Windows Central regularly streams Xbox One games on Twitch every weekend, giving our audience a chance to see a variety of games in action, chat with each other, and interact with our gaming staff. The games we stream have usually been released to market, but sometimes we get to look at big titles ahead of launch.

Tonight we took another special look at the biggest Xbox One game of the spring: Quantum Break from Remedy and Microsoft. This time we dove into Act 2 for more action, shooting, and time-bending adventure. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

Quantum Break

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The long-awaited follow-up to Remedy's Alan Wake is nearly here!

Quantum Break follows hero Jack Joyce, a man caught at the forefront of a dangerous experiment that "breaks time." With time unraveling and all life on the verge of ending, Jack must fight to repair the damage caused by his best friend's experiment gone awry. But the militaristic soldiers of the mysterious Monarch corporation will do anything to stop him.

Last week, we streamed Acts 1-2 and 1-3 of the game (check out that video here). This time, we follow up with Acts 2-1 and 2-2. As a quick primer, when we last saw protagonist Jack Joyce he had been captured by the nefarious Monarch corporation. How will Jack escape from them in Act 2? I bet it involves time powers!

Quantum Break features a thrilling narrative brought to life by expert voice acting and even live-action TV segments, stunning graphics, and unique time-based powers during combat. Will this be the Xbox One game of the year? Read Jez's detailed preview and then watch us play to get an idea before Quantum Break launches exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 on April 5!

The Contest

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We streamed Quantum Break for ~90 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 11 prize codes:

  • 1 - Quantum Break preorder - Donated by SgtTorrente!
  • 1 - $25 Xbox Gift Code
  • 9 - $10 Xbox Gift Codes

See the winners list at the end of this article.

How to watch Twitch livestreams

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What's the best way to experience Twitch? The Twitch website on your PC or Mac web browser. If you don't have or prefer not to use a computer, you can get the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Xbox 360 Twitch apps and watch from the comfort of your couch. Android and iOS both have official and unofficial Twitch apps to choose from as well.

On Windows Phone, you'll have to grab an unofficial app. There are several to choose from, each with different strengths and weaknesses. Only one app lets you search directly for our channel, though. If you use the others you'll have to find and follow us from a web browser first. Read the roundup to learn more!

Future streams

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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):

  • April 2: Tachyon Project from Eclipse Games
  • April 9, 16, 23: To be announced soon!
  • Saturday, April 30: Arslan: The Warriors of Legend from Koei Tecmo – A $60 value!

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.


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The adventure is just beginning for these cool viewers!

Quantum Break preorder - Donated by SgtTorrente!

  • Shojsauce

$25 Xbox Gift Code

  • Unmaskedbandit

$10 Xbox Gift Codes

  • Tlitd31
  • Abackhandslap
  • Eajlaxer
  • Corrsty
  • Electrospecter415
  • Bigbosscain
  • Fireninja2
  • Thesnapplecap
  • Wittyottertrotter

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