While Marvel fans await sequel news for Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 game, the subreddit for the title is going a little stir crazy. If you've stumbled into the Spider-Man PS4 subreddit, you may have noticed that not only have remotes for TVs taken over, but it's a very particular remote being featured. Why? Glad you asked ...
Why are there remotes in the Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 Subreddit?
Like any meme, there is an origin story, and since this remote meme has spiraled out of control, we just had to know. The journey into TV remotedom all began with a simple choice made by Reddit user 'Shecky_SHabazz14' when they took to the subreddit to compare their TV remote with that owned by Doctor Octopus in-game. After a few other Redditors chimed in, it was quickly noted that the remote in question was for a Samsung TV and is apparently very common. That's where the craze began and it got predictably weird from here on out.
Many players went to use Shecky's image to share their own remote contributions instead of their own screenshots and hilarity ensued:
Going through my second playthrough and discovered I have the same TV remote as Doc Ock from r/SpidermanPS4
Going through r/SpidermanPS4 my second time tonight and discovered I have the same remote as the guy going through his second playthrough discovering they've got the same TV remote as Doc Ock from r/SpidermanPS4
Going through r/SpidermanPS4 my second time tonight and discovered I don't have the same remote as the guy going through r/SpidermanPS4 for the second time discovering they've got the same remote as the guy going through r/SpidermanPS4 for the ... you get the idea. from r/SpidermanPS4
Why is the internet so weird and why do we love it? This is gold. Stupid gold, but it's gold and this Monday morning? We'll definitely take the laugh.
We cover random stories like this quite a bit here at Prima Games and while I probably shouldn't still have Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 alerts setup, cases like this make me glad I still do. Though I am feeling a little left out that I don't have this remote ...
The remote meme took off well beyond the photos listed above and even left Reddit altogether. Like all glorious memes, the shelf life this will have will be tiny but for now we're enjoying the silliness and honestly? We can't wait to see what the weirdos over on Reddit come up with next because this is what we come to the internet for.
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So? What about it? Do you have the same remote, have a funny picture to add to the lineup? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames and tell us all about that Spidey love! You can also check out our game hub for the PlayStation 4 exclusive right here for tips, tricks, news, and more!