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As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Prime benefits. With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut. Prime members, The Verge notes, will get store credit as an incentive to pre-order video games through Amazon, "marking a major change to one of the membership's best benefits".
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The 20 percent discount is valid on all pre-orders placed through August 27, giving gamers just one week to take advantage of the benefit before it is cut.
Now it's just a matter of seeing how much these changes will affect Amazon Prime's membership count. Twitch Prime subscribers can also still get channel-specific ad-free viewing, according to the company, as part of Prime memberships by using a monthly subscription token on a channel that has ad-free viewing for subscribers turned on. One of the best discounts that Prime now offers is 20% off physical game pre-orders; that takes a $60 game down to $47.99, but unfortunately, Amazon just announced that the discount is coming to an end on August 27.
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Second, starting on August 28, Prime members will now get a $10 Amazon credit when pre-ordering select games on Amazon.com.
For new Twitch Prime members, the universal ad-free experience ends September 14. 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. Once you get that credit, you can use it on nearly anything that Amazon sells, not just games. This new pre-order benefit is replacing the current discount on physical game pre-orders.
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