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Twitch Prime now offers free games to subscribers

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Twitch has sweetened its Prime pot with the addition of Free Games with Prime, a new program with a very self-explanatory title: If you subscribe to Twitch Prime, you'll get free games every month. 

The program will kick off on March 15 with Superhot and Oxenfree, both very good games, plus two games from the Twitch Prime Indie Amplifier (opens in new tab) program, Shadow Tactics and Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation, and the top-down brawler Mr. Shifty. The next round of freebies will go out on April 1, and will include Tales From the Borders, Steamworld Dig 2, Kingsway, Tokyo 42, and Dubwars.   

All eight games from the Indie Amplifier will eventually be given away through the program, and all free games will be yours to keep, even if you cancel your Twitch Prime subscription. That's a pretty sweet deal. 

Twitch Prime debuted in September 2016, and is actually a part of Amazon Prime, which goes for $13 per month or $99 per year. It includes monthly game loot like skins and virtual currency, ad-free viewing, a free channel subscription every 30 days, discounts on boxed game releases on Amazon—and now, free games. Get the details here (opens in new tab)

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.