It's only the first day of GDC and already Valve (creator of the Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal franchises as well as Mac gaming supporter) is rolling out the big announcements. In a somewhat unclear press release sent earlier today, Valve announced plans for something called "Big Picture Mode." How exactly this new mode will work is unclear, but we do know that it is a program designed to allow PC and Mac gamers to play their games through their television (or other computer displays) with controllers.
Boxee continues to prove itself as a powerful, easy to use, and all-around great media consumption system. However, it’s useless if you can’t get media from your computer to your media center installation of Boxee. If you've got an old Mac lying around, why not breathe new life into it by turning it into a Boxee media server? This Mac can be used with any Boxee installation you may have -- whether you’re using one of those snazzy new Boxee Boxes or Boxee on a Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.
The moment has at long last arrived puckheads! Now available as an In App purchase on the NHL Gamecenter Free App on the iPhone you can unlock GameCenter Live to gain access to live game video and more.
Onlive has become both a nifty and cool thing and now it's sort of on the iPad. On Tuesday, OnLive released its Viewer app for the iPad. The app, which lives up to its name, allows you to watch live games occurring around the world as well as Brag Clips, trailers and allows for the creation and maintenance of friend lists for the Onlive gaming service.
Since its release earlier this year, the OnLive gaming service has generally been regarded as a cool and nifty way to stream console games to your Mac.
It's about to get a bit more affordable.
On Thursday, Online announced the beginning of its OnLive PlayPack - a flat rate pricing plan allowing people to play all of the more than 40 games offered in the plan, as much as they want for $9.99 a month.
You know how there's exciting news, and then there's exciting news? Well, here it goes: it's time you update the Netflix app on your iPhone and iPod touch, because the app now supports video out. This means exactly what you think it means--you can use your iPhone 4 or 4th-generation iPod touch to send streaming video content available on Netflix directly to your television. All you need is a pair of Apple AV cables to hook up your phone and your TV.
Our trusty TiVos can’t be everywhere at once. Sometimes, something great will happen that we didn’t record, and we won’t catch the snappy references at the next day’s staff meeting. For instance, did you see Neil Young sing the “Double Rainbow” song? For missed moments like these, Hulu Plus serves up a massive roster of TV shows and a smattering of movies to quell our pop-culture needs. You’ll be able to quote lines from old favorites--“It’s a floor wax and a dessert topping”--and recent hits. But before you mumble, “I want to go to there,” be warned that Hulu Plus still might leave you out of the loop at that meeting. In spite of the great iPad and iPhone apps, it omits certain episodes and other crucial features.
Since Apple bought Lala, the online music store that lets you upload and stream your computer’s music online, speculation has swirled about when Cupertino will bring the feature to iTunes. If you’re sick of waiting, mSpot lets you enjoy your Mac’s music from a browser on almost any computer. While the service has room for improvement, it also puts your music in the cloud with a minimum of fuss.
Welcome to our beta of The Mac|Life Show - LIVE. Because we're in early beta with the show, we're not calling this episode one, instead this is episode .25. The show will go live Thursday, September 16 at 1:00PM PDT. That's just a few hours from now.
Starting Thursday at 1:00PM PDT we'll be live streaming our brand new Mac|Life Show. The weekly live show will feature Mac|Life editors taking about our favorite hardware, rumors and anything else we can't do with the audio podcast.