Insomniac’s new Spider-Man game is finally here, and fans have been absolutely loving swinging through the city as everyone’s favorite pseudo-arachnid. The experience has been so great that Game Rant even gave it a 5 out of 5 in our review. Some fans, however, are more passionate than others, including Kinda Funny‘s Greg Miller, who has been campaigning for months to get his Shirtless Spider-Man in the game. Needless to say, his wish has been granted.
Minor spoilers ahead.
During one scene of the game, Spider-Man goes to a Halloween party to track down a scientist central to the game’s plot. The scene is fairly brief, but players are free to explore it as much as they want. However, sharp-eyed players may spot a drunk man sporting nothing but pants and a Spider-Man mask standing in the crowd, a direct reference to Miller. Miller posted some of his fan’s screenshots via Twitter.
My mentions are insane right now. Thank you all for the screenshots and love. You make each and every one of these crazy opportunities happen. Keep the photos coming! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/CZbH83xTZv
— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) September 8, 2018
Miller has been pushing to get his topless web-slinger in the game for months, so it’s satisfying to see that effort pay off for the Internet personality. He’s a passionate gamer with a deep love for comics and the PlayStation platform, so there are arguably none more deserving of such an honor than him. It also helps that he has a dedicated, passionate fan base that has been helping with the push by creating fan art to catch Insomniac’s attention.
Miller also released a response as the discovery became more widely known.
— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) September 7, 2018
With negative stories about video games and gamers circulating in the news a lot lately, it’s great to finally see some positivity, even if it is as small as an Easter egg in a Triple-A title such as Spider-Man. Hopefully, more stories like this will appear in the future, and gamers everywhere will have a few more experiences to bond over. Until then, fans will just have to zip around a beautifully rendered version of New York to escape the real-world woes of sociopaths and madmen. Oh, wait.
Spider-Man is available now on the PS4.