Watch and win as we play classic Xbox games from Rare tonight on Twitch

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 backwards compatible Xbox 360 games from Rare. The 30-game collection Rare Replay launches exclusively on Xbox One on August 4th. We couldn't show you the collection itself due to embargo, but the Xbox 360 games already available to Xbox Preview members are fair game.

The stream has ended, but you can continue reading for more Rare Replay details, contest winners, and a full video replay in YouTube format!

Rare Replay

Official description:

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Rare brings together the adventures of its iconic characters in a collection that spans the decades. From its earliest 2D classics to Xbox 360 triumphs, Rare Replay delivers a gaming treasure trove for veteran players and newcomers alike.

As you brawl with the Battletoads, grab Jiggies in Banjo-Kazooie and fight the future in Perfect Dark, you'll uncover bonus content and exclusive looks at the creation of Rare Replay's hits.

Master the basics or test your skills with all-new snapshot challenges and 10,000 Gamerscore. Gaming's greatest are back, lovingly presented and exclusively on Xbox One!

The Xbox 360 games included in the Rare Replay collection are playable via the Xbox One's new backwards compatibility function. We're not streaming Rare Replay itself tonight – just one or two backwards compatible games that are also found in the collection.

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The Contest

We'll be streaming 1-2 Xbox 360 games from Rare 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 6 Steam game codes. You'll have to tune in to find out which games you can win!

To enter, just follow us at and (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? We're still working on a Quiplash stream. Hopefully we'll get to play it next Saturday.

Whether or not Quiplash works out, we'll have a new Xbox One game to play and give away next week, so don't worry. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).

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 following cool people won cool Steam games as prizes!

  • Ninzombie2015
  • shojsauce
  • Brownmeister2
  • Swizzlerzs
  • bria5545
  • thals1992

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