Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed horror game Outlast and dished out codes to nine lucky viewers.
Tonight 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we'll be playing two amazing story-driven adventure games from Telltale Games: Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones. We're just showing the early parts of each game, so the stream won't spoil too much. We want you guys there, chatting along. To that end, we're giving out four Xbox One codes for Tales, plus a ton of Steam codes for both games!
Update: The stream has ended and a ton of people won prizes. Continue reading to check out the full replays of both games!
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1: Zero Sum
Last week we attended a special premiere event for Tales from the Borderlands in Dallas, TX. Be sure to check out the story for awesome cosplay photos, event impressions, and my full take on the game itself.
Tales from the Borderlands is another in a long-line of adventure games from Telltale, makers of The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us. This new game has a markedly lighter tone than either of those titles. It basically plays out like a caper movie, with equal parts comedy and intrigue throughout the narrative. Whether you're a Borderlands or a Telltale fan, Tales from the Borderlands is a must-play adventure game.
- Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 – Xbox One – $4.99 – Xbox.com Link
- Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 – Xbox 360 – $4.99 – Xbox.com Link
- Tales from the Borderlands (full season) – PC or Mac – $24.99 – Steam Link
Tales from the Borderlands
Game of Thrones Episode 1: Iron from Ice
Telltale's Game of Thrones just launched this week, and I was prepared with a full, detailed review. Don't worry about spoilers 'cause there aren't any!
Game of Thrones: Episode 1 is a gripping dark fantasy adventure. While I prefer Tales from the Borderlands' joy and whimsy, the conflict and intrigue of Game of Thrones is nearly as fun. Fans of the show will enjoy learning about a little-seen corner of Westeros and its inhabitants, as well as visits from several series regulars. Even as a casual viewer, I'm dying to see how my choices play out in the next episode.
- Game of Thrones Episode 1 – Xbox One – $4.99 – Xbox.com Link
- Game of Thrones Episode 1 – Xbox 360 – $4.99 – Xbox.com Link
- Game of Thrones (full season) – PC and Mac – $29.99 – Steam Link
Game of Thrones
We'll be streaming each game for one hour, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) and ending at 10pm Central. During that time, we'll be giving out a whopping total of 22 game codes:
- 4 Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 for Xbox One
- 9 Tales from the Borderlands for Steam
- 9 Game of Thrones for Steam
To enter, just follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch 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!
What's the best way to experience Twitch? If you don't have a PC, you can get the Xbox One or Xbox 360 Twitch app and watch from the comfort of your couch. Or grab the unofficial app Livegaming for Windows Phone. It has plenty of great features, including the ability to chat along with your fellow viewers. Unfortunately you'll have to add our channel to your favorites from the Twitch website, outside of the app.
I'll be available for a few minutes before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, I'd love for you to tune in to future streams. For now, we'll do one every weekend, with a few non-contest streams throughout the week.
Game of Thrones
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekly Twitch streaming contests? Here's our upcoming schedule:
- Tuesday, December 9 : Japanese Xbox One games Puyo Puyo Tetris and Onigiri. A chance to win the Titan One gaming accessory!
- Saturday, December 13 : Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu
Mark your calendar and tune in those days for your chance to win each game on Xbox One (and sometimes other platforms)!
Come back here after the show to see the list of winners.
Steam (Tales from the Borderlands)
Steam (Game of Thrones)
Huge thanks to Telltale for providing tonight's great prizes! Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators Tylerh1701 and DerekDoesIt (who goes by isi mcf here at Windows Central) for moderating our streams and giving away the prizes!