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Exclusive! You may have seen the recent "Mark of the Spider-Man" viral campaign in which cities all over the nation were "tagged" with giant spider-emblems. Well, today they kicked off the latest batch of marketing - a hunt for evidence left behind by Dr. Connors himself (aka "The Lizard"). Using an account named @ScaleSeeker on Twitter, the hunt is currently ongoing in cities like New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and our very own Austin, TX (you can follow along with the fun using #LizardTrail). Posts were sent out with latitude and longitude coordinates, a brief description, and a corresponding photo. For Austin it was: Well, we're lucky enough to have one of the biggest Spider-nerds on the planet working for us, and our very own Fungusmonkey delivered the goods! Sure, he may have had to stab a few people in the neck to get it**, but you know what they say: "You can't make an omelette without Fungusmonkey stabbing someone in the neck" (or something like that). He followed the coordinates to a location near downtown near Butler Park, and there - hidden amongst the marshy glades near a conveniently lizard-sized manhole cover - was a ripped and tattered lab coat, with an OsCorp ID badge:
And last but not least, inside the pocket was a sealed envelope labeled "OsCorp Industries Herpeton/Sequence: 09" with a lab slide inside. Under the glass seems to be some kind of lizard scale (nice tie-in, guys) and a code: "Batch LF":
The batch code is likely the next part of the viral campaign, as the other slides recovered all contain different codes (maybe that spell out the next website address?). So far, they've recovered:
New York: Sequence 1 Batch DQ
Tampa: Sequence 2 Batch L
Atlanta: Sequence 3 Batch P
Minneapolis: Sequence 5 Batch G
New Orleans: Sequence 6 Batch BQ
Austin: Sequence 9 Batch LF
And more keep flooding in by the minute. Follow along on Twitter and see how it all unfolds!
UPDATE! Now that all the slides have been found, the Batch numbers have been decoded and unlocked a link to:
as well a new video featuring Dr. Connors announcing an "internship program". The date on the page says it begins May 14th and from the looks of the bottom of the page, the more you share the link on FB and Twitter, the more it unlocks. Go there now to help out, and spread the link (don't forget to tell them Spill sent you!).
**Fungusmonkey has not ever stabbed someone in the neck... that we know of.