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Published on August 31st, 2014 | by Muse Shake


Half Life 2 on Oculus Rift is Amazing

If you’ve ever needed a reason to get on board with the Oculus I think that reason is finally here, in the form of Half Life 2.

Kotaku Australia posted an article with some mind blowing video footage a few days ago.   That video was posted by the highly entertaining Goldfish and shows the basics in handling and weapon control behind Half Life 2 on the Oculus Rift.  This innovation is being touted as the potential future of FPS and I couldn’t agree more.  I watched the video with my mouth hanging open at the way he reloaded guns (especially the revolver) and was able to shoot in whatever direction he pleased while running and looking in an opposing position.  I found myself wanting more, much more and as I don’t have the money right now to fork out for an Oculus of my own, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there has been an annotation added to the video.

Goldfish has started on his already promised playthrough of Halflife 2 with the Oculus Rift and Razer’s Hydra controllers and it’s quite entertaining.  He’s already up to his second video and in the playthrough and I don’t think much has psyched me up for the future of gaming as much as his videos in a long time.  If you’re as in to futuristic gaming as I am then you will thouroughly enjoy watching these videos, and if you’re not, then maybe they can help you along.  Goldfish has other videos using the Oculus as well, and they’re all pretty entertaining and do a good job of showing off what the device can do.


More importantly though maybe this new style of playing can give us some insight in to what we might see in the long awaited Half Life 3.  A girl can dream, can’t she?


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Muse Shake

Gamer, geek, artist & all round swell lady. Video games first sparked a passion with me when my parents decided I wasn't allowed them, forbidden fruit always being the sweetest I've not looked back since my first experiences even though they had to be snuck in at friend's houses. When I'm not working or playing games I'm usually drawing, or writing about games, while secretly resenting that when I turned ten no one gave me a Charmander to roam the land with.

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