Half-Life is back, in a new trailer for Half-Life: Alyx

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    Valve sent the internet into a state of shock, when they revealed that a new Half-Life game was coming soon. Teased as a virtual reality game, more information was promised to be shown in a trailer. Now, that time has come, and we've got our first look at Half-Life: Alyx, which takes place between Half-Life 1 and 2. The game will be a full-length title, priced at $59.99, and will release in March of 2020, for the Valve Index, Vive, Windows MR, and Oculus headsets.

     
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  1. Tom Bombadildo

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    Looks pretty good. Probably not a day one buy at that price but I'll definitely pick it up at some point.
     
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    WOW! That was a surreal watch! I really thought Half-Life was dead and buried. Looks incredible, especially for a VR game and this will no doubt shift a lot of VR headsets.

    I'm really surprised how much it looked and sounded like Half-Life, they really nailed the setting. Though Alyx sounded quite different.

    Really just makes me want a traditional Half-Life game, especially considering I don't have a compatible VR headset
     
  3. Reploid

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    Half Life 1.5
     
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  4. sarkwalvein

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    So, it seems now I'll be getting a PC VR headset.
     
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    Not going to lie, this looks much better than I thought! I was already a bit on the fence when it comes to getting a VR headset, but this definitely makes me lean more towards buying one.

    Props to Valve on this one!
     
  6. Kubas_inko

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    Still waiting for third portal game tho.
     
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  7. Dax_Fame

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    VR title and it doesn't progress the story...

    After all these years this is not what we need.

    I'll pass.
     
  8. DANTENDO

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    Pls someone in power make a law wher companys hav to produce a non vr version of all games - after 3 months though will be acceptable
     
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  9. Essasetic

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    That wouldn't work. How would developers convert mechanics specifically made for VR to mouse and keyboard?
     
  10. Purple_Shyguy

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    Literally every room is a tiny cramped room or corridor filled with obstacles to obstruct movement because they still haven't figured out movement in VR.

    This is basically a tech demo.
     
  11. DANTENDO

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    I dont kno I'm just a gamer mayb it can be done as don't they program the game on mouse and keyboard anyway:lol:
     
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  12. Viri

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    I just wish they could do something about the floating hands, it looks weird. Can't they just display transparent arms attached to the floating hands? lol
     
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  13. AmandaRose

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    Exactly i was thinking the exact same thing lol.
     
  14. Zense

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    Looks cool but hands look like Rayman.

    Figure that's not too uncommon for VR games.
     
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    This almost made me buy the Index controllers for my Vive.

    Almost.
     
  16. Orangy57

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    I never really thought about what half life with even more modern technology would look like but goddamn, that picture of the citadel being built looks insane. I can't wait to play this next year
     
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    It's so good seeing Half-Life assets in a newer engine. I won't be able to play this game due to lack of time and VR at home, but damn this gets me hyped that HL:3 may still happen at some point in time.
     
  18. yoyoyo69

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    Yep, so it's promoted as not an on the rails shooter, but essentially it almost is.

    It'll be highly polished, being Valve, but I just want a good shooter, fairly realistic / humans, not aliens, zombies, etc, buts it's easy to code a.i. for thi gs like these. (Yes I've played previous Half Life games haha)
     
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  19. James_

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    Oh boy, here comes the hype train.
     
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