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Mass Effect 3 DLC, Gears sale, more coming soon to XBL Marketplace

The Ultimate Game Sale isn't the only thing Microsoft has cooking for its XBL service. Starting today, you can download Mass Effect 3: Reckoning for free, pick up Far Cry 3 through Games on Demand, and get discounts on DLC for Gears of War 3 and Gears of War 2. There's more heading your way though, and to find out what it is, all you have to do is hit the break.

Other Games on Demand titles which hit the service today are: Forza Horizon, Hitman Absolution, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, DiRT Showdown, and Zumba Fitness Core.

Goodies, such as Runner 2, the Star Wars pack for Pinball FX2 and Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds land on the service tomorrow, February 27, alongside the Guardians of Middle Earth: Survival Mode & Goblin-Town Map.

Mass Effect 3: The Citadel lands on XBL March 5, as does The Cursed Crusade and Harley Pasternak’s Hollywood Workout through Games on Demand. Dollar Dash hits March 6.

On the Gears of War front, the following 50% discounts start today and run through March 4:

  • Gear of War 3 Season Pass
  • Gear of War 3 RAAM’s Shadow
  • Gear of War 3 Horde Command Pack
  • Gear of War 3 Fenix Rising
  • Gear of War 3 Forces of Nature
  • Gear of War 2 All Fronts Collection
  • Gear of War 3 Kryll Shield
  • Gear of War 3 Berserker Pet
  • Gear of War 3 Jack
  • Gear of War 3 Armored Kantus Mask
  • Gear of War 3 Boomshield

On March 5, a new sale starts, which will give you 50-67% off the following titles until March 11:

  • NiGHTS into dreams (50% of)
  • Sonic the Fighters (60% off)
  • Fighting Vipers (60% off)
  • Virtua Fighter 2 (60% off)
  • Virtua Fighter 5 FS (67% off)
  • Karateka (50% of)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (50% off)

Thanks, Major Nelson.

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