Photo Credit: Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 via Elan Ruskin / Twitter screengrab
Screen grab of Marvel's Spider-Man on Play Station 4.

Are you a player? That is, are you a fan of Marvel’s Spider Man on Play Station 4?

If you are, and if by chance you are not Jewish – and if you play this game on a Saturday – you may have noticed one of the special hidden secrets just now revealed on Twitter by Insomniac Games senior engine programmer Elan Ruskin:

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For those who play the game on Saturdays, on that day there are no Orthodox Jewish characters to be seen.

If you’re wondering (as I did) how it’s possible for the program to know when it’s the Sabbath (Saturday) for the player, Ruskin answered the question when it was asked by someone on a Twitter thread:

“Real-life Saturday. It checks the clock on your PS4,” Ruskin replied.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.