Was GAME’s purchase of Multiplay a smart move? Find out in this week’s MCV

This week MCV speaks to GAME and Multiplay bosses Martyn Gibbs and Craig Fletcher about the retailer’s acquisition of the eSports firm.

In addition, UK publishers and analysts share their thoughts about the retailer’s move into pro-gaming.

This issue also features interviews with Slightly Mad Studios and Digital Foundry about whether 1080p and 60fps really matters to games and Koei Tecmo’s Akihiro Suzuki tells MCV about Dynasty Warriors’ Western reception, and upcoming game Bladestorm: Nightmare.

Furthermore, this week’s MCV has insight from Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley about the firm’s decision to self-publish, while Bitpay’s Wouter Vonk discusses the future of Bitcoin in games.

You can read the digital edition of this week’s MCV here.

This issue also includes:

  • COVER: ‘GAME will turbocharge eSports in the UK’ – UK publishers and analysts hail retailer’s ‘smart’ move into pro-gaming
  • NEWS: 81 per cent of Total War: Attila UK sales were digital
  • NEWS: ‘Steam Machines face a battle for the average Joe’
  • INSIGHT: Bitpay Europe’s Wouter Vonk on the future of Bitcoin in games and Rebellion boss CEO Jason Kingsley discusses the firm’s move into self-publishing
  • INTERVIEW: GAME bets big on eSports – the retailer’s boss Martyn Gibbs and Multiplay CEO Craig Fletcher on GAME’s 20m move into the eSports scene
  • FEATURE: Are 1080p and 60 frames per second really that important? Slightly Mad Studios and Digital Foundry share their thoughts
  • INTERVIEW: Koei Tecmo producer Akihiro Suzuki on Dynasty Warriors and its new release Bladestorm
  • INDIE INTERVIEW: Kiss’ CEO Darryl CEO on how the label is making publishing games easier
  • APPOINTMENTS: Williams takes lead PR role at Premier
  • MONTHLY CHARTS: In spite of several promising games, the market was down year-on-year this February
  • RETAIL: Paul Whitfield of Guisborough’s Excite Games on how hardware has been performing since Black Friday and his online strategy
  • MARGIN MAKER: As Revelations 2 hits digital stores, we round up the best Resident Evil merchandise on the market
  • INTERNATIONAL: MCV investigates the French games market, which last year generated€2.7bn

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