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What is Amazon’s Prime Gaming and is it worth getting?

By Will Liebenrood
Prime Gaming with Apex Legends character and Roblox character

Guess what? There’s a good chance you are already a member of Prime Gaming and you didn’t even know it. If you have an active Amazon Prime account, like 112 million other people, you already have access to this incredible gamer-centric service totally free of charge. And if you aren’t… how the heck did you survive the pandemic? Either way, you are about to find out about all of the fantastic benefits you have been missing out on.

Prime Gaming aka Twitch Prime (yes, Amazon does own everything and like a rapper can’t settle on a name) is a little loot box of goodies for gamers. Included in your Prime membership, you get access to over 20 PC games your first month which, at the time of writing, includes titles such as Kona, Silver Chains, The Last Blade 2, Shock Troopers, and more.

You also get access to a free monthly Twitch channel subscription, tons of free in-game content for your favorite games, like 2 million credits in GTA online, skin shards for League of Legends, exotic bundle drops in Destiny 2 and so much more. My only real gripe is that if you are a console gamer like myself, none of the free monthly games matter. I hope to see some kind of partnership in the future like an EA access of sorts, so we console dwellers can enjoy some of the free game downloads.

It really is pretty amazing how much content you are getting for just 12 dollars per month. And that’s not mentioning what you are already getting with streaming from Prime Music and Prime Video, free same-day shipping, and grocery delivery services. Amazon has set the bar so high, it almost seems unreachable at this point. These little extras for the gaming community just seem like the cherry on top.

So is Prime Gaming worth it? Yes, 100%. Even on its own, Amazon Prime is worth having, so if you are a gamer it’s a no-brainer. Now, if you are someone who doesn’t care about getting same-day free shipping or watching amazing original shows like The Boys, maybe it’s not worth the extra 12 bucks a month. But let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want those perks?

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