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. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we played Life is Strange from DONTNOD Entertainment and Square-Enix. Life is Strange is a cinematic adventure game starring a teenager who can rewind time. We also gave out free copies of the game to several lucky viewers. Read on for quick game impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay in YouTube format!
Life is Strange
In this story-heavy adventure game, players follow a high school senior named Max Caulfield. A lifelong photography enthusiast, Max has recently been accepted into a seniors-only private school called Blackwell Academy. There she continues to study photography while struggling to make friends and get along with her fellow students.
Players will explore Max's environment, interacting with the people and objects she finds along the way. Max can make various dialog choices that affect the outcome of the story and how people feel about her. Of course she'll take plenty of pictures along the way.
Eventually, she discovers the mysterious ability to rewind time. Our heroine can use this power not only to help people, but also to explore different outcomes to conversations and other situations.
Join us tonight for a fascinating adventure and the chance to win your own copy of Life is Strange!
- Life is Strange: Episode 1 – Xbox One – 3 GB – $4.99 – Xbox Link
- Life is Strange: Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) – Xbox One – $19.99 – Xbox Link
- Life is Strange: Episode 1 – Windows PC – $4.99 – Steam Link
- Life is Strange: Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) – Windows PC – $19.99 – Steam Link
We'll be streaming Life is Strange for 60-120 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 11 game codes:
- 4 Life is Strange: Complete Season for Xbox One
- 1 Life is Strange: Episode 1 for Xbox One
- 3 Life is Strange: Episodes 2-5 Season Pass for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 3 Life is Strange: Complete Season for Steam
To enter, just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral and Twitch.tv/EastXTwitch (making sure to enable email notifications!) and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!
Feel free to stick around in chat before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!
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Next week's stream
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's next weekend's contest stream. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).
- Another mystery game. We play it fast and loose here on the weekends!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
Life may be strange, but the following winners are just strangely awesome:
Tonight's prizes provided by Square-Enix. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!