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Since the dawn of Virtual Reality, many players have been experimenting with physics and what the platform is capable of. Who knew that shooting was just so damn fun when you can run up walls like in Sairento, or breaking your way out of a bank guns-blazing like in Payday 2 VR. Virtual Reality has led to endless possibilities of entertainment thanks to the unique immersion, controls and environmental interactions.
It’s been well over a decade since we last got the last Half-Life game, and just as long since we got that infamous cliffhanger to Half-Life 2: Episode 3.
Half-Life: Alyx has been out for nearly two weeks now, but it seems like the reviews just keep getting more and more positive for the latest Half-Life adventure. After achieving the lucrative titles of highest rated PC game of 2020 as well as the second-highest SteamVR game of all time, it seems that HL: Alyx didn’t want to stop there.
Ever since Virtual Reality was publicly available, fans have been wanting to experience Half-Life: Alyx was announced, and announced for VR only, many fans cried out once again for VR compatibility in Half-Life 2 (not nearly as much though for getting HL: Alyx to run without the need for a VR headset).
Well, it’s that time again. The time where we look into the very best of what’s available regarding a certain aspect of the gaming hardware industry. This time we thought we’d focus on Virtual Reality, as Half-Life: Alyx’s release has given people a lot more reason to consider purchasing their first headset, or even upgrading to a new one. So which one will provide the best HL: Alyx experience?
It’s been almost a week now since Half-Life: Alyx released, for some of us the buzz still hasn’t worn off, and others are eagerly trying to make the game work without the need of VR peripherals. Whether you liked HL: Alyx or loathed it, it sure has become a major achievement in VR history, as it is currently the highest rated Steam VR game of all time and the highest rated PC game of 2020 so far.
Half-Life: Alyx has been out for a few days, and whilst we've been busy doing some benchmarks recently to see how well you could run Half-Life: Alyx on your system, we decided to also look into the difference between the graphical fidelity settings, as we think there's something interesting going on there.
Half-Life: Alyx has just been released, stirring all sorts of buzz throughout the gaming community. It’s Valve’s next big game, and the newest installment in a franchise over a decade old. It’s quite the achievement to say the least, and Valve has stressed that Half-Life: Alyx was built from the ground up with Virtual Reality in mind. However this has not gone down entirely well as the limited hardware has alienated a large group of gamers who simply do not have access to a VR setup.
Well, Half-Life: Alyx is finally here. It’s been 12 years since we last got a new Half-Life game, and as most of us know, this one is VR-exclusive. While most people who have a VR headset are likely to go and buy a big hit game like HL: Alyx (nice move, Valve), not everyone is going to get the expensive VR hardware required to run the game, especially without first checking if their hardware can run it. So, we are going to take a look at some of the expected PC performance that Half-Life: Alyx gets in these frames per second benchmark results, across a few of our graphics cards…
I know, I know, you're probably sick of seeing all the 'Half-Life 2 prequel. However, this was met with a lot of backlash as most of the community wondered why HL: Alyx had to be a VR game, citing that modders will come up with a way to play the game in a non-VR format.
I’m sure you can’t get enough of all the Half-Life: Alyx news coming out at the moment, considering that the game is just over 2 weeks away from releasing now. However you feel about the the new game, whether you like teleporting or loathe it, Half-Life: Alyx is and forever will be a VR game. And with that Valve has released some exclusive Half-Life: Alyx preview locations for your SteamVR Home (Oh, and read on for more information about when the Valve Index's are back in stock).