Gaming

Twitch’s latest features highlight channels’ top fans

The majority of Twitch’s product announcements lately have been focused around new tools or expanded money-making opportunities for its video creators. Today, the company is instead launching new features for viewers – one related to Twitch’s 60-second video snippets called Clips and another to its virtual tipping mechanism, Cheering. Starting today, “Clip Champs” and “Top …

Valve Releases Original Half-Life for OS X and Linux

The original Half-Life game from Valve that changed first-person games and video games in general drastically in many ways has been ported to Linux and Mac. The game originally released in 1998, before either of these operating systems were good gaming platforms. But Valve is very well known for keeping its old games alive. Although …

Sony Announces PlayStation 4, Doesn't Show Hardware

On Wednesday, Sony announced the fourth-generation PlayStation console. The previous generation, PlayStation 3, was released in 2006. The PS4 is scheduled to launch this year – 7 years after the previous generation. Here’s a summary of what was announced. There was no set release date or price point announced. We also did not get to …