Our Amazon Prime Day 2018 page contains details of the US and UK start date and times, how to claim your free Twitch Prime games, and will also be updated with the best PC and console deals.
After a fair bit of teasing, Amazon Prime Day has finally been confirmed to commence on Monday 16th July at 12:00pm in each region.
Expect 36 hours or so of extreme discounts when things get under way, and you would probably be wise to hold off on any major purchases until the event starts - Murphy's Law insists that the very thing you buy becomes available at a stupid discount.
Based on previous events you can expect a pretty wide array of items to be available as new deals come and go.
Not only do we expect all three of the major consoles to be represented during the promotion, it's also highly likely that a decent selection of PC hardware and accessories will be up for grabs as well.
As savvy shoppers ourselves we'll be keeping a very close eye on all the gaming-related bargains and we'll be updating this page with all the latest deals.
If you decide to dip into any of the discounts, not only will you save yourself a load of money but you'll also help us keep the lights on courtesy of Amazon's affiliate programme, which provides us with a small amount of commission. Thanks for supporting Metabomb.
For now, we've got the lowdown on the event itself so you know what to expect and when to expect it. Once things are actually under way we'll slot in details on what we believe to be the most relevant deals for you.
When does Amazon Prime Day 2018 begin?
Amazon Prime Day 2018 begins on Monday 16th July 2018.
If you're located in the US, simply head to the Amazon.com site at 12:00 PDT, which is 15:00 EDT.
For our UK readers, the sale kicks off at 12:00 BST on Amazon.co.uk. Head there to get shopping.
Do I need Amazon Prime to take part in Prime Day 2018?
Yep! As the name of the promotion suggests, you need to be a member of Amazon Prime in order to take advantage of the deals that are on offer.
The good news is that if you've resisted the temptation to take Amazon up on its ongoing 30-day tria offer, you can fire up your trial period when the event begins and grab any sale items that you're interested in.
Chances are, however, that you've found yourself in need of a quick Christmas delivery or two by now and have already used up your free trial.
The one word of caution we'd give is that you should probably get your trial up and running before the day itself.
Amazon likes to chuck the odd Lightning Deal into the mix which means limited time and limited supplies of the item in question - you'll want to be able to jump on any that take your fancy very quickly before you miss out.
How do I claim my free games through Twitch Prime?
By signing up for Amazon Prime you'll also gain access to Twitch Prime. The good news on that front is that a decent chunk of games are being given away for members as part of the promotion.
The games themselves are being released in a trickle, which means you'll need to regularly sign into the service to grab the ones you want.
Here's a breakdown of what's available for Twitch Prime members, and when the games will actually be available to grab for free:
- Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition - July 2nd - 4th
- Metal Slug 3: July 3rd - August 2nd
- The Last Blade: July 3rd - August 2nd
- Twinkle Star Sprites: July 3rd - August 2nd
- Q.U.B.E: July 3rd - 4th
- Battle Chef Brigade: July 4th - 11th
- Manual Samuel: July 5th - 12th
- Gonner: July 6th - 13th
- Next Up Hero: July 7th - 14th
- Uurnog Uurnlimited: July 8th - 14th
- Hue: July 9th - 15th
- Deponia Doomsday: July 10th - 16th
- Observer: July 11th - 17th
- Tacoma: July 12th - 18th
- The Bridge: July 13th - 26th
- Brutal Legend: July 14th - 27th
- The Red Strings Club: July 15th - 21st
- Tyranny - July 16th - 18th
- Broken Age: July 17th - 31st
- The Framed Collection: July 18th - 31st
- Serial Cleaner - July 18th - 31st
We'll update this article again once Amazon Prime Day 2018 is in full flow, and will add in details of all the best PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Switch deals as soon as they appear on the store.