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 played Lifeless Planet from Stage 2 Interactive. Lifeless Planet follows an astronaut who awakens on a seemingly uninhabited planet, only to find evidence of colonization. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Tip: If the video hasn't finished processing yet, please check back later.
Inspired by 1950s science fiction, Lifeless Planet is an adventure game filled with exploration, platforming, and puzzle solving. It also features a rich narrative of mystery and paranoia.
Players control an astronaut who awakens on the titular planet, his ship crashed and his fellow astronauts nowhere to be seen. His suit suffers an oxygen leak, forcing him to scramble for another air source before time runs out.
As our hero explores the planet that he was sent to colonize, strange things start to happen. He sees things that shouldn't be there and might not even be real… But the seemingly abandoned Soviet town definitely looks real. Where have the inhabitants gone? And who is the women the astronaut keeps glimpsing?
Players who enjoy classic science fiction stories from Ray Bradbury and others will love Lifeless Planet's distinct atmosphere and story. The production values betray a low budget at times, but they add to the game's retro charm. Watch us play the beginning of this grand sci-fi adventure!
We streamed Lifeless Planet for ~90 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 15 game codes:
- 10 for Xbox One
- 5 for Steam
Continue reading for contest winners!
How to watch Twitch livestreams
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. There are several to choose from, each with different strengths and weaknesses. Only one app lets you search directly for our channel, though. If you use the others you'll have to find and follow us from a web browser first. Read the roundup to learn more!
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Tuesday, March 22: Quantum Break from Remedy and Microsoft - win an Xbox gift card!
- Saturday, March 26: Dead or Alive 5 Last Round from Koei Tecmo – A $60 value!
- April 2: Tachyon Project from Eclipse Games
- April 9, 16, 23: To be announced
- Saturday, April 30: Arslan: The Warriors of Legend from Koei Tecmo – A $60 value!
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 guys and gals get to play astronaut on a dangerous and lonely world!
Tonight's prizes provided by Stage 2 Interactive. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
Update 6: Microsoft wants all of TikTok, but Trump's order may interfere
The Financial Times reports that as part of negotiations, Microsoft is now inquiring whether it can buy all of TikTok, instead of just the business in the US., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This new plan would include India and Europe (and excluding China).
Surface Duo and double Dans take over this week's Android Central podcast
Need even more Surface Duo in your life? Check out the latest Android Central podcast, in which Daniel Rubino and Daniel Bader (double the Dans!) discuss Surface Duo, Microsoft's Samsung love affair, and Project xCloud.
This is the best Windows 10 tablet you can buy right now
There are many Windows 10 tablets on the market, but it's hard to sort through the rubbish. Here's our picks for the best Windows 10 tablets you can buy right now. At the top of our list is the Surface Pro X, which we think is the best due to its ARM processor, large display, and thin form factor while still packing good battery life and excellent performance.
These tools will let you stream to Twitch from any console
While you can easily stream PC games to Twitch using free software, sharing gameplay from a console requires some extra hardware. This guide will provide the best options to make your content shine.