HL: Alyx announcement trailer

Krynn72

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O yeah and Ennui: the dude with the brain-neuron-synapses avatar who, many years later, made me look up what ennui actually meant (for, like, ten years I just associated that exact word with him without ever actually knowing what it signified [and even though I know it means exhaustion or lassitude I still think of his avatar when I hear the word])
Its the same for me. Any time I read the word Ennui I have to remind myself that they're not mentioning a hl2.net member. I also did not know the meaning of the word (nor its pronunciation) until years later. I just thought it was a name he came up with, and in my head I always pronounced it en-you-ee. Which makes it funny because if I hear the word in real life, I don't make the same connection like I do if I read it.
 

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O yeah and Ennui: the dude with the brain-neuron-synapses avatar who, many years later, made me look up what ennui actually meant (for, like, ten years I just associated that exact word with him without ever actually knowing what it signified [and even though I know it means exhaustion or lassitude I still think of his avatar when I hear the word])
Its the same for me. Any time I read the word Ennui I have to remind myself that they're not mentioning a hl2.net member. I also did not know the meaning of the word (nor its pronunciation) until years later. I just thought it was a name he came up with, and in my head I always pronounced it en-you-ee. Which makes it funny because if I hear the word in real life, I don't make the same connection like I do if I read it.
remember when i was Audiophile?

also i go by hands now, and have been for the last decade

you cant imagine the range of pronunciations of ennui i've heard over the years using this name in games

also its real nice to see you fellas
 

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/takes crowbar out of back of the closet /starts dusting and shining it. LETS ROLL!!!
 

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Oh look, I have a reason to dust off this account finally. I do need to replace my rig but I can't see myself dropping hundreds on a peripheral I may use for one game. Of course if the mythical 3 should arrive... I expect it to be VR too.
 

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/takes crowbar out of back of the closet /starts dusting and shining it. LETS ROLL!!!
Oh yeah dust it, baby.


Hi! Yes it's true, but with the rise of Steam forum and Reddit, it's harder. It was so exciting back in the day. Steam was in its infancy and we would all ogle on these forums when a new Bink video would be released. Do you remember they'd release those 100mb Bink videos that showed parts of the game in full screen? Man those were so cool back in the day. I remember there were like 5000 people online on here at the same time back in the vBulletin days.Good times.
Unfortunately I feel like multiple factors prevent people from finding, using, and coming back to forums. Twitter, Steam, YouTube, and Reddit all provide vast information and discussion that people may look for, and for most, that's all they probably want/need. They're not going to come across a little forum like this and jump in (unless they do! Do it!) willy-nilly. Forums are a someone different type of internet etiquette compared to other discussion outlets, I think.

And all the accounts that are left over from days of yore are all either forgotten by time, by password loss, or by email loss.
 

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Tentatively excited about new Half-Life content, but I've only had work laptops for the last 10 years and mostly I've only played little adventure/puzzle games during that time. So, I'd need to jump a whole decade in technology.... no clue where to even start on that!

It's nice to see some activity here. Never got into Reddit/Twitter.
 

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Tentatively excited about new Half-Life content, but I've only had work laptops for the last 10 years and mostly I've only played little adventure/puzzle games during that time. So, I'd need to jump a whole decade in technology.... no clue where to even start on that!

It's nice to see some activity here. Never got into Reddit/Twitter.
I'm hoping for some sort of VR rental/ internet cafe-style businesses to start popping up.
 

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I'm hoping for some sort of VR rental/ internet cafe-style businesses to start popping up.
That sadly sounds like something that would only be a thing in the states, which is already one of the places where VR is the most accessible. It's going to be a nightmare to get play game in most places outside of Europe and America.
 

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I'm hoping for some sort of VR rental/ internet cafe-style businesses to start popping up.
Yes, that would be great for those of us who got kind of old and don't play games so often anymore. I'm curious what their demographic will end up being.
 

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I'm hoping for some sort of VR rental/ internet cafe-style businesses to start popping up.
these exist in the states a bit but I don't think they tend to last very long.

dfc05 (good to see you!) if you need help/advice on building a VR capable setup look no further... but it's gonna cost a pretty penny
 

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Advice on that would be much appreciated!
I'll probably end up waiting a few months after HL:A comes out, and then try to get everything together, expecting a good setup today should drop in price next summer. Not a big deal for me to avoid spoilers.
 

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*lights come on*
Aaah, I remember this. Did I leave anything on my desk? Huh. Alright, let's get this thing fired up again.


Oh man this thing is really gummed up.
*creaking noises followed by a loud clank*
Much better.
*shuffles papers*
Alright. So. I understand there's been developments.
 
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