Half-Life:Alyx

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  1. bart5986

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    That seems pretty harsh considering that episode 1 and 2 were 5 hours each.

    While length is good, I'm more hoping the game has some kind of replayability or multiplayer.


    It will definitely work on all PC headsets.
     
  2. Cererus

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    Major Half Life fan but completely indifferent to the VR thing up till now, if this is what you need to spend I'll be waiting a bit longer.
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    That's what you spend to get 2016 hardware

    RIFT S would be a better buy in 2019, $649aud posted
     
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    I only recently spent $5k on a new rig, I can't afford to spend another $650 on a VR headset (especially not one that sells your soul to facebook).

    I'd be fine if it wasn't VR exclusive.

    Besides which, just have a look at what percentage of steam users have a VR headset: https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

    The numbers were better than that when microsoft decided to ditch windows phone.
     
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    I will say visually this is exactly what I would expect in a next gen Half-Life game; familiar yet much more detailed (eg. hairs/spines on the head crabs).
     
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    Finally I can go out and get a vr headset
     
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    im froffing....it cant come soon enough
     
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    Actually looks fucking sick

    Who's the NZ accent voice actor?
     
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    Are index any good or better off with vive?
     
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    Index is the current top tier headset, it also features new controllers that to anyone familiar with VR will note Valve are deliberately showing off the new features of with this game.
     
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    Sounds like Rhys Darby.. LOL
     
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    i did read they've also got a new voice actor for Alyx sure to upset the purists but it's so long since i heard her that i won't notice.
     
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    1) I love kiwi accents. Like, for reals. Makes me happy when they show up in things.

    2) If anything pushed me over the edge to get VR, this could be it. Once wireless units become standard and affordable, I'm in.
     
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    You spent $5k without a VR setup in 2019? Shame on you rick! ;)
    Index is miles ahead, but not even officially available in Aus yet.... and 3 times the price!!!
     
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    Yeah just saw not available in aus.. Lame.

    3 x price? So what 3k??
     
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    I was so not keen on this, but watched teh video. The hype is real. I really hope there is a non-vr version because I'd prefer not to sell my left kidney to play a game.

    100%, after recently playing through Black Mesa, HL2, Ep1 and Ep2. This seems like a natural progression on the art and stylings. 100% feels like it fits in with the rest. Just heaps more detailed and higher definition.
     
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    the best experiences i've had in VR so far are Fallour 4 and Skyrim, this will hopefully top those.
     
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    I've half a mongrel now.
    This will probably push me towards getting into VR if the minister of finance permits, can a 2nd monitor display a running game while using a head set or is it too much for the GPU?

    I sincerely hope that it has the amount of game play time that you got out of the old HL games and that they will release it in "normal" mode after they have maxed their VR hardware sales.
     
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    nice black text...

    yes you can mirror a display with Steam VR.
     

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