A while back I put up a post about a YouTube user known as "Razorfist" talking about BattleTech. With a new PC game in the works, I thought it a good idea to show some of the old stuff in action, and Razorfist is again on the blog to do that.
The below video is from a May 11th, 2016 livestream on YouTube. In addition, if you like, there are plenty of Mechwarrior Online YouTube channels as well as livestream channels at Twitch. Furthermore, HyperRPG has regular BattleTech and Shadowrun content (despite them being somewhat SJW-converged; they ARE based in Seattle). If you want more BattleTech, Mechwarrior, etc., you can find it easily enough.
He's right about the Mechwarrior videogames being rather good adaptations of the tabletop wargame, and I fully expect Harebrained Schemes new BattleTech game to be no less faithful. The Q&A that Harebrained have done indicates that they have a good head on their shoulders; they're focusing on the core game first, with possible expansions later on if the initial release is successful.
That's good, because if any fun old science fiction game deserves a renaissance, it's BattleTech. Excuse me while I bring my Crusader out from storage. It's been a long time, and she needs a shakedown cruise.