You’ve seen Miles Morales as a brick, now gamers have discovered that you can play as a patio heater, called “Spider-Lamp”. Yes, players still have access to all of Spider-Man’s powers when in this form, including being able to launch himself into the air and web sling around the city. If you get far enough, the character also gains Venom Blast (the ability to incapacitate his enemies with electricity), Camouflage (temporary invisibility), and Mega Venom Blast (the ability to attack multiple nearby enemies with his venom blast). Read more for two videos and additional information.
Most comic book fans already know that Miles Morales was bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider and gained powers similar to Peter Parker’s. Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place a year after the first game’s conclusion, a time when Morales has trained under Parker and has fully integrated himself into the role of a Spider-Man, though he has yet to gain the experience. One thing the character may not have expected is to become Spider-Brick. Read more to see this bizarre bug discovered in the game.
What better game to showcase the PlayStation 5’s power than Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man: Miles Morales, especially with the new Into the Spider-Verse suit they just revealed. Those who pre-order the game will be able to use this suit on launch day, while others will need to wait before it’s unlocked. If you happened to watch the film, you’ll realize that the lower frame rate on Miles’ movements in-game match its disjointed look, all done purposely to show this character’s inexperience. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.
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Sony announced that they will be releasing limited edition PS5 consoles in the future, and what better than one inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales game. This console looks just like the standard one, but with an all-black design and a deep red 3D Spider on the side. Yes, there’s even a matching black controller with the webbed design. The guaranteed pre-order slots are already going for astronomical amounts on reseller websites, we can only imagine just how high this would go if released. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Insomniac Games announced this week that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a standalone game rather than expansion. This upcoming action-adventure game developed is set to be a launch title on the PlayStation 5. It follows up on the The City That Never Sleeps DLC, where Miles Morales is bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider and gains more powers than Peter Parker, along with a black / red Spider-Man suit. Read more for a first look video and additional information.
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Disney first revealed at the D23 Expo this past summer that Imagineers were working on a new experience with Spider-Man at Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure park this summer, but now we know that it is going to be in animatronic form. The robot of sorts is going to have articulating robotic joints capable of web slinging when launched with a bungie mechanism. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Yes, there’s a real Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Christmas album, the one that Peter Parker jokes about in the opening scene. Sony officially released the A Very Spidey Christmas EP, an album with five holiday songs that are sung by the cast with a geeky twist on the classic Christmas tunes. You’ll hear “Joy to the World” is sung by Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), who complains about the cost of being a superhero, “Spidey-Bells (A Hero’s Lament), and a few more. Read more to stream previews for all of them.
Erik Finman, also known as the world’s youngest Bitcoin millionaire, managed to build a real-life, working Dr. Octopus arm prosthesis for a young Marvel fan who also suffers from hypermobility symptoms. The suit boasts four flexible tentacles, controlled via rear-mounted microcontrollers, and is powered by a total of eight servo-motors, which run on a 4-cell Lithium Motorcycle battery. The 12.5 pound creation is manageable, even for 10-year-old Aristou. “He came up with this idea – because he’s a huge comic book fan, a huge Spider-Man fan – of having his own Doctor Octopus suit. He said ‘that would solve my problems. I thought that was such a smart idea and sweet. For me, it would have been so great if someone had helped me at that age. So I felt like a kindred spirit in a lot of ways,” said Finman. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one someone who decided to buy $150 worth of weird Amazon Tech.
Take Spider-Man’s wall-climbing abilities, put it in robot form, and you get Disney Research’s VertiGo. Using two tiltable propellers, this four-wheeled robot can easily transition from horizontal movement to vertical climbing. That’s right, its dual, maneuverable propellers give the VertiGo its thrust, while one pair of wheels provides steering capabilities. The horizontal to vertical transition is achieved when the rear propeller pushes the robot forward while the front propeller thrusts upward, flipping it up a wall. Once on the wall, the force of air created by the propellers presses the robot firmly against the surface, preventing it from falling off, while slightly tilting the propellers can give it either forwards or backwards thrust. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one experiment showing what happens when you pour boiling water into liquid nitrogen.
Stanford University researchers have developed a spider-like drone capable of clinging to walls, thanks to innovative “micro-spines” that create an opposing grip, enabling the craft to sit on rough, outdoor surfaces. Security companies could use these to monitor of typically hard-to-reach areas, or on rescue missions for detecting damaged areas in dangerous terrain. Simply put, when the drone approaches a vertical surface, it pivots on its “tail-spine” to line itself up with the landing area. A thruster then pushes it into the surface and deploys the landing gear, while micro-spines create two opposing grips, counterbalancing the vehicle’s movement as well as providing a grasping force. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing fourteen Pokemon you didn’t realize were based on real animals.