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Microsoft launches 12 days of Christmas Xbox deals

50% off Bastion.

Microsoft has launched its 12 days of Christmas Xbox deals promotion.

Included are hefty discounts on games, add-ons, avatars and more Xbox Live gubbins.

Kicking things off is 50 per cent off Supergiant Games' debut Bastion.

As Major Nelson notes, these special discounts won't last more than a day. Microsoft will announce new deals daily.

He also reminds Xbox owners of a raft of special offers Microsoft is running until 2nd January 2012, including half off Renegade Ops, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Portal: Still Alive and more.