As you might have noticed, MCV has overhauled its web presence, adding new features and a focus on registration.
In short, the new MCV website has been built to give you all the content you already love, packaged in a form conducive to our web-centric, socially-networked age.
It's all part of our goal to keep MCV as the number one information source for the games industry across as many channels as possible, encompassing print, online, email, mobile, apps and social networks.
The most obvious change to the site is the look and feel, which we believe offers readers a cleaner and more engaging browsing experience - we've taken away the clutter, allowing you to get to what you want quickly and easily.
The Carousel and Homestream are now the focal points of the site, allowing you to immediately see the most important stories of the day and then scroll down the page to view everything else that happening in and around the industry.
You can also customise the types of content you want to see in the Homestream, in addition to toggling the size of each article preview pane. Only want to see the most viewed or most commented on articles? You can at the flick of a switch.
But the charges aren't just cosmetic. In order to get the most out of the new MCV, you'll need a full user account. Once registered, you can:
- Create a Public Profile
- Comment on articles
- 'Follow' articles you've commented on
- Buy MCV reports
- Sign up for MCV emails and manage your preferences
- Access digital editions of MCV magazine
- Post job vacancies
- Buy a directory listing for your company
Click here to register with MCV now and gain access to the above features.
If you had an account on the old MCV site, click here to log in using the same details - depending on how complete your account info was on our old site we may ask you for a little more information to complete your profile fully.
Or, if you had an account on the old MCV site but can't remember your login details, click here to have a reminder sent to you.
In terms fo new content, MCV has launched a Reports service from which readers can buy some of the best games market research available. It will offer reports from respected third party companies and from the in-house specialist journalists. Prices range from under £50 to around £500.
Our regular areas remain, of course, but have been buffed and polished. The revamped Retail Biz section remains dedicated to the games retail sector, offering all the key Release Date information, the latest official Charts, Recommended titles and regular Price Checks.
As always, the MCV Jobs Board is the place to go if you're a recruiter or a potential candidate, while the new online extension of the MCV Directory is a comprehensive listing of the games industry's best and brightest companies - add yours today!
The Events section, meanwhile, offers a complete rundown of the best conferences and networking opportunities the games industry has to offer.
"The new site offers an improved reader experience, more content and genuine benefits for registered users," said MCV publisher and Intent Media boss Stuart Dinsey. "The MCV brand is also expanding into paid content, international sub-brands and enhanced iPad, iPhone and digital editions.
"Plus there's a UK trade lounge at Gamescom, widening print readership and looming Android app. So it's fair to say that we're offering more than ever to our trade audience."