means "yes"...or maybe that's what "no" means.
 
Hmm, I'm not exactly sure what "Giant Bomb" means.  Maybe it just sounds cool. 

#27 Posted by Muttinus_Rump (814 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
"

I'm taking a guess, it's a reference to how jeff got fired. I belive the game kayne and lynch bombed for the review, it was a giant bomb like it bombed at the box office. Then again that's just the way I see it, I could be wrong.

"
You are extremely wrong.
#28 Posted by kishan6 (1986 posts) -

Woah 
This is a radically different topic

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#29 Posted by MattyFTM (14599 posts) -

Jeff thought that too many games have the word "Game" in them, so they set about registering many, many domains related to things that are in games. Giantbomb was ultimately the one they settled on. snakesnakesnake.com was one of the others they registered. They've talked about it on the bombcast a couple of times. The main one was around thanksgiving 2008, and it had Jeff, Alex and Dave on the bombcast (no ryan, brad or vinny), so track that one down and listen to it if you want to know about it in more detail.

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#30 Posted by Kowbrainz (949 posts) -

Back during the gamespot days when Jeff, Ryan and Rich Gallup produced Time Trotters they always seemed to refer to this "evil" website called nuke.com... have wondered since then whether it's just a coincidence that they decided to create a new site named after a massive explosive (since nuke.com redirects to gamespot) or what...

#31 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1663 posts) -
#32 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3475 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" The video game industry is Giant and video games are the Bomb. "
Wow. That is so intellect ;)
#33 Posted by foggel (2777 posts) -

Bomb of greater dimensions.

#34 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

Because that's what they dropped on the internet. A giant bomb.

#35 Posted by foggel (2777 posts) -
@Ben99 said:
" @skavanker said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" snakesnakesnakesnake.com "
badgerbadgerbadgermushroommushroom.com "
are those real sites ? should I copy and paste ? I think I should ask  my mommy first . "

Errrr. noob :P 
 
  
#36 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3088 posts) -

ok, jeff explained this one let me get it right. It's like because the website launched and exploded on to the scene like a giant bomb and the bomb is really stoked about it. Really early podcast he said something like that. Doesn't really matter though it could be named "gaming for me is a religion.com" and we would still come for the old gamespot crew and the wiki stuff.

#37 Posted by JJWeatherman (14795 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" The video game industry is Giant and video games are the Bomb. "
Gaming for me is Giant, and the Bomb is the shit. "
But do you hit up that kind of rush?