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Half-Life: Alyx players are teaching maths and drawing penises

Published: 10:47, 25 March 2020
Half-Life: Alyx
Half-Life: Alyx

Valve pushed the boundaries of practical physics usage in games once again with the release of Half-Life: Alyx. Some used the system productively, others to draw the literal first thing that came to their mind. Some also used boxes to foil headcrabs' attempts.

When a human being encounters something new in virtual space and that something gives them power to express their creativity, the first thing they tend to do is draw a penis. More than a decade ago, Guild Wars allowed players to draw on the minimap to better communicate with teammates but we all know how that ended .

In 2020, Valve released Half-Life: Alyx, a VR title where players can literally pick up a marker and draw on nearby windows. An eraser was placed nearby, just in case an artistic masterpiece needed an edit or two.

The first instance came with Quin69 who discovered that he could do what humanity was always obviously meant to do - draw penises on the glass . Hence, the sacred duty of desecrating the developers' good intentions has been fulfilled.

Some other players took a more productive approach. It appears that a math teacher, or a content creator acting like one, has entered the virtual reality and decided give people a lesson about angles.

You can check out the short version in the GIF format or consult the video embedded below for the actual lesson. No, we are not kidding - there is literally a lesson about angles, straight from City 17.

Some players just went with the game though and focused on other physics-based marvels Valve introduced, like preventing a headcrab attack with a cardboard box. Thanks to being able to pick up just about anything, this encounter resulted in concrete block overkill .

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