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We wanted Death Stranding PC news at Gamescom but got Norman Reedus peeing instead


The recent discovery that Death Stranding is no longer listed as a PS4 exclusive gave us hope—a faint hope, yes, but hope nonetheless—that a PC version would be announced at Gamescom. We did not get that. What we got instead, during Geoff Keighley's Open Night Live show, was a tale of invisible breastfeeding, metal wombs, and Norman Reedus' weaponized piss that grows giant mushrooms. The Death Stranding segment of Opening Night Live begins with the introduction of a new character named Margaret Qualley—Mama—whose baby was born on "the other side" and is thus invisible. They remain connected by an invisible umbilical cord, which makes Mama sad because that means she's stuck in that room forever.   body . hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}. _hawk.

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He also tells Norman that BBs are "just equipment," and so he shouldn't get attached to them because they tend not to last very long away, and once they're used up they die. You might think that's a little weird, and you're not wrong. But we're just getting started. After a bit more on-stage chat, Kojima agrees to show off some gameplay, which begins with Norman waking up from a nap and immediately having an obviously much-needed piss. He waves it around like an eight-year-old signing his name in the snow, grows a mushroom—more on this later—and sets off on a hike to make his delivery. Mission accomplished, he immediately faceplants off a cliff and lands on the baby—good thing it's just equipment! He shakes the baby to soothe it—not too hard though, because that makes them angry and can also cause irreversible brain damage or death—and then we find out that Geoff Keighley himself is in the game. Not his voice though, he wasn't allowed to talk.

 No explanation for that is given. Matthew Mercer, voice of Overwatch's McCree and DM of popular D&D show Critical Role, plays Keighley.

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