1. zashga

    zashga
    Member

    This whole story has gotten so crazy. How could someone copy so much and not expect to be found out? Just a few days ago he was daring people to look for more. Like... what? Has he crossed over into intentionally self destructive behavior?
     
  2. People are just mimicking everyone elses posts. Being on subject and all.
     
  3. Irrotational

    Irrotational
    Member

    Plagiarising other people's previous posts, he's 30 ish with a wife and two kids.

    I feel pretty sorry for his family with no income :(
     
  4. HellofaMouse

    HellofaMouse
    Member

    would be a good move to remove all his content from the site. so the internet can leave this topic alone, and filip can go get a job he cant plagiarise in and take care of his family before the internet hate destroys that as well.
     
  5. Let's not forget the fact that he is a manipulative asshole that uses people for his own gain. Yeah, fuck him.
     
  6. Rave_norris

    Rave_norris
    Banned Member

    So people are just copiyng others posts? In line with the topic?

    We all learned that the lack of intelligence and empathy dont go well together.
     
  7. Curufinwe

    Curufinwe
    Member

    It was a really poor hire by Dan Stapleton.
     
  8. regawdless

    regawdless
    Member

    Thinking of him earning his money by mostly stealing the work of others and slightly rephrase it is bonkers. Minimal effort. That sure sounds like a dream job!
     
  9. Axe

    Axe
    Member

    So far evidence of plagiarism has been found for the following:

    I might have missed something here, but even so, very damning stuff.

    EDIT: For posterity here's an archived version of Filip's infamous response to the allegations: https://archive.org/details/youtube-w_PPI9e0Nnw

    EDIT 2: Correcting link to Polygon's Bayonetta 2 review. I accidentally linked the Wii U review instead of the Switch one, which is the one Filip plagiarised.

    EDIT 3: Added another example: Pokken Tournament DX review

    EDIT 4: HAHAHA HE EVEN PLAGIARISED HIS RESUME OMG I'M DEAD
     
  10. Bushido

    Bushido
    Member

    The Fire Emblem Warriors stuff is hilarious. It's so blatant that it's actually mind-boggling he didn't get caught earlier.
     
  11. Metalmurphy

    Metalmurphy
    Member

    Probably a bluff he thought it wouldn't be called cause he's too dumb to understand how the internet works.
     
  12. Not shocking at all.

    Once they caught him, they knew that there was going to be a shit load of bodies waiting to be excavated.


    It's not crazy at all, people who plagiarize in an industry like this are serial plagiarizers. IGN knew there was going to be probably dozens of reviews he lifted from others once they got an investigation rolling.
     
  13. Dinjooh

    Dinjooh
    Member

    Oh my god.
     
  14. FluffyQuack

    FluffyQuack
    Member

    Someone posted 1-2 pages back that he's got two kids (around ages 8 to 10), so he's surely well over 20 years old.
     
  15. KALOSMANI

    KALOSMANI
    Member

    People saying they feel sorry for him and he has to provide for his family.

    He can easily get a job in a supermarket, fast food restaurant etc. There are millions of americans with low paying jobs and they also have kids. Unfortunately he can't use IGN as a employment reference. He can't use his YouTube channel to show employers he can do something in a similar field as a tiny bit of research the employer will know who he is and what he did. The only hope he has is to do something completely different in his career or get a low paying job. Having to tell you wife about the situation must be tough. Let's hope she hasn't seen how far the rabbit hole was.
     
  16. This deserves all caps.

    HOLY SHIT

    I thought reading the GAF post with that video was crazy, but this is psychedelic for me. O_O
     
  17. Dinjooh

    Dinjooh
    Member

    Like, it's the most transparent one I've seen so far (Other than the 1:1 NeoGAF comment) Holy what.
     
  18. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke
    Member

    It's crazy how much worse he made the situation by uploading this apology video. People would have moved on a couple of days later ....sure he lost his current gig but at least for the public it was based on one article/review. Many still had the mindset that it was a one time thing and he maybe had too much work load to get the video done in time. His articles would still have been on IGN and a reference for future work or employees.

    But man after this .....damn.
     
  19. Rave_norris

    Rave_norris
    Banned Member

    He has good production and editing skills. Im sure he can find a job somewhere. What he really needs is seek help for his personality disorder.
     
  20. blueliquid

    blueliquid
    Member

    Thanks for compiling this. I didn't know about him copying from an article from a fellow writer at IGN. I can't decide whether that or the verbatim copying of Cartho's GAF post is the most brazen out of all of these.

    He knew all of this was out there and dared Schreier to find more... why?!
     
  21. aggrocrog

    aggrocrog
    Member

    Ha, this is best! I would like to point out for those who think plagiarism can happen on accident that you used entirely different words/phrasing/length to describe the same event. There's no "on a 60-inch TV" overlap.
     
  22. HMS_Pinafore

    HMS_Pinafore
    Member

    Alright I'll give it a watch...

    "WHATSGOINGONEVERYONE, THANKSFORCLICKINGTHATVIDEO"
     
  23. Shoshi

    Shoshi
    Member

    Oh
    My
    God
     
  24. Nameless

    Nameless
    Member

    Jesus Christ, reviews, previews , random hardware thoughts , nothing is safe with this guy.
     
  25. This is the story that keeps on giving. At this point I don't know if he's ever produced original content, and that's wild to think about considering how he got here.

    It's gotten so bad that the defense force atomized on sight. Couldn't shut those people up in the first thread, now you can't get a peep out of them.
     
  26. RoaminRonin

    RoaminRonin
    Member

    He uses the word research to justify his plagiarism. That's the lie he tells himself to justify to wrong he's doing. That tweet is him being self aware of who he is and justifying it.
     
  27. Kazuma Kiryu

    Kazuma Kiryu
    Member

    It's a lot more fun this way though!
     
  28. SantaC

    SantaC
    Member

    I dont feel sorry for him. He has to learn his lesson somehow.
     
  29. JustJavi

    JustJavi
    Member

    I was actually trying to imagine the conversation I would have with my wife if I had done the same thing he did. Imagine how she must feel right now. I feel bad for her and the kids.
     
  30. KALOSMANI

    KALOSMANI
    Member

    I really doubt he told her everything

    Probably told her he did research and unintentionally copied some parts which got him fired and how IGN is a terrible place to work for.
     
  31. Contranova

    Contranova
    Member

    People need to start looking into a class action lawsuit.

    This stuff is not to be joked around with, considering he was making money off all these videos based on other people's work.
     
  32. BassForever

    BassForever
    Member

    The cost to file such a thing vs how little was made wouldn’t make it worth it. It’s why situations like DH sueing Jim Sterling are so rare.
     
  33. oni-link

    oni-link
    Member

    She's probably googling the wedding vows he "wrote" to see which YouTuber he lifted them from
     
  34. Techno

    Techno
    Member

  35. You guys had a fun, Groundhog Day-esque thread while I was asleep and didn't tell me?! >:(

     
  36. Winstano

    Winstano
    Member

    lol no. IGN have every right to sue him (although I don't think they will), but a class action? Under what pretenses? I'm enjoying watching how far the rabbit hole is opening up, but wishing expensive legal action on the guy? He's a fucking idiot for thinking this would fly and is getting called out, but I don't want to see anyone's life totally ruined
     
  37. Spectone

    Spectone
    Member

    It just escalated from there with copypastas and memes up the whazoo. It went on for over thirty pages too.
     
  38. R_thanatos

    R_thanatos
    Banned Member

    Wait this the current list ?
    Things go so fast.
    But how do you copy e3 impressions ? O_o
    It's supposed to be your own thoughts regarding a game you've tried or a trailer you saw.
    And here I thought the GAF POST COPY was the lowest bar ......
     
  39. ZmillA

    ZmillA
    Member

    This guy will never work at a professional editorial business again. Good riddance.
     
  40. KALOSMANI

    KALOSMANI
    Member

    But should he have been paid for those YouTube ads?

    Should he not reimburse the money he made from copied content?
     
  41. Masozi

    Masozi
    Member

    If he'd delivered a proper apology, he might have been able to bounce back. Not to IGN, but to some small YouTube following. But noooooo, he had to be an arrogant little dick. And now the full extent of his lies are revealed, and he's basically never going to be hireable anywhere in writing.
     
  42. Lonn

    Lonn
    Member

    So what’s going to happen to the NVC?
     
  43. Mubrik_

    Mubrik_
    Member

    that fire emblem preview..
    My God, the nerve. so blatant.
     
  44. I still believe IGN shares responsibility in not vetting this hack well enough. Every day more evidence comes to light showing how blatant this shit was.
     
  45. SeanR1221

    SeanR1221
    Member

    Jesus!
     
  46. Lukemon

    Lukemon
    Member

    Wow... this story really is the gift that keeps on taking.
     
  47. baconcow

    baconcow
    Member

    He put up his "apology", got his monetization money, and I doubt he's coming back to the gaming world. Perhaps if he teamed up with someone who could write content for him and just plays the part of the YouTube personality. Either way, I don't think the majority of people are going to trust his content, in the future.
     
  48. Bennibop

    Bennibop
    Member

    My god is he dumb? Why would you dare the internet to find more when your whole career is founded on copying and slightly rewording other peoples work! He did not and does not deserve his job and career in the industry. I am sure he has a Era account and I believe it should be banned as we don't need people like that here
     
  49. Toolifercle

    Toolifercle
    Member

    I don't know it has been discussed here yet but, I have a weird feeling that he played all of us. I mean, he knew that there were lots of shitty things that he did in the past but we discovered only 2 of them, until his ridiculous apology video.

    He wants more attention for a reason and now he gets it after that video.
     
  50. MicH

    MicH
    Member

    This is freaking insane. His entire career is a farce and now I'm just left wondering when all this started. Did he plagiarise his way through school too?