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Half-Life: Alyx Anouncement Trailer

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I never really looked into the PC headsets, but last night I just had to check out some youtube videos for them. I know, Linus Tech Tips is lame, but his videos had a pretty good breakdown of the strenghts and weaknesses of each.

And in the end, surprise surprise, I want the most expensive one.
 

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I never really looked into the PC headsets, but last night I just had to check out some youtube videos for them. I know, Linus Tech Tips is lame, but his videos had a pretty good breakdown of the strenghts and weaknesses of each.

And in the end, surprise surprise, I want the most expensive one.
Rift S is the next best thing
 

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Rift S is the next best thing
It looks very sweet from the video I watched. Its pricing almost doesn't make sense as it appears to be the 2nd best package you can buy yet is only $400 compared to $1000+ for the Index.

My guess is that Valve revealed Alyx early to get people to buy up the Index at its current price and then will lower it dramatically for the actual launch of the game. And it'll still be way more expensive than the Rift S :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

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It looks very sweet from the video I watched. Its pricing almost doesn't make sense as it appears to be the 2nd best package you can buy yet is only $400 compared to $1000+ for the Index.

My guess is that Valve revealed Alyx early to get people to buy up the Index at its current price and then will lower it dramatically for the actual launch of the game. And it'll still be way more expensive than the Rift S :messenger_tears_of_joy:
afaik the S has just as good bright LCD screens with almost no screendoor effect but at lower HZ. I can confirm since I've had S.
The sweet spot is very good and focal point is like 50cm so I did not needed glasses even though I am short sighted. Controllers are great and even some fingers are tracked. It's a sweet package. I will probably rebuy it for hl vr
 

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I never really looked into the PC headsets, but last night I just had to check out some youtube videos for them. I know, Linus Tech Tips is lame, but his videos had a pretty good breakdown of the strenghts and weaknesses of each.

And in the end, surprise surprise, I want the most expensive one.
I agree about the Rift S and especially index being top tier, but I think a great deal is the samsung. There were some deals for $200 and its a massive step up from psvr. A good middle ground unit but with budget pricing.
 
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It looks very sweet from the video I watched. Its pricing almost doesn't make sense as it appears to be the 2nd best package you can buy yet is only $400 compared to $1000+ for the Index.

My guess is that Valve revealed Alyx early to get people to buy up the Index at its current price and then will lower it dramatically for the actual launch of the game. And it'll still be way more expensive than the Rift S :messenger_tears_of_joy:
I recently picked up the Rift S and I'm so glad I did, it's an incredible piece of hardware. I can't believe it was only $400 for as much as you get, it feels so premium. It definitely has to be a heavy loss-leader only possible by a company backed by a monolith like Facebook.
 
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I recently picked up the Rift S and I'm so glad I did, it's an incredible piece of hardware. I can't believe it was only $400 for as much as you get, it feels so premium. It definitely has to be a heavy loss-leader only possible by a company backed by a monolith like Facebook.
The 3d stereo passthrough is mind blowing. Did they extended it past 5 minutes at a time? I loved setting screens in my room but 5 minute limit at launch was annoying
 

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The 3d stereo passthrough is mind blowing. Did they extended it past 5 minutes at a time? I loved setting screens in my room but 5 minute limit at launch was annoying
Oh for sure, it's a great feature. I haven't seen any limitations like that, they have a shortcut to toggle it on and off now so I don't imagine it has any time limitations. I'll give it a shot when I get home though!
 

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I agree about the Rift S and especially index being top tier, but I think a great deal is the samsung. There were some deals for $200 and its a massive step up from psvr. A good middle ground unit but with budget pricing.
I have to build a new PC before I get heavy into PC VR. My current build would leave me let down.

And while I'm sure some of the budget sets are great, I'm the kind of guy who would always wonder what I'm missing on the better quality choices.
 

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I never really looked into the PC headsets, but last night I just had to check out some youtube videos for them. I know, Linus Tech Tips is lame, but his videos had a pretty good breakdown of the strenghts and weaknesses of each.

And in the end, surprise surprise, I want the most expensive one.
I personally like Linus, nice personality.
^_^
 

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I never really looked into the PC headsets, but last night I just had to check out some youtube videos for them. I know, Linus Tech Tips is lame, but his videos had a pretty good breakdown of the strenghts and weaknesses of each.

And in the end, surprise surprise, I want the most expensive one.
Until recently, Linus declared VR pretty much "dead". Nice to see VR's perception slowly turning around.
 

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Until recently, Linus declared VR pretty much "dead". Nice to see VR's perception slowly turning around.
Yeah, I don't like his hyperbolic bullshit to stand out on youtube. But, I feel like every youtuber is one-upping each other to have the dumbest looking thumbnails and most click-baiting statements, so I choose to believe he says dumb shit like that to cash in and not because he truly believed it.
 

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Alex Kipman, the chief visionary behind HoloLens-
“Had the great privilege to play Half-Life: Alyx at Valve yesterday. Most inspiring and immersive VR game I have ever experience and I have played a few,” he shared on Twitter.

Alex Kipman, the chief visionary behind HoloLens, had some serious praise to share after trying the game just last week.



This after Phil Spencer called it "amazing" after playing it recently.
 
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This could of been HL3 :/ I dont mind VR getting an AA title but considering how much effort and detail went into this...it looks amazing and totally familiar HL wise.
 

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Valve won't do that, maybe a mod if you're lucky. Being VR exclusive is Valve's entire strategy.
I will buy the VR Version anyway but we’re money is, there is hope. Let’s see.

I remember a guy who said RE4 is GCN exclusive and he will cut his head off, if the game will get a release on a other console.


Now, RE4 is the biggest slut of all videogames with a release on.

PS2, PC, IOS, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and NSW...
 
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I will buy the VR Version anyway but we’re money is, there is hope. Let’s see.

I remember a guy who said RE4 is GCN exclusive and he will cut his head off, if the game will get a release on a other console.


Now, RE4 is the biggest slut of all videogames with a release on.

PS2, PC, IOS, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and NSW...
You forgot Wii.
 
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I will buy the VR Version anyway but we’re money is, there is hope. Let’s see.

I remember a guy who said RE4 is GCN exclusive and he will cut his head off, if the game will get a release on a other console.


Now, RE4 is the biggest slut of all videogames with a release on.

PS2, PC, IOS, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and NSW...
Valve could have made this game as non VR game to begin with and made way more cash. The audience for non VR is magnitudes larger.

This is a different animal they're pursuing.
 

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Valve could have made this game as non VR game to begin with and made way more cash. The audience for non VR is magnitudes larger.

This is a different animal they're pursuing.
VR Hardware sales will rise and already did. They can make a lot of money with the hardware too.
 

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VR Hardware sales will rise and already did. They can make a lot of money with the hardware too.
Sure, but it's still no where near PC/xbox/ps4. Maybe 3% overall.

What I'm saying is that VR could have an unbelievable next 5 years and still not be more than 15% of traditional gaming platforms. The disparity is just massive.

Valve knows this, they released previous half life to.the masses. This is something different. Valve already has steam , which basically makes more money than many countries in the world. They have the financial freedom to pursue things that interest them.
 
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The game would look so good in 4k... shame we will only experience it pixelated and warped ;/ But in vr which is cool in it's own way
The charm of 4k flat panels already wore off for me. I'll take depth perception, true life scale over that anyday. Not sure what "warped" means, the games I usually play look great.