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, 2am GMT), we'll be playing Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved from Lucid Games and Sierra/Activision. Not only is Geometry Wars 3 the best twin-stick shooter on Xbox One, this week it received a massive update that adds new levels, modes, and items. Watch us play that new content tonight and you could win a copy of the game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Windows!
Update: The stream has ended. Read on for game the contest winners, game impressions, and full YouTube replay of the stream!
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
Late last year, Geometry Wars 3 released to great enthusiasm. The latest sequel to the beloved twin-stick shooter series, Geometry Wars 3 includes a full (and challenging) Adventure mode with lots of stages to blast through. Adventure mode also lets players unlock helper drones and super moves, which can then be leveled up to increase their usefulness.
In addition to the main Adventure, Geometry Wars 3 includes plenty of extra modes. Ultimate is a harder version of Adventure. With the recent update, Classic now offers six different game types. And when you're feeling social, you can play cooperative multiplayer locally with up to four people or online via Xbox Live.
The recent 'Evolved' update has brought tons of new content to Geometry Wars 3, starting with 40 new levels for Adventure mode. That's 100 levels in total! A new helper drone and new super move also flesh out the campaign. The 20-level hardcore mode is extra challenging and features its own leaderboards. Classic Mode now includes a Retro Evolved game type that recreates the original Xbox 360 experience.
Tune in tonight to see some of these new features and maybe even win a copy of your own!
- Geometry Wars 3 – Xbox One –261 MB – $14.99 – Xbox.com Link (opens in new tab)
- Geometry Wars 3 – Xbox 360 –106 MB – $14.99 – Xbox.com Link (opens in new tab)
- Geometry Wars 3 – Windows, Mac, and Linux –$14.99 – Steam Link
We'll be streaming Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved 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 13 game codes:
- 4 for Xbox One
- 4 for PlayStation 4 (North America only)
- 5 for Steam
To enter, just follow me at 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!
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, 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? Here's this week's schedule. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT).
- Monday, April 6 : Tyler night! Watch co-host Tylerh1701 take the reins and play games of his choice.
- Wednesday, April 8: PlayStation Vita night. This week, Paul, Tyler, and Adam will team up in multiplayer for the very first time in Toukiden: Kiwami. Don't miss it!
- Thursday, April 9: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for Xbox One. Can Paul handle the pain as he plays Dark Souls for the first time?
- Saturday, April 11: Thomas was Alone from Curve Digital. A charming puzzle platformer with lovable characters and full narration. Tune in to win a free copy!
- Upcoming weekend streams: Divekick, How to Survive, Pure Pool, Terraria, Threes
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 rock at Geometry!
Thanks to Activision for providing tonight's prizes. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
Why can't a game like this come to mobile?
JoyJoy for Windows Phone is pretty similar and controls really well. Check out my review.
4 + 4 + 5 = 15? Common core?
Too smart for my blood!
I'll be there if I'm home
Paul, you've never played Dark Souls? You are missing out! Souls games bring a satisfaction after each boss's defeat that make achievements and trophies in games appear worthless.
I won't be missing out much longer. Finally getting it next week. :)
Paul you know ill be there! Cya later.
Be there or be square! I made a geometry joke.
Beat me to it there lightcycle
Such a good game! Those hard levels are nuts.
Looking forward to this stream. It looks like a fun game, although I have never played one myself.
Might not be able to make this one. Will catch ya on the next stream if I can't make it. Going to be visiting family. I'll watch the replay though as this game looks quite interesting!
No worries, Jack. Have a great Easter!
I'll be there even though I'm not good at math.
Missed streams the past few weeks because of work and anniversary celebrations with the wife but Paul's streams are always top notch. Love the fact that he doesn't always play the obvious/more popular games. I am still waiting on his Just Dance stream.
We thought about streaming dancing games, but the problem is they all use licensed music and the replays would get muted. Darn copyright issues!
Not a fan of twin sticks, but I will tune in to the replay of this and also Dark Souls 2 too. My brother in law raves about Dark Souls. Have a great stream guys.
Not sure if I'll be able to make it. Might catch the end of it though
Another great stream, thanks Paul
great stream! :)
Fun stream! Even though Paul died a lot he showed some great skill at times.
Why us this post on the top?
^this pretty much sums it up.
I didn't understand anything.
Hey Paul, how's it going? Sorry I've been missing the streams. I started this new job working for an awesome company. Thing is I get off work at six and most days I stay later. If that didn't make catching the streams hard enough. It takes me between forty five minutes to an hour to get home. I really like Geometry Wars and wanted to catch the stream tonight but other responsibility got in the way. Anyway I hope you enjoyed the time and I'll make it back on Twitch one of these nights to say hi. Keep it cool dude. HHTactics.
(This is Felis'nigripes) Thanks for the stream Paul, it was great! I really appreciate the connections like these through Twitch. I myself now get to die a lot through this stress inducing game because of getting one of the codes! For anyone else on Steam, feel free to send me a message if you want to play co-op or challenge each others scores. Otherwise keep up the good work and for everyone else who also got a code; congrats and enjoy the game!
Great stream. Watching you play makes me want to hop back in the game and give it another shot. Keep up the good work
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