IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarizing YouTuber’s Dead Cells Review

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  1. Megalith

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    IGN fired editor Filip Miucin this week after YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming caught wind of his not-so-original review for 2D-platformer Dead Cells and published a video proving how it was remarkably similar to their own. Although Miucin has taken “complete ownership” over what happened, he still hasn’t apologized to Boomstick Gaming yet.

    The person who runs the channel was understandably upset over numerous similarities between both reviews, despite considering it "kind of flattering" that a lot had been copied from his script. On Twitter, he confronted Filip Miucin, IGN's reviewer for Dead Cells, noting that he wished he'd been offered some compensation for the healthy amount of views the popular website had presumably raked in from the allegedly copied review.
     
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    At first they sounded similar and I was thinking "Similar but not the same."

    Then a few of the lines were verbatim on both videos.
    Makes me wonder How many other reviews has he done and plagiarized from?
     
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    It has been around for a very long time, I plagiarized in Elementary school because I was lazy and would rather play video games.
    Maybe he did the same thing. Plagiarized b/c he would rather play a different video game.
     
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    Pretty embarrassing, both videos are so similar. I wonder if he even thought he would get caught when it was so obvious he plagiarized the other guy's review.
     
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    Derangel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Kotaku found two other examples from him so far. A review of some FIFA game that he plagurised from NintendoLife and a review for Samus Returns he plagurised from Engadget.
     
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  8. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    How bad is it in when you are too lazy to review a GAME?
     
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    Well, it is IGN after all.
     
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    Can't spell ignorant without IGN :p
     
  11. 1Nocturnal101

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    I am going to be honest IGN is probably the absolute worst source of reviews, they have this habit of giving 8-10/10 for games that are absolutely terrible, Diablo 3 10/10 one of the biggest letdowns of the decade, Dragon Age 2 that had its controversy also a high rating...……………….If the title is EA/Blizzard/Nintendo/Square Enix they wont criticize the game for sucking and just pad the review to make the game look better than it actually is, or as you can tell they are nuevo gamers that never played the actual games when they came out so they can't compare the game to its predecessors.

    Then again forgive me Kyle Bennet(I don't want controversy or conjecture to reflect on the site) for saying this, but;

    Their journalism sucks and they act like they are bought and paid for trash misleading gamers intentionally to pad the sales and preorders for larger gaming companies.

    We all know Hardware PC side has its controversy and Corporate di%$bagging of consumers wallets, but the other half the programming side deserves a far worse scrutiny, there is nothing like paying for mainstream hardware just to find out the technology isn't being used or is bottlenecked at the programming level; example since Vista 64bit there is zero reason to ever not see a 64bit executable(we can debate the if needed elsewhere in a different article), the original Skyrim release comes to mind or the garbage console ports PC had to suffer through.

    I like this guys reviews, he is funny while being truthful. It however is rather disturbing that amateur youtubers have more integrity and journalistic intent than a site and so called journalists that its their job. Maybe that is why they are plagiarizing………..

     
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    IGN gets more money for advertising than virtually any other gaming news site out there due to its size and reach. Lambasting shitty games doesn't help their bottom line, and they're not a non-profit, so every review you read is grossly tainted. Discretion is the key word here, although most people don't really exercise it daily. The problem with a lot of smaller websites is that if a game isn't the genre that the reviewer likes, they tend to downgrade their scores, and vice versa. This is why a lot of us hone in on a handful of sites that we go to for genre specific reviews. Fortunately we're more shielded from getting burned for $60 for a new game than ever before thanks to twitch, lets plays, and other full gameplay showcases. There isn't enough journalism in the world to mask a shitty game when I can watch it with my own 2 eyes.
     
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    haha. So Filip posted a video, people picked up on it, then he deleted it already.

    Claims it was just an allegation, paraphrasing, etc.
    Turns out it's not even the first time he's done this crap. Copied a nintendo site for a FIFA game review, copied engadget for a metroid game review, well I guess his career is over.
     
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    It takes special skill to outshit the IGN sewer.
     
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    I especially liked the way he poked the hornet's nest, inviting people to give his reviews a looksie. By now, I'd not be surprised if he 'borrowed' every single one of them - the same words that he used to modify the known copied videos do seem to crop up suspiciously often in his other game reviews.

    If you're going to check, just make sure you've got them ads blocked ^_^
     
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    I am one of those, show my sources guys and write everything from scratch.

    I absolutely hate it when people whose jobs are to literally write original material copy and paste it.

    Ok I would understand comparisons or as(blank) explained, but just straight dictating a review with your name stampes on it......

    burn
     
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    lulz
     
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    His reviews remind me of my junior high essays. Just enough changed to hopefully fool the teacher.

    Not such a good tactic against the internet.
     
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    How un-talented and without character do you have to be to plagiarize not one, but several video game reviews?
     
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    Apparently, pretty damn untalented and lacking of character. I'm honestly not sure if that video he posted and took down was some attempt to set a world record for digging your own hole or what. Guy could have just kept his mouth shut, let everything cool down for a month... nope had to get himself on camera being as much of an ass as he possibly could and then assumed the internet would just let him delete it after it backfired.
     
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    has a douche face to match the douche behavior.

    I find that deadcells review incredibly annoying to listen to.
    something about his voice
     
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    nuttin like getting flipped off