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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 27, 2023, 11:39
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Re: Rumor Mill Jul 27, 2023, 11:39
Jul 27, 2023, 11:39
 
Would love to see an HL Alyx sequel. It was worth buying the Quest 2 just for that. And the custom maps also been great. Kudos to Valve for building in easy mod support.

But yeah, it's probably just Alyx getting ported to Playstation's VR.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 27, 2023, 01:38
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Re: Rumor Mill Jul 27, 2023, 01:38
Jul 27, 2023, 01:38
 
FloodAnxiety wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 19:47:
RogueSix wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 16:56:
FloodAnxiety wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 16:06:
RogueSix wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 13:59:
They can shove HL3. Episode 3 first plz. Gotta know if Alyx + dad made it or if the old geezer croaked.
They cover that in Half Life Alyx, no?

I dunno. I'm not a VR person. I thought Alyx was a prequel though, i.e. from before Alyx met Freeman for the first time?

Edit... not quite a prequel but definitely long before Episode 2. Here's from Alyx' Steam description:

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

^ So, yes, we are still owed an Episode 3 that picks up where the fucking lame cliffhanger ending of Episode 2 left us stranded. Fucking Valve, man...
Eh, if VR really isn't your thing (you haven't played Half-Life Alex in VR, so maybe it could be your thing if you tried it), then I believe there is a mod that enables mouse and keyboard playthrough of Alex. But if you want to know the answers to your questions without bothering to play it, here you go:
SPOILERS for Half-Life Alex Ending

Dude, there is a reason why I spelled the game 'Alyx' multiple times in my post and the simple reason is because that is the real name of the game .

Please... no more talk of this 'Alex'.

Regarding the mod to play Alyx without VR, I'm by far not HL fan enough to attempt this. As far as I have read (admittedly a while back), it works but the experience is supposed to be less than ideal. I'd rather actually play the VR version, as unlikely as it may currently be, if and when I ever get my paws on VR hardware... which is probably never but that's cool. I'm sure I will live and still die in peace, even if I have never played Alyx .
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 27, 2023, 00:17
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Re: Rumor Mill Jul 27, 2023, 00:17
Jul 27, 2023, 00:17
 
Loved HL:Alyx. Would definitely like to see a #2. Or HL 3. Or Portal 3. L4D3. A new Index. So many options that will probably all go unfulfilled.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 20:49
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Re: Rumor Mill Jul 26, 2023, 20:49
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I can't even remember the story from HL2 at this point, feels like it has been 20 years.

Pretty soon the audience will be too old to care, if they aren't already, and the developers will be dead or retired.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 20:26
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Re: Rumor Mill Jul 26, 2023, 20:26
Jul 26, 2023, 20:26
 
Prez wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 17:26:
I haven't heard of someone legitimately still wanting closure for the Half Life story in a long time. Like most fans, I stopped caring over 10 years ago.

I'll co-sign this bill.


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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 19:47
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Jul 26, 2023, 19:47
 
RogueSix wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 16:56:
FloodAnxiety wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 16:06:
RogueSix wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 13:59:
They can shove HL3. Episode 3 first plz. Gotta know if Alyx + dad made it or if the old geezer croaked.
They cover that in Half Life Alyx, no?

I dunno. I'm not a VR person. I thought Alyx was a prequel though, i.e. from before Alyx met Freeman for the first time?

Edit... not quite a prequel but definitely long before Episode 2. Here's from Alyx' Steam description:

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

^ So, yes, we are still owed an Episode 3 that picks up where the fucking lame cliffhanger ending of Episode 2 left us stranded. Fucking Valve, man...
Eh, if VR really isn't your thing (you haven't played Half-Life Alex in VR, so maybe it could be your thing if you tried it), then I believe there is a mod that enables mouse and keyboard playthrough of Alex. But if you want to know the answers to your questions without bothering to play it, here you go:
SPOILERS for Half-Life Alex Ending
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 17:44
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Re: Rumor Mill Jul 26, 2023, 17:44
Jul 26, 2023, 17:44
 
Prez wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 17:26:
I haven't heard of someone legitimately still wanting closure for the Half Life story in a long time. Like most fans, I stopped caring over 10 years ago.

Well, same here. I'm just saying that IF Valve really were to ever return to the franchise, I would not want a HL3 but I would want them to fucking end what they started and pick up where they left us hanging with one of the lamest cliffhangers of all time .

Generally, I'm not a huge fan of the franchise and always felt it was quite overrated. A HL announcement at Gamescom would leave me pretty cold. It would simply be another game I might pick up on sale at some point in the future.

However, if there is any veracity to this rumor at all then I don't really see Valve making a traditional PC/console game anyway. I think it will either be Alyx 2 VR with the announcement of a new Valve Index headset or a Half-Life game that is specifically tailored to work really well on the Steam Deck.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 17:26
Prez
 
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Jul 26, 2023, 17:26
 Prez
 
I haven't heard of someone legitimately still wanting closure for the Half Life story in a long time. Like most fans, I stopped caring over 10 years ago.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 16:56
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Jul 26, 2023, 16:56
 
FloodAnxiety wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 16:06:
RogueSix wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 13:59:
They can shove HL3. Episode 3 first plz. Gotta know if Alyx + dad made it or if the old geezer croaked.
They cover that in Half Life Alyx, no?

I dunno. I'm not a VR person. I thought Alyx was a prequel though, i.e. from before Alyx met Freeman for the first time?

Edit... not quite a prequel but definitely long before Episode 2. Here's from Alyx' Steam description:

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

^ So, yes, we are still owed an Episode 3 that picks up where the fucking lame cliffhanger ending of Episode 2 left us stranded. Fucking Valve, man...
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 16:06
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Jul 26, 2023, 16:06
 
RogueSix wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 13:59:
They can shove HL3. Episode 3 first plz. Gotta know if Alyx + dad made it or if the old geezer croaked.
They cover that in Half Life Alyx, no?
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 15:05
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Re: Rumor Mill Jul 26, 2023, 15:05
Jul 26, 2023, 15:05
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 12:15:
HL3, confirmed.
Been a while since I got to make that joke.
I just finished Alyx.
It wasn't 3.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 14:56
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 26, 2023, 12:15:
HL3, confirmed.
Been a while since I got to make that joke.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 13:59
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Jul 26, 2023, 13:59
 
They can shove HL3. Episode 3 first plz. Gotta know if Alyx + dad made it or if the old geezer croaked.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 13:46
Prez
 
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Jul 26, 2023, 13:46
 Prez
 
Silly jdreyer, everyone knows Valve can't count to 3. It's Alyx 2. (Actually I don't have a clue, but I am mildly interested.)
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jul 26, 2023, 12:15
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Jul 26, 2023, 12:15
 
HL3, confirmed.
Been a while since I got to make that joke.
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