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ICYMI: Everything From Today’s Half-Life: Alyx Reveal

True to its word, Valve today unveiled Half-Life: Alyx, “a new full-length entry in the Half-Life series” coming to Steam VR-compatible PC devices next March. The game takes place between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, with the player filling the shoes of anti-Combine resistance leader/scientist Alyx Vance, who…

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Are VR Arenas the New Laser Tag?

One of the most famous guns in games is the BFG from Doom, a rifle with an acronym so profane that its movie adaptation preferred to render it as “Bio Force Gun.” The moniker is emblematic of the game’s outrageous premise: blast every demon on Mars into smithereens. The Doom series has always…

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Oculus Quest Impressions: No Cords, No Problem

I received my first virtual reality demo from John Carmack at QuakeCon 2012. Upon fitting me with a prototype headset — seemingly held together with duct tape — the id Software co-founder stood by me, clutching a tangle of wires tethered to the goggles, while I fumbled through a VR version of…

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I Finally Understand Why VR Is Dope as Hell

There was a local arcade called FunScape that I went to in the mid-to-late 90s. This place had everything—bumper cars, minigolf. It was connected to a movie theater and had the widest selection of games in the area. But most importantly, FunScape had a VR station. Through some searching, I…

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