IGN removes Dead Cells review after plagiarism accusations

IGN Nintendo editor Filip Miucin copied the content from a small YouTube gaming channel before it was yanked from the site.

Posted by Ashley King on August 7, 2018

IGN has removed its Switch review of the game Dead Cells after evidence surfaced that their Nintendo editor plagiairized the content of the review from a small YouTube gaming channel. BoomStick Gaming posted a video about the incident, asking fans what they should do.

The video contains several sequences of clips from the original and IGN's copy, highlighting just how similar the structure is to BoomStick Gaming's own review. Nintendo editor Filip Miucin copied the structure and description in several points of his own video. Here's a peek at an example:

BoomStick Review: "This combat system is fast, fluid, responsive, and one of the most rewarding representations of 2D combat of the entire genre."

IGN Review: "Fights are fast, fluid, responsive, and hands down one of the most gratifying representations of video game combat I’ve ever experienced."

Several other examples highlighted by members of reddit and other forums showcase the review was wholesale ripped off and repackaged for IGN. Neither IGN nor Miucin have responded to Kotaku when the outlet requested a comment about the gaffe.

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