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Death Stranding makes you drink Monster Energy in-game

Death Stranding forces you to consume Monster Energy drink in-game in order to increase your stamina, with Hideo Kojima unveiling the mechanic during the 49-minute TGS 2019 gameplay demo.

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Gunstar7511d ago

Really? Product placement is awesome? 😋

zodiac90911d ago (Edited 11d ago )

@Gunstar75 As if product placement has ever hindered gameplay...Have you ever played any of the burnout, SSX games? Still turned out great. Even GTA and Fallout games have placements loosely based on reality, still great games.

Atom66611d ago

@zodiac

Product placement warrants a "meh" at best. I'm not sure I've ever seen it referred to as "awesome."

Personally, Monster usually gives me the shits. Here's hoping Kojima dials back the realism on that one...

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atomaweapon11d ago

when you love monster hell yeah. i guess you're more of a soy guy

Dragonscale11d ago

Doritos and mountain dew spring to mind.

Gunstar7510d ago

@zodiac909
Yeah .... just never saw a red bull ad and got an "awesome" boner

jivah10d ago

If its not intrusive. Quantum break was complete shit with the damn nissan shit. Man jurrasic world was ass with mercedes. Just has to not be intrusive and i dont care.

UltraNova10d ago

@atoma

Hahahah nice one.

Up vote the man, you slimeballs.

Flewid63810d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Been like this since the 90s kiddo.... where you been? lmao

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Clover90411d ago

Lol, it is awesome! Any other time, any other game, product placement is either a non-issue or slightly annoying. But here, in this over-the-top humorous world Kojima has built, seeing a Monster energy drink just makes me smirk. It's all in good fun. Along with seeing Geoff Keighley bidding the player farewell while humorously gesturing "U" "C" "A," and Norman Reedus nervously keeping his back to the camera during pee breaks, seeing Norman Reedus bust out a refreshing can of Monster is just going to put a smile on my face.

Kumakai11d ago

Only a fanboy would love pointless, blatant product placement...

Car ads in a racing game is one thing, even realistic. Monster Energy Drink in a mysterious dystopian open world game? Gimme a break.

RememberThe35711d ago

So you've never played a Kojima game. Cool.

His games always have product placement.

jambola11d ago

cos as we know
in a dystopian world
all things vanish

ChrisW10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

@RememberThe357,
No, not all of his games have product placement.

Notellin11d ago

They better have some warnings in the game. Some idiot kids about to chug Monster and get themselves in the news.

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redey311d ago

Like tv commercials give warnings when red bull gives your wings eh? Not the sharpest tool in the sheed, are ya?

Notellin10d ago

I don't see any similarities between the two but sure we will go with whatever you were trying to say.

redey39d ago

No? Red bull jokingly promotes their energy drinks to give you wings, kids believe it - drink till death (your logic) - since kids see VIDEO GAME character drink energy drinks to restore energy and believe it likewise.

goldwyncq11d ago

Would there be Doritos as well? Kojima wouldn't want to disappoint the Dorito Pope.

ClayRules201211d ago

Haha, I’m with you on that. I want to see Cheetos too. Chester Cheetah’s a cool cat.

JustTheFax10d ago

Maybe there will be some drywall to punch!

NarutoFox11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

Kojima makes you drink Monster energy in real life

SolidGamerX11d ago

lol, that's silly, should have been Jolt instead.

Veneno10d ago

Who the hell still drinks Jolt?!?!?!?!?

Veneno10d ago

I take it back. The Jolt gum is awesome!!!!

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