Marvel's Spider-Man is a 2018 action-adventure game developed by
Insomniac Games for the PlayStation 4 console. In the main storyline,
the crime lord Mister Negative threatens to release a deadly virus;
Spider-Man, voiced by Yuri Lowenthal (pictured), must confront him and
protect New York City. Shown in third-person perspective, the superhero
can move freely around the city, interacting with characters,
undertaking missions, and casting webs to incapacitate foes. Development
began in 2014 and took approximately four years. Reviewers praised the
game for its narrative, characterization, combat, and web-swinging
traversal mechanics, although some criticized its open-world design for
lacking innovation. Spider-Man became one of the best-selling
PlayStation 4 games of all time, and the fastest-selling superhero game
in the United States. It was followed by the downloadable, story-based
Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps, which was released monthly from
October to December 2018.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
First Barbary War: Lieutenant Stephen Decatur led a U.S. Navy
raid to destroy the captured USS Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli
(depicted), denying her use to the Barbary States.
In the Spanish general election, the Popular Front coalition of
left-wing parties came to power, precipitating the Spanish Civil War
five months later.
The Lebanese Shia political and paramilitary organization
Hezbollah released a manifesto describing its ideology and goals.
The Kyoto Protocol, an extension to the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change, entered into force.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(physiology) The act or process of swallowing.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned,
especially if he has doubts about it himself.
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