Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game 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!
We recently revisited Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, a beautiful puzzle and adventure game in which players must control two brothers as they work together to save their dying father. Brothers is available on every platform under the sun, including Xbox One and 360, PC, PlayStation 4, and mobile. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and our hands-on video!
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
From the mind of Swedish film director Josef Fares comes Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, a critically acclaimed adventure starring a pair of brothers in a medieval setting. The two boys lost their mother during a tragic boating accident, and now their father may die from disease as well. Our heroes set out on a journey to save him, but it won't be easy.
Not only is Brothers a beautiful game with a stirring soundtrack, it also plays unlike any other game. A single player controls both brothers independently via the analog sticks. The left stick moves the older brother, the right controls the smaller one. The challenge comes from manipulating two different people at once, using them to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. It really requires a different kind of thinking than most of us are accustomed to.
The Xbox One version of Brothers includes a bonus commentary video in which the director explains the creative decisions behind the game, as well as art and sound galleries. Brothers is a relatively short game, but an unforgettable one nonetheless.
We streamed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 27 game codes:
- 10 for Xbox One
- 10 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 7 for Steam
See the winners at the end of this story.
How to watch Twitch livestreams
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. Read our roundup to learn more!
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):
- Saturday, August 20 : To be announced
- Saturday, August 27 : To be announced
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 winners are ready for an adventure.
Tonight's prizes provided by 505 Games. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!