Over the weekend Amazon – who purchased Twitch a while back – announced a new addition to their Amazon Prime subscription, and it’s aimed specifically at gamers.
Cunningly named Twitch Prime, it gives you “an ad-free viewing experience, exclusive emotes and chat badge, and one free channel subscription every 30 days.” Now whilst that may be exciting for younger gamers who are in to that sort of thing, the oldies also get some bonuses in the shape of free game loot, free indie games, and best of all, discounts on new release box games during the pre-order period and for the first two weeks after launch.
To sign up you need to link your accounts by heading to https://twitch.amazon.com/prime, it’s very easy and even a bear of little brain and not much coffee can do it on a Monday morning. Twitch Prime is available in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Amazon have also unveiled the first three PC games from their studio and unsurprisingly they are all multiplayer battlers aimed at the streaming crowd. Breakaway is a mythological sport brawler, Crucible is a FPS set on an alien world, whilst New World is “a massively multiplayer, open-ended sandbox game that allows you to carve your own destiny with other players in a living, hostile, cursed land.”