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    Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    https://youtu.be/-9K0eJEmMEw
    PS: should be under Forum::Gaming
    (But couldn't create a new thread there, sorry)
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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    Yeah, that forum was closed, since most of the banter goes on in Discord, nowadays.

    Anyway, HL:Alyx looks amazing. Not sure if I'll be able to play it seeing what the Valve Index VR set costs (1079 EUR!). And my current videocard doesn't even meet the minimum requirements to run it, so that would set me back at least 500 EUR to get a video card that can play this on high graphics. Quite a lot of money for just that 1 game.

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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    ... Quite a lot of money for just that 1 game.
    My thoughts too, and as to the minimum specs, well to upgrade just for one game is not me.
    I will hopefully find someone who already has the the game and kit, so I can try it out but otherwise "can't teach poor old wolf's new tricks"

    Anyway no release date for Alyx just an announcement that it is in official production. (Valve time here we come.)
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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by wolf-3d View Post
    Anyway no release date for Alyx just an announcement that it is in official production. (Valve time here we come.)
    It says March 2020. But I would be disappointed if it was not delayed because that would not be the Valve I know. Promising you things and then make you wait years and years is part of the Valve experience.

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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    Just mentioning that you can also use much cheaper headsets like the Rift S or, if necessary, a Windows Mixed Reality headset (or a used Vive or Rift, but the resolution is low compared to more recent headsets). No way around the minimum PC specs though, presumably.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hezus View Post
    It says March 2020. But I would be disappointed if it was not delayed because that would not be the Valve I know. Promising you things and then make you wait years and years is part of the Valve experience.
    Admittedly March 2020 is already a delay since they originally said it would be released this year. I agree, though -- PC hardware prices or even headset prices might have changed by the time it's actually released.

    P.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T54aGkkXfuc
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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    I would assume as with most VR games you can play in the standard 2D mode?
    That's how I am likely to play considering I don't have room for a VR setup.

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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    I think it is (going to be) VR only because there is supposedly too much interaction with the playable world and they cannot (or don't want to) map all the options to a keyboard & mouse.
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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by cscarlet View Post
    I would assume as with most VR games you can play in the standard 2D mode?
    This isn’t actually the case with most VR games. If you exclude 2D games converted for VR, only a small fraction of VR games have a 2D mode.

    Note that Valve says Half-Life: Alyx will support seated play, though, so even if you don’t have room to stand and wave your arms around, you’d theoretically be fine with only room to sit and wave your arms around.
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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)


    https://steamcommunity.com/games/546560/announcements/detail/3094470492881722385




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    Re: Half-Life Alex (HL3 ?)

    From: https://store.steampowered.com/app/5...HalfLife_Alyx/
    Already own a VALVE INDEX headset or controllers?
    You'll get Half-Life: Alyx free, plus extra content.

    Customers who have purchased Valve Index hardware before the game is released on Steam will have access to unique bonuses starting in early 2020:
    Guessing "Extra Content" and "unique bonuses" is some DLC (or a free Alyx Coffee Mug/T-Shirt) and not Half Life Complete Bundle but could not find/see any additional info.

    PS: I'm still not tempted to get any VR Kit, plus the Alyx PC Specs:
    System Requirements

    Minimum:
    OS: Windows 10 (Nope not happening for me.)
    Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
    Memory: 12 GB RAM
    Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM
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