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IGN caught plageriazing small Youtuber's review of Dead Cells

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The surprise isn't that it happened, but that they got caught. IGN, infamous for their phoned in God Hand review where they later admitted that the reviewer never got past the first stages after only a few minutes of attempts, has reached a new low.

Reviewer Philip Muicin's review of the upcoming Dead Cells turns out to have been a CTRL C + CTRL V of a smaller Youtuber who had already posted his review a few days earlier. Not only is the review a nearly word for word copy, IGN apparently confirmed the issue by removing the review.

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So, with audiences crying out for blood I'm honest: this is nothing. Bigger companies have been doing stuff like this for decades, in all types of industries. Grabbing content from smaller names and putting them online as their own with only minor changes for a quick buck. The question: how would we change this?

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Birdman


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You gotta do something that threatens their business.

Also that game looks cool. Might grab it.

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Guy apparently got sacked, and people digging up his past noted that his older reviews also seem copy pasted.

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Birdman


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I guess you just draw as much attention as possible.

This game looks great though. It has lots of tools and you can make various builds. I'll definitely make a ranged build.
Might grab it later, or tonight. Haven't decided yet. I've been messing around in Ni no Kuni 2 a bit. Dropped it a while ago due but there was a recent update with a higher difficulty setting. Got the airship and I'm now hunting down or creating Higgledies to test teams.



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This is interesting. Deals with his past reviews.

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Yeah I've been following the whole thing for a while now, his apology video was really hilarious. Especially how he even ripped his linkedin profile description from a template website, did the guy even make a single piece of original content? I actually had to deal with plagerism in my job once. An intern copied a full illustration of another company once and tried to sell it, and we noticed it. When I noticed and confronted the intern with it she noted "I didn't steal it, I probably just saw it once. And in my subconcious I probably just remade it perfectly since I have a photographic memory". Delightful.

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