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Death Stranding is in a genre all of its own according to Hideo Kojima

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The United Nations are nothing if not a little scary. Ever since they awoke some kind of slumbering entity beneath the Earth’s crust I think most people have become a little distrustful of them. They seem to wield untold and unspeakable powers, sometimes using them for the good of the world and sometimes allowing their mere human brains to fuel their occasionally rash decisions. When the UN announced that they would be imprisoning Hideo Kojima in a prison of his own butt the world sighed with relief; sometimes the UN does right by the people.


Yet it appears that Kojima has managed a daring escape. No one is quite sure how, but the famed video game director was able to free his head from his own ass long enough to boldly create a new genre of game. With his hard-won freedom, Kojima took to Twitter to reveal that Death Stranding, his latest project, was “not a stealth game” nor was it an “FPS shooting game” but rather what he described as an “action game/strand game” to reference the game’s theme of connection. The UN was made aware of their prisoner’s escape due to the collective groans of exasperation from around the Internet and acted upon the news with haste.

Death Stranding, a strange and obtuse game that just recently received a gameplay trailer, has shown the player character both hiding in bushes, like every stealth game of the last 5 years and popping off with a rifle like every third-person shooter released in the last 10 years. The UN was clearly tired of Kojima’s onanistic comments and used their powerful magic to return his head firmly up his own butt. While many see the punishment as an outdated form of justice, citing the cruel task of Sisyphus and his boulder for similarly torturous treatment, many have praised the United Nations for their display of poetic justice. 

Last Updated: June 6, 2019


  1. G8crasha

    June 6, 2019 at 09:31

    I can almost believe it. But technically, it looks to be a whole lot different genre’s all rolled into one – a hybrid rather than sub-genre.


    • Pariah

      June 6, 2019 at 09:37

      Action Role Playing Stealth Third Person Shooter Game. Or ARPSTPSG for short.


  2. Mabenito

    June 6, 2019 at 09:37

    United Nations!!!


  3. Llama In The Rift

    June 6, 2019 at 09:58

    I just hope we get the flying spaghetti/strand monster as the final boss. Further more am i just as confused as the first teaser trailer.


  4. Original Heretic

    June 6, 2019 at 10:21

    The opening sentence has stirred my inner grammar Nazi.


  5. Pofadder

    June 6, 2019 at 13:15

    Although I still have no clue what this game is about. What I can glean is that this game is probably gonna rely heavily on an online community to achieve, I don’t know, something, even though you are on your own apparently. Which I don’t like. When they teased the trailer, the more people watching, the more you could see. It seems to me that there will be similar mechanics to the game. I don’t like that. Now you have to rely on a lot of strangers for your game play. That’s why I prefer single player games. What if you get this game 3 years down the line on special and the community has dwindled? Would you still get the same experience? Not sure it will work like that, but this is what I am picking up. Hopefully I’m wrong but let’s wait and see. Will be waiting for reviews on this one.


  6. CrAiGiSh

    June 6, 2019 at 13:39

    This game is stating feel like only Hideo Kojima himself will actually know what the game is about.


  7. Pieter Kruger

    June 6, 2019 at 10:06

    This game looks fantastic!


  8. Ethan Hunt

    June 14, 2019 at 01:25

    Kojima is such a baller. “It’s a new genre”, legendary


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