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  1. Chessguy1

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    Video put out by a small youtuber comparing IGN's video to his own.

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    Current page of Dead Cells review on IGN.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/06/dead-cells-review


    IGN Response:



    The Writer/Filip Miucin Response:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_PPI9e0Nnw
     
  2. Nemesis162

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    Oh boy, again? The same thing happened with a guy in IGN BR which did the same in a article.
     
  3. Do we know who wrote the OG review for IGN
     
  4. Mr. Tibbs

    Mr. Tibbs
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    Yep. Filip Miucin wrote the review.
     
  5. Ingueferroque

    Ingueferroque
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    Holy crap.
     
  6. Gamer @ Heart

    Gamer @ Heart
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    Is this strike 2 for the guy?
     
  7. Tagg

    Tagg
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    Yikes, I watched the comparison video and that is 100% plagiarism right there.
     
  8. Khanimus

    Khanimus
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    Yyyyikes.
     
  9. Aztechnology

    Aztechnology
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    Yuuuup, that's structured pretty much indentically sentence for sentence.
     
  10. LebGuns

    LebGuns
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    Damn, the plagiarism gets more and more apparent as the video goes on. As if the IGN goes "fuck it, I've come so far already. Might as well go all the way"
     
  11. Bobo Dakes

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    NVC is gonna be a little awkward this week. Kind of seems like a stretch, both seem to be paraphrasing a press release description. Metroidvania check, rogue lite check, ease concern people have about rogue lites, check.

    Edit - Got to the end this time. Yeah ... that's hard to defend.
     
  12. Vilix

    Vilix
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    Whoops.
     
  13. Mr. Tibbs

    Mr. Tibbs
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    I'm not sure, but he always seemed a little out of his depth the couple of times I've watched NVC after Jose left.
     
  14. Did he do this before?
     
  15. WrenchNinja

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  16. Yikes... that’s low and lazy.
     
  17. StraySheep

    StraySheep
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    Some of his examples are real questionable. And why rip off a channel with 11,000 subs?

    That intro is rough though.
     
  18. VanCityGamer

    VanCityGamer
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    Wow, I just watched the video; no question, clearly plagiarism. It's a fireable offense IMO.
     
  19. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz
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    I think I like the script in the left video better tho. He'd make a good editor.

    (joking of course)
     
  20. Veldin

    Veldin
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    That's so embarrassing, oh my god.

    Dude should just start clearing off his desk.
     
  21. Denman

    Denman
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    It's shockingly close. I'd find it hard to believe it's a coincidence. If one or two of the lines were that similar, maybe I'd chalk it up to coincidence, but the entire review feels so close!

    I just don't get how this happens? Filip doesn't seem like the type of dude to maliciously steal someone content. I don't understand how this kind of thing happens, or why people think they can get away with it.

    It was Filip's 9.7 that made me bite the bullet too. Pre-loaded on Switch.
     
  22. Amaterasu

    Amaterasu
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    Pretty scummy of them. Did the broomstick guy break embargo or something though? Why was theirs up a week ago?
     
  23. Gin

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  24. Grapezard

    Grapezard
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    "Can I copy your homework?"
    "Sure, but don't make it too obvious".
     
  25. John Frost

    John Frost
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    Wtf you lazy
     
  26. HockeyBird

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    I wonder if both reviewers read from a press document. I remember listening to a podcast way back, I think it was GFW Radio, and they said often when reviews sound alike, it's because both are essentially rewords of a press document provided by the publisher/developer.
     
  27. Tagg

    Tagg
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    Honestly, there are way too many similarities and the criticisms certainly didn't come from a press release. The top YouTube comment has a good point as well:
     
  28. texhnolyze

    texhnolyze
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    Lol. At least they tried to rephrase them. But still a bad rephrase job.
     
  29. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz
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    I'm guessing he's notable?
    that's even worse.

    wow just clicked that tweet. 18k followers seems notable.
     
  30. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
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    Oh, it's him? Guy has a charisma of a rock. I don't know who had the idea to put him as host of a podcast and editor. lol
     
  31. TeKFaN

    TeKFaN
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    Busted
     
  32. Just as bad tbh
     
  33. HockeyBird

    HockeyBird
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    Never suggested that it wasn't bad.
     
  34. SG-17

    SG-17
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    I mean... I don't really see it. It sounds more like both of them were working off of the same press release or press kit for preferred terminology. I assume that a quick check of the guy's internet history on his work PC will tell all.
     
  35. Shoichi

    Shoichi
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    Welp...not good for his outlook...

    Wonder if he just gets a slap on the wrist or will issue an apology.

    Hard to replace his predecessor at NVC Jose was so good. But plagiarism for a site like IGN is definitely a not good mark on his work.
     
  36. I love that the review page now scores it as "Disaster" lol
     
  37. Pixieking

    Pixieking
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    If I were the Dead Cells dev, I'd request that score gets removed:

    Not a good look for the dev who didn't do anything wrong.
     
  38. VanCityGamer

    VanCityGamer
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    I don't recognize that guy from IGN. Is he new? That said, I don't follow any Nintendo stuff.
     
  39. Khanimus

    Khanimus
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    This guy has done this before? Dude needs to get sacked if this accusation is as supportable as it appears. That's skeezy.
     
  40. Why OF ALL THINGS would you steal a review what the fuck
     
  41. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud
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    Oh it was Filip...aside from this I never cared for him on the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast they do.
     
  42. LuckyLinus

    LuckyLinus
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    There is no excuse. IGNs credability is hitting an alltime low thanks to this. I will cringe if I ever see his name on another review.
     
  43. NKnight7

    NKnight7
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    Yikes, pretty scummy of IGN.
     
  44. Francesco

    Francesco
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    Aaaand he’s gone.
     
  45. StraySheep

    StraySheep
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    This / some of the things being said aren't super original quotes and are instead mostly mechanic summary.

    But I actually haven't enjoyed his hosting on NVC which is the only IGN content I check in on so I don't want to seem like I'm just defending IGN.
     
  46. VanCityGamer

    VanCityGamer
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    You can't be serious? It's BLATANTLY obvious.
     
  47. Oh I know, might be even more lazy to do that honestly. At least it he copied the video, he went out and tried to find a review to copy rather than the release that comes with his code lmao
     
  48. Rei no Otaku

    Rei no Otaku
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    I thought that too until they got to the criticisms. It's clearly plagiarism. Dude just threw his job away over a 4 minute video review.
     
  49. Denman

    Denman
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    I like him on NVC Podcast. He seems like a nice, well-rounded guy.

    This incident is coming off as a surprise to me.
     
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