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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. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Remember when Valve made games and not gimmicks to sell their shitty marginalized tech? Gabe became Howard Hughes about a decade ago.
     
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  3. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    I'm sure there was an interview a while back where Gabe said people kept reviving the project and getting nowhere with it.

    Point being, I'm not sure there was zero desire, but there seemed to be a lot of trouble getting anything off the ground.
     
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  4. Alexander DeLarge Learned

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    I'd be surprised if they ever end up doing Half-Life 2 Episode 3 as a standalone project rather than just a quick 20 minute prologue leading into yet another time skip given that Epistle 3 is accepted as canon by the fans, Project Borealis being a thing and the team seemingly wanting to do something dramatically different.

    I'm not convinced that Alyx isn't Episode 3 in one form or another. There's a reason why they're telling people to play Episode 2 before Alyx releases.


    Project Borealis is looking good.

     
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  6. Venser Savant

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    They would sell A LOT more but the production can't keep up with the demand. Unfortunately you can't buy the Index right now.
     
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  7. Citizen Prophet

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    Do you guys not have VR sets
     
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  10. The Decline Arcane

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    I actually do, but I've never used it. Been sitting in its box since I got it as a prize a while back.
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I wonder if they intentionally chose that date, because 23, 2 to 3 or something. I think Monday release, especially for big games, is not common.
     
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  13. soulburner Savant

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    I hope someone mods it so it's playable without the VR headset. I'm a poor potato and can't trade food for an entertainment device ;) I already spend too much on games themselves.
     
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  14. GhostCow Educated Patron

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    Same for me but because I'm blind in one eye and don't want to buy an expensive headset or waste computing power on a second screen that does nothing for me
     
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  16. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    I could afford it, but I just don't like to buy a gadget for one or two must-have exclusives. Same with consoles. It's illogical, and it looks stupid anyway.

    Modders will hopefully fix it.
     
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  17. Venser Savant

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    The game was built around motion controls and the feeling of interacting with objects with your own hands, so if it gets modded it's gonna be a bastardized version that completely misses the point.
     
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  18. OctavianRomulus Educated

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    Wish I had the money for the hardware required for this. This is the future, just like 3D graphics were the future in the 90s.
     
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  19. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I have zero interest in a game like that, and others who share my opinion should just accept the game isn't for you. You don't have to play everything.
     
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  20. OctavianRomulus Educated

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    I agree. Not everyone had the money for a 3D accelerator in the 90s or a powerful GPU for Crysis. This is the same thing now and I am glad Half Life is he face of it. Just another HL2 episode with better graphics and maybe a gimmick gun would not cut it. It has to be groundbreaking.
     
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  21. TheSentinel Arcane

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    You could play Crysis on a shit GPU. It was maxing it that was the problem. I played through it on a 1600XT with 256MB VRAM. The VR hardware situation isn't even comparable.
     
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  22. OctavianRomulus Educated

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    Well I had a GeForce 4 and I had a pretty shit time with it. It ran badly even on my GTS 250, which was basically a better GTX 9800. Finally, the frame dipped even on my 2011 HD 6970.
     
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  23. TheSentinel Arcane

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    And all you had to do was upgrade your GPU. For HL:Alyx/VR games you need not only to upgrade your hardware but you also need special controllers©, headset™, and base stations® just to play a fucking game.
     
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  24. OctavianRomulus Educated

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    Well yeah, 3D accelerators were not that accessible back in the 90s either. People thought id were crazy for requiring one for Quake 3.

    I want some innovation, I want the next big thing. Everything is becoming more boring. If this game kickstarts a new revolution like HL1 did then I am all for it.
     
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  25. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    :gumpyhead:
     
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