Marvel’s Spider-Man

Queer gamers got something to smile about in PS4’s new Marvel’s Spiderman game from Sony Interactive and Insomnia. Apparently, players can see pride flags flying at several sites throughout the game, and the rainbow even appears as a large mural. Twitter was quick to point out all the Spider-pride in the game, including Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon):

What’s so refreshing about the appearance of the flag is that it’s not just about messaging, it’s also about accurately reflecting the city of New York and the West Village, which has a storied queer history. It may seem like a small detail, but having this kind of queer representation in gaming is a big deal. Well done, all involved!

(via Daily Dot, image: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

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