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Tonight on Mixer, we played Gigantic, the colorful online battle game for Xbox One and Windows 10. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners.
Gigantic is a third-person action and shooter-style MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) from Motiga and Perfect World Entertainment. The big difference between this one and other MOBAs is right there in the title: the giants. Each of the two competing teams serves a gigantic creature called a guardian. The huge beast waits at the team's base, but eventually, it will join the battle too.
When your points reach a certain total, your guardian will rampage and attack the other guardian and pin it down for a short time. At this point, the pinned guardian becomes vulnerable to player attacks. Deal enough damage before the enemy guardian gets up and you'll score a wound on it, moving one step closer to victory.
The combat in Gigantic is fast-paced and action-heavy. Each hero has four primary attacks, an "ultimate" focus attack that charges up during battle, and a dodge maneuver. Additionally, both teams can summon and upgrade NPC creatures to provide various boosts such as identifying enemies on the map, healing teammates, and more.
At launch, Gigantic features 19 playable heroes – and you can expect more to be added in the future. These encompass a variety of classes and combat styles, including melee, shooters, healers, stealthy assassins, and more.
A rotating selection of five heroes is always available to play completely for free. If you want to keep a hero, you can buy it individually or pick up packs of multiple heroes. The Starter Pack sells for $9.99 and the Ultimate Pack (which unlocks every hero for the life of the game) costs $29.99.
- See Gigantic on the Windows Store
- See Gigantic Starter Pack on the Windows Store
- See Gigantic Ultimate Pack on the Windows Store
We streamed Gigantic for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 60 Gigantic content codes:
- 50 Gigantic Starter Packs for Xbox One and Windows 10: Get permanent access to eight heroes (The Margrave, HK 206, Beckett, Lord Knossos, Tyto the Swift, Charnok, Uncle Sven, and Xenobia).
- 10 Gigantic Airship Supplies for Steam
See the contest winners at the end of this story.
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Some of our handy Mixer guides:
- A beginner's guide to Mixer streaming
- How to use Mixer to stream Xbox One games
- How to stream on Mixer with FTL
- How to set up interactive sounds and buttons for your Mixer streams
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Mixer programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- August 12: Marvel Puzzle Quest, D3's addictive puzzle-RPG featuring Marvel Superheroes!
- August 19: Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae, the Japanese indie action game in which schoolgirls used swords to battle monsters. We love to showcase unique games on Saturday Game School!
- August 26: Possibly no stream, as Paul might be out of town at QuakeCon.
- September 2: Penarium, a sadistic 2D platformer from Team17 that takes place in a deadly circus.
- September 9: Letter Quest Remastered, the best spelling-RPG/word game on Xbox One.
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.
Thse viewers are in for a gigantic good time.
Xbox One and Windows 10
Tonight's prizes provided by Perfect World. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
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