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Amazon Prime gives you 20 percent discounts on new games

Your video game hobby just got more affordable... if you're a Prime subscriber.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
January 12, 2016
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If you're a big video game fan with an Amazon account, there's a real chance that you have a few games on pre-order. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get a break on those games without waiting for a special promo or (gasp) dealing with a traditional retailer? You can after today. Amazon has started a discount program that gives you 20 percent off of newly released (within 2 weeks) and upcoming games if you're a Prime subscriber. It's a bit like similar options at Best Buy and GameStop, but you're getting a bunch of extra services beyond gaming -- you can catch up on Mozart in the Jungle while you're waiting for Uncharted 4 to ship.

There are gotchas. The discounts only apply to physical copies, so this won't do if you're trying to keep your home disc-free. And while this does include limited-edition games, it won't cover bundles -- you can't use this to get a discount on a console bundle. Even so, it's pretty tempting. If you order enough titles throughout the year, that $99 Prime membership could pay for itself.

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