Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Just when I thought this whole Filip Miucin story was going to blow over it isn’t. The more I hear it just keeps getting worse for the guy. To catch some of you up to speed Miucin is the former Nintendo Editor from IGN who was fired earlier this month for plagiarizing a Dead Cells review from the YouTuber Boomstick Gaming. Apparently the worse has been discovered and he has plagiarized a lot of his reviews and videos. It’s bad to the point that IGN has deleted any review that he has ever done on their website. The guy just can’t catch a break.
So he put out this apology video (that he later deleted) that was non apologetic if you ask me. He apologized to IGN and the makers of Dead Cells. He never once in this video acknowledged that he plagiarized or apologized to the guy (Boomstick Gaming) that he plagiarized. He then challenged Kotaku and others to find more dirt on him stating that “all the reviews he’s done is his own original work”. I’m sure he wishes he could have that statement back. He played fire with fire and now more allegations of him plagiarizing have been reported. From FIFA 18 to Metroid: Samus Returns, and more. The internet was probably going to do this anyway but since he challenged them it’s just getting worse. It seems like everything the guy did on social media to his YouTube channel to his work at IGN was just a lie. How can you work in the video game industry and be stealing other people’s material and thoughts on games. This is a pretty fun (though tough) industry to work in so that’s just one thing I can’t understand. In my last post about this I said he was DONE. I think he’s beyond done at this point. He must not have paid much attention when he was in school because one of the main things they teach you in English class, or any class where you are writing a research paper is to not plagiarize.
I feel the biggest losers in this (besides him) is IGN. People already don’t like IGN for whatever reason and now this is going to be something that their critics won’t let them down on. The people that worked with him there I’m sure are embarrassed. This is going to be a big damage control thing for them for years to come. If someone says IGN they’ll think “they hire plagiarists”. And I’m sure the next person they hire whether it’s some one off the street, or a YouTuber you know they are going to look at their work extensively before letting another outsider into their company. I’m surprised Miucin got away with this for as long as he did. And he really needs to go into a new line of work. How is anyone going to trust him ever again?
But this story does have a few bright sides as well. Dead Cells I think is getting more attention than it ever was going to receive. For me personally the game wasn’t on my radar but after seeing the reviews I’m going to give the game a try. I plan on buying a physical copy later this month on the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully I find some time to play it with my already loaded backlog of games. LOL! Another bright side is Boomstick Gaming. I’m following this guy on Twitter and I’m subscribed to his channel. He’s at over 70,000 subscribers on YouTube. That has to be the biggest growth of any YouTuber I’ve ever seen in long while. He only had like 14,000 subscribers before this controversy broke out. So I encourage you guys check out Boomstick Gaming whenever you get a chance.
So this is my final take on this IGN controversy. I feel like I’ve talked about this with friends, and have seen it on YouTube enough. What are your final thoughts on what has prevailed? Did you ever follow Filip Miucin? Is IGN ever going to be the same? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time! Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Remember TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! Thanks for reading folks. This my last time talking about this. Later!