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Death Stranding Director’s Cut downgrades from Monster energy drinks to store brand

Of the many changes and new additions in Death Stranding Director’s Cut, I bet this is one you wouldn’t have expected. Death Stranding is full of product placements. We’ve known that about it since before it even came out. When it did release, players discovered a host of other, less obvious ads for real-world products, such as Norman Reedus’ biker travelogue show. But none was more blatant than Monster energy drinks, which not only show up everywhere in-game, they’re tied into a game mechanic: drinking them boosts Sam’s stamina. Given how the entirety of Death Stranding is about travelling vast…

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Death Stranding Director’s Cut gets final trailer for its September release

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The trailer was edited by Hideo Kojima himself. Kojima Productions released the final trailer for Death Stranding Director’s Cut before the game’s release later this month. The trailer, which was edited by creator Hideo Kojima himself, focused on the mood of the game while showing off new features like the racing track. The trailer itself shows off key visuals of the game while Goliath by Woodkid plays throughout. There’s not a ton new story-wise if you’ve played the game before,…

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Death Stranding Director’s Cut gets new story missions, a cargo catapult and… Mario Kart?

Sony showed off a new trailer for Death Stranding‘s recently announced Director’s Cut last night, giving us a better idea of what to expect from the upcoming expanded version of Hideo Kojima’s postal hiking sim. As well as new story missions, the Director’s Cut will have enhanced melee and shooting combat, new cargo bots and machines for the BB Boys to play around with (including that rather impressive catapult in the header there), and (of all things) a racing mode. Because why the hell not? Read more

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Death Stranding Director’s Cut has been rated for PS5

By Dom Peppiatt 22 June 2021 11:06 GMT The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has classified Death Stranding Director’s Cut for PS5 – and only PS5.Back at E3 2021, Kojima Productions confirmed that Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is indeed real and a full reveal for the game is just ‘weeks away’.Now, we’ve seen evidence backing that up, with the ESRB’s classification suggesting the game is close to launching – and maybe coming exclusively to PS5.Usually, if a game is going to arrive on multiple platforms, we’d see that noted in the ESRB listing. With this one, however, that has not been the case; it’s only listed…

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Death Stranding’s official PC case needs more BB Boys, if you ask me

Death Stranding‘s been a big hit on PC, judging by publisher 505 Games’ recent financial report, and now Japanese peripherals maker Tsukumo are showing it some love with an official Bridges-themed PC case. The custom case has been designed in conjunction with developer Kojima Productions, and it recently launched in Japan for ¥26,800 (that’s around £186 if you want to import it). It’s a lovely-looking case, capturing the monolithic design of the game’s Bridges buildings down to a tee. But let’s be honest. If there’s going to be an official Death Stranding PC case, why is it not shaped like…

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Death Stranding on PC was a big hit for its publisher

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:53 GMT Death Stranding has done rather well for publisher 505 Games.Death Stranding was 505 Games’ biggest hit during 2020, and this is with the game only available on PC through the publisher.The game generated €23 million ($27 million) between its July release and by the end of 2020 (thanks, resetera). And then there was Control. For the year ending December 31, 2020, the game generated €16 million ($19 million). However, the year prior, it generated around €24 million ($28.5 million) from its August release in 2019 to that December. Other best-sellers for…

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Have You Played… Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I was so disappointed the first time I saw the credits roll in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. I’d heard it was short before I booted it up, but I don’t think I knew how short. Where were my oddly-timed codec conversations about how Jack met Rose? Why didn’t I have to climb a giant ladder while an acapella version of the theme faintly played in the background? Why didn’t a man that was clearly in disguise reveal his true…

Kojima Productions confirm they’re working on a new project

It’s no surprise that Kojima Productions are working on a new project, seeing as Death Stranding came out almost a year ago and Hideo Kojima has muttered about new things for a while, but it is now official. Today they declared “a new project is in development” and put out a hiring call for new staff. No hint of what the new game is, mind. I dream of: a Death Stranding sequel where an adult BB carries a now-elderly Sam back across America, strapped to his chest. Come on Hideo, you know you love echoing stories and characters. (more…)

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Metal Gear Solid 1 & 2 are now available on GOG

Solid Snake, Revolver Ocelot, and all their wacky mates return to PC today with re-releases of the first two Metal Gear Solid games popping up on GOG, after years hiding in boxes. The stealth series was clunky but ahead of its time in a lot of ways (and I’m as alarmed as anyone by how prescient their politics now seem) so I’m quite curious to see how the vintage tactical espionage action actually holds up. It’s not going to be super-great, is it, but I’m game. GOG have dug up the original Metal Gear too. (more…)

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Someone caught a cryptobiote up close in Death Stranding and I am so confused

Death Stranding has quite a robust photo mode and someone has completely taken advantage of it by getting this absurd shot of a cryptobiote. When Sam first encounters Fragile at the beginning of Death Stranding, she pulls out a cryptobiote and chows down. I didn’t think about it much – it’s a strange, floaty bug/land-based marine-looking animal thing, and this is the world of Death Stranding, where nothing really makes sense anyway.So I thought, sure, why wonder what on earth is going on with cryptobiotes when they’re not even close to being the weirdest thing in Death Stranding. But now…

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Hideo Kojima was stung by “at least 10 bees all at once” before becoming a game designer

Revered game designer Hideo Kojima recently said that he was stung by “at least 10 bees all at once” while working as a live-in gardener during university. Kojima recently shared a tweet published by the official Kojima Productions Twitter account, which has been posting a list of anecdotes from the veteran game designer titled “Hideo’s musings.” One such musing described some of the odd jobs Kojima used to do in order to earn some money during university.His first part-time job involved filming wedding ceremonies. He reckons that taught him what it was like to be, in his words, a “salary…