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'll be playing Guacamelee from Drinkbox Studios. What better game to play on Valentine's Day than one about a luchador who must rescue his true love from an evil skeleton? If you're free for the night, make your fellow readers and viewers (and yours truly) your date by tuning in to the stream. We're giving out more than 10 Guacamelee codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam as Valentine's gifts!
Update: The stream has ended. Everybody had an awesome Valentine's Day... Together. Read on for the full video replay and contest winners list!
Guacamelee is an exploration-based action-platformer that supports 2-player local co-op. Besides the co-op, its greatest strength is a deep, robust combat system and tons of wrestling moves to learn. Players can mix these into combos and even use them to solve puzzles and reach new areas.
Guacamelee also has a unique setting and story, as the game takes place in a fantasy world of luchadors and spirits inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead. Protagonist Juan Aguacate starts the game as a humble farmer, but when an evil skeleton kills him and kidnaps his girlfriend, Juan returns to life as a powerful wrestler.
Anyone who enjoys games like Super Metroid, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Dust: an Elysian Tale absolutely must play Guacamelee and help keep the borders between the lands of the living and dead firmly in place. Read our full review or " Best Xbox One games of 2014" story if you need more convincing, vato.
We'll be streaming for two hours tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 11 game codes:
- 6 for Xbox One
- 4 for PlayStation 4 (US accounts only)
- 3 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 participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) to 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!
How to watch Twitch live streams
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. My recommendation is Unstream. It has far more features than competing apps, such as the ability to see a list of users participating in the stream chat. Unfortunately you'll have to add our channel to your favorites from the Twitch website, outside of the app (for now).
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekly Twitch streaming contests? Here's our upcoming schedule:
- Saturday, February 21 : Chariot from Frima Studio
- Saturday, February 28 : Asphalt 8 (Windows 8) from Gameloft. Guest cohost: "Gameloft" Ryan!
- Saturday, March 7 : Order & Chaos Online (Windows 8) from Gameloft. Guest cohost: "Gameloft" Ryan!
In addition to our Saturday contest streams, we also livestream a variety of different games throughout the week. These streams don't have contests, but they still offer a great chance to see more exciting games while enjoying our live commentary and stream chat.
- Mondays: PlayStation Vita games! See what the other side gets to play.
- Tuesdays: The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360. Catch up on The Witcher saga before The Witcher 3 launches in May!
- Wednesdays: Xbox One games. We'll announce these games on the site every Wednesday.
- Thursdays: Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One. Chosen by our loyal viewers!
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 had an especially happy Valentine's Day:
Thanks to Drinkbox Studios 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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