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Half-Life: Alyx - Valve's full-length flagship VR game set between HL1 and HL2

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Supposed leak of Valve's flagship VR game, Half-Life: Alyx: https://www.pcgamer.com/rumour-valve-are-about-to-announce-a-vr-game-called-half-life-alyx/

    https://pastebin.com/9rjrw8nC

     
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  2. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    VR is not a thing despite Valve spending millions on trying to make it happen.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Valve has probably spent less on it than most other companies.
    Basically every shitty VR game you've seen was the result of third party funding to try to make VR happen.
     
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  4. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Gabe seems particularly obsessed with it. Or extremely fringe technology, in general.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Could be because of contracts.
    For years the largest supporter(and only, really) of VR was the US military. I don't think it's far-fetched to assume they're probably behind the current VR "boom".
    How many of you actually own a VR headset? I don't know anyone with one. How the hell is the market large enough to sustain all these VR games being developed?
     
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  6. Jigawatt Arcane

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    I have 5. And a Hololens. But I actually rarely get to play games in VR because using them during development/testing is enough for one day :(
     
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  7. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    D1P for the inevitable non-VR version!
     
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  8. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  9. MapMan Arcane

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  10. MapMan Arcane

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    Hmm, it's for the better now that I think about it. It will flop hard and Valve will finally pull the plug on VR and everyone else will soon follow.
     
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  11. Tehdagah Arcane

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    Wtf I like VR now
     
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  12. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I'd be annoyed at Half-Life continuing in VR, which I will never play, but I stopped caring about Half-Life's story a long fucking time ago.
     
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  13. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    Are people going to shell out for VR to play as their blasian waifu if they can't even see her without looking in a mirror?

    Good news, it's a prequel.
     
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  14. Lady Error █▓▒░ ░▒▓█ Patron Literally Hitler

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    People buy consoles just for games, so there will be a market for VR. Though everyone is too accustomed to stare at screens and moving your head around all the time is not for the lazy. Ok, it's doomed.
     
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  15. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Oh for fuck's sake. For fuck's sake.

    Seriously, I'm probably one of the few guys here that will defend Half Life 2. I like it, for reasons. I massively , almost irrationally, dislike Alyx due her nature of waifu by committee. When a character is built to be such a nerd bait I get some type of natural revulsion. And it got me the last time I re-played the Episodes, the writers at Valve truly wanted the spunky half-asian half-black female engineer-mechanic-resistance fighter to be the true protagonist instead of the silent loser with the glasses.

    They'll get their dream.

    That said, I've seen shooters with VR, they're hilarious for meme videos but they'll need some outstanding work to make it function as a fun game. And I'd love to see where Valve will get up-do-date game designers, or even borderline competent ones. The last game they threw out without getting modders to do the work for them was Artifact, and it was a massive failure on all regards. One can argue that Valve is competent at hiring content, but who they are going to get for a supposedly killer VR game?

    Plus, are VR sets even common nowadays? Bar for Jap VR porn or memery?

    And yet, so Half Life dies: as a prequel with an annoying character on a platform that no sane man considers for gaming.

    [​IMG]
     
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    lol at people getting upset. Valve isn't a game dev. This is just a tech demo for their headset. The goal is to sell their platform/device to gamers and devs, and create a new revenue stream.

    They obviously wouldn't use their main character and series for such a thing. Oh and HL2 was shit anyways so it's quite late to be upset.
     
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  18. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I hope it's a porn game
     
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    I hope there will be a good non-VR version.

    Just kidding, it will be shit.
     
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    People were surprised about HLVR? Shit's been rumored for at least a year..
     
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    It's not just a tech demo, there is a reason they refer to it as their "flagship VR title."
     
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    Could be good news for Half-Life fans.

    It shows that Valve hasn't completely buried the franchise yet. A tiny part of me thinks this could be a lead-up to HL3 announcement.
     
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  23. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Don't you guys have Oculus headsets?
     
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  24. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    If this is what they are going to do with it maybe it was best left dead.
     
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    VR is like the bottom of the barrel of decline.
    One would hope that from there you can only go up, but I'm sure they'll find a way to surprise me.

    inb4 Dextard and his butthurt that people just don't get the awesomeness of VR.
     
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