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Amazon is going all out to drum up excitement for Prime Day, its annual sales event that sees tons of products across all categories get temporary price drops. Prime Day 2018 is a 36-hour event that kicks off July 16 at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET / 12 PM BT) and runs through July 17. While we don't know exactly what items Amazon will put on sale during Prime Day, the company has already begun offering up free PC games for anyone who links their Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts. All told, 21 free games are available throughout July. The only catch? You have to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of the deals. Thankfully, there are some loopholes.

The free games for Prime members in July include Tacoma, Brutal Legend, Hue, and a whole lot more rolling out each day between now and Prime Day. You can find the full list here. And if you stick with your Prime membership after July, you'll continue to get a bundle of free games each month through Twitch--much like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold.

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If you haven't been a Prime member in the past 12 months, you can sign up here to start a one-month free trial (students get six months for free). That will get you all the free games from Twitch that are available between now and Prime Day. The games are yours to keep forever, even if you cancel your Prime membership before your first payment is due.

Let's say you've been a Prime member in the past 12 months, so the free trial doesn't apply to you. Don't worry, you don't have to drop $120 on a one-year membership to get your free games and take part in the Prime Day sales. Instead, you can subscribe for a month for $13 and take advantage of the deals. Then, if you want to cancel your membership before you're charged for a second month, you can.

Amazon Prime members get more than just free games from Twitch. The service also includes free two-day shipping on over 100 million products, access to Prime Video, Prime Music, and select free Kindle ebooks each month. If you shop at Amazon regularly or play PC games, it's probably worth the money.

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