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Post by pixel » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:55 am

I wonder if they'll announce a new headset with a highly competitive price to pair with the new Half Life game. Also, could modders convert a VR game into a non-VR game?

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Post by Skynet » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25 pm

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Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:55 am
I wonder if they'll announce a new headset with a highly competitive price to pair with the new Half Life game. Also, could modders convert a VR game into a non-VR game?
I've heard of it going the other way, where people take non-VR games and make them VR. No idea on that way around though

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Post by pixel » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:00 am

Skynet wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25 pm
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:55 am
I wonder if they'll announce a new headset with a highly competitive price to pair with the new Half Life game. Also, could modders convert a VR game into a non-VR game?
I've heard of it going the other way, where people take non-VR games and make them VR. No idea on that way around though
That's all I found with a few Google searches :dontknow" But if it's based on some version of Source Engine, anything should be possible :olol: Maybe modders will make Team Fortress 3?

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Post by pixel » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:31 am

Don't worry, Half Life: Alyx isn't Half Life 3:


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Post by pixel » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:33 am

Kotaku wrote:Half-Life: Alyx, you might be dismayed to learn, is definitely not Half-Life 3. But it is a new “full-length” Half-Life game, Valve said today, and it’ll be out in March.

In a press release, Valve said the game—first announced earlier this week to surprise, confusion, and memes from fans—has been “designed from the ground up for virtual reality,” but is still very much a Half-Life game in that it features “world exploration, puzzle solving, visceral combat, and an intricately woven story that connects it all with the characters iconic to the Half-Life universe.”

It’s set between the events of Half-Life 1 and 2 and stars Alyx, as the title suggests.

“Alyx Vance and her father Eli secretly mount the resistance to the brutal occupation of Earth by a mysterious alien race known as The Combine,” reads the game’s description. “As Alyx, players take the fight to the Combine to save the future of humanity.”

Despite ostensibly being a killer app for Valve’s own VR headset, the Valve Index, Half-Life: Alyx will be compatible with “all PC-based VR headsets” when it releases in March 2020. Screenshots thus far depict Alyx having hands, which is something that was technically already canon, but now her hands are your hands, and you get to use items like the enticingly named “gravity gloves.” If they are not somehow involved in a game of fetch with Dog, I’ll eat a Vortigaunt.

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Post by melancholy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:56 pm

Sounds like March will be a good time for me to finally get my PSVR working on my PC.

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Post by melancholy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 pm

Good to hear this game works well with the Oculus Quest. I’m going to take the day off work when this launches.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:57 pm

Apple Mac for gaming rumored in development, to be unveiled at WWDC 2020
Patently Apple reported on a new rumor from Taiwan that Apple is looking to launch “an esports-centric PC” next year, with a price tag of up to $5,000. The gaming Mac will either be a large-screen all-in-one or a large-screen gaming laptop.
Pay US$5k to play Fortnite and DOTA 2.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:09 pm

This fan game was called Mother 4 but it now has a new name.



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Post by melancholy » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:23 pm

As there will likely never be any more games in the Mother series, I’m fine with this. I wonder if they intend to charge for it now that it’s no longer a fan game. If it ends up good, I’d like to see them turn this into a series of games.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:35 pm

It will be free.

Here's the website:

http://www.mother4game.com/

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Post by Skynet » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:32 pm

Correction: "the company very much isn’t working on any new game at this time."

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Valve have so much money, they should be cranking new games out.

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Post by Skynet » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Valve have so much money, they should be cranking new games out.
You don't make money from games, you make money from hats!

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:35 pm

:olol:

They should at least invest in a few smaller dev teams to make some new exclusive IPs for Steam. Just don't make another card game.

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Post by melancholy » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:27 pm

I more say that they should license out their franchises for other companies to make new games. They don’t want to spend time making HL3, why not just have another team do it? What risk would they have if someone else spent all the time and money making it, and all they had to do is sign off on the finished product and throw it up as a Steam exclusive?

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