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 at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT), we'll be playing Costume Quest 2 from DoubleFine and Midnight City. Costume Quest 2 is a lighthearted role-playing game that takes place during Halloween. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out Costume Quest 2 codes for Xbox One, Steam, and PlayStation 4!
Update: The stream has ended. Read on for the list of contest winners and the full replay in YouTube format!
Costume Quest 2 and replay video
Who says role-playing games need to be serious affairs? This game stars a group of kids who are tasked with saving Halloween. An evil dentist has set his sights on ridding the world of candy and Halloween forever. It's up to our heroes to stop him and save the sweet holiday once and for all!
Like a traditional role-playing game, our heroes must explore the world, searching for items and people to help. But unlike other games, these kids get their powers from Halloween costumes they find. Equip the right duds and your characters will turn into superheroes capable of throwing buses and beating down bad guys. The turn-based battles having a button-timing mechanic that keeps them exciting throughout.
Like all DoubleFine games, the writing in Costume Quest 2 is top-notch. Bring your senses of humor and adventure and you're in for a spooky good time!
- Costume Quest 2 - Xbox One - 1.1 GB - $14.99 - Xbox.com Link
- Costume Quest 2 - Xbox 360 - 748 MB - $14.99 - Xbox.com Link
- Costume Quest 2 - Windows, Mac, and Linux - $14.99 - Steam Link
The Contest and How to watch Twitch livestreams
We'll be streaming Costume Quest 2 for 90-120 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 15 codes:
- 5 Costume Quest 2 for Xbox One
- 5 Costume Quest 2 for Steam
- 5 Costume Quest 2 for PlayStation 4
To enter, just follow both of our channels 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!
How to watch Twitch livestreams
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Streaming schedule and Contest winners
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's this week's schedule. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).
- Sunday, March 22: Slender: the Arrival for Xbox One from Blue Isle Studios. See it before it comes out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 24!
- Monday, March 23: Grim Fandango for Windows and PlayStation 4 and Vita from DoubleFine. The classic game from the makers of Costume Quest 2 remastered!
- Tuesday, March 24: The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360. Catch up on The Witcher saga before The Witcher 3 launches in May!
- Wednesday, March 25: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from Gearbox and 2K, which comes out on Tuesday! *Subject to delivery of review copy.
- Thursday, March 26: Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One and 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Windows. Chosen by our loyal viewers!
- Saturday, March 28: A surprise game and contest. Keep your eyes on this page later in the week for the announcement.
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 dudes and/or dudettes walked away with the prize!
Thanks to Midnight City for providing tonight's prizes. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
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