This week, we talk to security experts, who reveal that Xbox Live and PSN will be high on the list of potential targets for the new generation of botnet attacks.
Elsewhere, uChannel Management's director discusses how YouTube is changing the games media landscape and ESL UK co-director James Dean explains why eSports mustn't forget its grassroots.
We also talk to controversial online marketplace G2A about its attempt to win over both customers and developers again.
Meanwhile, Lawbreakers' lead designer Dan Nanni talks about this new entry in the thriving team-shooter genre.
We also talk to Team Ninja's Fumihiko Yasuda about Nioh, which is finally about to hit shelves after ten years in development, and to Obsidian about its new RPG Tyranny.
The full contents of this week's issue is:
- NEWS: New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live ‘sitting ducks' at Christmas
- NEWS: EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail
- INSIGHT: Sam Barkaway – how YouTube personalities can push your product
- INSIGHT: James Dean – UK eSports is booming but mustn't forget its grassroots
- INTERVIEW: ‘We are a 100 per cent legitimate business,' says G2A's CEO
- INTERVIEW: Boss Key discusses its latest game, Lawbreakers
- THE BIG GAME: When Dark Souls met Ninja Gaiden: Team Ninja discusses Nioh
- INTERVIEW: Obsidian Brian Heins talks about Tyranny
- INTERVIEW: Editor Stephen Daultrey tells MCV about the latest edition of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition
- INDIE INTERVIEW: Developer Marc Flury talks about ‘rhythm violence' game Thumper
- PLUS! Develop hires new editor, Battlefield 1 tops the UK weekly charts again, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare merchandise range and more