Half-Life is free to play on Steam until Alyx release
As part of a pre-release promotion for its long-awaited VR game Half-Life: Alyx, Valve has made all Half-Life games available to play for free on Steam. The games are not free to own, only free to play until Alyx's release, with the promotion including Half-Life 1 and 2, additional episodes and add-ons like Half-Life: Opposing Force and Half-Life 1: Source.
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Rayman Legends to be the first in a series of Ubisoft giveaways
The world-famous platformer 'Rayman Legends' is currently free for anyone who wishes to download it. Ubisoft has said that it intends to give away a large number of games over the next few weeks in order to encourage social distancing. The game will be available until April 4th and can be downloaded from the Uplay.
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The consumer response to Half Life: Alyx will determine if the games continue to use VR
Valve has said that the form of the next Half-Life game will be determined by the response to Half-Life: Alyx, a game made entirely for VR. Critics have been praising the game since it's release, especially for its revolutionary use of VR technology. The company still has not confirmed Half-Life 3.
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Major eSports tournaments forced to make changes due to coronavirus
All three big upcoming League of Legends tournaments will now take place without audiences within closed studios while a Dota 2 major has been postponed altogether. These cancelations are coming after the global coronavirus pandemic spread rapidly over the last few days. Fans who bought tickets will be refunded soon.
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Bethesda finds that most players would rather cooperate than fighting each other
A senior Bethesda official has recently revealed that the Fallout 76 team was very surprised by the fact that very few players engaged in their new player vs player combat system. Instead, most of their player base was focused more on cooperation with other players to defeat tough opponents.
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