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The Flood / Re: Art Hub
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:32:48 PM »
Went over the original sketch with my tablet and then a bit crazy in photoshop.

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Gaming / Re: Today I found out Quake is a shitty game for shitty people
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:48:06 PM »
how dare you insult my best friend Flee like that

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The Flood / Re: Art Hub
« on: October 13, 2018, 06:44:07 PM »


Haven't bothered with scanning/digital art recently. 100% agree with Eli on Spider-Man.

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The Flood / Re: Go see Venom
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:02:47 PM »
Also, slightly upset at how they fucked up Eddie's character almost immediately. I liked what they had going up until
Spoiler
He goes to his ex-fiance's house and she tells him that everything was his fault. If they had used his anger against the Life Foundation/Drake as a Spidey-lite substitute I would have 100% been on board. Instead, he becomes a spastic mess and hostage hero by Venom (another thing that annoyed me) so that he's a more palatable "good guy" character. They even end on the angle that he does literally eats bad guys (which nobody ever really reacts to, because everyone in the film is on Zoloft or some shit). He's made out to be the anti-hero, why not let him BE an anti-hero?

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At least Venom was a doofus, which they also ruined by having Venom describe himself as "a bit of a loser on his planet" which takes a lot of the terror out of him. I know carnage is stronger than him, but by dropping the bar so low with Venom it's not going to be much of a surprise when he gets his ass kicked.

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If you're not excited for Woody Harrelson Cletus Kassidy you are dead inside. Just when I thought the movie couldn't get any better, they hit you with that godsend of a casting choice.
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Oh no, that was amazing. I think Venom being such a punk-ass takes a lot of wind out of Carnage's strength. Venom's a powerhouse and he struggles with Carnage. Venom setting the bar low in advance by admitting that he's a loser compared to other symbiotes negates that. Now it's kind of a "no duh" thing instead of a shock.

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The Flood / Re: Go see Venom
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:43:56 PM »
Also, slightly upset at how they fucked up Eddie's character almost immediately. I liked what they had going up until
Spoiler
He goes to his ex-fiance's house and she tells him that everything was his fault. If they had used his anger against the Life Foundation/Drake as a Spidey-lite substitute I would have 100% been on board. Instead, he becomes a spastic mess and hostage hero by Venom (another thing that annoyed me) so that he's a more palatable "good guy" character. They even end on the angle that he does literally eats bad guys (which nobody ever really reacts to, because everyone in the film is on Zoloft or some shit). He's made out to be the anti-hero, why not let him BE an anti-hero?

Spoiler
At least Venom was a doofus, which they also ruined by having Venom describe himself as "a bit of a loser on his planet" which takes a lot of the terror out of him. I know carnage is stronger than him, but by dropping the bar so low with Venom it's not going to be much of a surprise when he gets his ass kicked.

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The Flood / Re: Go see Venom
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:32:07 PM »
Yeah, the entire crowd alternated between confused laughter, bewilderment, and genuine gut-busting laughter. Not when the movie was asking for it, either.

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I can fight dirty too

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The Flood / Re: Go see Venom
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:58:26 PM »
Watch it so they don't cancel the Kraven or Screwball movies.
I'd rather them save Kraven for Tom Holland 3.

Fingers crossed they resume production on the Aunt May solo movie though.
No, it's better to let Sony fuck up their Spider(less)verse so badly that they concede and never make an awful Spidey flick again. Besides, I doubt they'd try to adapt Last/Grim Hunt so I'm not bothered by Kraven not existing in the MCU.

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The Flood / Re: Go see Venom
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:41:59 AM »
Watch it so they don't cancel the Kraven or Screwball movies.

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Gaming / Re: CD Projekt Red is being sued
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:38:35 AM »
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"I was stupid enough to sell them rights to the whole bunch," Sapkowski said. "They offered me a percentage of their profits. I said, 'No, there will be no profit at all—give me all my money right now! The whole amount.' It was stupid. I was stupid enough to leave everything in their hands because I didn't believe in their success. But who could foresee their success? I couldn't."

The real question, then, is if this is a legitimate claim under Article 44 of Poland's CRR act. If only @Flee were here.

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:06:35 PM »
More than anything else, I'm upset that we've sworn in a partisan judge. Which should just be not be a thing, especially when it's a lifelong position.
This. As soon as I heard him wave away all of the accusations as a conspiracy generated as "revenge for the Clintons" I stopped thinking he should have the seat. Judges will have conservative or liberal inclinations (whether slight or riding the margins) but they shouldn't be a part of the partisan circus. Now the Supreme Court, the last branch of the government that the people had faith in, has fallen to the swamp in D.C. just like the other two.
Honestly is anyone even able to get anywhere in politics/law without being partisan in the current political landscape? Seems like everyone is becoming heavily tribal and moderates are becoming more and more ostracized for committing to remain impartial.
There have been attempts even during the confirmation hearings, like Flake's reach across the isle resulting in the limited-scope FBI investigation. What's sad is that, despite how sad it is that "maybe we should at least do a cursory investigation of the allegations first" is considered bipartisan, what's worse is that the Republican pundit and every-man thinks he's a spineless traitor for it.

Ultimately, the broader application of bipartisanship in the U.S. died with McCain (regardless of his character). You'll see it at the state and local level on non-issues, or beyond on issues that the greater citizenship cares about (like RFRA).

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:08:06 PM »
More than anything else, I'm upset that we've sworn in a partisan judge. Which should just be not be a thing, especially when it's a lifelong position.
This. As soon as I heard him wave away all of the accusations as a conspiracy generated as "revenge for the Clintons" I stopped thinking he should have the seat. Judges will have conservative or liberal inclinations (whether slight or riding the margins) but they shouldn't be a part of the partisan circus. Now the Supreme Court, the last branch of the government that the people had faith in, has fallen to the swamp in D.C. just like the other two.

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gamers rise down

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The Flood / Re: Unofficial 2018 MLB Playoffs Thread
« on: October 02, 2018, 08:41:31 PM »
Will they serve food here?
No but we allow outside food and drink unlike the official thread

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Serious / Re: defend your most controversial belief
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:39:45 AM »
Sam Raimi's Spider-man 3 outclasses every single superhero film ever created (besides Spider-man 1/2) by understanding the classical, operatic spirit of Spider-man's legacy. It confronts the cheesey tropes of the medium unapologetically, and in doing so feels exceptionally earnest in its desire to portray the essence of the character in an attractive light. It will last far longer than anything that's come out since.
Agreed if we also admit that Spiderman 3 was bad (entirely because of executive meddling).

I don't think it's as good as 1 or 2, but it's definitely not as bad as people make it out to be. Remove Venom from the story and most of my issues are fixed. The dance scene was perfect. Keep Eddie Brock around though, he's a great character and Topher Grace was really good.

All the movies are "bad" in the sense that comics in general are "bad."
It definitely ruined the third act of the movie. It was too crowded so it didn't give Venom the room he needed to thrive, and the director himself didn't care too much for him which has an impact on the interpretation (also his design didn't need the webbing). Raimi himself thinks that the focus on "raising the stakes" versus continuing the progression from the previous movies doomed it.

I still enjoy the movie, and I agree that keeping Eddie Brock in the movie would have been a good idea. Plant the seed for Venom, but don't force the issue. Everything good quality Spiderman 3 has was present in the other two Raimi movies. That's not to say that it's worse for it, but it failed to improve on the formula set by its predecessors. I think if Raimi hadn't been forced by the studio to make inclusions despite him not believing in them, it would have been a great movie. As it stands it's bad, but still better than anything DC or Marvel have put out since (although Homecoming does have a place in my heart).

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Serious / Re: defend your most controversial belief
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:09:21 AM »
Sam Raimi's Spider-man 3 outclasses every single superhero film ever created (besides Spider-man 1/2) by understanding the classical, operatic spirit of Spider-man's legacy. It confronts the cheesey tropes of the medium unapologetically, and in doing so feels exceptionally earnest in its desire to portray the essence of the character in an attractive light. It will last far longer than anything that's come out since.
Agreed if we also admit that Spiderman 3 was bad (entirely because of executive meddling).

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I recognize that I (and every other person) has the capability to be intelligent, and we also bear the culpability for not being intelligent. It's important to progress towards that goal, but it's equally important to not regress.

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Gaming / Re: Have you guys played the REAL Fallout 3?
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:03:25 AM »
But Van Buren was never released

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The Flood / Unofficial 2018 MLB Playoffs Thread
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:00:23 AM »
We have cheaper seats for cheaper streams because we don't pay for licensing nor do we have contractual obligations!

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Gaming / Re: Which Xbox Dashboard brings you the most nostalgia?
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:25:15 PM »
Blades. I didn't get XBL particularly quickly, so most of my initial interactions with the 360 were with the first dash.

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:17:15 PM »
Yeah, these side missions really blew ass. Tombstone's was the coolest (even though he isn't voiced by Keith David like he should be), and just when I thought maybe there'd be a cool Chameleon/Mysterio cameo in the fake-Spidey mission, it's some Karate Kid in his pajamas.
Wish we would have had that instead of the college kid missions

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 21, 2018, 07:31:20 AM »
I also kind of wish there were more diverse random encounters. I’m not asking for a bunch of floating balloons and sinking boats but it just seemed like they were all “beat up the robbers”.

Totally agree with this as well. In Ultimate Spider-man, random crimes would sometimes include small-time villains like Shocker; you could run into Johnny Storm and he'd challenge you to races across the city. Even in Arkham Knight, which is inarguably the weakest entry in the series, spontaneous events added so much to the world. Man-Bat would randomly appear throughout the city to scare the shit out of you; Azrael would signal you from a rooftop with a Bat symbol in flames. The only thing I've come across so far that even slightly approaches this is the Taskmaster boss fights where he'll randomly attack you while you're swinging around. They need to build on this, though. Why can't I find Daredevil doing his own thing in Hell's Kitchen at night? Why don't I see Iron Man flying towards Avenger's Tower? What about a Moonknight cameo? The Arkham games went all-in on popularising the extended Batman mythos, and Spider-man's world is arguably way more interesting and diverse.
I think a crutch of the story relies on the fact that none of the other heroes are present; Spidey mentions that the Avengers are dealing with something on the west coast, Nelson & Murdock is closed, etc. If the other heroes were there, the stakes drop a lot: Spider-Man doesn't have to tackle the Sinister Six, street-warfare, and general chaos by himself if a dozen other characters can take the load off of him. There wasn't much in the game that ONLY Spidey could handle, which means they don't have much choice but to hand-wave other characters away. At least the meat of the story doesn't take place over a long period of time, so you can "excuse" why nobody else shows up to fix things.
A lot of that is because of the scale of the story, though; while this has been an issue in the comics as well, they've been able to work this shift in pressures and challenge well in the past. Going forward, I would expect the conflict to become more dense, or larger in forces. You could have Daredevil appear and explain that (alongside street-level crime) he's currently chasing X member of his rogues' gallery, accomplishing two things; one, adds the possibility of more content (fighting alongside DD/ against one of his villains) and raising the stakes (the conflict is beyond what only Spidey could handle).

Not really defending what they have (because it's a pretty weak reason overall), but I do think content should be able to expand towards what AK had now that they've established the game's universe.
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I do fully expect Taskmaster to return next game, and hopefully there will be Wraith missions as well. Since there's a bit of Ultimate influence as well, Aaron Davis Prowler as Kid Arachnid's villain as well. Unfortunately, I think Goblin's mask is going to be an altered form of the helmet on Osborn's desk during the MJ mission; hopefully some good Venom/symbiote missions should balance that out.

That really is a super lame excuse. No one said anything when New York got covered in deadly gas in Spider-man 2000. The Punisher, Daredevil, The Fantastic Four, and Captain America were all there for that. It'd be easy to just assume they were doing their own thing to help out. Same thing goes for Web of Shadows. Also neither Daredevil, The Punisher or Moon Knight could realistically tackle any of the Sinister Six. Maybe Moon Knight.
I do think people ask more questions about that kind of stuff nowadays (example being the city destruction in Man of Steel), but I still agree. The story only doesn't fit in other heroes because they made it to not work with other heroes. You can try to explain in-story why nobody was there, but at the end of the day it doesn't seem hard to work other heroes into the side like they did with a couple villains in this game. It's not something I'm going to really bring the game for (the story isn't anything special in the first place), but I will expect them to do better in the future.

And my Sinister Six remark wasn't that I don't think other specific characters could (like Wolverine would lose to Mysterio), but that just about any member of the Avengers could tackle one of the SS. I can see why they had to write them out for that part to work, but they could have done more concerning side-content to bring other street-level heroes in like the Defenders.

And I definitely think Moon Knight could handle a one-on-one with a member of the Sinister Six.

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:56:52 PM »
I also kind of wish there were more diverse random encounters. I’m not asking for a bunch of floating balloons and sinking boats but it just seemed like they were all “beat up the robbers”.

Totally agree with this as well. In Ultimate Spider-man, random crimes would sometimes include small-time villains like Shocker; you could run into Johnny Storm and he'd challenge you to races across the city. Even in Arkham Knight, which is inarguably the weakest entry in the series, spontaneous events added so much to the world. Man-Bat would randomly appear throughout the city to scare the shit out of you; Azrael would signal you from a rooftop with a Bat symbol in flames. The only thing I've come across so far that even slightly approaches this is the Taskmaster boss fights where he'll randomly attack you while you're swinging around. They need to build on this, though. Why can't I find Daredevil doing his own thing in Hell's Kitchen at night? Why don't I see Iron Man flying towards Avenger's Tower? What about a Moonknight cameo? The Arkham games went all-in on popularising the extended Batman mythos, and Spider-man's world is arguably way more interesting and diverse.
I think a crutch of the story relies on the fact that none of the other heroes are present; Spidey mentions that the Avengers are dealing with something on the west coast, Nelson & Murdock is closed, etc. If the other heroes were there, the stakes drop a lot: Spider-Man doesn't have to tackle the Sinister Six, street-warfare, and general chaos by himself if a dozen other characters can take the load off of him. There wasn't much in the game that ONLY Spidey could handle, which means they don't have much choice but to hand-wave other characters away. At least the meat of the story doesn't take place over a long period of time, so you can "excuse" why nobody else shows up to fix things.
A lot of that is because of the scale of the story, though; while this has been an issue in the comics as well, they've been able to work this shift in pressures and challenge well in the past. Going forward, I would expect the conflict to become more dense, or larger in forces. You could have Daredevil appear and explain that (alongside street-level crime) he's currently chasing X member of his rogues' gallery, accomplishing two things; one, adds the possibility of more content (fighting alongside DD/ against one of his villains) and raising the stakes (the conflict is beyond what only Spidey could handle).

Not really defending what they have (because it's a pretty weak reason overall), but I do think content should be able to expand towards what AK had now that they've established the game's universe.
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I do fully expect Taskmaster to return next game, and hopefully there will be Wraith missions as well. Since there's a bit of Ultimate influence as well, Aaron Davis Prowler as Kid Arachnid's villain as well. Unfortunately, I think Goblin's mask is going to be an altered form of the helmet on Osborn's desk during the MJ mission; hopefully some good Venom/symbiote missions should balance that out.

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:47:38 PM »
TASM1 is a licensed game and bases itself on the property it's made to advertise, which is a 2012 film; TASM3 would have released roughly four years later, which is way outside the scope for a licensed game to worry about. MSM has its own internal continuity that is created by the developer. Insomniac has the freedom to create the story themselves, and can therefore plan these things out a bit more. Sequel baiting sucks, but they can only really do it because they control the narrative development.

Fair enough, if that's their reasoning. I don't agree with it and think it's a stupid reason to not include a hallmark of the character (especially since they'll probably come up with their own design based on the Advanced suit ala the Raimi films), but I still bet we'll get the classic black suit with DLC.
If I had to guess at the design, it'll be a black suit with the white bits of the Advanced Suit remaining.
like this

Essentially, yeah. That's what I'd expect the canon suit to look like. I still want my classic look, though. Nothing compares.


Can agree to that. Bigger eyes + rib-legs.

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:15:59 PM »
TASM1 is a licensed game and bases itself on the property it's made to advertise, which is a 2012 film; TASM3 would have released roughly four years later, which is way outside the scope for a licensed game to worry about. MSM has its own internal continuity that is created by the developer. Insomniac has the freedom to create the story themselves, and can therefore plan these things out a bit more. Sequel baiting sucks, but they can only really do it because they control the narrative development.

Fair enough, if that's their reasoning. I don't agree with it and think it's a stupid reason to not include a hallmark of the character (especially since they'll probably come up with their own design based on the Advanced suit ala the Raimi films), but I still bet we'll get the classic black suit with DLC.
If I had to guess at the design, it'll be a black suit with the white bits of the Advanced Suit remaining.
like this

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:52:49 PM »
I see what you're saying, but I raise you the fact that TASM1 had an alternate black suit in the style of TASM1's version even though the black suit was supposed to have some kind of presence in the third film. My point about continuity is that regardless of what suit you're wearing in this game, the sequels will assume you only played with the Advanced suit for the majority of the game, so giving players access to the black suit doesn't seem like a huge deal to me.
TASM1 is a licensed game and bases itself on the property it's made to advertise, which is a 2012 film; TASM3 would have released roughly four years later, which is way outside the scope for a licensed game to worry about. MSM has its own internal continuity that is created by the developer. Insomniac has the freedom to create the story themselves, and can therefore plan these things out a bit more. Sequel baiting sucks, but they can only really do it because they control the narrative development.

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Yup. I don't know why they needed the Stark suit, the homemade suit, AND the MCU Iron Spider suit. So overkill.
Agreed. Was a bit disappointed that you can't change the Big Time color tbh.

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The Flood / Re: What's one thing you wish you had done differently?
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:43:05 PM »
this reply probably

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Gaming / Re: Super Smash Brothers
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:39:11 PM »
Armada's retiring from Melee singles, apparently

good
Good for him. Melee destroys hands, and the community has been pretty awful as of recent.

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:36:30 PM »
Either way, I don't think they're very concerned with continuity/consistency considering the MCU/2099/misc. costumes on available to begin with. I'd bet good money a cosmetic black suit comes with DLC that I'm not going to buy.
I can agree with sequel baiting (especially since they DLC for this game better be damn good to justify the price), but it wouldn't have anything to do the MCU/Comics continuity. It would be like if
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Anti-Ock
was unlockable at any point. If it plays a role in the story, then it shouldn't be treated like another alternate suit.

Classic Iron Spider, too.
I wish they would have had it in instead of the MCU version. It looks awkward in game, probably some combination of Pete's proportions and the plating depth.

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Gaming / Re: Devil May Cry 5
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:28:18 PM »
YouTube


Dante's new theme is fucking terrible
Holy shit they took it down 😂😂😂

Who the fuck sits down to consider a band for Dante's metal theme and thinks, "let's grab Suicide Silence, that awful washed up deathcore band that not even deathcore fans like anymore!"



Well apparently they've been working on that song for 2 years... maybe they liked them back then?
They've been absolute garbage for a decade now tbh. Fucking Attack Attack would have been better than SS.
Get this, they reedited the trailer for TGS just now and the song is nowhere to be heard on the Dante part...

Coincidence?

YouTube

They also edited out the part in CMJ's page where he mentioned that it's for the "foul mouthed anti-hero, dante". These idiots made a Donte theme, and Capcom's doing massive damage control.

what it used to say
what it says now

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Gaming / Re: Spider-Man (PS4) Review:- Quite Spectacular Indeed.
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:26:18 PM »
I just can't believe they shipped a Spider-man game without the black suit. That's like Spidey development 101.
endgame spoilers
With the symbiote shown off in the credits stinger, it'd be a mistake to blow the load on the black suit when it'll actually play a role in 2.

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Anyways, my wish list includes:

-Classic Black Suit
-Ben Reilly Spider-man
-New Scarlet Spider (not Kaine)
-Superior Spider-man
-Spider-man Unlimited
-Cosmic Spider-man

Not to say I'd buy any of them if they were DLC, but it'd be nice to have them.
Also adding Spider Arm1r and Bombastic Bagman to this.

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