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Changes at Valve; VR Abandoned, Half-Life 3 Possible, Steam Deck First

Adrian Werner, 28 November 2021, 22:12

Well-informed youtuber Tyler McVicker has reported on what's happening at Valve. The company is said to be moving away from VR, a small group of developers are trying to start work on Half-Life 3, and Project Citadel has turned into a demonstration of Steam Deck's capabilities.

Half-Life: Alyx No VR Mod Shapes Up Nicely

hexx0, 14 April 2021, 20:47

Playing Half-Life: Alyx without VR goggles around the launch was possible, but the experience left a lot to be desired. However, the modders did not stop working and now the option looks pretty good.

Rumor Suggests Two New Half-Life Games From Valve

Aquma, 30 March 2021, 14:53

Reports appeared on the web, suggesting Valve Software is working on not one, but as many as two follow-ups to the shooter series Half-Life. One of the games is to be created with VR goggles in mind, just like Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx Ends the Franchise's 'Narrative Limbo'

Entelarmer, 25 March 2021, 12:31

Valve Software's Robert Walker spoken out on the ending of Half-Life: Alyx. The game's lead designer claims that the developers wanted to get fans of the series out of the „narrative limbo” they've been stuck in for the past several years.

Gabe Newell Confirms Valve is Working on New Games

Adrian Werner, 21 January 2021, 12:40

Gabe Newell announced that Valve is working on several new games. Half-Life: Alyx was supposed to reignite the enthusiasm of company's employees to create single player titles.

Valve Looks For Psychologist to Help Make More Games Like Half-Life: Alyx

Karol Laska , 05 January 2021, 21:53

A qualified psychologist urgently wanted at Valve! Among other things, to lend his/her expertise in the creation of even deeper next-gen gaming experiences.

Valve Worked on Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and an RPG

Aquma, 10 July 2020, 12:46

Valve Software has worked on several games that have never been completed. These include Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, and an RPG that hasn't even got a title.

P.T. - Silent Hills Demo Comes to PC as Half-Life Alyx Mod

Froozyy, 05 June 2020, 17:56

Fan moved the demo of the canceled installment of the Silent Hill horror series (known as P.T.) to Half-Life: Alyx. He did it with his own modification, which he plans to expand in the near future.

Half-Life Alyx Boosted Popularity of VR on Steam for Good

Adrian Werner, 03 June 2020, 14:35

Turns out the rise in popularity of VR caused by Half-Life: Alyx wasn't short-lived. May was a record month in terms of the share of VR owners among Steam users.

New Mod Improves Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay Without VR Goggles

DM, 31 May 2020, 19:56

Half-Life: Alyx is becoming more playable without VR goggles. All thanks to the latest mod, called Pancake FPS Starter Kit.

Half-Life: Alyx Responsible for Record Increase of VR Users

Aquma, 04 May 2020, 16:46

In April, 950,000 more Steam users used VR goggles than a month before. VR is breaking popularity records on Valve's platform, which is probably related to the recent release of Half-Life: Alyx.

Call of Duty Beaten - New Digital Sales Record for Consoles

Entelarmer, 23 April 2020, 12:32

The SuperData analytics group published a report on global digital distribution in March. Last month turned out to be exceptionally good for the market, with great results of Doom Eternal, Half-Life: Alyx and Animal Crossing. The latter production broke the first month's digital sales record for console titles, set by Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII.

Valve Prioritizes Editor for Half-Life: Alyx

Aquma, 01 April 2020, 13:29

Valve Software's developers have announced that their priority is now to provide a level editor for Half-Life: Alyx. Unfortunately, they are unable to say when this will happen for now, but we should get more information soon.

Half-Life: Alyx Conquers Metacritic

Lazlo, 29 March 2020, 21:59

Half-Life: Alyx is the best-rated PC game released this year according to Metacritic. Valve's new title has an average rating of 93 points based on 42 professional reviews.

Half-Life: Alyx Without VR - First Unofficial Mod Has Appeared

Lazlo, 29 March 2020, 14:24

The first unofficial mod to Half-Life: Alyx enabling you to disable VR mode and play with your mouse and keyboard has appeared on the web. The mod works well but is still far from perfect.

G-Man's Voice Actor: Alyx is Not the Only Half-Life Coming in 2020

Entelarmer, 27 March 2020, 17:34

Actor Michael Shapiro has revealed something about his next project. The actor who is putting the voice of G-Man will appear in the game, which is supposed to be an incredible „return to the past” and, according to USGamer, will appear later, this year.

Valve Explains Why Half-Life: Alyx is a Prequel and Not Half-Life 3

Froozyy, 26 March 2020, 18:05

In an interview with EDGE, developers from Valve explain why the latest release of the Half-Life series is only a prequel and not a full third installment.

Half-Life Alyx Without VR and With Weapons From Half-Life 2

Aquma, 26 March 2020, 14:29

By activating developer mode, some users have managed to run Half-Life: Alyx on a normal monitor. The so-called debug mode also enables us to spawn weapons from the second installment of the series.

Death Stranding Easter Egg Found In Half-Life Alyx

Adrian Werner, 26 March 2020, 10:57

An interesting easter egg was found in Half-Life: Alyx, related to Death Stranding. In one of the rooms we can come across items from last year's Hideo Kojima production.

Half-Life: Alyx Becomes the Most Popular VR Game in Steam's History

Adrian Werner, 25 March 2020, 12:07

Half-Life: Alyx set a new activity record for VR games on Steam, achieving a score almost five times higher than the previous leader in this category.

Teacher Organized His Classess in Half-Life: Alyx

Aquma, 25 March 2020, 10:11

A California teacher decided to use virtual reality in his classes. But he did not do it in the usual way. Instead, he used the latest shooter from Valve Software - Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life Alyx Without VR? Valve is Sure That Mods Will Make it Possible

Aquma, 24 March 2020, 21:05

Robin Walker - one of the devs from Valve Software responsible for shooter Half-Life: Alyx - believes that thanks to the mods in the game developed for VR, it will be possible to play on a normal monitor as well.

Half-Life: Alyx Gives Hope That Half-Life 3 Will Eventually Come

AlexB, 24 March 2020, 14:36

Twelve years after the release of the second episode of Half-Life 2, a light of hope has appeared, suggesting that the third installment of the iconic FPS series from Valve is still being planned. All thanks to Half-Life: Alyx.

First Reviews: Half-Life Alyx – New Level of VR Gaming

Entelarmer, 23 March 2020, 20:51

More reviews of Half-Life: Alyx have appeared on the web. The texts show that the title is a worthy successor to the franchise, and at the same time a game that sets new standards in the market of VR gaming.

Half-Life: Alyx Launches Today

Adrian Werner, 23 March 2020, 12:08

Half-Life: Alyx, a new VR-aimed installment of one of the most important FPS series, launches today. The game will be unlocked on Steam.

Half-Life: Alyx Receives 9/10 in First Published Review

Lazlo, 22 March 2020, 16:32

The first review of Half-Life: Alyx appeared in Edge magazine. The long-awaited game from Valve was very highly rated by the British magazine. Those who have already purchased the game will receive access to it on March 23.

High Number of Half-Life: Alyx Pre-orders Suggests a Hit in the Making

Aquma, 20 March 2020, 11:08

Half-Life: Alyx - the latest installment of Valve Software's famous FPS series, which requires a VR helmet - sells very well on Steam. After the release, the title may turn out to be the biggest success of 2020 on the store so far.

Gabe Newell Admits: Artifact was a Giant Disappointment

Entelarmer, 19 March 2020, 12:34

„Artifact was a giant disappointment.” That's what Gabe Newell said in an interview for IGN. Valve's CEO admits that he is thinking about this and other failures, but treats them as valuable lessons for the future. By the way, Gaben mentioned why we had to wait 16 years for the announcement of the new Half-Life game.

Half-Life Soundtracks are Now Available on Streaming Platforms

Froozyy, 14 March 2020, 18:06

Valve has released the soundtracks from the Half-Life series on the most popular music streaming platforms. You can already listen to the iconic songs on Spotify and YouTube Music, among others.

Valve Index VR is Back on Sale Today, but May Not Last Long

Froozyy, 09 March 2020, 14:40

Valve Index VR goggles will be back on sale today at 10 AM PT. However, it is not known exactly how many copies will be available, so those willing to get one should not postpone their purchase until later.

Half-Life: Alyx is Not the End of the Series

Entelarmer, 05 March 2020, 10:37

Robin Walker from Valve spoke about the future of the Half-Life series and the creation of Half-Life 3. The developer assures that the Half-Life: Alyx team treats the game as a return of the franchise and many devs hope they are not working on the series for the last time.

Valve Index Will Be Back in Stock Next Monday, but to Get It, You'll Need to Hurry

Maiman, 05 March 2020, 01:04

Valve is finally restocking its Index VR goggles. They will be back on Monday, March 9, but are expected to sold out quickly. There's also a little surprise for those who already own the kit.

Half-Life Alyx - 3 Gameplays Show Different Movement Systems

Adrian Werner, 03 March 2020, 11:52

A set of gameplays from Half-Life: Alyx has just appeared on the web. They present various fragments of the campaign and show in action the alternative movement systems featured in Valve's latest game.

Half-Life Alyx - Exact Release Date

Adrian Werner, 14 February 2020, 11:21

So far we only knew that Half-Life: Alyx will make its debut in March this year. Now, Valve Software has revealed the exact release date of the game.

Half-Life Alyx With Scale Comparable to Half-Life 2

Serek, 23 January 2020, 12:47

The creators of Half-Life: Alyx answered user questions on Reddit. We learned, among other things, that the biggest team in Valve's history is working on the game, and its storyline will resemble Half-Life 2 in length.

Half-Life Games Available For Free

Ender, 21 January 2020, 20:55

In anticipation of the March release of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve released the previous installments of the iconic series about the adventures of Gordon Freeman for free. All Steam users can benefit from the action.

Valve Index Goggles Almost Sold Out; Half-Life Alyx Effect?

Aquma, 15 January 2020, 11:59

VR Valve Index goggles sell better than their manufacturer assumed - the device can now only be bought in Japan, and only if we decide to use only helmets and controllers - without the base station. Such great interest is most likely due to the very promising Half-Life: Alyx.

First Gameplay From Half-Life: Alyx

Entelarmer, 20 December 2019, 14:18

A new material dedicated to Half-Life: Alyx has been released online. The editors of Tested had a chance to test the new production from Valve, and the video they published shows fragments of the game.

Half-Life Alyx Will Enable us to Spend Long, Comfortable VR Sessions

Aquma, 12 December 2019, 14:08

Robert Walker, a developer from Valve Software, who is currently working on VR Half-Life: Alyx, wss interviewed by The Verge. The topic of the conversation was mainly the game mechanics in the aforementioned production.

In the Valley of Gods Suspended; Devs Will Help With Half-Life Alyx

Adrian Werner, 04 December 2019, 10:12

Work on In the Valley of Gods, the new adventure game from the devs of Firewatch, has been suspended. Currently, Campo Santo team members are helping Valve with projects such as Half-Life: Alyx and Dota Underlords.

Half-Life Alyx May Bring VR to the People; Trailer has Over 10 Million Views

Serek, 26 November 2019, 13:13

First trailer of Half-Life: Alyx was viewed more than 10 million times in total. Does Valve's production have the chance to become the first VR title to compete against „typical” high-budget games?

Valve Says That There's Still a Chance for Half-Life 3

Aquma, 22 November 2019, 11:42

Valve Software looks forward to returning to the Half-Life universe and does not rule out the possibility of developing further games set in the universe, for example the outrageously-anticipated continuation of Gordon Freeman's adventures. Everything will depend on the reception of Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx - First Trailer and Release Date

Froozyy, 21 November 2019, 22:58

We have just seen the first trailer of the latest installment of the Half-Life series, which will be dedicated to VR googles. The game will present the story of Alyx Vance, a character known from the previous installment. Its launch is scheduled for March 2020.

Half-Life Alyx is Really a Thing; Official Announcement This Week

Aquma, 19 November 2019, 12:11

Valve Software confirmed on Twitter that it is working on Half-Life: Alyx, which will be dedicated to virtual reality devices. The official announcement of the title will take place this Thursday.

Half Life Alyx - Valve Prepares to Announce New HL Game?

Aquma, 18 November 2019, 12:21

It looks like Valve Software may be working on the next part of the Half-Life series. According to rumors, the game is called Half-Life: Alyx and will be announced next week. Unfortunately, there are some bad news as well.

Source Code of Half-Life VR Found in Game Files of The Lab

Froozyy, 05 September 2019, 23:15

A video appeared on the Internet, in which the author presents the source code of Half-Life VR, which he allegedly found in the game files of The Lab, a game released by Valve.