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Amazon Now Requires Prime Membership for Top Video Games

Tom Phillips at Eurogamer:

You now need a Prime subscription to buy games such as Grand Theft Auto 5, Rainbow Six: Siege or FIFA 16 direct from retail giant Amazon.

The bizarre change, spotted by Videogamer, appears to have quietly taken affect overnight.

But there’s a big caveat to the above. All of these games are still available to buy via Amazon through third-party sellers, whether you have Prime or not.

Despite being able to buy from third-party sellers, this is a disgraceful sales tactic to get people to subscribe to Prime, which is a shame because it’s generally fantastic value.