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

Bart Swiatek, 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.

Half-Life: Alyx Conquers Metacritic

Conrad Hazi, 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

Conrad Hazi, 29 March 2020, 14:44

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.

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

Paul Wozniak, 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

Bart Swiatek, 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.

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.

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

Bart Swiatek, 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.

Left 4 Dead 3, Portal VR? Valve Explains

Pri, 24 March 2020, 14:51

Chris Remo and Robin Walker, game designers from Valve, explained in an interview with IGN why we are yet to see new Left 4 Dead or Portal VR.

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

Jacob Blazewicz, 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, 12:11

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

Conrad Hazi, 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

Bart Swiatek, 20 March 2020, 11:38

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.

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

Paul Wozniak, 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

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 March 2020, 10:57

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

Mathias Zulpo, 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.

10 Minutes of New Half-Life Alyx Gameplay Feature a Miniboss Fight, Among Others

Mathias Zulpo, 02 March 2020, 21:22

Three new gameplay videos from Half-Life Alyx feature a minigun-wielding miniboss fight, some pretty City 17 landscapes, and killing zombies like there was no tomorrow.

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.

Prince of Persia Returns as a VR Game

Michael Kulakowski, 12 February 2020, 22:05

After many years of absence, the Prince of Persia series will live to see a new installment. Ubisoft announced Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time, which is being developed for VR arcades. During the cooperative game, players will have to solve a number of puzzles, using the magical powers of time manipulation.

Sony Shuts Down the Studio Responsible for PS VR Games

Adrian Werner, 05 February 2020, 12:10

Sony announced that it will soon dissolve the Manchester Studio devteam, which was established in 2015 to create VR games.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Praised by Gamers and Critics

Milosz Szubert, 29 January 2020, 13:56

Last week, the VR game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners from Skydance Interactive debuted on PC. The title gathers very good opinions among critics and players alike.

Blizzard Created a Prototype of Hearthstone VR

Konrad Serafinski, 28 January 2020, 12:50

One of the creators of Hearthstone revealed to PowerUp that the developers were working on a VR version of the game. In the end, the project was discontinued, but an interesting prototype has been created.

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

Konrad Serafinski, 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.

HTC CEO Claims Left 4 Dead 3 is Coming to VR; Valve Denies

Paul Wozniak, 17 January 2020, 23:00

HTC President Alvin Wang Graylin may have accidentally revealed at the GoldenV Awards that Valve is currently working on the third installment of Left 4 Dead, which will go to the VR devices. The production is expected to be released later this year. Valve denies working on the game.

Carbon Studio Makes VR Game in the World of Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Konrad Serafinski, 13 January 2020, 10:52

Polish team at Carbon Studio has started the production of a VR game, whose action will take place in the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar universe. We do not yet know the approximate release date or the scale of the project, but the company stresses that this is their biggest project so far.

First Gameplay From Half-Life: Alyx

Jacob Blazewicz, 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.

Resident Evil 7 Sales Approaching 7 Million Copies

Adrian Werner, 20 December 2019, 13:26

Capcom announced that the sales of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard exceeded 6.8 million copies. Interestingly, more than a million people have played the title in VR.

Ski Jumping in VR - Ski Jumping Pro VR Announced

Bart Swiatek, 28 November 2019, 14:05

Kalypso Media announced a ski jumping game employing virtual reality technology, Ski Jumping Pro VR. Two-time Olympic champion and world champion of this sport, Andreas Wellinger, is involved in the work on the title.

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

Konrad Serafinski, 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?

Half-Life: Alyx - First Trailer and Release Date

Paul Wozniak, 21 November 2019, 23:00

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

Bart Swiatek, 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?

Bart Swiatek, 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.

The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Gets 8-minute Gameplay

Konrad Serafinski, 05 October 2019, 19:50

A gameplay from the recently announced VR game developed by Skydance Interactive, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners has appeared on the web. The footage shows mainly exploration and dialogues, but we can watch some combat too.

The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Announced With 15 Hours of Content

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 October 2019, 22:30

Skydance Interactive Studio has revealed The Walking Dead Saints: & Sinners, a new project in the universe of the Walking Dead. The title will be a VR production, but with a fully fledged story campaign, survival gameplay and tough decisions.

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond - Franchise Will Return in VR

Adrian Werner, 26 September 2019, 10:38

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a new installment in the series of first-person shooters, has been announced. The game is created for VR devices and will return to the realities of World War II. The project involves the creators of the iconic MOH: Allied Assault.

Sony on Nausea in VR: It'll Pass Once You Get Used to It

Konrad Serafinski, 17 September 2019, 13:35

Shuhei Yoshida from Sony Interactive Entertainment believes that players are slowly beginning to overcome the ailments associated with playing in virtual reality. According to WWS CEO, adaptation is the cure for „VR motion sickness”.

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

Paul Wozniak, 05 September 2019, 23:22

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.

Hatred Devs Will Publish Follia - Dear Father

Bart Swiatek, 16 May 2019, 13:07

Polish company Destructive Creations will publish Follia - Dear Father, a survival horror film by the independent studio Real Game Machine. The production is slated for release this fall.

Sea Hero Quest Helps Fight Alzheimer's

Adrian Werner, 28 April 2019, 23:42

Recently published research results show that Sea Hero Quest VR is effective in detecting people at risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Great Sales of SUPERHOT VR

Milosz Szubert, 15 April 2019, 23:18

Callum Underwood revealed on Twitter that SUPERHOT VR sold 800 thousand copies on PC and PlayStation 4. What's more, it generated more revenue that the basic version of the game.

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Gameplay and Details

Michael Kulakowski, 14 April 2019, 00:30

New information about Episode 1 of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series have surfaced during the Star Wars Celebration event. The game is being developed with Oculus Rift VR devices in mind.

Paper Beast - New Game From Developer of Another World

Michael Kulakowski, 11 April 2019, 12:29

Eric Chahi, the creator of the iconic Another World, announced a new project developed by his studio Pixel Reef - a VR exploration adventure game Paper Beast dedicated for PlayStation VR.

Error in The Division 2 Causes 100% CPU Usage

Adrian Werner, 26 March 2019, 00:22

A serious error was discovered in Tom Clancy's The Division 2. On some PCs, the bug causes the CPU usage to rise to 100%, which leads to significant fps drops and stuttering.

Apple TV+ - New Competition for Netflix and Other VOD Services

Christian Pieniazek, 26 March 2019, 00:06

One of the highlights of Apple's conference was the presentation of a new version of the Apple TV app, and the announcement of Apple TV+, Apple's VOD service. A roster of big names is to help Apple in its uphill battle against Netflix and HBO Go.

Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted Will Spook on PlayStation 4

Adrian Werner, 25 March 2019, 23:24

Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted has been announced. The game will be a new installment in the popular horror series. The project was revealed during the State of Play live stream, dedicated to upcoming PlayStation 4 titles.

Metro dev’s VR shooter ARKTIKA.1 given release date; pre-orders are now open

luckie, 13 September 2017, 11:55

The developer of Metro is going to release its new game next month. ARKTIKA.1 is a VR shooter set in a post-apocalyptic, frozen world.

A Resident Evil 2 level remade in VR and Unreal Engine 4

luckie, 05 September 2017, 13:22

With this fan-made remake you can revisit Resident Evil 2's R.P.D. main hall in VR and admire the Unreal Engine 4-powered environment. But beware of the Licker!

Skyrim VR QuakeCon demo with mixed opinions

luckie, 28 August 2017, 15:15

"An utterly complete dumpster fire of a VR port" - that's what Skyrim VR was called by George "Super Bunnyhop" Weidman, who played the game's demo at QuakeCon last weekend.

Fans of Second Life should now give Sansar VR a shot

luckie, 01 August 2017, 13:42

Creators of Second Life are taking another step into the future of life simulation with Sansar, an elaborate platform for social VR experience.

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR gets a new trailer

luckie, 14 July 2017, 14:40

Bandai Namco is preparing a VR version of Nintendo's popular racing game Mario Kart. This one is developed with Arcade Zones and HTC Vive headset in mind.