The Carnage Killer Story: Dissecting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game story

Rewind to 2014

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Let’s go back to 2014. Before we got Tom Holland as MCU’s Spider-Man, before Sony invested the Venom movies, we had Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. At that time, Sony was investing its time and money on making The Amazing Spider-Man movies. However, the planned projects for this version of Spider-Man fell through which resulted TASM films to end on the second movie without a third film unlike the Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. While Marvel was busy with Disney and setting up future projects with the Avengers, Sony went through a roller coaster and trying to make a good Spider-Man movie for the fans.

For this article, I am not here to review The Amazing Spider-Man movies or discuss on the failed plans for Sony’s movie plans. I am actually going to talk about the video game adaption of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2. If you want to know about my opinions on this game, I will leave the link here so you can read it on your free time. I actually want to talk about the game’s story. With Sony’s recent movie, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, this is a good time to bring up the sadistic villain Carnage and why is he my focus on this Spider-Man article.

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If you grew up with video games and superhero movies, you might remember buying games upon the movie release of superheroes. Before we got original games like the Batman Arkham series or Marvel’s Spider-Man, we lived an era where companies like Marvel and DC would promote their movies by teaming with game companies like Activision or Sega. We had games based on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, Iron Man 1 and 2 and even Batman Begins. While these games may not be Game of the Year, they still hold some charm and made us remember how anticipated we were when we wanted to see that *insert comic book movie title*.

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For this article, our main focus will be The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game. It may be based on the 2014 movie, but the team Activision and Beenox had other plans.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Video Game – Who Killed Uncle Ben’s Killer?

While the movie version of TASM 2 focused on Peter and his investigation on learning about his parents disappearance and trying to stop villains from Oscorp, the video game had a different focus. In the game’s version, Peter is trying to find the guy that murdered his Uncle Ben from the first story. However, upon disturbing discovery, Peter finds his uncle’s killer… but as a corpse. It turns out that a serial killer who goes by the name “The Carnage Killer” is on a killing spree and Ben’s killer was his target. Despite having the killer killed instead of taking him to justice, it’s up to Peter to don the mask and find clues on who is the Carnage Killer. While this game does have Electro and Harry Osborn Green Goblin, the game features deadly foes like Kraven the Hunter, Shocker and even Kingpin/Wilson Fisk.

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The Carnage Killer – The Main Antagonist 

After progressing through the story, you find out that the Carnage Killer is none other than Cletus Kasady. With his normal human abilities, he is easily dealt with and put away in jail at Ravencroft. However, with some illegal experimentations with the symbiote, Cletus gets out early but by not good behavior but with the symbiote. With the alien species attached to him, Cletus becomes the deadly villain Carnage. Rather than having Green Goblin as the final threat for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game, instead, we get Carnage as the final boss.

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Carnage: Was he needed in Amazing Spider-Man 2?

While Carnage is most of fan’s favorite Marvel villain, was it necessary to add him to this game’s adaptation to the movie? What makes TASM games interesting is that despite being based on the movie, they are willing to take on a different approach and have their own story while not spoiling too much on the movie’s plot. It was nice to include Carnage in the game since at that time, Carnage has only been featured in Spider-Man original titled games like the PS1 Spider-Man game or Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions; he hasn’t gotten a movie version until recently. While him and the other villains did make the story unique, I feel like these villains could have been implemented on an original Spider-Man story. When not focusing on the movie’s bad guys like trying to include the live action version of Electro and Green Goblin, if a game had these extra villains and the main story, this could have been an interesting Spider-Man story. Imagine a game that does focus on Spider-Man unraveling the mysterious case of the Carnage Killer but without the title “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. I feel like the plot of the game could strive on its own without needing the movie holding their hands, so to speak. Even in the mobile version of this game included Venom instead of Carnage. The game’s ending even showcased the Chameleon hinting more adventures to come for Spider-Man.

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Conclusion: Was the story still interesting?

Besides the game’s interior aspects like gameplay and graphics, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did feature an interesting take on Carnage. We were given an interesting twist in regards to Ben’s death and this gave us a chance to explore many villains like facing Kraven and Kingpin. It shows us that Spider-Man had to take risks when facing a killer. Kraven was there to try and push Peter and goes against his moral code of killing and Peter wanted to retain his heroism without slipping into a killer. Carnage’s role of the story revealed that he chose to be a killer and wanted to rid of everything that was against him. When we have someone who is against killing with a murderer, the results are messy. Despite the game’s overall review, what do you think about Carnage in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

Game News: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be darker?

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If you think the upcoming Wolverine game will have a mature setting, Spider-Man 2 will amp up the tone. revealed in This Week in Marvel podcast, Creative Vice President of Marvel Entertainment Bill Rosemann hinted to the fans that the upcoming video game Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be darker than the previous Spider-Man titles (Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales). He compared the Spider-Man games to the Star Wars movie. He commented that if Spider-Man was like the Star Wars movie, Spider-Man 2 will be dark and similar to Star Wars’ Empire Strikes Back. While the details are vague, we can expect the story and adventure for both Spider-Men to go through story that will be different than the previous titles.




Sword Art Online the Movie Progressive theatrical release date for World Wide fans

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In case you forgotten about this movie, Aniplex and Funimation is here to remind you. The upcoming movie Sword Art Online the Movie – Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night is coming to theaters and IMAX on December 3, 2021. The movie will be shown in English Dubbed and Subbed. You can order tickets ahead on November 5th. Fans in the United States and Canada will see this on December 3 and fans from Latin America, United Kingdom and Ireland will see this movie on December 9.


This is a tale of the time before “Lightning Flash” and “The Black Swordsman” were known by those names…

The day that she happened to don the NerveGear, Asuna Yuuki was a third-year middle school student who’d never even touched an online game before.

On November 6, 2022, the world’s first VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online, is officially launched. But the players, still euphoric over having logged in, suddenly find themselves trapped inside the game when the Game Master deprives them of any way to log out.

The Game Master then gives them this warning “This may be a game, but it’s not something you play.” If a player dies in-game, they die in the real world.

Hearing this, all of the players panic, and pandemonium reigns.

One of those players is Asuna, but despite not yet knowing the rules of this world, she sets off to conquer the floating iron castle, Aincrad, whose peak is too high to be seen.

As the days go by in this world where death is never very far away, she has a fateful encounter. And then, a parting…

Though she’s at the mercy of the reality before her eyes, Asuna fights on with all her might, until someone appears before her: the aloof swordsman, Kirito…

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Marvel news: Disney sues to keep Marvel characters

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Looks like the Marvel characters was not expecting this news and it’s not Thanos. It’s been reported by news site The Hollywood Reporter that Disney is suing Marvel to keep the rights for the Marvel characters.

According to the reports collected, Marvel is planning to reclaim some iconic characters such as Iron Man, Dr. Strange and Spider-Man since some of these characters are the heir of late comic writers Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

According to the site, it is stated : the suits seek declaratory relief that these blockbuster characters are ineligible for copyright termination as works made for hire.

For example, since Spider-Man was created by Steve Ditko, if the lawsuit goes through, Marvel would give up the rights for the character by June 2023 and that means no more movies or animated shows.

source: The Hollywood Reporter

Demon Slayer anime news: Mugan Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc is coming this fall and winter

In case you didn’t see the movie Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train and if you feel like you are not ready for season 2, I got some good news for you. According to anime news sources, the Mugen Train arc from the movie will be re-edited in anime TV series format. The miniseries will be 7 episodes long with new scenes that will be different from the movie and it will include a new anime opening and ending song played by singer LiSA. The opening song will be called Akeboshi and the ending will be Shirogane. The Mugen Train Arc will begin on October 10th on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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If you already seen Mugen Train, get ready for December. On December 5th, Demon Slayer will be back again with the anime adaptation of the Entertainment District Arc. The first episode will be an hour premiere and it will feature Daki, one of the Upper Ranks. There will also be new opening and ending songs played by Aimer. The opening will be Zankyosanka and the ending is Asa ga kuru.

Are you ready for Fall and Winter? Ditch Halloween and Christmas and get ready for Demon Slayer!




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Super Mario Bros Animated Movie news announcement


This may not be a video game, but this news does feature video game characters. Announced from this week’s Nintendo’s Direct conference, Nintendo announced movie plans for an animated Super Mario Bros movie. The Super Mario Bros. animated movie will be worked on by animation company Illumination, well-known for creating Despicable Me, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing. The movie will be released during the Christmas season next year on December 21, 2022. Here is the voice cast for the characters:

  • Chris Pratt as Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
  • Charlie Day as Luigi
  • Jack Black as Bowser
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
  • Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
  • Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike Surprise
  • cameos from Charles Martinet


Lupin the 3rd Part 6 Special Theatrical Presentation news!

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It has been 50 years since the Lupin the 3rd anime first appeared in Japanese TVs. As a way to commemorate the 50th anniversary, companies Sentai Filmworks and TMS Entertainment will be hosting a special theatrical release of Lupin the 3rd Part 1 and the new Part 6 in select theaters. According to the Sentai Filmworks site, from October 22-28, fans can watch Lupin the 3rd Part 1, episode 1 in English Dub for the first time. Along with Part 1, fans will also be to view episode 0 and 1 of the brand new anime Lupin the 3rd Part 6 in subbed format.

The Lupin the 3rd anime first made its appearance on October 24, 1971. If you want experience the classic Lupin and see the new series, book your tickets and be part of the fan experience.


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Friday Funny 336: Do you remember the 21st night of September?


Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back for an awesome and fun episode of Friday Funny! Today is not September 21st which is very unfortunate. However, it’s not all bad news for us because today is Friday. Before we begin, let’s go over some quick news. THQ Nordic announced that they are currently working on over 20 video games for their tenth anniversary. Two of the announced games is Destroy All Human 2 – Reprobed and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake; one is a remake of the classic game from 2006 and the other is a brand new Nick game. This is also the last Friday of September and we will begin October next week. To addition to September ending, this is also the official beginning of Autumn. It’s time to let Summer rest and we bring in the cool weather and color changing leaves. What happened to the rest of 2021? With Fall here, get ready for upcoming movies and games. We have the upcoming Sony movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Disney will be releasing The Eternals on November. In video games, get ready for the upcoming brawl game Nickelodeon All-Stars Brawl. Play as your favorite Nick character and duke it out in this Smash Bros style game.


Let’s party!

Here is the national anthem for September:

Cheers to the beginning and end. In case you didn’t know, Family Guy left Adult Swim and it will now be part of Disney partnered channels and programs such as Hulu and FX.

Cheers to the 22nd anniversary of Naruto:


THQ Nordic celebrates 10th anniversary with confirmed games

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As part of the 10th anniversary of making video games, game company THQ Nordic announced in a livestream last week of confirmed video games that’s being developed right now. Among the list we have Outcast 2: A New Beginning, Jagged Alliance 3 and  Expeditions Rome. However, amongst the announced games, two games have taken the spotlight on the internet. First, we’re getting a new SpongeBob SquarePants video game. In a trailer with the iconic song Sweet Victory in the background, the new SpongeBob game is called SpongeBob SquarePants: the Cosmic Shake. There is no release date or gameplay yet, but this game is expected to be release for all platforms and most likely have SpongeBob enter a multiverse theme story.

If you enjoyed the first Remake game, get ready for Remake 2. Based on the 2006 game, THQ Nordic will be working on remaking this classic alien video game. Whether you like the series, or want to relieve this classic game, rest assure to you that Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed will be coming to PC, Xbox and PlayStation. It’s unknown for a Switch port, but the first game came out later for Switch. A Switch version of this sequel might arrive later.

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Marvel news: Hawkeye TV series release date and trailer


We had TV shows such as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, now get ready for Hawkeye. Disney and Marvel recently a trailer for the upcoming TV series titled Hawkeye. Focusing on Clint Barton after the events of Endgame, Clint tries to live a simple life with his family for Christmas, but his peace is halted when he must team up with a young archer named Kate Bishop and stop criminals this season. Hawkeye will be exclusively on Disney Plus on November 24th this year.