Download the Media Special issue of MCV now

The latest edition of MCV, featuring our Media Special, isnow available digitally.

This week’s issue contains a 10-page examination of the games media business, looking at how magazine giants are coping with the decline of print, how online leaders are countering the rise of the ‘enthusiast press’ and how a media start-ups are exploring new ways to cover video games.

That’s on top of Sony’s plans for Vita, Move and PlayStation Plus, an interview with DayZ creator Dean Hall, a trade guide to the Premier League, the winners of our first Hitman Sniper Challenge competition and a preview of Borderlands 2.

And, of course, we bring you the latest charts data from Chart-Track, the PlayStation Network, Steam, Apple and iOS.

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The issue’s key content includes:

  • MEDIA SPECIAL: A 10-page examination of the games media business including the transition from print, the new wave of games journalism, writing for the mass market and how leading websites hold their own
  • Details on how Sony is bringing new life to Vita, Move and PlayStation Plus
  • The biggest news stories on Ubisoft’s free-to-play push for core franchises, HMV’s promise to do pre-owned responsibly, the redesigned OXM website and Gears of War Meccano
  • We speak to DayZ creator Dean Hall about how the mod reached 1m gamers and what its success means for the future of traditional publishing
  • The UK games trade guide to the Premier League
  • The winners of our Hitman Sniper Challenge: Media League revealed
  • Previews for Borderlands 2 and the latest DVD releases, including The Hunger Games
  • Plus, the latest trailers for Darksiders II, DayZ and Borderlands 2

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