4:18 E3 2018: Lengthy Death Stranding preview revealed Now playing: Watch this: 28 Photos Death Stranding features a very honest depiction of Norman Reedus. Kojima Productions If Death Stranding does its job, you might weep while playing it.Developer Hideo Kojima elaborated on his upcoming PlayStation game’s theme and its development Thursday during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, in a wide ranging conversation with starring actor Norman Reedus and game journalist Geoff Keighley.No new gameplay footage or images were provided — Kojima hinted that’s possibly coming next month — but he did tell audiences that the open world action game is designed to bring out all kinds of emotions from a player. Tags The 28 best games on PlayStation 4 Sony 0 “I think people will cry, yeah,” Kojima told the crowd, noting that players will make decisions in the story that are intended to get them emotionally attached. But he also noted plans to stir emotions other than despair, alluding to for example seeking one’s own relationship when seeing a romantic couple in public.”When you actually go out with someone, sometimes you have a great time but maybe [decide] actually I want to go and stay at home,” Kojima said to his audience’s amusement.Without revealing plot elements, Kojima noted that the game depicts a very honest portrayal of Reedus in order to help bring out that emotion, updating the game to reflect the actor’s tattoos in real life.Norman Reedus and Hideo Kojima first met through Guillermo del Toro and then in-person at Comic-Con. Mike Sorrentino/CNET “I really want to replicate his whole life in the game,” Kojima said, joking that if Reedus gets more tattoos that they might be included as downloadable content. The game director said that Reedus’ character of Sam is also intended to be an amalgamation of several of the actor’s famous roles, including Murphy from The Boondock Saints, Daryl from The Walking Dead and the actor himself on AMC’s Ride with Norman Reedus.”It’s not a turn left, turn right [game], it’s emotion. You get invested. I think that’s why there’s such an honest depiction of me in the game,” Reedus said.Kojima also spent a lot of time elaborating on the open world nature of the game, which sounds somewhat similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Grand Theft Auto series in terms of how a player can go anywhere, but must go to certain locations in order to progress in the story.Reedus’ character was updated when the actor got tattoos in real life. Mike Sorrentino/CNET “I want the player to play freely but at the same time there’s more dramatic storytelling … It’s really difficult but I’m trying really hard to do both,” Kojima said.The game’s fuller theme has been shrouded in secrecy, with Kojima elaborating that a feeling of connection will be a big part of the story.Enlarge ImageDeath Stranding will produce a feeling of connectedness, but Kojima did confirm fans should expect a bit of crazy. Sony “There’s so many things happening in the real world, America and Europe, everything is actually connected by internet. I’m kind of putting that metaphor in the game. So the player will have to reconnect the world in the game. You are very alone and solitude feeling as well but trying to get connected,” Kojima said.The director also noted that the game will produce some type of feeling that multiple people are playing together, but did not elaborate further as he didn’t want to become “disconnected to Sony.””In Death Stranding I do have a little secret that you get tied into and you have to make a decision,” Kojima said.Reedus also praised the performances of costars Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux, noting that the former gives an “intense” performance while the latter gives “hope” in her depiction.”In this open format you can go in any direction and do all these different things. It’s a 360 of possibility. You get emotionally involved in so many different ways,” Reedus said.And some meta-zaniness is to be expected in true Kojima-fashion as seen in the Metal Gear Solid series. Kojima teased that players can take Reedus’ Sam to a location where the player would strictly control the camera and watch as Reedus reacts, possibly giving a knowing wink back.Reedus has completed substantially more motion capture since the first 2016 trailer, including scenes where his character is hiking. Mike Sorrentino/CNET Reedus also went into the motion capture and body scanning process for the game, which has been ongoing ever since the first E3 2016 trailer revealed a nearly naked Reedus and an attached baby.”First I get there and there’s a skintight blue Lycra bodysuit. Never done that before. Put all these velcro balls on me and I’m sticky… a zillion little dots on me… and I pick up a plastic baby and I’m crying and it’s gone,” Reedus said regarding the creative process for that trailer. Just the body scanning alone took two days.Kojima said since then, many more scenes have been created, with Reedus doing motion capture for sequences that even included a simple hike.The talk also stretched into how the director and Reedus met through Guillermo del Toro at Comic-Con. Originally Reedus showed up in P.T., the terrifying 2014 playable teaser for the game was intended to become the next chapter in the Silent Hill franchise, but Kojima’s sudden departure from Konami in 2015 changed that.”Unfortunately we could’t get P.T. out. I’m really sorry about that. And Norman was really concerned about that. I always thought if I go independent and make a new game I’m going to have Norman and I’m going to have every aspect of Norman in my main character,” Kojima said. Post a comment Share your voice Kojima has said since moving to development of Death Stranding with the actor, Reedus has remained a collaborative partner through the process.”When Norman gets an idea I give an idea back and it’s real fun. He does a lot of ad libs as well and I thought that was great,” Kojima said.Death Stranding does not currently have a release date, but is expected to eventually come to the PlayStation 4. Video Games
Global software major Infosys Ltd on Monday reported net profit of Rs.3,398 crore for second quarter (July-September) of this fiscal (2015-16), registering 9.8% growth year-on-year (YoY) and 12% sequentially.In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the IT major said consolidated revenue for quarter (Q2) review grew 17.2% YoY and 8.9% sequentially to Rs.15,635 crore under the Indian accounting standard.Under the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), net income increased 1.6% YoY and 9% to $519 million and gross revenue 8.9% YoY and 6% sequentially to $2,392 million ($2.4 billion).
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is investigating the posting of false bids and offers in the foreign exchange options market for emerging market currencies, said a person familiar with the matter on Monday.The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said subpoenas were issued last week to four brokerages: BGC Partners, GFI Group, TFS-ICAP and Tullett Prebon Financial Services.US authorities have increased their scrutiny of so-called “ghosting” or “spoofing”, in which a trader tries to create a false appearance of market interest in a stock, commodity or other asset by placing orders and then immediately canceling them. Authorities say such orders can be manipulative.Representatives of BGC, ICAP and Tullett Prebon declined to comment. GFI is majority-owned by BGC.Shares of each of the publicly traded companies were trading lower on Monday, in a broadly flat market.This month, a jury in Chicago convicted a high-frequency trader of commodities fraud and spoofing in the US government’s first criminal prosecution of the trading practice.The trader, Michael Coscia, was convicted under a relatively new statute that was part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory overhaul, although as a state official Schneiderman operates under different legal authority.Besides false orders, other tactics in the foreign exchange market have led to billions of dollars in settlements with investors and regulators. US and European regulators have extracted more than $10 billion in settlements with seven banks for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate foreign exchange rates.
Visiting British delegation held a meeting with a team Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday. Photo: UNBThe visiting British Conservative Party delegation on Monday hoped that Bangladesh’s next general election will be free, fair and competitive with the participation of major political parties.Talking to reporters after a meeting with BNP senior leaders, the UK’s ruling party delegation chief Anne Main MP also hoped that BNP will take part in the election.A seven-member Conservative Party delegation held the hour-long meeting with the BNP leaders at its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in the capital.“This meeting tonight has been very constructive obviously. We discussed various issues and some problems BNP is facing. I really hope they’ll participate in the next election,” Anne said.She said the BNP leaders told them that the election should be run in a way so that they feel comfortable to participate in it.“We’re hopeful there’ll be a competitive election where everybody will feel that they will get the chance to meet, discuss, associate and hold meetings and speak up for the cause of people.”She said they expect that people will be able to vote for the candidates of their choice in the election.As a democratic person and citizen of a democratic country, the British MP said she thinks any election should be free, fair and participatory.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who led their party team at the meeting, said they had very good discussions. “We’ve informed them about Bangladesh’s political situation as they wanted to know about it.”He said the British Conservative Party delegation told them that they want to see credible and participatory election in Bangladesh so that people can freely exercise their right to franchise.BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, chairperson’s advisers Sabihuddin Ahmed, Adbul Quayum and party special secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon were present here.A 22-member Conservative Party delegation, led by Anne, arrived in Bangladesh recently. They will visit Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.
00:00 /00:45 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X – / 2City of Houston employees are driving all around the city documenting the flood damage caused by tropical storm Harvey and they are helping Houstonians who are applying for federal assistance.The workers, many of whom work for the City’s Department of Neighborhoods, check the condition of homes, apartment complexes and governmental and commercial buildings.They assess how the roofs fared the storm and other things, such as what kind of debris homeowners are putting on the curb.“We can know if they tore out some of the flooring, so the water had been coming inside the houses and sometimes we do see the water level on the outside of the houses,” explained Ernesto López, a code enforcement officer with the City, as he evaluated the situation in a subdivision located southwest of downtown.Lopez detailed that they catalogue structures that got more than 18 inches of water as major damage.Jerry and Sammye Larson live in the subdivision López assessed on Thursday.“Most of the furniture is ruined and, so, we are going to have basically rebuild the house from the inside out,” Sammye Larson noted.In a week, City employees have assessed 13,000 flood damaged structures and the reports are forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).City officials anticipate the inspections will go on for several weeks. Share