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How and when to watch the Half-life: Alyx gameplay premiere stream

Published: 20/Nov/2019 17:28

by Scott Robertson

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Valve will premier the long-awaited ‘sequel’ to Half-Life 2, Alyx, on Thursday and November 21. Here’s when and how you can watch the debut of the upcoming game that Valve is calling their “flagship VR game.”

With a single tweet, just the only tweet on their whole account in fact, Valve set the gaming world ablaze with anticipation and excitement by finally announcing a new Half-Life game.

Valve announced on November 18 they cannot wait to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, their “flagship VR game.”

When is the Half-Life: Alyx premiere?

You can watch the premiere of Alyx on November 21st. 

It begins at 10am PST/1pm EST/7pm GMT.

How can I watch it?

This is the real mystery at hand, as the only information available right now is the tweet itself from Valve, which doesn’t mention where it will be shown. As of writing this article, the Valve twitter account has less than 80k followers, so if they want to get more eyes on this huge announcement, they’d likely host the premiere on another platform.

Valve does have a YouTube channel, but its most recent upload was a demo of Dota 2 playing on Mac OS. And their currently featured video is the trailer to their most infamous dud, Artifact, so it might be best for them to wipe that off their front page as to not remind people of one of Valve’s only prominent failures.

Their only Half-Life video on the whole channel is an announcement of the sequel coming to Mac OS X from nine years ago, which parodies the famous 1984 Apple Ad.

Valve doesn’t have a Twitch account, but that doesn’t rule out the notion of them live streaming the preview. They have been trying to push Steam TV as an alternative streaming platform for some time, and a live preview of a new Half-Life game would certainly draw some eyes to that product.

This all hinges on what kind of premiere we’re getting as well. This could be anything from a short trailer or teaser, to a short or long gameplay video, to a full behind-the-scenes premiere. What kind of premiere Valve has planned could certainly affect the platform it’s showcased on.

Is this Half-Life 3?!?

Yes and no. It is the third Half-Life game but it is not technically number 3.

ValveScreenshot from Episode 2, which released over 12 years ago.

The last new Half-Life game came out in October 2007, when Valve released Episode 2 of Half-Life 2. Episode 2 was included in The Orange Box, a bundle that included other popular Valve games Portal and Team Fortress 2.

Half-Life: Alyx will be the first official new Half-Life content from Valve in over 12 years. Many fans of the series, including Valve News Network reporter Tyler McVicker, are thrilled to finally get a new game after all these years.

Call of Duty

How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.