Chatty Twitch Highlights 31: Half-Life 2 on Oculus Rift and more

This has actually been one of the more active weeks for Chatty posters on Twitch, making narrowing down this week's selections more difficult than expected. There were a number of solid clips to choose from, ranging from games both old and new, as well as from platforms both present and future.

So at the end of the day, I ultimately decided on sergeon playing Half-Life 2 with the Oculus Rift, taking a trip back in time with dael and Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, and orangepylon racing against time in Left 4 Dead 2 with his survival party of RomSteady, Maddog_Delphi97, and the living legend known as dognose.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of August 23, 2014.

Warning: Some clips may contain NSFW language.

Half-Life 2

The Chatty community is still waiting for the inevitable reveal for Half-Life 3, which I hear will happen any day now!

But while they wait (and wait...and wait...), sergeon is playing through the latest hotness in games: the Oculus Rift VR headset. And there's no better way to test out the Oculus Rift than by trying out one of the early stages of Half-Life 2. Watch as he records his movement, side-by-side with the in-game footage that sees him taking cover from enemy gunfire.

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Chatty's dael is taking viewers on another trip back through the annals of history, playing through 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. The game was received very well, shocking anyone that saw Vin Diesel sleepwalk his way through the films, marking this as a rare instance of the video game being better than the source material. Watch dael play through the game's opening minutes below.

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Left 4 Dead 2

Our hardened group of Chatty survivors have only 90 seconds to make it to the end of the bridge! We see the action through the eyes of orangepylon, as he leads his team of RomSteady, Maddog_Delphi97, and the legendary dognose. And by "leads," I mean, of course, "dies within ten seconds."

Enjoy this clip and we'll be back next week with a whole new round of highlights!

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