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Halo series kicks off Xbox Games on Demand sale

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 26, 2013 8:15AM PST

Xbox Live Games on Demand typically ends up making you pay more than retail price--even during sales--for games which don't need to be pressed, packaged, shipped, or stored, which makes it essentially a costly way of saving shelf space. Microsoft's knocking up to 85% off off loads of games in a string of daily deals it's calling 'The Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale,' starting with the Halo series, and for once it actually makes digital Xbox 360 games (mostly) cheaper than physical.

Voila, your first round of discounts:

I'd be irresponsible if I didn't point out that Halo 4 is still cheaper in a box, though. See, here, it's only $34.99 at Amazon right now, for example. Is the convenience worth $5 to you?

Here's the big list of every game that'll be featured in the sale. It'll bring new discounts every day until March 4.

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