Valve says Half-Life: Alyx is 'not the end' of its return to the series

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Valve says Half-Life: Alyx is 'not the end' of its return to the series

16 years after Half-Life 2, we still don't have Half-Life 3, but very soon we will have Half-Life: Alyx, a prequel to HL2 that will be out in a couple of weeks. As nice as it will be to finally have some new Half-Life to play with, the one knock against Alyx is that it's VR exclusive, so if you're a long-suffering Half-Life fan lacking the appropriate hardware, your suffering will continue.

Valve Index headsets will be back in stock on Monday, but probably not for long

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Valve Index headsets will be back in stock on Monday, but probably not for long

The Valve Index VR headset has been in short supply for months. Preorders sold out almost immediately, and shortages were exacerbated by the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx late last year. As of January 2020, the Index was sold out everywhere, and that was before manufacturing delays caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak took a toll. Still, Valve said that it'd be back in stock before Alyx launches on March 23.

Save $950 on this Alienware 144Hz gaming laptop with an RTX 2070 Max-Q

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Save $950 on this Alienware 144Hz gaming laptop with an RTX 2070 Max-Q

Here's a fun challenge: find a gaming laptop with a 144Hz display, GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, and 1TB of SSD storage for $1,400 or less. Bonus points if you find one with a 9th generation Intel Core CPU. There's just one rule, it can't be a refurbished or previously owned model. Coming up empty? There is actually one out there (and just one, as far as I know)—an Alienware m15 with copious trimmings.

Former God of War studio boss is heading up a new outfit for Stadia

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Former God of War studio boss is heading up a new outfit for Stadia

In October 2019, Google said that it intended to open multiple new studios to develop games exclusive to its Stadia platform. The first was based in Montreal, and today Stadia Games and Entertainment head Jade Raymond revealed that the second will be opened in Playa Vista, California, and will be headed by Shannon Studstill, formerly the head of God of War developer Sony Santa Monica.

This gaming PC with a GTX 1660 is just $660 right now

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This gaming PC with a GTX 1660 is just $660 right now

Gaming PCs can get expensive, especially pre-built machines—after all, you're essentially paying someone else to build the desktop for you. That's what makes sales on prebuilt gaming PCs so attractive, and right now, you can get a PC with a GTX 1660 graphics card for just $659.99 from Newegg.

Intel’s comments on 10nm have me less excited about its upcoming CPUs

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Intel’s comments on 10nm have me less excited about its upcoming CPUs

It feels like we have been waiting 100 years for Intel to launch desktop processors based on its 10-nanometer node, and so far all we have gotten are some mobile offerings (Ice Lake). As far as I know, 10nm desktop CPUs are still coming. However, don't expect 10nm to storm the consumer market and strike fear into rival AMD, which is cranking out 7nm chips.

Razer releases its lightest gaming mouse to date

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Razer releases its lightest gaming mouse to date

Razer just expanded its line of Viper gaming mice with the Viper Mini, a smaller version of the Viper and Viper Ultimate (the best gaming mouse with the highest DPI) with a shorter length and width grip. It's also lighter than the other two, and is actually the lightest mouse in Razer's line-up.