You may have seen our recent article on why the Oculus Rift will be great, and whether you agree or disagree, there is now one more reason that may pique your interest in the virtual reality headset contraption.

Valve has come out and released official support for their magnum opus Half-Life 2, which means that you can now* experience the terror of being slowly sucked upward into a waiting Barnacle’s hungry mouth more directly than simply with a mouse and keyboard.

If you happen to own an Oculus Rift kit (a pair of Oculus Rift goggles?) enabling your game should be fairly simple. Just follow the instructions posted on the official Oculus Rift forums, and you should be good to go. There are a few issues that still need to be sorted out, but since the kit has yet to find a consumer release, this is perfectly acceptable, and indeed, to be expected.

Seems like a good reason (not that you need another reason) to go back and enjoy Valve’s classic one more time.

Of course, if, like the rest of us, you don’t have access to a Rift (Seriously, is there a standardised way of referring to this thing?), you can always watch the video below, press your eyes right up to your screen and pretend that you do.

*Assuming you have access to the Oculus Rift hardware of course.

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