Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.
We're never gonna protect this trippy Tetris realm if you don't!
Half-Life: Alyx is a prequel, but it has implications for the whole series. Here's what's going on in the story and backstory of this virtual reality entry in the Half-Life series.