One of our initiatives at Windows Central is to bring you guys as many quality Xbox One Twitch streams as we can. We're talking about previewing big retail games and catching up on downloadable titles you might have missed. It's fun for everybody. We get to know you, you get to know us and each other, and everybody can watch a game being played.
One of those games will be Halo: the Master Chief Collection, which we'll be streaming not once but twice next week! We also have streams coming up for Sunset Overdrive and Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition that you won't want to miss. Some of these will involve the chance to play with the Windows Central staff and/or win great prizes. Keep reading for our streaming schedule, prize details, and word on our new Twitch channel!
A tale of two channels
First, let's talk about our channels. Twitch does not allow the renaming of channels, so we've had to leave our old Twitch.tv/WPCentral channel behind. In its place, we have two channels:
The first is my personal Twitch channel, and the second is our general site channel. We'd like you to subscribe to both, because we'll use both for different things. The streams we discuss in this story will all come from Twitch.tv/EastXTwitch.
What's the best way to experience Twitch? If you don't have a PC, you can get the Xbox One or Xbox 360 Twitch app and watch from the comfort of your couch. Or grab the unofficial app Livegaming for Windows Phone. It has plenty of great features, including the ability to chat along with your fellow viewers.
See us play Halo: the Master Chief Collection before it comes out!
Halo: the Master Chief Collection is a collection of all four Halo games that starred the Master Chief, now remastered for Xbox One. Although the game won't be available until November 11, you can get an extra-early glimpse by watching us play next week!
On Wednesday, October 29 we'll be playing one campaign mission each from Halo 1 and 2 on the Master Chief Collection. The next day, Thursday, October 30th we'll follow up with one campaign mission apiece from Halo 3 and 4.
Tune in to see how great the games look on Xbox One, how bad I am at first-person shooters in my old age, and to experience the comradery of Twitch chatting with your fellow Windows Central readers.
Oh, and you can also win some sweet prizes! Each day we'll give out three codes for Xbox Live credit and one 3-month Xbox Live Gold membership.
Tune in to Twitch.tv/EastXTwitch on October 29 and 30 at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific) to see the game and maybe score a prize!
Let's play Sunset Overdrive
Sunset Overdrive is the first Xbox One-exclusive game from Insomniac Games, makers of the Ratchet & Clank series. It launches this Tuesday, October 28, both by itself and bundled with a limited edition white Xbox One.
We've already run a preview stream on Sunset Overdrive, but that's not the end for us. In celebration of the game's release, we'll be hosting another stream on release night.
This time, you'll have two ways to participate in the stream. You can either watch the stream and chat along as usual, or actually join us for some multiplayer! Four members of the Windows Central staff will be on hand for "Chaos Squad" multiplayer games. We'll be inviting chat participants who own Sunset Overdrive into our multiplayer sessions, giving them a chance to play along while showing up in the stream.
Tune in for your chance to play with the following Windows Central staffers:
- Daniel Rubino – Daniel Rubino
- Paul Acevedo – EastX
- Jonathan Dollison – Kiddj55
- John Callaham – JCalGC
And be sure to follow us on Xbox One as well.
The "Let's play Sunset Overdrive" event starts at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific) and will last 1-2 hours. Mark your calendar and join us at Twitch.tv/EastXTwitch on Tuesday!
Get into the Halloween spirit with Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition
Every Saturday we stream a different ID@Xbox game and give away a bunch of copies of that game. Seeing as how Halloween is almost upon us, this Saturday is the perfect time to stream Zombie Driver. The game also happens to be on sale until Tuesday, so watching our stream might help you decide whether you want to get in on that sale action.
Oh, and we're giving away five Xbox One copies of the game, two Steam copies, and three Steam copies of another game as prizes. That's a bunch of free games, and everyone who joins us has a great chance of winning. To enter, just follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch and tune in during the stream.
Our Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition stream takes place on Saturday, October 25 at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific). As always, I'll stick around a few minutes before and after the stream to meet viewers and answer questions.
- Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition – Xbox One – 1.63 GB – $14.99 – Xbox.com Store Link
That's all the stream announcements for now, guys. Be sure to leave a comment telling us which streams you're excited about. We hope to see you during our streams!