Half-Life: Alyx

Who’s playing this? I’m can’t so whoever is needs to catalog their experiences here so I can play it vicariously.

gonna crack it 2nite even though I am like 60% through both sekiro and doom eternal

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is this a goggle-only thing

i am becoming the person who asks questions on a forum instead of just googling

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I do not have work today so I’m trying it, 100% confident that I will succumb to motion sickness within 10 minutes let’s go

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the game is taking an hour to unpack, heavy nostalgia vibes of waiting for HL2 to authorize on release when nascent Steam was getting hammered at midnight

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It is. And not even the affordable version either (PSVR) though there is talk of a version coming later on.

I read and watched the ending. Half-Life fans will never be free of this series. See you again in 10 years! Spoilers in particular: At this point, I think I would actually get a real kick out of it if the story never, ever moves past Episode 2. Just build an entire omnibus dedicated to repeatedly re-contextualizing a cliff-hanger ending.

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why aren’t there third-party apps that let you play vr games like normal games?

i’m likely never gonna own a vr headset

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because the games aren’t designed that way and it would be a substantially cheapened experience

not everything needs to support One Interface, no matter this hobby’s relation to people who don’t have much money. pirate & share & try elsewhere &c.

Looking forward to impressions here and if someone is dying to play it and owns a PC I am not opposed to lending out my headset after I get a crack at it

VR is in a weird spot of expensive + personal - like owning a Neo Geo

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VR games are effectively impossible to port if the design uses hand controllers, it’s an order-of-magnitude difference in interaction fidelity from what you can do with an analog stick

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yeah i mean i’m being kind of a goof here, i’m somewhat aware

though i wanna say like, some kind of diy setup using head tracking and wiimotes could be viable? idk!

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yeah I’d be all in favour of a Shitass VR wrapper, just not a “it’s not VR anymore”

looks like some eastern european crazy folks have been working on stitching Kinect, phone VR, and wiimotes, exactly the Russian Cyberpunk hacking we crave

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I’m going to try this but I had to stop boneworks after 15 minutes because of motion sickness

I guess teleportation mode isn’t that bad but I really want to play with full locomotion. idk.

There is full locomotion, if using analog/room scale counts

I am using teleport, and it feels like I’ve seen 10,000 HyperCards,

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IIRC, the original Half-Life was basically conceived as Doom X Myst. (Which HL2 super totally goes apeshit on.) So, that follows.

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i am super excited to try this but the only machine i have that can run it is in a building i cannot access due to “social distancing” protocol !!! :open_mouth:

if Geforce 1060M cards were supported i could try to run it where i am using the oculus quest i am quarantined with, but 1060M cards are not supported.

vr is very frustrating!!

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