Amazon is Ending its 20% Discount on Video Game Pre-Orders

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Twitch, the Amazon-owned livestreaming video platform for gamers, announced today that it will no longer offer an ad-free experience for Twitch Prime members.

"As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits", Twitch says in a blog post.

Twitch has said the changes are being made because advertising is good way for viewers to support a streamer. 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. The ad-free experience, though, ends for all users who don't renew their annual subscription before the September 14 deadline; those who do will continue to get the perk until their renewal date.

In case you missed it, Amazon has removed Twitch Prime from the list of benefits of being a Prime member.

For the record, other benefits included with Twitch Prime like monthly channel subs, monthly games and loot, and chat badges are not going away.

Twitch says it has offered members more than $1,000 worth of Twitch Prime loot which has led them to look at their current format due to the increasing number of offers the service is providing. In addition to this already disappointing announcement, it was also confirmed that Twitch Prime services will see a change as well.




It's a little weird, especially considering that Twitch Prime used to give those streamers the revenue even though the ads weren't viewed.

Twitch Prime was launched in 2016, two years after Amazon acquired Twitch.

Amazon announced today its 20 percent game preorder discount will last through August 28.

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The headliner here is the removal of ad-free viewing from Twitch Prime. "Instead, starting April 28,"Prime members will now get a $10 Amazon promotional charge when pre-ordering choose games" which may utilize on" nearly anything" Amazon sells. If you are a Prime member, you have until August 28th to get your pre-orders in while the discount is still valid.

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