In Marvel's Spider-Man, Mary Jane Watson Is the Most Compelling She's Ever Been

Mary Jane Watson is one of the most important players in Spider-Man’s expansive mythos, but in the five decades she’s been appearing in Marvel’s comics (and other properties based on them), her character’s never really been fleshed out in a way that made her feel like a three-dimensional person. That fact is what…

The EU Copyright Directive, Starforce, Ray-Tracing and Apple: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week

The European Union passed its disastrous Copyright Directive this week, including amended versions of its onerous Articles 11 and 13 (the so-called “link tax” and “upload filter,” respectively). There’s still time to make sure it never passes into law by defeating a final ratification vote in January, though given the …

Marvel's Spider-Man Has One of the Best Twists on a Classic Spidey Villain in Years

In the run-up to the release of Spider-Man’s excellent new video game, there were a lot of teases about a mysterious extra villain coming to crash into Peter Parker’s life, beyond Mister Negative and some of Spidey’s most iconic foes. While the identity of that villain might not come as a surprise to some, the way the…

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…