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  1. Stryder

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    His career is over for sure. The only thing he can hope for is becoming a youtuber which will probably not give him enough income or might just fall flat on its face.

    The best thing for him right now is to change careers, acknowledge his actions, learn from this and move on to have a story for someone else to hear so they can learn their lesson. It's too late for him
     
  2. Steroyd

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    This is more hilarious than Filip copying the wrong button layout in the Samus Returns example.
     
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  4. Aquamarine

    Aquamarine
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    I don't see how he could even be a viable YouTuber when he's completely destroyed any semblance of goodwill. Every YouTube video will just result in majority downvotes and everyone mocking him in the comments section.
     
  5. NamasteWager

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    If he likes copying stuff he could always go make lists at buzzfeed.
     
  6. KALOSMANI

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    Fuck I love this forum lol

    You are not telling the truth if you can't admit this whole drama has been entertaining as hell. And we don't even have gifs.

    From taunting Kotaku and the internet to find more and gave egg in your face was hilarious.

    To then finding out he got the R button wrong in Metroid as he copied a review that got it wrong.

    To finding out him copying HD rumble post word for word with "my research and here is what I think"

    The to have the dude to post in this very thread who made the HD rumble post on NeoGAF say, why did this dude copy me I didn't know the fuck I was on about loooool
     
  7. Diagol

    Diagol
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    This post is AMAZING.
     
  8. SirNinja

    SirNinja
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    This rabbit hole goes deep. At this point, we can safely assume that literally every review he's ever written is plagiarized to some degree or another. It's just a matter of taking each one and ID'ing the review he copied from. (And thanks to the internet, that probably won't take too long...)
     
  9. lactatingduck

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    So they could do what 999 internet detectives can?

    I mean what do you think is best they could reasonably do? Run 3 past articles through a plagiarism checker? 5? None? Should they google the persons name and plagiarism to see if there’s any accusations out there? In your opinion What should I reasonably expect in regards to how ign vets who and what it publishes?
     
  10. lactatingduck

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    He wasn’t literally one step above an intern. An editor is the head of their section. He’s responsible for all its content. He’s in charge of staff. He hosts their premier Nintendo podcast.
     
  11. SoulFinger74

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    Cartho deserves to be picked up and carried through town to a round of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”.
    What a legendary twist for this story!
     
  12. Blade Runner

    Blade Runner
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    This makes that insane non-apology video so much funnier.

    You a dumb motherfucker, Filip.
     
  13. lactatingduck

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    I haven’t received a thoughtful response regarding the limitations of ign’s vetting process. No one can describe what the limits are. All I’ve said is clearly they need to improve it and, particularly in light of Brian Altono’s comment that they don’t check for plagiarism when hiring, they’re responsible for what they publish.

    IGN handled it perfectly and they’ve not lost credibility with me but maybe they would’ve caught him beforehand with a days work, maybe not. At lest they’ve had done something for that significant a position.
     
  14. Keldroc

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    IGN has been around for how long? And they've had how many plagiarism problems?

    It doesn't make sense to expend that kind of money and manpower trying to stop something that almost never happens. 99.99% of the people applying to write for IGN want to write their own work.
     
  15. Jon Carter

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  16. TheEnd

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    The funny thing is, that post I made on GAF wasn’t exactly heavily reseached either; it was just me cobbling together bits I knew and it wasn’t in depth - quite why he decided to use that as a source is beyond me: I’m a fricking primary school teacher, not an expert in controller mechanics!
     
  17. NamasteWager

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    When this thread hits the |OT2| status I vote this to be the title.
     
  18. easter

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    sometimes, i read an amazing forum post someone makes here or there and think wow this would stand alone as a great joke or response for a related reddit thread etc but could never muster the scumminess necessary to take something i didn't think of and milking it (even if just for reddit lawls).

    this guy has made an entire career around copying everything other people do and has zero shame about it. total scumbag for sure.
     
  19. saenima

    saenima
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    And yet here you are, wasting your time chastising other people.
     
  20. I found someone who copied him lol

    Filip:
    The Wii U version notoriously dips into the 40s, but here everything moves at an almost steady 60 frames per second.

    Gamemaster
    The Wii U version notoriously dips into the 40s, but here everything moves at an almost steady 60 frames per second.
     
  21. Rogue

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    Totally feasible. You want to build a resume and a catalog of work. Even if you don't get attention at your blog you created (and with today's internet there's no excuse to not market yourself even if it's just a twitter account or instagram), you have a body of work you can use to get that next step at a more established site as a contributor.

    I don't work in gaming, but the path is similar to any field you want to cover.

    I work in comics, and an example I can give you for the portfolio process is pitching to editorial about a C Lister like Hellcat or Cloak and Dagger. Everyone wants to do X-Men and Spider-Man - the big leagues. That's boring as an editor. It might even be all they're good for.

    Pitch a Hellcat story that piques my interest, and you've got potential. If you can make a worthy Hellcat story, and the script delivers, you can get that chance in print, or just going off of your skill level and creative energy, you can get fast tracked to something bigger to start.

    Build that writing skill and have the body of work that shows you aren't a one trick pony.

    Three keys to success. Most people only ever have 2 in some combo.

    Talent.
    Persistence.
    Luck.

    Talent is great. Not everyone has the talent, innate or earned through effort.

    We all look at singers, artists, writers, actors, and wonder how the hell they got where they are.

    Persistence - kept showing up no matter how many rejections. Pays out eventually. Luck - right place, right time. Knew someone.
     
  22. 1. That's not how things work.
    2. Take your own advice.
     
  23. Harald23

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    Check if Filip used to copy homeworks from his class mates at the primary school.

    "The thing about plagiarism is: It never happens just once."
     
  24. ReyVGM

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    Hehe, that site is shady as hell. Probably all reviews are stolen.

    I bet you got all excited when you searched and found a hit, didn't ya? :P
     
  25. klastical

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    What does your employer do to find out if someone has a history of plagarism and does it meet your strict standards of what you expect a company to do to combat plagarism?
     
  26. Guys, help me here:

    I think Filip used an article from Polygon about Bayonetta 2, but as I'm very tired I do not know if I read it correctly


    Polygon: Feb 2 https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/2/16...ta-2-switch-port-preview-release-date-trailer
    With the Bayonetta series finally available on the Switch, more people will be able to relive two of the best hack-and-slash games of the last decade.

    Filip: Feb 15 http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/14/bayonetta-2-for-nintendo-switch-review
    Playing through Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch allowed me to relive some of the most exhilarating, action-packed, hack-and-slash moments from the last decade of gaming.

    Polygon
    Bayonetta 2 will also feature upgraded amiibo support. Obviously the Bayonetta amiibo will work, but players can also unlock costumes based on other Nintendo characters with their corresponding amiibo.

    Filip

    Other new features for the Switch version of Bayonetta 2 come in the form of amiibo support. Which you’ll now be able to use to unlock the same Nintendo themed costumes from the Wii U version. The main unlocks come down to Samus, Fox, Link, Peach, Daisy, and both Bayonetta Smash Bros.

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    Polygon article vs Filip talking about changes:

    Polygon Feb 2, 2018, 8:30am EST
    Bayonetta 1 and 2 are coming to the Nintendo Switch for the first time this month, bringing the two hack-and-slash classics together for the first time since the Wii U. The Switch versions don’t feature the most significant changes over the originals — but that’s not a bad thing.


    Filip 5 Feb 2018 9:35 AM PST
    Bayonetta is back and better than ever on Nintendo Switch. With both the original and sequel launching together later this month on the young hybrid console, the Switch versions of the games don't feature too many noticeable differences from the original — but trust me, that's a good thing.
     
  27. BernardoOne

    BernardoOne
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    this man needs a "Expert in Controller Mechanics" tag stat!
     
  28. Cess007

    Cess007
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    Increible.
     
  29. ShinobiBk

    ShinobiBk
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    Ok, so it's seeming more and more like this guy copied everything he ever did.
    So, I'm now thinking IGN needs to reevaluate their HR department. I haven't seen a good argument as to why he was ever hired. His writing is terrible and he was terrible as host of NVC. His only strength seemed to be he had good production and editing on his channel. Way above I've seen on similarly sized YouTube channels but they never used any of that at IGN.
     
  30. blueliquid

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    I'd say that's another instance of plagiarism right there.
     
  31. ReyVGM

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    There are definitely a couple of lines that seems to have originated from the Polygon review. But the most blatant one, comes in his closing paragraph (which is the one that sounded the most weird one when I posted about it):

    Polygon
    "more people will be able to relive two of the best hack-and-slash games of the last decade."


    Filip
    "allowed me to relive some of the most exhilarating, action-packed, hack-and-slash moments from the last decade of gaming"


    Again, in the same chronological order. I think this one is lifted. Why would Filip specifically say "allow me to relive"? He never played the Wii U Bayo 2, and why use that specific phrasing?

    And why say "the last decade"? Bayo 2 did not come out in the last decade.
    I checked Wii U and Switch Bayo 2 reviews from 10 different sites (gamespot, usgamer, nintendolife, etc.), and none of them mentioned the words "relive" or "decade" anywhere on their reviews. I think this is another clear cut case of Filip taking someone else's phrases and modifying them as his.
     
  32. JustJavi

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    I second that!
     
  33. Polygon: Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Switch are as great as they’ve always been
    vs
    Filip:What's New in Bayonetta 2 For Nintendo Switch?


    Polygon Feb 2, 2018, 8:30am EST
    Bayonetta 1 and 2 are coming to the Nintendo Switch for the first time this month, bringing the two hack-and-slash classics together for the first time since the Wii U. The Switch versions don’t feature the most significant changes over the originals — but that’s not a bad thing.


    Filip 5 Feb 2018 9:35 AM PST
    Bayonetta is back and better than ever on Nintendo Switch. With both the original and sequel launching together later this month on the young hybrid console, the Switch versions of the games don't feature too many noticeable differences from the original — but trust me, that's a good thing.


    Burly found more:
     
  34. JustJavi

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  35. Jack Orion

    Jack Orion
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    Woahwoahwoahwoahwoahwoah

    Stop the video at 2:46. Is that an official Nintendo marketing video? Are those official placeholder icons for Zelda and Mario? Because they are HORRIFIC.
     
  36. Maybe, but Gamemaster says the review was published later so they perhaps plagiarized a plagiarist
     
  37. Boiled Goose

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  38. A little :S

    Well, now I will agree with the people who said that IGN should delete everything that has his name.
     
  39. Tagyhag

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  40. SpartacusMD

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    I told ya'll a few pages back- no one plagerizes "just once" theres usually many examples! It's a habit more than a singular temptation.
     
  41. Salmonax

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    Man, when this story first broke, I assumed the guy was up against a deadline and made an impossible, gut-wrenching decision. But nope, he's just been doing this shamelessly and constantly since forever.
     
  42. This guy has a serious problem regarding his "own experience". He always steal the sentence that includes the personal experience of the original author. What is wrong with him ?


    Every time I see your avatar I think it is Pepsiman (but trust me, that's a good thing)
     
  43. Natalie M.

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    Wow. This really never ends!

    For being his passion and career, he sure doesn't seem to enjoy writing about video games. Seems like just an excuse to be on camera and get his name out there for as little thought / effort as possible.

    Manipulation like this combined with a complete lack of a conscience is unsettling. I feel bad for everyone impacted by his actions.
     
  44. Linkura

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    Lmao Jesus Christ. This will never end.

    This has to be a fucking mental illness because it takes more effort to change around plagiarized words to make them not look plagiarized versus just writing your own damn stuff. Psychopathic stuff.
     
  45. ReyVGM

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    What does pepsiman (the character?) have to do with Batman?
     
  46. Big Al

    Big Al
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    Yeah. Jesus Christ.....
     
  47. Natalie M.

    Natalie M.
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    That Bayonetta 2 review sure looks lifted in context of the others. I think it is safe to assume anything he did has a very strong chance of containing lifted copy.
     
  48. ItIsOkBro

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    Otherwise, the two games will remain largely identical to their older counterparts. But at a Los Angeles press event on Wednesday, I was treated to a bit of Bayonetta 2 on the Switch console, and was pleasantly surprised by how much it holds up and by how good it looks on a 60-inch TV. The increased frame rate allows for smoother gameplay, so you can dodge attacks with relative ease and finish off enemies with your chainsaw boots. I know a lot of people would’ve hoped for 1080p and 60fps, but even at 720p, it looks great.

    vs.

    In regards to the amount of content included, both games seem to have remained virtually identical to their previous counterpart consoles. Despite the game's lower resolution, they both looked absolutely stunning on the 60-inch TV I played on, and the increased frame rate provided a much smoother play experience which made my time with the game much more enjoyable as a whole. A lot of us were expecting 1080p/60 fps for this one, but even while running at 720p, it still manages to look fantastic.

    in order:
    -compare to wii u counterpart
    -playing on 60 inch tv
    -improved framerate
    -expected [email protected]
     
  49. Servbot24

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    he didn't rape anyone, sheesh
     
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