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*** Half-Life: Alyx ***

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Cosmic Schwung, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Perfect_Chaos


    Joined: Aug 26, 2004

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    Location: In dem hills

    I'd be pretty annoyed to spend out and get motion sickness though. I had to stop playing Dead Island because of the overdone camera swaying, I don't get that feeling with most other FPS games.
  2. G-MAN2004


    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 29,638

    No thanks. HL3 or go back to making your stupid hats, Valve.
  3. VesperMinoc


    Joined: Oct 10, 2018

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    Location: Japan

    bunch of miserable old farts on this forum
  4. bazzabear

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2013

    Posts: 2,068

    I wonder if they'll somehow make it exclusive to their own headset?
  5. lokiss


    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 2,958

    Location: Nottingham

    They've stated what they're doing won't be.
  6. Fubsy


    Joined: Dec 12, 2003

    Posts: 8,804

    Location: Berkshire

    Well yes we are, we've literally aged while waiting for HL3.

    In that time WoW has risen, fallen and risen again and we have kids winning millions playing Fortnite.

    Now that Steam is under a bit of pressure they start teasing a new HL game that isn't HL3? Pfft, Valve are like someone you used to have fun with but are now totally desperate for your attention it makes them look sad. Besides, CP2077 is out next year...
  7. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

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    Oh, that was a giant let down.
  8. darkgen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 8, 2005

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    Location: London, UK

    I want to be excited but I just don't have it in me when it comes to valve/hl. Too much time, so much hurt. Current rig and og Vive won't likely do it any justice anyway.
  9. Secret_Window


    Joined: Aug 10, 2006

    Posts: 4,908

    Well, I welcome the fact they are at least making a new game. After all these years I hope at the very least it is something cutting edge though.
  10. Sargatanas2511


    Joined: Oct 26, 2013

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    Location: Scotland

    I don't personally care about cutting edge in terms of tech, I care about the story and gameplay much more than VR or visuals.
  11. almoststew1990


    Joined: May 12, 2011

    Posts: 4,750

    Location: Southampton

    Honestly for me I think it's gone past the "playing hard to get" time span and into the "I'm not that bothered anymore" sort of timespan since HL2.3.

    I also don't think they're the best games ever like most people do - for me they're fun but just... Normal linear shooters I guess.

    I'm not really thinking of trying VR yet, it just doesn't appeal. This game isn't likely to be the killer app that hooks me in i don't think. Probably my loss!
  12. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 19,371

    Did you play Half-Life 2 on release?

    As a game, it was really something special at the time. The character models, The AI, The Gravity Gun, Ravenholm, The vehicle sections that actually worked in first person.

    It might not be so impressive now - 15 years on.

    Anyway - What are the chances Valve have already finished the game and will just sell it on Thursday?
  13. snips86x


    Joined: Nov 14, 2012

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    Location: Close to Swindon, but not Swindon

    It's not HL3, don't care!!!

    Wish they would finish the bloody game already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. lokiss


    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 2,958

    Location: Nottingham

    The word is they'll be showing it at some game event on the 12th of December. If that's true then a hit on Thursday would be unlikely.
  15. Arcane


    Joined: Aug 19, 2005

    Posts: 3,383

    Location: Ealing, London

    Still prefer the first half Life, although at the time half life 2 was pretty special, I remember getting in a mood with my girlfriend because I had to go on holiday mid way through it. :D
  16. Rexton

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2009

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    Location: UK

    Never thought my reaction to a new Half-Life game would be "eh"
  17. neoboy


    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

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    Location: UK

    Had an inkling they would be waiting for VR to become mildly acceptable for next installment in the series.

    Not quite HL3 but gears are definitely turning now for the franchise.

    How much is a decent headset nowadays then?
  18. Dano


    Joined: Dec 19, 2006

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    Location: UK

    Just hope it doesn't end up being a generic VR shooter with a few puzzles throw in.
  19. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

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    I will get a headset for this, but will likely need a new GPU too? (GTX 980)
  20. VincentHanna


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