You can tell Xbox's "12 Days of Deals" promotion is nearing its finale when the items on sale are Gears of War 3-related instead of Fruit Ninja. As always, via Major Nelson's Twitter: The Gears 3 season pass, which nets you four DLC packs over the next year and a weapon skin, already two thirds the price of buying the content separately, is 25% off today. In addition, the weapon skin launch package and Lancer and Boomshield Avatar items are 50% off. Check them out here.

The Lancer is of particular import, given that it will no longer be available after January 1. If you were on the fence about whether you gave a shit about avatar items, you might as well pick it up while it's cheap and still for sale.

And remember, there are more deals running until January 2—notably, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Oblivion, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Renegade Ops, Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, Peggle Nights, Bloodrayne Betrayal, After Burner Climax, Portal: Still Alive and L.A. Noire's Rockstar Pass are all 50% off. Let us know what else you'd like to see discounted in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.