When terrorists plant the bomb during a round of counter-strike go, the activation code 7553608 is entered. This code is always the exact same. Is there any reason for this specific code?

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    7355608 is 7 digits long, 7+3+5+5+6+0+8 = 34, 34 + 7 = 41, 4 - 1 = 3 - Half Life 3 confirmed.
    – kalina
    Dec 9, 2015 at 19:20
  • @kalina :p
    – Aequitas
    Dec 9, 2015 at 22:03
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    why is this question getting upvotes when it is clearly off-topic as said here "Questions about Game Design and Development are off topic. This includes speculative questions about developer intent, with respect to both mechanics and narrative. You might want to ask over at GameDev.SE, but be sure to read their FAQ"
    – Dragonrage
    Dec 9, 2015 at 22:54
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    @Dragonrage, remove the sentence on developers, and you have a perfectly acceptable question. This should not be answered with developer speculation, but asking if there is a meaning behind something in the game is not off topic, as it may be answerable with in game knowledge.
    – user106385
    Dec 9, 2015 at 23:06

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7355608 in leet is "tessboB".

If you read that backwards you get "Bobsset".

That looks a lot like "Bomb's set" which is what happens when you've entered in the code. It's just missing an m. Which is actually a bit more complicated to translate to leet, the translation being (\/) which wouldn't be able to be written with numbers.

I guess that throws that theory out the window...

Oh wait:

Css bomb

In conclusion, it's plausible that the code and the model number for the bomb in the Counter Strike series can mean: "Bomb's set".

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    Is this a joke post, or do you have a source for this? It seems unlikely that they'd use two separate numbers for 'B' {Edit} The source seems to be this reddit post, which was in turn taken from this forum. It's a joke. Dec 9, 2015 at 22:33
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    It's not a joke, it's a theory or speculation. the two different numbers for b is because one is a capital as it's the start of the phrase, which is useful as it helps you to discover to read it backwards. Developer's have been hiding small things like this since the dawn of gaming, it's possible that this was their intention as it does seem to make sense.
    – Aequitas
    Dec 9, 2015 at 23:00
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    It's too much of a coincidence to not be some form of intentional Dec 9, 2015 at 23:55
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    @Timelord64 You're over-analyzing this. Sure, this information was taken from reddit, but that absolutely does not invalidate anything. Everything has a source. And I'd hardly call the part about the letter M the focus of the answer. This is a perfectly legitimate way to answer the question. And you can't argue this to be opinion-based or developer-related because you'd have to prove it first.
    – Adam
    Dec 10, 2015 at 2:16
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    @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft sure, i'm not judging the answer on it's validity or not, just stating the the coincidences is highly improbable if it's just random, doing the math for permutations of 1-0 seven times, it's 10 million possible combinations, so 1:10,000,000 is an odd coincidence, and the letter M on the bomb has no other meaning, HOWEVER, I didn't upvote this because the bomb in the picture is from CS:S, in CS:GO there is no "M" on the bomb Dec 15, 2015 at 21:35

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