Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game 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 Pixel Piracy, a game of exploring and plundering the seas from 505 Games. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

Pixel Piracy

Pixel Piracy for Xbox One

Sea of Thieves is a long way off, but you can be a pirate right now in Pixel Piracy. Create your own retro pixel pirate, hire a crew, and set out for a life of adventure. Each crew member has unique traits and can grow as you see fit, and your primary pirate can level up as well.

After customizing your ship, choose a destination and you'll be on your way. If you encounter another ship, you can choose to trade or fight with them. Board the ship, defeat the crew, and you'll be able to plunder or commandeer it. Then head to a tropical island where you'll find dangerous natives, animals, and plenty of juicy treasure.

Pixel Piracy is a vast single-player pirate simulation/action game with an endearingly retro art style. If you enjoy games like Terraria, this one's sort of like that but with less crafting. Watch us as we strive to become kings of the seas!

The Contest

Pixel Piracy for Xbox One

We streamed Pixel Piracy for 90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 15 game codes:

  • 10 for Xbox One
  • 5 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)

See contest winners at the end of this story.

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Pixel Piracy for Xbox One

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Future streams

Pixel Piracy for Xbox One

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):

  • Saturday, Jul 23: 10 Second Ninja X from Curve Digital, with special guest cohost – the developer!
  • Saturday, July 30: Neverwinter from Perfect World. Win an exclusive companion for Xbox One or PlayStation 4!

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.


Pixel Piracy for Xbox One

These pirates will soon be knee-deep in treasure.

Xbox One

  • Lochdoun
  • Thesnapplecap
  • Dakrkplayer2
  • Deadp00l1391
  • Noah686
  • Masterfoureyes
  • Oblivion_275
  • Swizzlerzs
  • Pandjman
  • Darksixx

PlayStation 4

  • Ghoultechnology
  • Paper_airplanez99
  • Drake_meme
  • Soulprincel10
  • Psnaddicts

Tonight's prizes provided by 505 Games. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!