As consumers turn to an ever-growing number of sources for their games knowledge, the traditional games media has had to change how it reports on the medium.
MCV speaks to a number of outlets including Kotaku UK and Videogamer about how games journalism is evolving.
We also speak to Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt about the Forza series' ten years, and what we can expect from this year's iteration.
And we also look at the pre-owned market to find out that it is in rude health, two years after it was presumed dead.
Below are the full contents of this week's issue. You can read it online here.
- COVER: Pre-owned is thriving: Two years after its presumed death, the pre-owned sector remains vitally important
- COVER: GameStop could yet hit UK High Street
- NEWS: UK games retail on what is looking to be a fantastic Q1 2016
- NEWS: Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon-level marketing push for Mario Maker
- NEWS: UK eSports specialist Multiplay targets worldwide expansion
- FEATURE: It's games journalism, but not as we know it – as gamers turn to a wider array of sources to get their games knowledge, the media is having to evolve.
- THE BIG GAME: Nintendo UK product manager Remy van Leeuwen on the firm's upcoming level creator game, Super Mario Maker. But is it a Wii U system seller?
- INTERVIEW: Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10, on the Forza's tenth anniversary and its biggest game yet, Forza 6
- INSIGHT: Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley on UK tax breaks one year on
- INDIE INTERVIEW: Outnumbered, but never outgunned – Robo Pixel's Jason Batten on UK Game of the Show, Gunnihilation
- APPOINTMENTS: Powell takes over Nintendo UK trade marketing
- SHELF LIFE: Julian Slater of Macclesfield's Bits N Pieces on what he has planned for the launches of FIFA and Call of Duty and why online retail is something he isn't interested in doing
- MARGIN MAKERS: As Super Mario Maker launches, we round up the best merchandise themed around Nintendo's Italian plumber
- INTERNATIONAL: Jamaica is one of the smallest games market in the world. MCV investigates
- TERRITORY REPORT: Benelux is fast becoming a global games powerhouse