NEW YORK — Video game glitches are a special kind of strange. A system bug will usually result in intense emotion, ranging from frustration to amusement to fear depending on the glitch. Some glitches skip half the gameplay or unlock special areas, some enable cheat codes, and some are just weird.
There's an infamous glitch in Skyrim where the protagonist can run on top of their horse or flip through it, and another where the horse flies across the sky. Basically, anything horse-related will be trippy.
Both Assassin's Creed Unity and Battlefield 3 have been home to character glitches that turn players or characters into worm-like creatures or faceless monsters mid-conversation. And the Holy Grail of family fun time, Mario Kart 8, is not immune from the glitch curse as it once bugged out so the track never ended — which must have annoyed players to no end.
But few glitches make me snort as much as this one.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales was recently released for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and new releases make a few bugs inevitable. But this bug in our favorite bug hero's story is sure to make you smile: Miles Morales becomes ... a patio heater.
I found one in the new Spider-Man game, where I turned into a patio heater for no apparent reason. pic.twitter.com/ApChq2nB1s— Andy H (@DoctorCuriosity) November 27, 2020
Twitter-user Andy H posted this video of himself playing the glitch and laughing hysterically as he swings through the air and webs buildings as New York City's finest patio heater, singing to himself, "Spider-Lamp, Spider-Lamp, does whatever a Spider-Lamp does!"
I'm not sure how Spider-Lamp will fight crime — or how he stays suspended in the air and spews his webs, really — but it's clear he's the hero we all deserve right now. I trust Spider-Lamp with my life.