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 Pure Pool from VooFoo Studios and Ripstone. Not only is Pure Pool the best pool game on Xbox One, it recently got Snooker DLC that we're excited to show you. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full stream replay in YouTube format!
Remember, the game in this story and stream is not the former Games with Gold title Pool Nation FX. We're focused on Pure Pool, which is much better!
As a single player game, Pure Pool offers an expansive career mode. Players can earn up to three stars from each match – one simply for beating it, and others for completing side goals such as making specific shots during the game. Challenge games take place between regular tournament matches, requiring different tactics such as speed runs and precision tests.
Pure Pool brings some classy multiplayer features to the pool table. For one, you get head-to-head online play against another player. The experience of chatting with a friend while knocking balls around is very close to the real life pool experience, especially since you're surrounded by a bar filled with patrons within the game. Competition-minded players can even participate in pool leagues, battling it out against a wider variety of competition.
VooFoo and Ripstone recently released the Snooker DLC Pack for Pure Pool for $4.99. The pack adds:
- Snooker Career mode with three difficulty levels: Amateur, pro, and Master
- Two Snooker Challenge modes
- Online snooker leagues
- New Achievements
The basic rules of Snooker are that players must alternate between potting red balls and colored balls. Once all red balls have been potted, they must then knock out the colored balls in a specific order. It's not much more complex than other pool games. You'll see when you watch us play!
We'll be streaming Pure Pool for 60-90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 10 Pure Pool game and DLC code bundles:
- 5 Pure Pool with Snooker DLC codes for Xbox One
- 5 Pure Pool with Snooker DLC codes for Steam
To enter, just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral (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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After the stream - Play some Halo 5 with us!
Sometimes we like to schedule a bonus multiplayer session after the main stream and giveaway end. Tonight we'll do just that - everyone who sticks around is welcome to play Halo 5 with us on-stream. We'll keep the after party going for approximately 60 minutes.
Be sure to join us for next weekend's stream too! The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). We'll announce the actual game and contest on Saturday, November 14th.
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 gamers will be knocking around all the balls pretty soon!
Tonight's prizes provided by Ripstone. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!