Discussion in 'Video Games' started by ZiggyPalffyLA, Aug 10, 2018.
Do we believe him that his friends and family received abuse and threats?
I'm just saying it sounds familiar, and wondering if he borrowed that part from someone else's Scandal Response video that he watched on YouTube as research for making his own...
"The bottom line is that, what happened with the Dead Cells review was not at all intentional."
WTF. You copied half of it almost word for word and even ordered it the same way.
How is that not intentional?
is a living nightmare.
This guy is denying it after all the evidence. Fuck this guy
YouTubers are entertainers, not journalists. I hope IGN learned their lesson.
He absolutely deserves to be branded as a plagiarist and permanently blacklisted from the field, if only so no other person or organisation runs the risk of being caught up in his deceit ever again. He's also proven he is incapable at literally the most basic aspect of his job.
Now 14 years or so later, the gamer landscape hasn’t improved. People leak phone numbers/family/facebooks, people call the SWAT to your house, people still send death threats, etc.
It’s probably true man.
Boomstick: Dead Cells takes the progression of a metroidvania and integrates it into this procedurally generated action roguelite that has you slowly chipping away at its steep difficulty.
Filip: Dead Cells is simple; it takes the progression system of a Metroidvania and transforms it into a procedurally generated action roguelite that has you chipping away at its steep but fair difficulty.
Boomstick: Also in place is a mutation system that has you pick from various buffs that can enhance and alter your abilities but choose wisely between levels because you can only take so many.
Filip: Also in place is a mutation system that lets you choose from various buffs that enhance and alter your abilities. The mutations you pick can ultimately be the determining factor between a victorious run, or a one-way ticket back to the beginning.
Boomstick: In Dead Cells you’ll need to kill your way through a labyrinth of levels, all punctuated by boss encounters
Filip: In Dead Cells, you'll need to fight your way through an ever-changing labyrinth of levels which are all punctuated by tense, but rewarding boss fights.
Boomstick: Dead Cells figures out an intriguing way to have your roguelite and metroidvania experience all in one by focusing on your failures and urging you to try something new the next time.
Filip: Dead Cells finds an engaging way to have your Metroidvania and roguelite experience all in one by focusing on your failures and urging you to try something new the next time.
There are more.
Yep you should remove the youtube clip from the OP since there's a transcript, no reason to give him free views. Or at least you can steal his clip and post it elsewhere. ;)
Seeing as how Colin is a poor interviewer Filip probably should go on his show so he can promote himself even more now.
I'm not going to get into my views of Colin as a person (I personally have no issues with him), but I love his videogame coverage. Some of the best out there. It disappoints me that discussing his content in more depth is not allowed here.
Also, Jason Schreier is awesome. Best videogames journalist for sure!
Nah, you knew what you were doing.
Hate the idiots on the internet that also take this as a chance to dox and harass someone though. Knock that shit off, they lost their job. That was the appropriate punishment and should be the end of it.
That being said, I know off the top of my head at least one place where your transcript is inaccurate (Filip ends his review with something like "focusing on your failures and urging you to try something new when you do fail."), which calls into question the accuracy of the rest of your transcript.
Still, just watching the original comparison video is enough to see he plagiarized it pretty wholesale.
Some people just seem incapable of saying "I'm sorry, I fucked up here." instead of doubling down and then even trying to blame others because their fuck up got busted.
he Hasn’t explained why he did copy it though, he’s just taken responsibility for it? Seems odd. At least give an explanation.
That being said, people targeting his family and stuff are fucking losers.
Regardless, it's an unbroken nearly 20 word segment with verbatim matching text.
I actually believe there was a path for him to take here that might have worked. If he unequivocally owned the mistake, explained that it came from a place of self doubt...Basically, if he fell on his sword, I think some people might have been willing to come around. He went with a decidedly different tactic and woof what a miscalculation.
Anyway, we're all in agreement it was plagiarized and the firing was correct. I just wanted to point out what I thought to be an inaccuracy.
We aren’t interested in providing any sort of exposure for Moriarty, positive or negative - so please get the thread back on track to the original topic. Thanks.
i notice that he somehow apologized to ign and the developer, but not the youtuber he stole from. guy obviously doesn't think he's done anything wrong - he also doesn't realise that he's totally tanked his career in journalism. *sad trombone*
Ironically, they ultimately failed in both respects.
Filip always reminded me of that guy you meet at school/college/work or whatever, the one where they act like they know a ton about a certain subject, in this case video games, but when you try and have an in-depth discussion with them, as someone with great knowledge yourself, you begin to realise that there is little understanding or comprehension under the surface.
I believe that’s where the plagiarism comes from. He just didn’t know enough on his own to say what was good or bad about a game.
He also used to look really awkward if pre-2002 Nintendo were mentioned, like he had no real experience of the games or when they came out. Keep in mind this is the head of all Nintendo content at IGN. He’d often say things which would leave me scratching my head.
It would have been interesting to hear something in the way of admitting that he lifted portions of the review. Kind of like, 'it's true, I did watch Boomsticks' video review before writing my own and yes, I did lift a lot of the language from that review. I did this for X reason. That doesn't make it right, but that's why I did it'. I watched this yesterday and still feel as if I don't quite get what he did or why he did it.
Still, I hope the guy bounces back in some capacity. No one should be considered beyond redemption and the guy will hopefully take what he learned at IGN and apply it to his own original content. I hope he reflects on what has happened and betters his work ethic. Best of luck to his family.
Press sneak fuck strikes again. Can't believe he's actually going the lying media route. Classy. I don't really appreciate how he doesn't take responsibility for it either. That's not exactly messaging to his audience or possible future employers that it won't happen again.
"what happened with the Dead Cells review was not at all intentional."
this obviously is not true.
he copied the review almost sentence by sentence, without even properly paraphrasing it. and it wasnt the first time he did this either.
and now he is trying to apologise for his plagiarism with lies and accusations (toward kotaku).
this sure is not a good look. in the other thread people were saying "i hope he never gets another job in this industry ever again" i thought those were a bit much, but now im thinking maybe those people had a point.
I don't really think of IGN as the place for salient original criticism.
So basically sorry but not sorry? It was unintentional? How's that work?
Sorry officer i unintentionally stole that ring.
This week’s NVC was indeed a bit more natural and fun than it has been, as Filip wasn’t really as strong a personality - he was improving though. The apology sucks a bit because there is no admittance, I don’t know to what level IGN allows him to fully admit to plagiarism, but the reactions from his colleagues are making me believe his intentions less and less.
I think he definitely used the other review as a firm template that he simply reworded, perhaps because his initial drafts were being constantly rejected, and the deadline was looming with crazy amounts of pressure - and I wish he had gone to that level of detail in his response, instead of painting a picture of “I read lots of things and I just happened to reconstruct one specific review by accident”.
In reality, he was probably ignorant of the gravity of doing that rewording to begin with, coming from youtube - but that doesn’t take away from the seriousness of the offense, I’m getting to understand that more as I read more about it. A full admittance even if the intention wasn’t to cause anyone harm, would have been a more respectful approach to the public.
However, he already got enough punishment, and to the extent that the industry deemed appropriate, which is fair - now I hope he moves on as a human and finds another path.
Perhaps someone should make a YouTube video of his response about him not taking ownership. He states it was unintentional, this YouTube video should show evidence how this is not unintentional. Show the transcripts and order of the reviews he copied. Also show that he has not actually apologised and him going after Kotaku for showing another case of plagerism is out of order.
The reason I say a nice put together YouTube video is because his audience can actually understand this. A nice write of on Kotaku is also good but a YouTube video would go much further for his audience.
This guy probably should have just not said anything. It was pretty open and shut but now this has made him look like an actual dickhead.