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MCV 819 23/01/2015

  • COVER: The games industry works too hard – 56 per cent of the industry works more hours than the national average
  • MCV AWARDS: We reveal the finalists of this years MCV Awards. 
  • SALARY SURVEY: How much are you worth? We find out the average salary of the UK games industry and what individual roles in each sector get paid
  • ANNUAL MARKET DATA: Who won 2014? We reveal last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories 
  • NEWS: There isn't a decline in games on Kickstarter – more game projects were funded last year
  • NEWS: US toy firm Jazwares opens UK warehouse
  • NEWS: eSports firms: Retail should support eSports in the UK 
  • UNDERSTANDING ESPORTS: What does the eSports scene in the UK look like? We speak to Gfinity, Multiplay and Team Dignitas to find out 
  • APPOINTMENTS: Fresh changes at Nintendo UK – Town and Kavia are departing
  • WEEKLY DATA: The boxed Top 40 feature the same names, but new IP is leading the Steam charts
  • NEW YEAR, NEW JOB: We speak to recruitment agencies and people from around the industry to get their tips on getting a new role in the games sector 
  • YOKAI WATCH: This blockbuster IP has taken Japan by storm, and now it is coming to the West. But what is Yokai Watch?
  • FEATURE: Selling content in the digital age –  how do you approach social networks, review sites and forums to sell games? We speak to Green Man Gaming and GOG.com to find out. 
  • INDIE INTERVIEW: Finnish developer Housemarque on its cult titles, the impact that Resogun had on the studo and what is next for the studio
  • INSIGHT: Malwarebytes' Chris Boyd on how cyber criminals steal gamers' personal information, and Tony Dyhouse details a new Governement initiative to help developers eliminate bugs 
  • SHELF LIFE: Dean Martin of GAME Denton on re-creating his store in Minecraft and attracting the likes of Batman and Riddler for in-store events 
  • MARGIN MAKERS: Zombies are never going to go out of style, so we rounded up the best undead products on the market 
  • INTERNATIONAL: The Spanish gaming market is huge, and is predicted to reach a valuation of £394m this year. MCV investigates. 

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