Half Life: Alyx

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  1. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Well, it's official. A new flagship Half Life game made exclusively for VR. After 12 long years, I never thought I'd see the day we get a new Half Life game. The trailer looks absolutely fantastic and my faith in Valve has been slightly restored, for now at least. I've been planning my first tattoo to be the Half Life 1 lambda for years now and I think I can happily get it now.

    Any Half Life fans here? What are your thoughts on the new trailer?

     
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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    I believe nothing until reviews are out. Until then this is simply a VR skin for the steam storefront as far as I’m concerned.
     
  3. Leviathus

    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I just started a new Half-Life campaign a few days ago because i got HL2 on a steam sale recently for a dollar and have never played it. Not sure what to think of this new one, but kinda wish it wasn't limited to VR. Isn't the Valve headset like $1K?
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    As a huge Valve and Half-Life fan, just the fact that a new Half-Life game, let alone a full AAA game is coming from Valve is just amazing on it's own. I 100% get the concern though. The good thing is, it takes place in between 1 and 2 so it's nothing too crazy.

    They are supporting pretty much every headset on the market. You can get a WMR headset for like $150. But if you were to spend just a little bit more you can get the Rift S for $350 which I absolutely love mine and I've owned 3 other headsets before it.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    ahh, gotcha.
     
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    Big half life fan. Don't have VR so I'm disappointed. But then I remember this is most likely made by one of the studios Valve bought, and not the same team that made HL2. So honestly I'm not missing out on HL3 or anything.

    I hope it's good. That way Valve sees the incentive to make more Half Life games. Maybe some regular old fashion PC games. lol
     
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    VR makes me want to throw up after about a minute, so i'm disappointed too :(
     
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    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    I'm intrigued! Hopefully this is a taste of whats to come from Valve.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Sounds to me like it's a mix of new and old. A team of 50 have been working on it. I think the only reason is because many of the original devs have already left Valve after all of this time.

     
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    I am a fan of both Half-Life and VR sooooooo...... good news to me.

    The trailer reads like "bullshots" though. The kind of trailer that makes audiences go "hey man, why did you downgrade the game before you shipped it?!?!?!"
     
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    Extremely disappointed that it's only VR, I get super disorientated in VR and can't stand it. Hoping this isn't the only Half Life we get for another decade.

    I should really replay 1 & 2,though...
     
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    Kaura biding his time

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    I hope/think Valve has realised that their job is to create great single-player games (in addition to great mp games like CS). They sure took their time but I think since they already updated CSGO to Source 2 a few years back and this game runs on the same engine then they must have plans for other games too. Valve has always (well, I mean in the past) been in the forefront of PC gaming so I fear they think that VR is the future and that's all they gonna do from this point on but I'm hoping they still have some compassion left for us poorfags who can't afford a VR set (or would rather buy a new guitar instead of a $1k vr headset :lol:).
     
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    Werecow SS.org Regular

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    Have you tried the remake of 1... Black Mesa? If not, the Zen update is coming sometime soonish, so best to wait till that comes out.
     
  14. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    CSGO is still on Source 1, only the GUI was updated to Panorama which uses assets from Source 2.

    Everyone freaking about VR only should watch the interview I posted above. They explain why it's VR and they explain that they are not only making VR games. They wanted to make a big flagship VR game and the choice of using Half-Life was an after thought. VR has so much potential...
     
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    I fucking hate that guy at the end...
     
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    Kaura biding his time

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    Ah, I see. Well, VR does seem cool but atm it's too expensive for most of us and also feels like it needs some shit to be taken care of until the masses take interest in it, such as myself.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    ...Gman?
     
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    Nobody into day of defeat source?
     
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    Kaura biding his time

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    Hell yes! If anything I'm waiting for DoD: Source 2. I used to play DoD:S with someone from this forum back in the day. A lot of fun. :D
     
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  20. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I used to play DoD:S all the time as a break in between playing CSS. Very fun game!
     
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