Amazon ruined its video game pre-order bonus for Prime subscribers

Pay now or kiss Twitch Prime’s no-advertising perk goodbye starting Sept 14

Prime members won't be able to save on video games starting this month, because Amazon will stop offering discounts on video game pre-orders as of Tuesday, August 28.

Cutting corners: One attractive perk to being an Amazon Prime member besides the free shipping is discounts on pre-orders for upcoming video games and some newer but already released titles. In some cases, that's only a slight change in total discount (with $60 games being discounted $10 instead of $12), but pricier special editions will see their discounts drop more significantly-and either way, this forces an additional purchase to redeem the "discount" on offer.

It was confirmed today that the program will be making a change, to which the 20 percent discount no longer applies for said pre-orders.

If you're now a monthly Twitch Prime member, you'll get ad-free viewing until October 15. And before you think you can take advantage of this, the credit is canceled if you return the game.

But just because Amazon is bringing ads to Twitch Prime doesn't mean you'll have to watch any adverts going forward. This credit can be used on nearly anything sold by Amazon.com.

Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible. If you have an annual subscription, or if you upgrade to one before September 14th, you will get ad-free viewing until your next renewal date.

As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits. This change will strengthen and expand that advertising opportunity for creators so they can get more support from their viewers for doing what they love.

A couple of years ago, Amazon Prime members received the benefit of Twitch Prime as part of the regular Prime members Amazon subscription which included benefits like no ads, in-game currency for certain games, and you could vote toward a free game every month.

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