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 streamed Riptide GP2 from Vector Unit. Riptide GP2 is a fast-paced water racing game with 6-player split-screen support on Xbox One. We also gave out lots of free codes for the game to some of our lucky viewers.
Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and a replay of tonight's stream in YouTube format!
Already popular on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and 10, and other mobile platforms, Riptide GP2 is a fast-paced aquatic racing game from the developers of Hydro Thunder Hurricane.
Players will hop on a hydro jet and compete on a variety of futuristic water-based tracks. The single-player Career mode offers 36 races spread across nine series. Hop directly onto any of the 14 tracks and race against friends' ghosts in VR Challenge mode.
The Xbox One version of Riptide GP2 unfortunately doesn't include online multiplayer like other versions, but it does at least pack an impressive 6-player split-screen mode. Don't expect any kind of options for split-screen, but racing against a horde of local friends is still good for a few watery thrills.
If you're looking for an affordable and exciting racing game on Xbox One or other platforms, Riptide GP2 won't leave you high and dry. Tune in to tonight's livestream for a chance to win a copy of your own!
- Riptide GP2 – Xbox One – 204 MB – $6.99 – Xbox Link
- Riptide GP2 – Windows PC – $6.99 – Steam Link
- Download Riptide GP2 for Windows Phone and Windows 10 ($2.99)
We'll be streaming Riptide GP2 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 18 game codes:
- 10 for Xbox One
- 5 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 3 for Steam
To enter, just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral and 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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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We're still working on next weekend's prizes, but you can bet they'll be cool. In a few weeks we'll be giving out EA Access codes, which should qualify as extra cool!
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.
These guys and gals are gonna get wet!
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Tonight's prizes provided by Vector Unit. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!