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News Comments > Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx

32. Re: Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx Mar 25, 2020, 08:20 Undocumented Alien
 
Luke wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 04:23:
Drayth wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 16:51:
Let me tell you about an experience you can only have in VR.

I start the game on the railed balcony most of you have probably seen by now.

I spend the first 5 - 10 minutes tweaking settings, getting everything perfect for moving forward. From there I decided to just relax and take in the site. There's a lawn chair you can pretend sit on; a radio you can tune (the antenna works too); cans you can crush, etc.. Finally I decide to throw a glass beer bottle off the side, so I do while leaning on the railing so I can watch it fall...

...except the railing doesn't actually exist so I fall flat on my side.

No joke.

This actually happened. My instinctive desire to lean on the railing + a split second of being completely lost in the moment gave me a (dumb ass) gaming moment I will never forget.

Well guess it was worth the 1000$+ to experience that.......

Oculus Quest can do this for $399 with a PC that can run HL:A today.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx

17. Re: Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx Mar 24, 2020, 15:24 Undocumented Alien
 
theglaze wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 12:43:
VR is what makes the game fun (so far). Let me describe my first death.

There were a group of barnacles blocking my path forward, long tongues touching the ground. I don't have enough ammo to shoot my way through, so I need to find objects to toss into the traps.

That's all classic HL2 gameplay.

I see a dead body, and figure, why not this guy? I teleport to exactly where I want to stand, barnacle to my left and the body to my right. I reach out with my hands and start pulling the legs of the dead guy. Then I notice a glowing collectible under the body, so I walk closer and pick that up. Back to the task, I start pulling the body again but realize now that it's stuck. I reposition myself and give it a big heave... and finally things start to move... but I'm being hoisted up! I must have backed my butt right into the barnacle, and I'm getting higher by the second.

I look up and and its teeth are chomping, saliva raining down. I desperately switch to my pistol, and fire off a handful of rounds in a panic. They all miss. My pistol is empty and I fumble to put in another clip. Things are getting darker, and I drop the ammo! I watch it bounce on the ground while sloppy teeth bite above me. I have enough time to look up and cringe to the sight and sound of my own decapitation.

Classic HL2 death, but in VR, it felt completely different.

Convert that experience to M+KB, and you may as well replay HL2.

Well said!

As a holiday present, I bought my 12 y/o son the Oculus Quest, which of course I had to try for myself. I've been playing video games since the Atari 2600 and I find myself saying, "Oh wow!", quite often with Oculus Quest as the whole VR scene is new to me and I'm blown away by how immersive of an experience it is. Vader Immortal was just amazing and really showed me what VR can do.

I will need to upgrade my home PC to play Alyx (using a link cable with the Oculus Quest) but look very much forward to it.

EDIT: I have played SkyrimVR with my PC + Oculus Quest, just an awesome experience!
 
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News Comments > Wolcen Sells 1M

11. Re: Wolcen Sells 1M Mar 6, 2020, 08:05 Undocumented Alien
 
I have about 20 hours into the game (Act 2), I find it to be just as much fun as any other ARPG (Diablo, TQ, GD, etc.) on the market. The graphics are top notch, combat is similar to D3 with MOBS having some rag-doll physics (launching in the air, over/off cliffs, etc.), builds are very flexible as there are no fixed classes (like Diablo 1), story isn't any worse then any other ARGP, and I have run into very few bugs to hurt my experience and fun.

The "offline" mode is moddable so the community might create some cool content, maybe even a Diablo 1 redux.

For such a small dev team, I think they did an incredible job with Wolcen.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II: The Age of Rebellion Begins

2. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II: The Age of Rebellion Begins Feb 26, 2020, 14:18 Undocumented Alien
 
Would like to see more single player content created, the little bit they had with the original SWB2 was fun, gorgeous engine with this game.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

6. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 24, 2020, 07:04 Undocumented Alien
 
Good for Wolcen, I have been enjoying it so far.  
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News Comments > Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Servers Back Online

10. Re: Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Servers Back Online Feb 20, 2020, 17:57 Undocumented Alien
 
Having a great time with the game in SP, Offline mode. Definitely feels like Diablo and PoE combined into one game. I haven't come across any bugs just yet. Pretty impressive what this small indie company pulled off.  
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News Comments > Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Servers Offline

20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2020, 07:51 Undocumented Alien
 
Played for a few hours last night, had a good time. Definitely a hybrid of Diablo and PoE, in a very good way. Very happy to see an OFFLINE mode for those of us that will mostly play SP and shouldn't need an internet connection to play. So far so good IMHO, glad I purchased it, fun ARPG!  
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News Comments > Stellaris: Ancient Relics Announced

2. Re: Stellaris: Ancient Relics Announced May 14, 2019, 16:09 Undocumented Alien
 
Just started playing Stellaris again after a long break, liking the new 2.2 update and always like to add the Story Packs to have more content to explore. Will add this DLC when it comes out.  
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News Comments > Warhammer: Chaosbane Trailer

2. Re: Warhammer: Chaosbane Trailer Nov 10, 2018, 17:38 Undocumented Alien
 
Will definitely keep an eye on this one.  
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News Comments > HELLGATE: London Returning (Again) Next Month

13. Re: HELLGATE: London Returning (Again) Next Month Oct 24, 2018, 14:32 Undocumented Alien
 
Prez wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 14:17:
Undocumented Alien wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 14:03:
Prez wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 12:15:
I've always loved the concept of this game, but from the start it's like this project was cursed. Done right this could still be great. I just don't expect it will be.

Blizzard should do this with the Diablo IP w/o the "aggressive business model". Borderlands but demonic.

I thought HG:L was a good concept as well, I had some fun with play-through as the soldier/sniper class,

Flagship just went overboard with adverts and subscription model dividing the customer base.

Yes, Borderlands in a post-apocalyptic, demon-infested London? I still drool over the concept. Hellgate London should have been brilliant. But all too often we see that great concepts don't equate to great games. Still, so enamored am I with this setting and potential that I will try it again, hoping beyond hope that they get it right this time.

I still have the original disc install and I'm sure the patch is out on the internets somewhere, be interesting to take it for a spin, especially with a much better graphics card.
 
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News Comments > HELLGATE: London Returning (Again) Next Month

8. Re: HELLGATE: London Returning (Again) Next Month Oct 24, 2018, 14:03 Undocumented Alien
 
Prez wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 12:15:
I've always loved the concept of this game, but from the start it's like this project was cursed. Done right this could still be great. I just don't expect it will be.

Blizzard should do this with the Diablo IP w/o the "aggressive business model". Borderlands but demonic.

I thought HG:L was a good concept as well, I had some fun with play-through as the soldier/sniper class,

Flagship just went overboard with adverts and subscription model dividing the customer base.
 
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News Comments > Star Control: Origins Launches

8. Re: Star Control: Origins Launches Sep 21, 2018, 06:14 Undocumented Alien
 
Is this game similar to Starflight?  
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer

22. Re: DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2018, 10:04 Undocumented Alien
 
Wow, awesome looking game!  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Shadow of the Tomb Raider

15. Re: Gone Gold - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Jul 26, 2018, 09:36 Undocumented Alien
 
"While the movie reboot was a bomb, the game series reboots have been awesome."

I just watched that TR movie while on an airplane for a business trip, it was legitimately terrible.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Shadow of the Tomb Raider

3. Re: Gone Gold - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Jul 25, 2018, 11:02 Undocumented Alien
 
Bought the last two TR games on a STEAM sale and had a blast playing them. I enjoyed the Indiana Jones adventure vibe with finding lost treasure and some fantasy elements thrown in for good measure.

Do agree it had probably a tad too much CoD style gun fighting in it, but overall it was still a blast.
 
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News Comments > Remnant: From the Ashes Announced

4. Re: Remnant: From the Ashes Announced Jul 13, 2018, 13:19 Undocumented Alien
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 13, 2018, 13:12:
Im one of the five people in the world who actually loved Hellgate London. It could have been a great game, if they had staggered its release (it was EA at release) and stopped pushing it as an MMO. (It definitely wasn't an MMO. It was FPS Diablo with Guns).

As an aRPG it was awesome. Great character design, good gameplay and skills and decent loot. It even had decent PvP.

Its a crying shame what developer/publisher greed did to that game.


100%, greed killed Hellgate:London. If they went to the market as a ARPG with SP/COOP it would have done really well. I had a good time playing the "soldier" (Sniping/Grenades) class killing demons military style.

Will definitely follow this one.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Multiplayer Trailer

7. Re: Fallout 76 Multiplayer Trailer Jun 27, 2018, 08:35 Undocumented Alien
 
Armengar wrote on Jun 27, 2018, 03:06:
wait till the real youtube videos showing some poor sap getting ganked by gangs.

I would imagine, if this scenario were to happen in RL, a person would probably get ganked by gangs, so it seems right on target.

People complain about shitty MOB AI, then complain about PVP against real players, what exactly are people looking for?

This seems like old school Ultima Online (UO) in a Fallout world. I think it's pretty awesome.

Some of the most exhilarating moments in online gaming were fighting against PK'ers in UO. Yep, sometimes I got ganked, but beating a real life player far exceeds beating a MOB that has predefined paths and behavior.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

13. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 1, 2018, 10:51 Undocumented Alien
 
"The "liberals" have been riding this train for decades."

Except Obama, the chosen one, who's cabinet was full of ex-CxO's coming from large, rich, corporations that paid zilch in taxes.

Yes... decades... *Rolls Eyes*

There is no "real" big difference between Washington's Republicans and Democrats.

http://werenotbrokemovie.com/

 
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Sets Sail

17. Re: Sea of Thieves Sets Sail Mar 20, 2018, 13:57 Undocumented Alien
 
"but it does offer crossplay with the Xbone, which means there will be more players later in its life than if it were PC only."

I do like the cross platform capability muchly for those reasons, to extend the player base for longer. I'd like to see this much more going forward.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Change Plans

12. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Change Plans Jan 25, 2018, 14:14 Undocumented Alien
 
Nullity wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 13:21:
I wish they'd release just the single-player campaign separately. I have zero interest in the PvP or supporting their loot box nonsense (even after they removed most of it - it's the principle), but I'm sort of interested in checking out the campaign. Maybe once it hits a super low price.

I 100% agree with you. I bought a copy for myself and my son so we could play together. One night after my son was put to bed I decided to try out the SP Camping that comes with the game. I VERY much enjoyed the experience, story was good, graphics were GREAT and I really felt I was part of the story. But, of course, it was VERY short.

It would be great if they could take this framework and build a longer running campaign in the SW Universe with it. I don't have anything against some PvP battles, but I've had much more fun with the campaign.
 
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