Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx Review: Forget About Freeman

After over a decade, Valve has brought back Half-Life with a VR prequel. It won't reach everybody, but lot of folks will keep their headsets clamped down like Headcrabs.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Is Heading Online

In January, we'll have more incredible speedruns to watch even if we're still socially distant.

The Half-Life: Alyx Speedrun at Summer Games Done Quick Was Real Weird and Mind-Blowing

Runner Buffet Time had to physically fit through glitches in the environment.

Gabe Newell, Currently Hunkered Down in New Zealand, Gives Next-Gen Edge to Xbox

Newell says he doesn't "have a stake in that race," but he's quick to pick a victor.

New Valve Doc Showcases Long-Lost Projects, Including a Dota 2 RPG

On top of Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3, the studio abandoned something in a new genre.

Death Stranding Reveals PC Specs and Enticing New Details on Its Half-Life Crossover

Seems like some Portal will be in the mix too?

Half-Life: Alyx Now Has Mind-Blowing Liquid Physics

There's a pretty special new update for Valve's game.

The Abandoned Half-Life Project From Arkane Was Going to Star a Fan-Favorite Character

Ravenholm's Father Grigori would've been helped by a familiar fellow.

Half-Life: Alyx Modders Are Oddly Obsessed With Filling Maps With Pianos

Tinkerers are getting silly with one of Half-Life: Alyx's coolest VR toys: a baby grand piano.

Half-Life: Alyx's Mod Scene is Officially Off to the Races

Fan-made VR creations for Valve's Source 2 engine just got the green light.

Report: New Oculus Quest in Development, May Be Pushed to 2021

A lighter-weight Quest with a faster refresh rate could be a big win for the VR market.

Half-Life: Alyx's New Level Editor Is Valve's "Focus Now"

Jake Rodkin says there'll be more info about the updated mod tool soon.

Meet the Teacher Who Turned Half-Life: Alyx Into a VR Classroom Amid the Coronavirus Lockdown

This 7th grade teacher, now stuck teaching online, has found a way to spice up his lesson plan with a trip to City 17.

Why Half-Life: Alyx Is the "Make or Break VR Jesus Moment" for the VR Modding Community

We talk to modding experts about the potential impact of Half-Life: Alyx on the nascent VR modding community.

Mike Shapiro, Voice of the G-Man, Says the Next Game He's in Will Be Like Seeing an Old Friend Again

Shapiro chats with USgamer about the return of Half-Life and another "blast from the past" game project that's on the way.

Half-Life: Alyx Behind the Scenes, Part 2: "We're About to Pitch You This Ending, and You're Gonna Hate it"

We talked with Erik Wolpaw and Chris Remo about Jeff, some beloved Half-Life characters, and Alyx's shocking final scene.

Half-Life: Alyx: The Story, Lore, and Ending Fully Explained

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.

The Best Half-Life: Alyx Streamers to Watch If You Can't Play It Yourself

If you don't have a VR-ready PC and a headset, one of these might be the right streamer or let's play series for you.

Flight of the Conchords' Rhys Darby Really Wanted to Know What a Headcrab Tasted Like

In Half-Life: Alyx, Darby plays a character whose culinary interests are… interesting, let's say. Are you eager to try some Headcrab stew?

Valve Had Many More Ideas for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Than Just "Epistle 3"

There were several attempts to make a third episode.

Half-Life: Alyx Behind the Scenes, Part 1: How Valve Found Its New Alyx

Writer Erik Wolpaw and designer Chris Remo on casting characters old and new, Campo Santo's influence, and more.

The Five Best Half-Life: Alyx Easter Eggs and Callbacks

Half-Life: Alyx doesn't go overboard with its nostalgia plays, but it has a few. These are the best of them.

Half-Life: Alyx Review: Forget About Freeman

After over a decade, Valve has brought back Half-Life with a VR prequel. It won't reach everybody, but lot of folks will keep their headsets clamped down like Headcrabs.

What To Read, Play, and Watch Before Playing Half-Life: Alyx

Writer Erik Wolpaw shares his syllabus (of sorts) for Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx's Single Controller Mode Is a Welcome Accessibility Feature

In a new interview with Tested, Valve opens up a bit about ensuring Alyx is playable for as many folks as possible.

Valve Is Restocking Index VR Units for Half-Life: Alyx, But Warns It'll Sell Out Fast

"We do expect available stock to sell out Monday due to high demand."

For Black Mesa's Developers, the Reality of Launching After 15 Years Is Still Setting In

At PAX East 2020, we caught up with Black Mesa project lead Adam Engels less than a week before the official release of the long in-development Half-Life remake.

Valve Says Half-Life: Alyx Is a "Return" to Half-Life, Not the End of It

Valve's Robin Walker doesn't see this as the last of Half-Life.

New Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay Footage Confirms Valve’s Hat Obsession Is Alive in VR

There are about 20 minutes of new, varied VR gameplay to feast your eyes on.

Steam's Search Bar Is Getting Some Much-Needed Upgrades

All the better to keep growing your backlog.

VR Hardware Shortages Loom With Half-Life: Alyx Just 6 Weeks From Release

The Index, Oculus, and even low-end headsets are seeing supply run dry.

Half-Life: Alyx Is Really, Truly Coming out in Just Over a Month

Your virtual reality trip to City 17 is just around the corner.

Half-Life Alyx Characters List: Confirmed Returning and New Characters

Half-Life Alyx is a brand new entry into the iconic sci-fi series. Here’s every character we know about so far.

Valve Is "Confident" That Half-Life: Alyx Will Launch in March as Intended

In a Reddit AMA, Valve's giving away new details on the highly anticipated VR exclusive.

HTC Vive Exec Seems to Suggest Left 4 Dead 3 is Happening, Valve Pushes Back Hard

"We are absolutely not working on anything L4D related now," says Valve.

Leaked Half-Life: Alyx Screenshots Show City 17's Decay, Up Close and Personal

Headcrab zombies are going to be really gross in VR.

USG's 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2020

From indies to long-awaited sequels, these are our 20 most anticipated games for this new year.

Half-Life: Alyx Won't Be at The Game Awards 2019 After All

The VR-exclusive Half-Life won't share more info as part of tonight's festivities after all.

Why It's So Much Easier for Half-Life: Alyx to Just Show Hands

It all hinges on the elbows (sorry).

In the Valley of Gods Is "On Hold" While Campo Santo Devs Work on Other Valve Projects

Campo Santo's follow-up to Firewatch isn't currently being worked on.

Valve's Index VR Hardware on Backorder in the U.S. "Due to Recent High Demand"

You can get it in time for Half-Life: Alyx, but there'll be a wait.

Five Lingering Questions Half-Life: Alyx Needs to Answer

From the Half-Life story to the future of Valve and VR, there's a lot to cover.

Valve Confirms Rhys Darby is One of the New Voice Actors in Half-Life: Alyx [Update]

Plus, a rundown of the confirmed cast so far.

It Took Forever to Get Oculus Link Working, But It's Been So Worth It

Oculus VR is promising a lot with Oculus Link, and it mostly delivers.

Half-Life: Alyx is VR Exclusive, But You Don't Need Valve's Headset to Play It

Valve's return to Half-Life won't be Index exclusive.

Half-Life is Back

And it's a VR game.