Episode from the podcastLeft Behind Game Club: A Video Game Podcast

102: Death Stranding (Part 1)

Released Wednesday, 7th October 2020
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We build a better world, together in Death Stranding.

Developer: Kojima Productions | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment | Initial Release: November 8, 2019

Jacob and special guests Travis Colenutt, Katie Lesperance and CourtFTW arranged cargo on their bodies, built beautiful roads and forget to wear shoes.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guest: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt), Katie Lesperance (@lesperak) and CourtFTW (@Court_FTW)

Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub  


  • 1:45 A short introduction to CourtFTW and her work

  • 2:25 A short introduction to Travis, Katie (and Jacob’s) new podcast called Cutscenes!

  • 3:35 Our fast pitch on Death Stranding

  • 4:25 We start the show with a question from Maria: “Did you go in with any preconceived expectations for this game based on experience with other Kojima games?” We have P.T. on this podcast before, check it out!

  • 9:40 How would you describe Death Stranding?

  • 11:40 This game’s connection to Horizon Zero Dawn.

  • 12:30 What’s the state of the world when we start?

  • 16:00 This game is frustrating to play! A deep dive into the game’s cargo mechanics.

  • 23:00 Court had a real paper route and compares her experience to Death Stranding

  • 29:00 Sam Porter Bridges’ blood, poop and pee are powerful

  • 32:20 We explained how other players’ content can come into your game

  • 38:40 Vehicles, beautiful roads and pizza deliveries (shout-out to Mass Effect’s M35 Mako)

  • [The podcast gets SUPER spoilery after this point]

  • 44:35 We share our playtimes

  • 51:30 We set up the world and the story of reconnecting America

  • 54:05 Wrap-up!


  • October 14th: Death Stranding (Part 2) ft. Jacob and special guests Katie Lesperance, Travis Colenutt & CourtFTW

  • October 28th: Psychonauts ft. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest CtrlAltNoob

  • November 4th: Telltale’s The Walking Dead (S01E01) ft. Jacob, Moe and special guest Cam Hawkins

  • November 18th: Pokemon Snap ft. Jacob, Moe and special guests Joseph Hooper and Arsene Lakpa

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