Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game 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 in an epic multiplayer tournament in Pure Hold'em, an incredibly realistic poker game from Ripstone. Did Paul win the tourney? Watch the full video replay to find out!
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Pure Hold 'em
Xbox One gamers probably know VooFoo Studios best for Pure Pool, a very realistic looking game of pool. The next Pure game from VooFoo and publisher Ripstone is Pure Hold'em, based on the popular Poker variant Texas Hold'em.
Pure Hold'em presents the game of Texas Hold'em in an incredibly authentic manner. You play from a first-person view, with the ability to look down at your own cards or around the tables at the other players. Those players are represented here as electronic poker stations, but otherwise Pure Hold'em looks just like the real thing.
Players have a persistent chips pool to work with here. Run out and you'll have to play at the free table and slowly win your finds back. Or you can buy more chips as an in-app purchase. You also gain levels by playing in one-off games and tournaments. A recent update added the ability to create private tournaments for four or more players and join in scheduled tournaments with extra-large prizes.
Not only is Pure Hold'em one a very mean looking game of Hold'em, it's also the only Poker game available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to date. It sells for $19.99. Watch us play to learn whether Paul knows when to hold'em and when to fold'em!
We streamed Pure Hold 'em for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 20 game codes:
- 7 for Xbox One
- 3 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 10 for Steam
See the contestw inners at the end of this article.
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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, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Saturday, July 16: Pixel Piracy from 505 Games
- Saturday, July 23: Neverwinter from Perfect World Entertainment (at long last)
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 know when to hold'em and when to fold'em.
Tonight's prizes provided by Ripstone. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!