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The Amazing Spider-Man video game preview – from Juan Pineda


By Juan C Pineda

The very first video game to feature Spider-Man was in 1978, Scott Adams released Questprobe: Spider-Man, the second in his series of text adventure games

…yeah, I didn’t know they had computers back then either.

In the following decades, over 15 games featuring the web slinger have been produced. Some good (Spider-Man PS1, 2000; Spider-Man 2: The Movie, 2004)some not so good (Spider-Man Cartoon Maker, PC; Spider-Man: The Return of the Sinister Six, NES)

This summer we will see the latest incarnation of Spider-Man in the video game arena as a tie-in game to The Amazing Spider-Man movie (Columbia Pictures, July 3).

Just as the movie is a reboot, Beenox and Activision are treating the Amazing Spider-Man video game as a reboot of the franchise series revamping the look and gameplay. The storyline of the game, an original story crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Battlestar Galactica) takes place entirely after the events of the upcoming feature film, so spoiler alert, Spidey does not die in the movie. (continue reading)

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