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Valve Failed To Make A Lot of Half-Life Games Before Alyx

Back in March, after 13 years of waiting, Valve finally released a new Half-Life game. Half-Life: Alyx, a VR-only prequel to Half-Life 2, was a big success for Valve, garnering lots of positive reviews and pushing many folks to buy a VR headset. But before Alyx, Valve tried and failed to create more Half-Life, with…Read […]

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Valve Failed To Make A Lot of Half-Life Games Before Alyx

Back in March, after 13 years of waiting, Valve finally released a new Half-Life game. Half-Life: Alyx, a VR-only prequel to Half-Life 2, was a big success for Valve, garnering lots of positive reviews and pushing many folks to buy a VR headset. But before Alyx, Valve tried and failed to create more Half-Life, with…Read […]

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Half-Life: Alyx Mod Recreates Iconic Half-Life 2 Environment

Half-Life: Alyx has only been out for a week, and the Alyx-specific version of Valve’s “Hammer” mapping tool isn’t yet available. That, however, has not stopped one enterprising modder from cracking open the dystopian destination VRcation, scooping out its insides, and replacing them with Half-Life 2's.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Why You Can’t Use A Crowbar In Half-Life: Alyx

In truth, the Half-Life series has always had two main characters: Gordon Freeman and his crowbar. The nondescript piece of curved metal is one of the best-known pieces of iconography in all of gaming. And yet, in Half-Life: Alyx, you cannot use a crowbar as a weapon or puzzle-solving tool. Not even once.Read more… Continue […]

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Playing Nothing But Half-Life: Alyx In VR Made Me Hallucinate

Late Saturday night, I removed my Valve Index VR headset. I’d done it. I had finished Half-Life: Alyx. As I blinked, a faint outline clouded my vision; I quickly realized it was the headset’s blue wireframe barrier, which flashes when you move too close to a wall. “That’s weird,” I said.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Half-Life: Alyx: The Kotaku Review

Mere minutes into Half-Life: Alyx, I encountered a Strider. These behemoths cast ominous shadows on all who dare pass beneath them, their spindly legs and jagged haunches forming a silhouette of sheer threat. I gazed up at the Strider in awe. I could practically feel the wind buffet my face as it lumbered past the…Read […]

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Why Valve Gave Up On ‘Multiple’ Half-Life 3s

Half-Life: Alyx comes out today. It’s the first Half-Life game since 2007’s Half-Life 2: Episode Two—a conspicuous fact given that Episode Two was supposed to be followed by Episode Three in fairly short order, and it is now, according to my cyberpunk futurephone, 2020. This is not to say, however, that Valve didn’t…Read more… Continue […]

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The Half-Life Games That Don’t Star Gordon Freeman

The latest Half-Life game comes out tomorrow. But unlike Half-LIfe 2 and its episodes, where you play as Gordon Freeman, Half-Life: Alyx has players taking on the role of Alyx Vance. While it has been a while since this last happened, this isn’t the first time a Half-Life game has ditched Gordon Freeman.Read more… Continue […]

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The Half-Life Games That Don’t Star Gordon Freeman

The latest Half-Life game comes out tomorrow. But unlike Half-LIfe 2 and its episodes, where you play as Gordon Freeman, Half-Life: Alyx has players taking on the role of Alyx Vance. While it has been a while since this last happened, this isn’t the first time a Half-Life game has ditched Gordon Freeman.Read more… Continue […]

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The Half-Life Games That Don’t Star Gordon Freeman

The latest Half-Life game comes out tomorrow. But unlike Half-LIfe 2 and its episodes, where you play as Gordon Freeman, Half-Life: Alyx has players taking on the role of Alyx Vance. While it has been a while since this last happened, this isn’t the first time a Half-Life game has ditched Gordon Freeman.Read more… Continue […]

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