Hideo Kojima Will Be Showing New Death Stranding Footage at Gamescom

Hideo Kojima will be appearing at the Koelnmesse for Gamescom 2019 to show off new footage of Death Stranding.

Things slow down in August on the gaming front, so at least this is something to look forward to.

Gamescom 2019 runs from August 21 through August 24.

[Source: Twitter]

‘Heartman’ Cutscene for ‘Death Stranding’ Shows off Game’s High Quality Character Design.

No doubt that Death Stranding is going to be interesting, if not batshit insane. As all Kojima games, you can expect high quality character designs to accompany the bizarre story premises. Case and point, the recently released ‘Heartman’ cutscene.

Death Stranding releases on the PS4 November 8.

[Source: PlayStation.com]

Death Stranding Sunday – Official Box Art Shows a Filthy Norman Reedus

It’s officially the dog days of summer gaming and not a lot is going on. The sun is still actively trying to fucking kill you, ala Super Mario Bros. 3. so it’s best to stay inside.

The sun will fuck up your shit.

At least we got some cool new box art to look at for Death Standing. You know, boxes that games come in, for those that still buy physical media, like a caveman, but instead of hunting woolly mammoths and collecting berries, they’re lugging home discs.

The box art was revealed at San Comic Con by Hideo Kojima during a Death Stranding panel. On the left, you have the standard edition and the right, a steelbook special edition.

Reedus looks filthy in the special edition. I sure hope that is mud, and not shit, but this is a Kojima games, so who knows.

Death Stranding is set for release on the PlayStation 4 on November 8.

[Source: Sony]

Latest Death Stranding Trailer Looks Amazing and Batsh*t Cray Cray

Death Stranding is most likely going to be an amazing game. Hideo Kojima is both a certified genius and psychopath. I have never watched a trailer for a video game that both excited me and yet left me utterly confused. I have no fucking idea what this game is about and that’s okay.

Seriously, what the fuck is going on here? I’ve had fever dreams that made more sense than this.

Kojima is not holding back. The suits at Konami are no longer looking over his shoulder stifling his creativity. Sony has given him carte blanche to make an exclusive for the PS4 and Kojima is taking full advantage. I’m looking forward to playing this game baked and having my mind blown.

Also, if you have $200 burning a hole in your pocket, then you should totally get the Collector’s Edition which includes a life-size “bridge baby” pod. Totally looks like a pickled baby. If the neighbors see this thing, they’re calling the cops.

Death Stranding comes out exclusively for the PS4 on November 8.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Kojima Gives Some Details on Death Stranding

Kojima and his studio have obviously been hard at work on the highly anticipated Death Stranding. However, he has taken some time away from game crafting to speak with the official PlayStation Blog to give some details on what gamers should expect.

If anyone was expecting an extreme departure from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, well then that doesn’t seem to be the case, according to Kojima’s description, when asked to describe the game.

“I can’t really speak on that right now but in a word, it’s an action game – an open world game, with a lot of freedom. You have a lot of freedom of choice to do what you want to do and you can get in vehicles and so on. If you are a fighter, there’s plenty of opportunity for that. If you’re not that type of player, there are other ways to play this game. I can’t really say much more, but it’s an open-world, action game that’s very intuitive to play. Once you get into the world and start to explore more, we’re hoping there’s something there you’ve never seen before.”

So it sounds very similar to Phantom Pain, and in no way is that a bad thing.

Kojima’s New Studio is Beautiful, Makes My Office Look Like a Burned Down Crack House

My better half has gotten me addicted to HGTV. I can’t get enough of it. All I want to do now is watch The Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Love It or List It, and what ever else is showing on the network. I don’t even care what show. The channel is always on, running in the background. I NEED AN INTERVENTION!

Anyhow, watching all these shows on HGTV has given me a keen eye into architectural style. Know what has architectural style? Kojima Productions new studio, which is simply gorgeous.

Open layout? You bet! Open layouts are the best. So airy.

 

 

 

Such class and sophistication. If this studio was on Love It or List, it would be a resounding “Love It!”

PLEASE, SEND HELP! I HAVE HGTV IN THE BRAIN.

Feeling Confused About Death Stranding? It’s Okay – So is Mads Mikkelsen

The latest Death Stranding trailer is bizarre and makes zero sense. It’s pure Kojima madness, unbound by the restraints of Konami. Have you been watching it over and over again hoping to find a clue or perhaps some meaning? Feeling frustrated? It’s okay, really. Even the guy in the trailer has no idea what’s happening.

In an interview with Birth.Movies.Death, Mikkelsen, who’s making the rounds promoting a little movie called Star Wars: Rogue One, the topic of Death Stranding came up.

I’m sure you can’t talk much about the plot, but–

No, but (laughs), it’s very intricate. I mean, you know (Kojima). He’s a very brilliant man. I mean … the stuff he told me? I only understood some of it.

(Laughs)

There was a lot of (mimes being baffled) “What?” I have to see it before I understand. Because with Death Stranding, he’s creating something completely new.

Just sit back and relax. Everything is going to be alright. Kojima’s got this.

Let the Death Stranding Trailer Conspiracy Theories Begin

We’ve had a solid weekend of Death Stranding information. We got a new trailer at the Game Awards 2016 and a panel at the PlayStation Experience 2016. Do we have anything concrete? Of course not, but that hasn’t stopped amateur gaming gumshoes in trying to dissect the trailers for nuggets of information.

Kojima did insinuate that there are clues to be had, so folks have taken up the cause. Whether there is actually anything to decipher, or he’s just sending everyone on a wild goose chase, that’s another story.

One eagle eyed gamer believes that if you play the first trailer at the same time with the latest that they line up in interesting ways that are too similar to be a coincidence.

For example, you’ll see that the baby held by Norman Reedus in the first trailer which then disappears seems to transport itself into the machine held by former Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop in the latest trailer.

COINCIDENCE? I think not.

Kojima’s Final Year at Konami Wasn’t Pleasant According to Keighley

We should thank our lucky stars that Hideo Kojima was able to make Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain the game that it is. Kojima apparently created this game under conditions that are even more adverse than the gaming community realized.

According to Geoff Keighley, who was interviewed by Glixel, the situation that Kojima found himself during his final six months was toxic.

“I haven’t talked much about that, but it was such a difficult time because he was going through a lot last year,” Keighley says. He was shocked when he found out – just days before the show – that Konami wasn’t going to allow Kojima to attend, and he felt he had to say something, despite the company being a sponsor. “The fact that he finished that game under those circumstances is just amazing. He was locked in a separate room on a different floor than his development team for the final six months of development. He couldn’t even talk to them – he had to talk through someone else. That’s how that game was finished.”

It truly is amazing that this game was as good as it, being that it was completed under such conditions. In the past, I thought that Hideo Kojima was overrated as a game maker. I don’t feel like that anymore.

Now, just imagine what he’s going to be able to accomplish with Death Stranding under optimum conditions.