A new Half-Life game released this week, which still feels weird to say. We quite liked Half-Life’s VR spin-off—Chris gave Alyx a 92% in his review—and have been goofing around in it all week, because the high Goofing Around Potential (GAP) is still one of the best aspects of VR games. For instance, James played some headcrab sports, as you can see in the video above (also on YouTube).
If that doesn’t sell you on VR, I guess nothing will. Now, onto the rest of the week’s big PC gaming news:
Surprise: Epic is a game publisher now, too. For starters, it’s publishing games from Remedy (Max Payne, Alan Wake, Control, Sam Lake’s uncannily charming face), Playdead (Limbo, Inside), and genDESIGN (The Last Guardian). For more context, I broke down the deal Epic is offering the developers it partners with.
Gearbox announced the news of Montgomery’s death on Wednesday. “Landon will live on in the memory of our earliest games from our work with Half-Life and Halo to the creation of our first, original game Brothers in Arms,” wrote Gearbox President