Showing posts with label Death Stranding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Death Stranding. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

Kojima Productions recently confirms that Photo Mode feature for Death Stranding will arrive on PS4 very soon.

When release date for PC version of open-world action strand game Death Stranding was announced earlier by publisher 505 Games, a much-requested Photo Mode was revealed to be added but was not confirmed for PlayStation 4 yet.

A few weeks later, game director Hideo Kojima came out assuring a Photo Mode for PS4 version as well, which was not surprising though. This feature will become available for players on console in a patch released by end of this month.

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Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

RELATED: Death Stranding Rumored to Have Missed Sales Targets

Following original announcement for Photo Mode, fans have been bugging Kojima on Twitter asking for its PS4 release. It turns out developer Kojima Productions has been already testing out this latest feature for some time to release soon.

Therefore, owners of Sony console are getting their hands on it way ahead of upcoming PC version release in June 2, 2020. However, platform exclusive Half-Life themed content for DS will not likely to make a jump to PS4 anytime soon.

RELATED: Death Stranding PC Release Date, Half-Life Crossover

Kojima shared a few of his experiments with Photo Mode on social media and it appears to work similarly as other staple PS4 title like God of War. He also hinted of a "psychic photo" mode that he used in past for Metal Gear Solid games.

Kojima Productions have yet to reveal an official release window for next Death Stranding update that will introduce this feature and let all enthusiast video game photographers to capture their journey Sam Porter Bridges.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Death Stranding Rumored to Have Missed Sales Targets

According to recent report, Sony is disappointed with overall sales of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding.

Without a doubt, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was one of the highly anticipated games of 2019 for players on PlayStation 4.

Not only have this game divided player community over whether to call this an absolute masterpiece or an ambiguously boring experience, even Sony is a bit disappointed at its sales, according to a forum posting in ResetEra.

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Death Stranding Rumored to Have Missed Sales Targets

RELATED: Death Stranding PC Release Date, Half-Life Crossover

A moderator on ResetEra forum known as Dusk Golem, who usually Tweets stuff about horror games have shared some new information that after sales of Death Stranding has been quite a letdown following initial launch window.

Sony had some high hopes for its sales number after release but the game failed to reach many of their speculated milestones. Moreover, there are currently more than 3 million unsold copies still lying around in their warehouses.

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Death Stranding is arguably considered one of the most divisive titles in recent years and there was some trouble during its development period. DS had a mixed reception from both critics and players, dividing over their own opinions.

Sony expected a much darker take, resembling to more horror-esque experience but upon disagreement with game director Hideo Kojima, the game was softly rebooted only a year and a half before launch to rush development.

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A Darker Experience

RELATED: Death Stranding Launch Trailer

Besides, Sony Worldwide Studios was not very happy with how much money Kojima Productions were spending for Death Stranding and their differences has eventually led the game end up not being a PlayStation 5 title after all.

Dusk Golem clarifies at start that he has no solid source at hand right now to verify these claims and warns everyone to take it with a grain of salt. However, a few of his threads actually line up nicely to some related speculation from earlier.

RELATED: Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

Despite a lack of return on investment in their recent endeavor, Sony is still eager to continue partnership with Kojima as they struck a deal with Konami lately to work on Silent Hill series reboot that would require a smaller budget.

Developing a horror game from well-known franchise would cost a lot less and associating with Kojima's name would create a spike of hype among fans and would be a huge seller for PlayStation brand to make enough financial return.

RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Throughout this month, the game has seen a 25% price drop at many retail shops, which has dropped even lower this week. Amazon and Walmart stores are currently selling it for $29.99 only to get rid of warehouse inventory fast.

Unlike major exclusives like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn or Marvel's Spider-Man, no milestone for Death Stranding was shared by Sony on social media so far and it even struggled to stay on top of sales charts after release.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Death Stranding PC Release Date, Half-Life Crossover

505 Games to release PC version of Death Stranding on June 2 for Epic Games Store and Steam, with added content and features.

Shortly before release of open-world action strand game Death Stranding on PlayStation 4 platform, developer Kojima Productions announced its PC version for Epic Games Store and Steam, in association with publisher 505 Games.

Though there was no official launch date for latest Hideo Kojima title except an early summer 2020 release window. This acclaimed PS4 game is now revealed to arrive on June 2, 2020 with additional features and a Half-Life crossover.

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Death Stranding PC Release Date, Half-Life Crossover

RELATED: Death Stranding Announced for PC

An all-new trailer released by 505 Games highlights on all content and features coming for DS on PC platform.




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Aside from high frame rate and ultra-wide monitor support, Death Stranding will release on PC platform with much-requested photo mode. Anyone purchasing a copy will receive Expanded Edition of original soundtrack and 10 bonus tracks.

Regardless store choice, PC gamers will get "The Art of Death Stranding" digital art book, chiral gold and omni-reflector Ludens Mask sunglasses, gold and silver power skeleton, all-terrain skeleton and Level 2 silver armor plate on launch.

RELATED: Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Pre-order bonus includes HD wallpapers, chiral gold and omni-reflector "Sam" sunglasses, cap, gold and silver Speed Skeleton and armor plate. All the additional items mentioned above will be unlocked via story progression in-game.

A tie-in with Valve's iconic Half-Life franchise offers players themed cosmetics like black-framed glasses of Gordon Freeman, Gravity Gloves of Alyx Vance, a Headcrab and red steam valve as bonus content to buy it on Steam storefront.

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Death Stranding X Half-Life Crossover

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Actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) portrays as protagonist character Sam Porter Bridges, who carries packages to distant parts of a dystopian United States to reconnect it all under a Chiral Network.

Death Stranding has debuted to critical-acclaim on PS4 as a genre defining game and had a crossover with open-world survival game Days Gone last year before teaming-up with Valve Corporation for a cross-promotion of Half-Life: Alyx.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Control and Death Stranding are on top list of nominees at D.I.C.E. Awards, receiving eight nominations each.

Despite being two major contenders for "Game of the Year" accolades for 2019, both Control and Death Stranding ended up losing the crown to action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Japanese studio From Software.

Now those two games are heading to upcoming 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards this award season earning most number of nominations each, to compete against each other over multiple categories including Game of the Year.

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Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins Game of The Year at The Game Awards 2019

Though started off with a few issues on consoles at launch, reception towards Control was mostly positive. However, that didn't reflect largely when it comes to winning awards and it has won for Best Art Direction at TGA 2019.

On the other hand, social strand genre pioneer Death Stranding was a highly-anticipated title from game director Hideo Kojima following his infamous departure from Konami and has divided audience in terms of reviews.

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These titles are going to be challenging each other for winning on Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character, Outstanding Technical Achievement and lastly for Game of the Year categories.

Death Stranding is challenging its worthy rival twice as hard for its place in Outstanding Achievement in Character group with Cliff Unger portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen and Sam Porter Bridges played by Norman Reedus.

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Set to take place on February 13, 2020, awards ceremony for Design Innovate Communicate Entertain has been one of the oldest shows within video game industry that made its debut back in 1998 to honor winners of previous year.

Control and Death Stranding will have their chance at a few more events to win over GOTY. When we are done with D.I.C.E. Awards, there are both Game Developers Choice Awards and New York Game Awards coming this year.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins Game of The Year at The Game Awards 2019

The Game Awards 2019 announces Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as winner of "Game of the Year".

Finally the year-end event that every gamer, developer, publisher and industry legends wait for whole year is here and aside from upcoming new game announcements, The Game Awards 2019 reveals their top game of this year.

Despite having strong contender like Hideo Kojima's latest sensation Death Stranding, action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from developer From Software and publisher Activision managed to win "Game of the Year".

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Sekiro also bagged another for Best Action/Adventure Game, beating opponents like Borderlands 3 and Resident Evil 2 (2019). Many fans of Devil May Cry 5 wanted it to be nominated for GOTY but it won prize for being Best Action Game.

One of the major Game of The Year nominee, Death Stranding won in Best Game Direction and Best Score/Music. Another top candidate Control was only recognized in Best Art Direction category out of its six potential nominations.

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Recently released role-playing game Disco Elysium won in four categories including Best Independent Game. Everyone's favorite crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became Best Fighting Game on TGA 2019.

Choices for Best Audio Design, Best Community Support, Games for Impact and Best Family Game go to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Destiny 2, Gris and Luigi's Mansion 3 respectively albeit their other nominations.

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Online multiplayer game League of Legends from Riot Games scored big on Best eSports Game and Best eSports Event. Official surprise reveal of Project Scarlett by Microsoft as their next-gen console Xbox Series X was also a thrilling experience.

The Game Awards 2019 show creator and host Geoff Keighley charmed his audience throughout entire 3-hour long show. Although many were astounded to see Sekiro becoming "Game of The Year" but it was a worthy pick indeed.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Game Awards 2019 Nominees

Nominations for The Game Awards 2019 are revealed and some of the fan-favorite titles of 2019 are contender for GOTY.

To look back at current year, it has been an amazing twelve months for gamers and the industry itself aside from a handful of disappointments. The Game Awards 2019 nominees are just announced with some great games of 2019.

Obvious favorites like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is challenged by a remake of 1998 classic Resident Evil 2 and then shortly before grand reveal of TGA2019 nominations, Death Stranding has joined the rivalry as a divisive entry.

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The Game Awards 2019 Nominees

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A full list of nominations ranging on all important categories is listed below to celebrate great accomplishments of these nominees.

Game of the Year

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Action Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Metro Exodus

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Borderlands 3
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Art Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gris
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Content Creator of the Year

  • Courage
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Ewok
  • Grefg
  • Shroud

Best eSports Coach

  • Adren
  • Cain
  • Grabbz
  • Kkoma
  • Sockshka
  • Zonic

Best eSports Event

  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • EVO 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • The International 2019

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best eSports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Paul "RedEye" Chaloner

Best eSports Player

  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won
  • Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf
  • Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok
  • Luka "Perkz" Perkovic
  • Oleksandr "S1mple" Kostyliev

Best eSports Team

  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • OG
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Liquid

Best Family Game

  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi's Crafted World

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Shodown (2019)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fresh Indie Game

  • Disco Elysium
  • Gris
  • My Friend Pedro
  • Outer Wilds
  • Slay the Spire
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Game Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Outer Wilds
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Games for Impact

  • Concrete Genie
  • Gris
  • Kind Words
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude

Best Independent Game

  • Baba Is You
  • Disco Elysium
  • Katana Zero
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: The Children of Light
  • What the Golf?

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb (The Outer Worlds)
  • Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden (Control)
  • Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz (Gears 5)
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff Unger (Death Stranding)
  • Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling (Control)
  • Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges (Death Stranding)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • The Outer Wilds

Best Score/Music

  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove

Best VR/AR Game

  • Asgard's Wrath
  • Beat Saber
  • Blood & Truth
  • No Man's Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe

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Fans can vote on official site once every 24 hours for their select picks of favorite games from a variety of genre, direction, significant indie releases, narrative or performance at The Game Awards 2019 as public voting is live now.

Interested parties can tune in live on December 12, over any of their proffered digital media or streaming platforms like Facebook Live, Mixer, PlayStation Network, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Xbox Live and YouTube at 5:30 PM PT.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Death Stranding Out Now

Open-world action game Death Stranding from Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available on PS4.

Set in a dystopian supernatural world of near future, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available for PlayStation 4.

After society has collapsed in a bizarre series of events, otherworldly creatures known as "Beached Things" has found their way to Earth and pushing it towards mass extinction but not if Sam Porter Bridges can help it.

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Death Stranding Out Now

RELATED: Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

As people living in isolation require supplies, they rely on reputed deliveryman Sam, who works for a company named Bridges. Aside from handing out parcels, he attempts to reconnect United Cities of America under a Chiral Network.

He is aided by his "DOOMs" factor to be aware of mysterious BTs at all times but additionally he carries a Bridge Baby and an Odradek scanner. Sam is handed over his missions by fellow Bridges member Deadman and Die-Hardman.

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Battling Beached Things

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Amount of packages you carry out will affect your overall performance but you can always use a bike or steal an enemy truck to reduce trouble. Other than walking on foot, sometime you may have to rely on ladders and ropes on various terrain.

Having too much goods on your back will even hold you back from resisting when BTs will try to drag you out. Handing over these requested cargos would often bring you new cosmetic items, working tools or something to fight them.

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Handling Your Cargo

RELATED: Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Check out Death Stranding official launch trailer below for a better overview of its plotline and gameplay.




RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Basic gameplay mechanics of DS is centered on traversing through uncharted territories while hiding from enemies using stealth. An asynchronous multiplayer mode exists to connect players online through a Social Strand System.

Death Stranding is game by creator Hideo Kojima that is totally unique to its genre and may come as an advanced walking simulator to many because of its slow-pace approach to tell a compelling story of connecting society. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

Bridge Baby from Death Stranding makes its way into open-world survival game Days Gone in latest update patch.

Now that Death Stranding, hotly-anticipated action strand game of 2019 has been released for PlayStation 4, players can finally get a career of making deliveries in a post-apocalyptic world carrying their "Bridge Baby" in a pod.

However, PS4 owners can also go out exploring another dystopian world of survival horror in Days Gone from developer Bend Studio with its newest content update, carrying same theme from latest title of Hideo Kojima.

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Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

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Recent release of patch 1.6 brings exclusive cosmetic upgrades for free that are unlockable in both starting a new game and game plus mode. Your motorbike tank gets replaced with a BB unit usually carried around by Sam Porter Bridges.

You will be riding Deacon's same drifter bike model but it will be modified with tanks, decals, and frame paint. This probably doesn't give you the same weird vibe of Death Stranding but having BB sucking its thumb inside is pretty close.

RELATED: Days Gone New Game Plus Mode Release Date

An official Tweet from developers have announced release of their newest update with a short preview trailer for it.


RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Instead of being haunted by ghostly creatures known as "Beached Things", players will be running away from hordes of freakers. Whether they are chasing a guy on a bike or a baby in gas tank matters little to these mindless monsters.

Additional fixes include ability to numerously reset Ambush Camps, Hordes, Infestation Zones and Jobs. "Black Friday" leaderboard gets a one-time only reset and number of Freaker ears is increased to let you repurchase ammo and weapons.

RELATED: Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

During development phase of DS, both Kojima Productions and Guerrilla Games were working together in collaboration. Bend Studio has contributed as well and now they are introducing gears and items inspired by the game.

Days Gone arranged an unconventional cross-promotion to celebrate launch of Death Stranding that only make sense in a twisted way. Another nice little common ground these two titles have is that they both divided critics and fans upon release.