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Evil Avatar 02-13-2020 07:34 PM

Half-Life: Alyx Releases on March 23rd
 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5...HalfLife_Alyx/

Meeks 02-13-2020 09:09 PM

Steam says I already own this game, but I didn't purchase it. Anyone else?

vallor 02-13-2020 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Meeks (Post 2553564)
Steam says I already own this game, but I didn't purchase it. Anyone else?

If you have a Valve Index you get it for free.

Meeks 02-13-2020 09:31 PM

I don't own any VR headset, yet.

I think I may know what happened (just a theory). Years ago I applied for a job at Valve. Made it through 4 or 5 rounds of interviews and went to the Bellevue office to spend a day as the final stage of the process, touring the offices and doing panel interviews. I didn't end up getting the job, but they gave me a code for every Valve game at the time. I'm wondering if that code was for all future games as well. I think it's the same code all of the employees/families get. /shrug

PatrickRes9 02-13-2020 10:42 PM

Hard pass. I'd like some of my fondest gaming memories NOT destroyed. Also, I don't have/want VR.

Rommel 02-14-2020 02:32 AM

Coronavirus is preventing me from getting this game.

ascl 02-14-2020 02:47 AM

Hmm, the graphics kinda look like they haven't changed since HL2? I'm tempted, I mean I loved HL2 as much as the next person, but it seems like a steep price for one game and a collection of what look like phone games.

I'm not sold on VR, doesn't seem quite there yet...?

BadIronTree 02-14-2020 05:32 AM

The game was made with the new SOURCE Engine :D

Sensei-X 02-14-2020 12:15 PM

Valve: Hey guys! Remember that game we made 15 years ago with the story that ended in a cliffhanger that didn't go anywhere? Well we made a prequel so you can see what happened before we stopped giving a fuck about finishing the story! Oh and you have to buy some extra shit to play it and maybe upgrade your PC but hey Half-Life fo life amirite?

Metal Jesus 02-14-2020 03:41 PM

Bummer this isn't on PSVR...because I've already got one VR system. Not going to buy another just to play this game...

Chimpbot 02-14-2020 04:29 PM

HL2 made me realize that the only things I enjoyed about Half-Life were the plethora of fantastic mods. I spent far more time with mods than I ever did with any of Valve's content.

Chief Smash 02-14-2020 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Chimpbot (Post 2553643)
HL2 made me realize that the only things I enjoyed about Half-Life were the plethora of fantastic mods. I spent far more time with mods than I ever did with any of Valve's content.

I never played the mods much but I loved the atmosphere and execution of both HL games. They felt like big production movies to me. Now I don't think any HL3 will be as good as people would expect and they should probably not make it just because of that. But it doesn't change the fact that I absolutely loved HL 1 and 2.

vallor 02-15-2020 12:34 AM

I hope Alyx give a boost to VR games, but at this point I think the HL well has been poisoned by Valve's pitiful neglect of the IP since the end of HL2.

Alyx will be used either as a moratorium on HL or VR or both ("If not even Half Life and Valve can make VR good then who can?!" "Well, Valve lost it long ago, Artefact anyone?" "Yeah, but NO ONE has made VR good so I guess not even HL can save that.")


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