Death Stranding: New Gameplay Video Takes The Piss At Gamescom

Norman Reedus' character Sam makes a delivery or two.

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Now Playing: Death Stranding Full Stage Presentation | Gamescom 2019

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At Gamescom Opening Night Live, Hideo Kojima appeared on stage to debut new gameplay footage from his upcoming PS4 game, Death Stranding. In the brief segment, we saw Norman Reedus' character exploring the environment and making a special delivery.

First, Reedus' character Sam stood up in the middle of a hilly field, and after making a menu selection he urinated on some plants. (The camera strategically kept focused on Sam's back, and they demonstrated how you cannot swing it around to see his front.) Somehow, that appeared to grow a mushroom. After climbing a hill with a high-tech deployable ladder, Sam delivered a package. Then he exited the building, but fell down a hill. Since he was caring for the baby (BB) at the time, he comforted it before sliding down the rest of the way. You can watch the gameplay video below or check out the full Death Stranding portion of the stream above.

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Kojima spent some time both before and after the presentation talking about his upcoming game. And since this event was being hosted by Geoff Keighley, the two made a point to point out that the man Sam delivered a package to was played by none other than Keighley himself, and voiced by Matthew Mercer.

Before this, we also got a better looked at another of Death Stranding's characters, Mama. The game still largely remains a mystery despite its launch coming up quite soon--its release date is scheduled for November 8 on PS4.

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There was a time when I would have said that it's a bad sign for us to still be seeing so little after the years of hype.

In 2019, I'm just relieved that we didn't see a window pop up charging $5.99 to change the pee color or make it smell like asparagus.

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I still don't understand what this game is about? All I see is a guy exploring with a strange baby pod strapped onto his chest. From my initial impression, the graphics are impressive. Other than that, I'm not really intrigued or interested.

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I like the idea that if multiple players do something at the same spot, other stuff happens

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It's okay, peeps--there are plenty of upcoming sequels and remakes to play if the mystery of DS scares you away. ?

I like that there are still game devs willing to take risks--regardless of the outcome. It helps to stave off the stagnation of mediocrity.

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Looks silly but intriguing. Obviously he is not gonna show "fun" gameplay and spoil it all. He could have showed the stealth or action part shown at E3 but he didn't.

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@hrv_25: So, you think this is just Kojima does not want to spoil it and in the process get you bored to death with its empty and boring videos? So he doesn't want to spoil it, he just wants to bore you to death until the game is out?

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@doomsdayhell01: How were the videos boring? It was lacking action and gunplay but for sure it wasnt boring. We already got little snippets of stealth and action in previous trailers.

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@hrv_25: Dude you are reaching for something that isn't there. everything that he has shown so far has been flat out boring and empty with nothing anywhere that resemble fun or anything that I really want to play at day one of this game release. Plus the only ones that can pull this off is rockstars and even rockstars would wow you with their short videos of Red Dead 3 showing you good stuff. This is not the case here Kojima is just confusing and putting people to sleep with his boring videos.

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@angrycreep: RDR2 is an amazing game. I wanted a Vast open detailed world, i got one.Our definition of "Fun" is different. Sure, Kojima's videos are so far confusing but they are intriguing too

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I wanted to see some gun gameplay and compare it to metal gear solid 5.

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I really want to be excited for this game but the fact that after all these showings, we still don't have a clue how the game works - no actual gameplay mechanics other than walking sim - I'm starting to get a little worried. It takes more than being really bizarre to keep me interested in a game.

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@bdrtfm: The gameplay reveal will be at Tokyo Gameshow.

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If I could make the character piss non-stop from the start of the game to the end...even through cutscenes...just trailing his stream everywhere he goes, having conversations, climbing ladders, shaking JarBaby like a Christmas snowglobe, fighting weird wraith thingies, all with my hog out letting loose a hot steamy yellow wee-shower for all involved...THEN, I'd be psyched for this game.

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@esqueejy: give modders a week

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@kosc88: LOL...I know, right?

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@esqueejy: really funny post. I actually agree with you though. It would be the most memorable thing about my playthrough and elevate it to classic status much like finding a death trap for GTA IV police and watch them keep coming..

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GOAT confirmed

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...yep. I'm old. I don't get it.

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@cjtopspin: That's not it at all. Kojima's entire shtick is fooling people into believing he's creating a deep, intricate, super-meaningful allegory with his game and story by basically telling it like he has organic brain damage, suffers periodic Wernike's aphasia, can't keep a timeline straight, doesn't understand that explanations and exposition are indeed sometimes necessary, has never even heard of the word "coherent", thinks character development means cigar smoking and peeing and believes mysterious is the same thing as confusing and vague.

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I can pee every day. Yawn.

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The more and more i see of this game the more sure i am that this game is going to bomb. It is still boring and still looks empty and nothing that is resembling of fun or something that i would play at day one. Hideo Kojima keeps boring us all with more boring footage's of his AAA game

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@doomsdayhell01: Exactly this. This video was the most boring "gameplay" I have seen in a game in quite a while. We'll see when it comes out though.

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What do they do with all that 'piss' they take?

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There has not been one single video of this that has shown me anything resembling a fun/interesting/cool game. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... Kojima is a one trick pony.

He is the M. Night Shyamalan of video games.

He just goes full weird and confusing; not for the sake of story, but for the sake of intentionally being as confusing as possible.

I loved Metal Gear Solid 1-4, but he lost me at 5.

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@justthetip: so the fact the baby mechanic doesn't interest you at all, or the fact you have to care for it when its scared like falling down a hill?

Some games are just weird and interesting and the fun arrives with that fact, you cant deny Kojima's originality imo.

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@itchyflop: Originality doesn’t automatically equal good or fun, and no... the baby mechanics don’t bring anything special to the game, as far as I’m concerned. Does that seriously sell you on this? Taking care of a baby in a game? Sorry, but I don’t find that interesting.

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@justthetip: ha no I think there will be more than that aspect knowing the kojimas past creations!!

hey it’s not your thing, fair enough!

For a lot of gamers I think it will be and I’m not alone thinking it’s pretty out there, that’s pretty obvious!

Some love the mystery and bullshit Kojima hype but even you mentioned mgs series (with the exception of 5) being enjoyable, so he’s always delivered imo.

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I like reactive locomotion systems, especially when implemented as a mechanical consideration. It's impossible to tell how it synergizes at this point, but it's almost never a given and always welcome when the developer appears to be conscious of the fact it's developing a video game. And I also like to shake some babes! ??

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I was waiting for proper pee mechanics since Postal 2.

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Wtf is this

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I'm going to preorder now.

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The is going to be AWESOME!!!!........................ in Japan. Their culture loves this kinda stuff, but for the other 2.1 billion gamers, we say "FU". This game is going to be the biggest disappointment in gaming, an epic fail beyond measure.

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@thenotepadshow: The MG franchise was just like this in many ways and it is regarded as one of the best series in gaming.

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It's like you have to consume a good amount of edibles or dab before you play this game to get it. This still looks corny.

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Now for the very first time women can simulate the experience of what it truly means to "control the stream".

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I too could be deliberately obtuse and strange in order to try to fool people into thinking I'm deep and creative, but apparently Kojima's got a lock on the market for that fake shtick...and I'm not 14 and mad at the world because of my homework anymore.

Sorry, but I've yet to see a single thing about "Adventures with JarBaby" that interests me.

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@esqueejy: “Adventures with JarBaby” Had me dying. Lol

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wow that game looks stupid.

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Look, more gameplay that's not actually gameplay.

More vague story trailers and more walking and this time, PISSING.

*Facepalm*

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@xenomorphalien: What would constitute gameplay for the Xenomorph kindred? ?

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@asnakeneverdies: More than walking around and pissing, that’s for sure.

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@xenomorphalien: But more than that did happen, Xenomorph. Flora was begun, babes were shaken, uneven surfaces traversed, and cliffs fallen off of, all while packages were moved and delivered. On the other hand, the package delivery implementation relegates the action to menu traversal, leaving much to be desired, and invoking the developer's dreadfully mediocre latter efforts. So, there is no lack of uncertainty and distress with this enterprise.

That said, the industry has not set very high standards outside the presentational. So, it should not be surprising to us that Kojima Productions has managed to make the prospect of walking and pissing more enticing than the offerings of their competitors. I would certainly be surprised if you could point out some other contemporary AAA showcase featuring gameplay from which a more compelling mechanical spectrum could be extrapolated.

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@asnakeneverdies: Honestly, you should write a book lol

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@xenomorphalien: You're absolutely right, Xenomorph. I've been toying with this idea, actually, about the systematic derailing of an insular theme park of scientifically procured and eugenically bred dinosaur hybrids. An ad hoc response to capitalism. And everyone loves dinosaurs, so it's genius! ?

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@xenomorphalien: you should facepalm at your shitty Xbox one "exclusives"

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@gamerforlife96: I love it when fanboys immediately attack the other console despite nobody mentioning it.

Insecure are we?

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@xenomorphalien: saying "fanboys" while himself is a Xbox fanboy hypocrite much?

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@gamerforlife96: So explain why I’m a fanboy. Is it because I criticized your holy game coming from your savior?

Go on. Tell me.

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@xenomorphalien: your post history you shit on ps4,switch while coming to defence whenever someone says something bad about Xbox one and its games but you try not to show you are a fanboy

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@gamerforlife96: So baseless accusations. Got it, you got nothing then.

Also, I own a Switch.

Well, you sure look like a dumbass now.

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