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 Project Root from OPQAM and Reverb Triple XP. Project Root is a shmup/twin-stick shooter hybrid. We also gave out copies of the game to 17 lucky winners. Read on for game impressions, contest winners, and a full replay of the stream in YouTube format!
Tip: If the video has not finished processing, please check back later.
Shoot 'em ups and twin-stick shooters tend to be two separate genres – the former typically restricting players to firing in one direction, with automatic scrolling. Twin-stick shooters on the other hand allow players to fire in 360 degrees with control over screen scrolling. But they share a lot in common, namely screens full of enemies firing bullets for players to dodge.
Buenos Aires-based developer OPQAM combined those two genres with Project Root, a modern shmup with twin-stick controls and total freedom of movement. Players will explore massive levels in a spaceship, battling air- and ground-based foes while completing various objectives. Between levels, an upgrade system allows customization of the ship's abilities.
Is Project Root the next evolution of the shmup and twin-stick genres? Tune in tonight to find out, and maybe win a copy of your own!
We'll be streaming Project Root for 60-90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 17 game codes:
- 12 Project Root for Xbox One
- 5 Project Root for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
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!
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!
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! Stay tuned for the announcement.
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 are in for a whooping courtesy of Project Root!
Tonight's prizes provided by Reverb Triple XP. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
PS5 games prices are higher than Xbox — but is that a good thing?
Sony's PlayStation 5 reveal came with some big caveats, and one of the most overlooked ones is the fact that games will be more expensive, seemingly across the board. Should Microsoft and Xbox jump on that train as well?
Review: Gigabyte's Z490 AORUS ULTRA is a gorgeous Intel motherboard
Gigabyte's Z490 AORUS ULTRA is a motherboard you should consider for a 10th or 11th Gen Intel-powered PC. On paper, it has plenty going for it, including amazing power design and cooling, passively cooled M.2 slots and good overclocking support.
You can get the Windows 10 October 2020 update early – here's how
In this guide, we'll show you the steps to upgrade your computer to the final release of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update before it's officially available to everyone.
Up your Fortnite game with one of these great headsets
So you want to up your Fortnite game, do you? One of the easiest fixes is getting yourself a good headset. Whether you play on PC, console or mobile, there's something here for you.