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Today marks the debut of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale. The discounts are many and often very significant, so if you own an Xbox 360 this may be your lucky day.

Ah, summer! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the local itinerant population smells even worse than usual. It’s a lovely time, and making it even more lovely are all of the big videogame sales that occur each year around this time. Sony’s got one that we’ll talk about a bit later today, but this particular news piece is dedicated to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale, a promotional offer which began this morning.

Here’s how things work: Microsoft currently has four triple-A games on offer with discounts of greater than 50-percent off their normal retail price. Each day between now and Friday, July 5 this list of games will disappear, only to be replaced by another list of games with similarly impressive discounts.

Now that you’re up to speed on how things work, let’s get right to the list of titles on offer. Today the four titles you have to choose from include Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Max Payne 3 and Assassin’s Creed III. Borderlands 2 and Max Payne 3 have seen the biggest discounts of the lot (both have been reduced by 75-percent) and can be downloaded to your console for a mere $10. Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 received only 63- and 67-percent discounts respectively, and the former can be purchased for $15, while the latter is momentarily priced at $20.

If you hope to keep an eye on which new games might appear over the next few days, your best bet is to keep tabs on Xbox division figurehead Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb. You can do this either by checking his official blog or by following the man on Twitter.

Source: Major Nelson

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