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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours, showing you some of the wide variety of games available on Microsoft's latest console. Last week, we streamed Sniper Elite III and dished out codes to 23 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be playing Saints Row IV: Re-Elected from High Voltage Software and Deep Silver. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out a variety of codes as prizes – mostly for Steam this time.

Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading to see the replay and list of prize winners!

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On Thursday, 505 Games announced that Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition will be coming to Xbox One and 360 and Playstation systems in March. That will be an excellent time to buy the game, as the Ultimate Edition will include tons of DLC at no extra cost. But maybe you'd like to get it sooner…

Lucky for you guys, 505 Games has kindly given us more than twenty copies of Sniper Elite III (spread across Xbox One, PS4, and Steam) to give out as prizes tonight. All you have to do is follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch and then tune in to our stream at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) for 90 minutes of sniping fun. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Update: The stream and contest have ended. Thanks to everyone who turned out! Read on for the full stream replay, where you can hear Paul and his new cohost discuss Sniper Elite III and many more fun gaming topics as Paul plays.

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World War II-era third-person shooter Sniper Elite III is one of my favorite Xbox One games of 2014. The gameplay combines equal parts stealth and gruesome sniping kills, all in the service of thwarting the Nazi expansion into Africa.

Last year we caught early word of an upcoming Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition that bundles the main game with its downloadable content. Today, publisher 505 Games has officially announced the Ultimate Edition will be coming in March – for the low price of $39.99 on Xbox One and $29.99 on 360.

To celebrate the impending Ultimate Edition, Windows Central is proud to partner with 505 Games on a massive Sniper Elite III giveaway. This Saturday we're streaming the original Sniper Elite III on Twitch and giving out more than twenty copies of the game for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Steam. This is one stream you won't want to miss!

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Alongside our recent 12 Days of Hidden Gems series, we ran a sweepstakes with a series of giveaways totalling $12,000 in value. The response from the Windows Central community was amazing and we now have a lot of winners to announce for a lot of prizes.

So hold on to your hats, this is a long one. If you see your name on the list below, congratulations, you're a winner!

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Defense Grid 2 and Funk of Titans and dished out codes to 12 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be playing Flockers from Team17. Flockers is a humorous puzzle game starring hordes of hapless sheep. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out six Xbox One codes, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes!

Update: The stream has ended and the prizes are gone. Thanks to everyone who joined us - keep reading to see the winners and a full replay of the stream!

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Warframe and dished out prizes to 16 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be playing Defense Grid 2 from Hidden Path Entertainment and 505 Games. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Steam codes for the game!

Just follow me on Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. You can also watch the event right here live or after the fact.

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Strider and dished out codes to 11 lucky viewers.

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we'll be playing Warframe from Digital Extremes. What's more, you're all invited to play with us! Warframe is a free to play third-person action game, so anybody with Xbox Live Gold who watches tonight's stream live can actually join in and be a participant. And we're giving out 16 awesome prizes for Xbox One Warframe players, ranging in value from $10-40!

Update: The stream has ended. Congrats to the winners!

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu and dished out codes to 10 lucky viewers.

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we'll be playing Strider from Capcom! We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out five Xbox One codes for Strider, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes!

Update: The stream has ended. Congratulations to tonight's winners! Everyboy who missed the stream, continue reading to see an awesome replay.

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Weekly photo contest: Holidays

Happy holidays! This is the time of year when holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years and others occur at the same time (more or less). So that's probably why we're going to make 'holidays' as our theme for the weekly photo contest. Head out and capture something festive!

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With 12 Days of Hidden Gems beginning today, it's time to let everybody know the details on how they can participate in the event for a chance to win some amazing prizes. The full official sweepstakes rules are available at the link below, or you can keep reading for the general summary of what you need to know.

View Official 12 Days of Hidden Gems Sweepstakes Rules
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Tis the season for a Windows Central giveaway and this time round we've got an Xbox One TV Tuner for one lucky reader to win! Currently available in selected European markets that support DVB-T2, DVB-T and DVB-C free-to-air TV signals, in our recent review we concluded that this is definitely worth picking up if you're not a Cable TV subscriber but want to get in on the TV integration with your console. But one of you won't have to pick one up. Read on to find out how you can win!

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones and dished out a whopping 22 game codes to lucky viewers.

Tonight we're playing two more downloadable games: Sixty Second Shooter Prime from Happion Labs and Nutjitsu from NinjaBee. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out five Xbox One codes for each game (10 codes in all)!

Update: The stream has ended, but you can still check out the replay of both games - plus a quick bonus game of Onigiri (the first Xbox One MMO)!

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Weekly photo contest: Sunset

This week we're going to go out and capture sunset with our Windows Phones for the weekly photo contest. Our very first photo contest started way back in July! The theme then was sunrise and a lot of you wanted to see a sunset theme at some point in the future. As 2014 winds to a close I figured we better sneak in a sunrise contest. So let's do that this week.

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Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch every weekend, and sometimes during the week as well. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we have a very special stream in store for you guys at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch.

I'll be streaming two Xbox One games that have only been released in Japan: puzzle game Puyo Puyo Tetris and an MMORPG called Onigiri. You can totally play both of these games on any Xbox One, even if you don't live in Japan.

Update: The stream has ended. We gave out some extra cool prizes during the stream: two Titan Ones, the accessory that lets you use any USB controller with your Xbox or Playstation consoles, plus Xbox Live gift cards and more. Check out the video replays and winners after the break.

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed horror game Outlast and dished out codes to nine lucky viewers.

Tonight 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we'll be playing two amazing story-driven adventure games from Telltale Games: Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones. We're just showing the early parts of each game, so the stream won't spoil too much. We want you guys there, chatting along. To that end, we're giving out four Xbox One codes for Tales, plus a ton of Steam codes for both games!

Update: The stream has ended and a ton of people won prizes. Continue reading to check out the full replays of both games!

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Weekly photo contest: Animals

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week! We took a break from the weekly photo contest for the holidays, but we're back! This week let's go out and capture animals! Not with a cage or trap, instead use the camera on your Windows Phone to get some great animal photos.

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It has been a busy holiday week of Xbox One Twitch streaming for the good folks at Windows Central, as we've already shared Kalimba, Thomas Was Alone, Pier Solar, and Geometry Wars 3 with our readers. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we continue with the game-playing festivities, showcasing a unique downloadable ID@Xbox game.

Are you in the mood for a scare? Then join us as we play Outlast from Red Barrels Games. This will be our first horror game on the stream; hopefully yours truly can take it! Does Outlast give The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation a run for their money in creepiness? You'll have to tune in to find out!

The stream has ended, but you can still watch the whole thing right here. I was not prepared for Outlast's beautiful 3D graphics and overwhelming sense of dread. Give it a watch and you might hear me freak out once or twice. Congrats to the winners and everyone who joined us for the live stream!

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Yesterday we kicked off our holiday week of Xbox One Twitch streams by showcasing platforming games Kalimba and Thomas Was Alone. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we continue with the game-playing festivities, showcasing two recently released Xbox One titles.

First we'll stream Pier Solar and the Great Architects, a beautiful retro Role-Playing Game (RPG) from ID@Xbox developer Watermelon. After that, we'll stream Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions. The latest in the twin-stick shooting series that started on Xbox comes from Lucid Games and Activision's Sierra label.

The stream has ended, and a good time was had by all. Read on to check out the archive videos and contest winners!

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We've got a busy week of Xbox One Twitch streaming lined up for you guys, and plenty of great prizes to sweeten the deal! Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we'll give you a chance to see two new and upcoming 2D platformers.

First we'll stream our first look at Kalimba, the latest game from Press Play, makers of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Tentacles. Kalimba won't launch until December 17, so tune in to see it early! After that, we'll stream Thomas Was Alone, the clever and artistic ID@Xbox platformer from Mike Bithell and Curve Digital.

The stream has ended, but you can still watch the archive videos to see what each game was like. Don't miss them!

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