There is a benefit to this new offer.
Twitch might be getting big enough to renegotiate its arrangement with parent company Amazon, but that's not the only gaming bonus that Prime subscribers are losing.
Being able to watch Twitch live game broadcasters without any ads was one of the most appealing components of Twitch Prime.More news: Move over 'Thriller': The Eagles have No.1 album of all
Launched in 2016, Twitch Prime was created to drive more subscribers to Amazon's Prime program ($99 per year), whose benefits include free shipping on millions of products and access to Prime Video. Once you get that credit, you can use it on nearly anything that Amazon sells, not just games.
Amazon announced today its 20 percent game preorder discount will last through August 28. 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.
"Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible", the company said in a blog post announcing the move. On that note, you might want to get those pre-orders in before the deadline.More news: Nicki Minaj has a Twitter meltdown after underperforming first week sales
Two years after the perk was introduced to Amazon Prime members, Amazon has announced that it will be discontinuing its 20 percent preorder discount on physical copies video games on August 28. A Reddit thread on the change is full of gamers threatening to kill their Prime subscriptions over the elimination of the 20 percent discount. With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut.
For new Twitch Prime members, the universal ad-free experience ends September 14. We'll find out in the next few weeks.
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