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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Leigh Harris
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Triple A retail prices have a slight year-on-year jump, while Microsoft joins the Bathurst 1000 and more EB EXPO details emerge.

Here’s a roundup of the biggest news this week on MCVuk.com’s sister site MCV Pacific:

  • Analysing the average retail prices for new Triple A games, MCV has found that the new consoles have spurred a slight jump in prices in spite of the downwards trend from last year.
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  • MCV takes a closer look at which franchises are going up in price, which are going down, and which are posting differing price points for current and next-gen iterations.
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  • Microsoft has kicked things up a gear from just regular sponsorship, creating the Xbox One Racing Team, complete with its own Xbox One car and drivers, as well as announcing the iconic Bathurst Mount Panorama track for Forza 5.
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  • The upcoming EB EXPO spectacle continues to get bigger, confirming activations by EA and Ubisoft, as well as adding the always subtle Wargaming to its roster of attendees.
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  • Wargaming has further announced that it will be hosting monthly tournaments in Australia as it prepares for its console debut.
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  • And due to catering to the rather strange and quirky accents British and American people have, the standard way people talk (ie the Australian accent) is going to be incompatible with Kinect Voice Commands at the launch of the Xbox One, although this won't be causing any delays in the hardware itself.
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