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 Resident Evil from Capcom. The Xbox One version of the original Resident Evil features widescreen support, improved controls, and more enhancements. We're also giving out more than 10 codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam! Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
The original Resident Evil debuted on the first PlayStation way back in 1996. It saw no less than three PSOne versions, beginning a legacy of rereleases and remakes (not to mention countless sequels like Resident Evil Revelations 2).
In 2002, Capcom released a complete remake of Resident Evil for GameCube. This version, affectionately known as Remake by fans, revamped all of the in-game graphics and even introduced a proper English script and voice acting. Before that, the voices were provided by janitors and newspaper delivery people, I like to think.
The remade version of Resident Evil was recently remastered for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, and PC. This remastered version features widescreen support, post-processing effects and improved backgrounds, and a new alternate control scheme. The Alternate Controls replaces the original tank-style movement controls with a more natural style of movement.
Resident Evil is a classic survival horror game in players choose between Chris and Jill Valentine, two members of a police unit called STARS who experience the same story from different perspectives. Their squad becomes trapped in a mansion while investigating the disappearance of a previous squad and a series of mysterious deaths. Chris and Jill must explore the mansion, solve devious puzzles, and battle zombies and other monsters as they uncover the biological crimes of the Umbrella Corporation.
Watch Paul play the best ever version of the original Resident Evil and see how he fares with the new control scheme!
We streamed Resident Evil for ~90 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 13 game codes:
- 7 for Xbox One
- 3 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 3 for Steam
See the contest winners at the end of this story.
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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, June 10: Grim legends – A new adventure game for Xbox One and PC from Artifex Mundi!
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 are tonight's Resident Winners.
Tonight's prizes provided by Capcom. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!