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 Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty from Just Add Water and Oddworld Inhabitants. New 'n' Tasty is a remake of the classic science fiction adventure Abe's Oddysee. We even gave out 20 full game codes to our awesome viewers.
Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading for the list of contest winners and full stream replay video in YouTube format!
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee – New 'n' Tasty
The Oddworld game series began with the 1997 PSOne release of Abe's Oddysee. Each game takes place on the dystopian planet Oddworld, where the villainous Glukkons have enslaved the gentle Mudokan people. One day, the clumsy janitor Abe discovers that the Glukkons plan to turn his fellow Mudokans into food and sell them!
Abe will have to use wits (and platforming skills) to escape from the Rupture Farms meat factory and save his people. He can't directly fight his pursuers, but Abe can sneak, interact with objects, and speak to his fellow slaves. The game offers a variety of "GameSpeak" commands for communication, all accessed via the d-pad.
With a unique blend of dark science fiction and lighthearted humor, Abe's Oddysee is quite a unique platforming adventure. Read Jez's full review to learn more. And be sure to join us tonight on Twitch for your chance to win a free copy!
- Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty – Xbox One – 7 GB – $19.99 – Xbox Link
- Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty – Windows – $19.99 – Steam Link
We'll be streaming Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee – New 'n' Tasty for 90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 20 game codes:
- 10 for Xbox One
- 10 for Steam
To enter, just follow me at 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 weeks' streams
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here are the next few games that we plan to give away during our weekend streams (in no particular order). The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).
- PayDay 2: Crimewave Edition from 505 Games. We originally planned to stream this one tonight, but had to postpone it due to technical difficulties.
- Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers from Wizards of the Coast and Stainless Games
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams from Black Forest Games
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.
The following people are super odd, but we like them anyway.
Thanks to Oddworld Inhabitants for providing tonight's prizes. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!