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 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox One. This was a special stream because Windows Central readers and viewers got to play along with me! Watch the replay to see who's the best at shooting plants and zombies. Hint: it's not me! We also gave out EA Access memberships during the stream. Read on for the EA Access impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay in YouTube format.
EA Access and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Tonight we want to highlight just what a cool Xbox One-exclusive service EA Access is for gamers. For $29.99 per year, subscribers unlimited get access (for the duration of the subscription) to 13 Electronic Arts games for Xbox One:
- Battlefield 4
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- EA Sports UFC
- FIFA 14
- FIFA 15
- Madden NFL 25
- Madden NFL 15
- NBA Live 15
- Need for Speed Rivals
- NHL 15
- Peggle 2
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
- More games to come!
Subscribers also get ten percent off any purchases of EA games and DLC for Xbox One, provided those things are not already on sale at time of purchase. They also get six-hour demos of new EA titles before those games launch. Not too shabby!
One of my favorite games in the EA Access lineup is Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. One of the best team-based shooters around, Garden Warfare sets the Plants and Zombies against each other in a variety of game types.
With bright and colorful graphics, the trademark Plants vs. Zombies sense of humor, tons of unique character classes, and 12-versus-12 online battles, shooter fans can't lose with Garden Warfare.
Join us online during the stream to watch or play Garden Warfare (you must own the Xbox One version to play), and maybe win an EA Access membership. If you win, you'll get access to Garden Warfare and many more games for the next year!
We'll be streaming Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for ~90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of five codes for Xbox One:
- EA Access One-year Membership
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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Next week's stream
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's next weekend's contest stream. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).
- Mystery game! Stayed tuned.
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.
The following people now have access to Plant vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and plenty more Xbox One games from EA!
Tonight's prizes provided by the best mobile and tech news network around, Mobile Nations. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
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