7 things you need to know about Spider-Man for PlayStation 4

There's still no release date yet for Spider-Man PS4, but it will be out sometime in 2018.

Sphero has revealed the latest in its line of tech toys in the form of the interactive Spider-Man. Kids also control Spider-Man with voice commands, which is the first time we've seen Sphero include that technology. The Sphero Spider-Man toy will be able to tell the story while kids can choose what to do next.

The measurements of Spider-Man are: Height: 21.5 cm, Width: 14.5 cm, and Weight 680g.

Standing 21.5cm tall, Sphero's new Spider-Man toy isn't quite an action figure because its only articulated features are a pair of arms that rotate at the shoulders. Spider-Man will simply feature one suit in the PlayStation exclusive game, there will be multiple. But the app isn't optional, and is the only way to actually set up the toy out of the box, so parents will need to factor in the cost of a mobile device a kid can use, in addition to Spidey's $249.99 price tag. This is why Sphero is making sure the toy will have voice recognition built in. The toy's microphone is also only turned on when the spider logo is glowing, so it's incapable of always listening.

With the new generation of "Spider-Man" on the way to the movies in the next few weeks, it makes sense for toy stores to get their action figures, web slingers, and anything else that can allow kids to relive their fondest memories of the movie, and possibly some adults, too. The toy can connect to a Wi-Fi network, but that is only for software updates and downloading additional content.

At the end of the Spider-Man gameplay trailer, embedded above, Miles Morales can be seen marvelling at Spidey's city-saving talents.

Furthermore, Spider-Man only listens to commands after the spider logo on his chest has been double-pressed, or during the back-and-forth conversation of an adventure.


  • Group Warns of Lead in Baby Food

    Group Warns of Lead in Baby Food

    There is lead in almost everything, because it is a naturally occurring element, but there was more in baby food than expected. FDA has set guidance levels of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for candy and dried fruit and 50 ppb for fruit juices.

    Golf's best miss cut leaving crazy logjam at Open

    Casey flew the back of the green with his third shot and finding deep rough but could only move his ball some six inches. His total of 154 equaled his worse two-round total at a major, matching his first two rounds at The Open in 2013.
    'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

    'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

    Rounding out the top five was " Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ", which nabbed an estimated $6.2 million domestically. Tom Cruise's film failed to beat the first-weekend box office collection of DC's fourth installment " Wonder Woman ".
  • Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack

    Addressing to the House and Senate lawmakers, Mattis said by mid-July will be providing a comprehensive strategy for the country. Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the 209 Army corps, said soldiers returned fired killing the attacker.
    Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames

    Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames

    Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman first broke the trade , which isn't official until the trade call is completed. Hickey, an Alberta native now playing at Boston University, was a 2014 third-round pick by Calgary.
    Victor Martinez hospitalized, place on 10-day DL; John Hicks recalled

    Victor Martinez hospitalized, place on 10-day DL; John Hicks recalled

    Martinez left last night's game with symptoms of illness, though at the time there was no indication of a significant problem. Victor Martinez was released from the hospital Saturday morning, after spending two nights there with an irregular heartbeat.
  • Champions Trophy Final: Punters peg India as favorite

    With the win, the Men in Blue have entered their fourth Champions Trophy final (twice in 2002, 2013 and 2017). The Champions Trophy final might see "fine and settled conditions persisting", according to forecasters.

    Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

    The European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator has hit out at the "uncertainty" over Theresa May's approach to leaving the EU. Norway is in the single market, in return for accepting free immigration from the EU, EU courts and budget payments.
    Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead

    Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead

    On a day when Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn - in her first tournament as world No. 1 - carded a 70, Henderson had total control. She has a 36-hole lead for the first time since late last September in China in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.
  • Nicola Sturgeon speaks at legacy event for murdered MP Jo Cox

    Nicola Sturgeon speaks at legacy event for murdered MP Jo Cox

    There was also an event held at Rushcliffe Labour Party Women's Forum where a Big Tea Afternoon was launched in her memory. Singer Ed Sheeran has even put together a special Spotify playlist for people to use at their Great Get Together parties.

    Taylor Swift returns to Spotify as Katy Perry releases new album

    Many Twitter users noted that the return of Swift's music coincides with the release of Katy Perry's Witness album. Her official Instagram fan account, Taylor Nation , posted the news Thursday.
    Global shares fall on Fed rate hike, UK rate outlook

    Global shares fall on Fed rate hike, UK rate outlook

    The dollar DXY was largely flat against a basket of currencies after reversing earlier losses, while the price of gold fell. The US Federal Reserve raised rates for the second time this year, bringing the key interest rate up to 1.25 percent.


Latest news

Spain's Lopez to play Berdych in Stuttgart Open quarters
In an all-French semifinal, the fourth-seeded Pouille beat Benoit Paire , 7-6 (5), 7-5. The victory vaults Lopez into his 16th career final, including fourth on grass.

Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again
Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown , Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017. More than 40 women have said that Cosby sexually assaulted them, though this case was the first to be tried in criminal court.

EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations
Only if "sufficient progress" is made on those thorny topics will he allow discussions to turn to the trade deal that May wants.

Amazon Buys Whole Foods
But in the case of Amazon's (AMZN) planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods ( WFM ), those terms are no exaggeration. For example, when it comes to buying fresh food, we like to feel, see and touch the fruits and vegetables we're buying.

Officials Urge to Stay Cool as Heat Wave Envelops SoCal
Temperatures, especially across Riverside County, could potentially hit the 120-degree mark, mainly in the deserts. The official excessive heat warning is in effect from noon Sunday to 8 p.m.

PM congratulates Leo Varadkar on assuming office as Taoiseach of Ireland
Shortly before the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland he came out as gay during an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross is also believed to have met with Varadkar.

DUP head arrives for talks with UK leader May
May made clear the Brexit negotiations would begin next despite uncertainty. They can't have it both ways, it has to be dealt with sensibly", she said.

McIlroy, Day to miss US Open cut
The Japanese star matched Chez Reavie for the best round of the day , three shots clear of the next best performance by Bill Haas. Marc Leishman has maintained his position high on the leaderboard midway through the second round at the US Open.

Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes
The Technical Services Division of the Secret Service is charged with sweeping the White House premises for listening devices. The Secret Service's response does not, however, cover any potential recordings made without the agency's knowledge.

Cosby judge declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again
Dozens of women have come forward to say he drugged and assaulted them, but this was the only case to result in criminal charges. "Rehearing testimony in this case is revictimization for everyone that's been the victim of sexual assault and rape".

Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
After the verdict, Yanez's attorney, Tom Kelly, said the trial was fair and that "nobody should have an adverse reaction to this". Yanez testified that Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was reaching for his gun despite his commands not to pull it out.

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations
As a result, they were often presented with activities and talks favoring Cuba government positions on domestic and global issues. He has tightened some aspects of trade with military-backed business but allowed flights to Cuba and cruise ships to continue .

Fowler leads US Open
However, he then birdied 17 through to the third and parred out the remainder of his round for a 71 and two round total of 137. He loved Erin Hills, a course with wide fairways between the knee-high fescue that he figured would allow him to attack.

Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy
Trump is also calling for the legalization of all political parties, and free and internationally supervised elections. Cuba says "the last two years have shown that the two countries can cooperate and coexist in a civilized way".

West Ham ready to abandon interest in Manchester United ace Chris Smalling
According to reports from The Daily Star , Jose Mourinho has already told Chris Smalling he's no longer part of his plans as Manchester United manager.

Other news