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Half-Life: Alyx full review: the first true AAA VR game

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Yesterday, I finally finished Half-Life: Alyx. It has been a very long ride, and I had a lot of fun. I am now ready to write you a full review of this game. Some days ago, I have written a first impressions article on this game, and it made some people unhappy because I somewhat criticized this game.

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HP Is Building A ‘Next Generation’ SteamVR Headset With Microsoft & Valve

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Valve, Microsoft and HP are collaborating to build a ‘next generation’ SteamVR headset, called HP Reverb G2. The current HP Reverb is the company’s second PC VR headset, with high resolution LCD panels and a focus on comfort. It’s priced at $599.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Review – Valve Delivers One of VR’s Best Games Yet

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After years of quiet development, Half-Life: Alyx is finally here. With hype on all sides—as Valve’s first full-fledged VR game and the first Half-Life game in more than a decade—does it deliver? Read on to find out in our full Half-Life: Alyx review.

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World’s Greatest Teacher Delivers VR Math Lesson In Half-Life: Alyx

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Not even an alien invasion can stop this teacher from educating his class. Half-Life: Alyx offers plenty of incredible moments throughout its roughly 10-15 hour campaign. Exciting gunfights, creepy subterranean exploration, unique puzzles sequences, and the list goes on. Surprisingly, however, all players seem to care about is a dirty window and set of markers.

VR Cover for Valve Index thorough review!

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The VR ergonomics expert Rob Cole of immersivecomputing.org has tried for us the VR Cover headset covers for the Valve Index , and had reviewed it for us.

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Join Zoom Meetings And Video Calls From VR With New PC VR App

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A new PC VR app called Spaces Awesome Zoom (SPAZ) allows users to join Zoom meetings and other video calls from within VR. The app was developed in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen many people around the world working from home and using virtual meeting tools such as Zoom.

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Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training

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The new collaborative feature shows how XR can help keep things going in the age of coronavirus. Vancouver-based start-up Precision OS just introduced a new multiplayer feature for VR surgical training platform. This means that surgeons and nurses can work together in the same operating room even if they are physically thousands of miles apart. The functionality allows up to five avatars at a time, with the collaborative feature bringing multiple users into a single virtual Operating Room (OR).

What is the best headset to play Half-Life: Alyx with?

The Ghost Howls

These days, I’m playing a lot of hours a day to write a review of Half-Life: Alyx ( here you can read my first impressions , in the meanwhile). Inspired by the work of TESTED, I’ve decided to do an experiment, and play Alyx with all the headsets that I’ve taken home from the office , asking feedback to some friends (like the ergonomics expert Rob Cole ) on other headsets I don’t own. This way, I can tell you how it is playing Alyx with the different devices on the market!

Goldeneye VR Oculus Quest Multiplayer Tribute Looks The Part

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Move over Half-Life; there’s another all-time classic first-person shooter getting an unofficial tribute on Oculus Quest. This time it’s N64 gem, Goldeneye. A group of developers is working on this impressive-looking multiplayer game, named 00Quest.

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Diorama-style AR Detective Game ‘Glimt’ Arrives on Magic Leap 1, Trailer Here

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Resolution Games, the studio behind Acron: Attack of the Squirrels (2019) and Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019) , today launched their latest game on Magic Leap 1. Called Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel , the detective game arrives today on Magic Leap World for free.

Holoswitch Turns Your Phone Into A Security Camera While In VR

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Answer calls, respond to texts and view your real-world surroundings while in VR. Available now in early access, Holoswitch is a mobile app for SteamVR that lets you interact with your smartphone without having to take off your VR headset.

Half-Life: Alyx first impressions: an amazing but not mindblowing game

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Half-Life. A legendary game for us millennials. A myth for all the Web, that was waiting for years for a new episode. And then, when we thought to have lost the hope, Half-Life: Alyx came in, bringing the genre we love to the technology that we love: virtual reality. Today, March 23rd, it is the historical day of the launch, and at 6 pm CET we were all there trying to playing the VR game of the century.

Google’s Tilt Brush Surprise Launches On PSVR… In Japan

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Surprise! Google’s popular Tilt Brush VR creation platform is finally available on PSVR. Well, at least in Japan it is. Trailers and tweets from PlayStation’s Japanese arm confirm that the app is now out on Sony’s headset in the region.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Breaks Concurrent User Record for VR Game on Steam

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Half-Life: Alyx (2020) launched yesterday on Steam, which not only symbolizes Valve’s first dip back into the Half-Life franchise from over a decade, but also marks it as their first full-fledged VR title. You might not be too surprised to learn that Half-Life: Alyx broke some serious records on the platform yesterday too. Update (11:00 AM ET) : Valve appears to back up these numbers, as displayed by Steam’s own game stats.

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A New Leak May Reveal Information About The First Game For Apple’s Rumored VR/AR Device

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A new report shows a customized HTC Vive Focus controller and “crosswalk bowling game” Back in 2018, rumors began circulating that Apple was in development of a hybrid VR/AR headset.

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Unlocking the Magic of XR With Your Voice

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Should you ever be in any doubt over the truth of Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law (the one that states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic), just try a HoloLens 2 experience where you can just tell holograms what to do.

Valve: ‘At The Moment, There Aren’t Three Other VR Titles In Development’

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Back in February 2017, Valve’s Gabe Newell revealed that the company was working on three ‘full’ VR games. Over three years on, and we finally have one of those games in Half-Life: Alyx, out today ( review here! ). A re there still two other new Valve VR games on the way?

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Patch Adds Continuous Turning, WMR Tweaks, and Crash Fixes

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A small patch to Half-Life: Alyx has added continuous turning, made adjustments to a key gesture for Windows VR users, and squashed a few bugs.

Did Facebook Just Accidentally Leak Its Next VR Headset?

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The headset, code-named ‘Del Mar’, will supposedly use a ‘Jedi’ controller. According to leaked documentation recently discovered by a handful of Oculus developers, it appears as though Facebook has already begun development on its next VR headset.

Expert View: The Virtualization of Transportation

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By Gabe Paez Founder & CEO of The Wild. With social distancing now in effect, the barrier between our professional and personal worlds is breaking down before our eyes.

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Paper Beast Review: A Living, Breathing Miracle Of A VR Adventure

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Eric Chahi is playing god again. Only this time he and his team at Pixel Reef have reached a higher form, not just creating another world or casting you as master over one. This time, he’s making life himself. That is the promise behind Paper Beast, Chahi’s first game in nine years.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ is the Best Rated PC Game of 2020 & Best Rated Steam VR Game of All Time

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There was a lot riding on Half-Life: Alyx. Not only is it Valve’s first Half-Life game in more than a decade, it is also the studio’s first full fledged VR title. By the measurable reactions from critics and players alike, the game seems to have delivered against the odds. There was so much pre-release hype surrounding Half-Life: Alyx that I was personally worried that expectations had become entirely unrealistic.

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Creator Of Second Life Sells Sansar Social VR Platform

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Linden Labs will instead refocus its efforts on the legendary Second Life platform. Linden Labs confirmed in an official blog post yesterday that the company has sold the rights to its enterprising VR social platform Sansar to San Francisco-based start-up Wookey Project Corp.

Virtual Collaboration in the Age of #COVID19

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The new collaborative feature shows how XR can help us keep connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Vancouver-based start-up Precision OS just introduced a new multiplayer feature for VR surgical training platform. This means that surgeons and nurses can work together in the same operating room even if they are physically thousands of miles apart.

Full Lies Beneath Trailer Shows Intense VR Scares

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With just over a week to go until launch, Oculus is going full-stream ahead with trailers for VR action-horror game, Lies Beneath. In fact, a new full-length trailer went live for the game as part of Facebook’s Game Developers Showcase this week.

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This Developer Turned His Apartment Into a VR Game

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Playing VR games is a great way to stay active, both mentally and physically. But when all is said and done, you’re still only traversing around a pretty small footprint—even smaller if you’re stuck in an apartment.

A Brief History Of Half-Life, One Of Gaming’s Most Iconic Franchises

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Prepare yourself for the launch of Half-Life: Alyx with this quick history lesson. After a grueling four-month wait, Half-Life: Alyx launches on VR headsets tomorrow morning, offering VR players what’s being touted as the future of VR gaming.

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High-end VR makers try to gain traction lackluster market

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With businesses, schools and other organizations sending many employees to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, this could be a good time for organizations to take another look at virtual reality. And VR manufacturers have just released some nice new high-end headsets.

Valve Patches Half-Life: Alyx To Include Smooth Turning In Update 1.1

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Just a day after release, Valve released a new patch for Half-Life: Alyx that includes an option for smooth turning instead of snap turning. While smooth locomotion was an included movement option in the game at launch, it was notably missing a smooth turning equivalent.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Tops ‘Fortnite’ and ‘Warzone’ with 300K Concurrent Twitch Viewers on Launch Day

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Half-Life: Alyx beat out major titles like Fortnite and League of Legends in concurrent Twitch viewers on the game’s launch day. Half-Life: Alyx became one of gaming’s most watched titles on Twitch yesterday.

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HP Teases New VR Headset Designed In Collaboration With Microsoft & Valve

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The company promises “a more immersive, comfortable and compatible experience” than the Reverb. With all the hype surrounding yesterday’s release of Half-Life: Alyx, many may have missed HP’s announcement regarding a mysterious new VR headset built in partnership with Microsoft and Valve Corporation.