Dead Cells launched yesterday to stellar critical and fan reception. While everything seems to be going great for the title, a certain incident is now clouding the discussion around what should be a joyous occasion. YouTube games reviewer Boomstick Gaming has brought up accusations against IGN for its Dead Cells review. According to the channel, his review (published a full week ahead of IGN’s) was plagiarized by IGN’s Nintendo Editor Filip Miucin. Boomstick uploaded a video to show the similarities.
In response to these claims, IGN has removed its Dead Cells review (though you can find the cached version here) and issued a statement in its absence.
Editor’s Note: As a group of writers and creators who value our own work and that of others in our field, the editorial staff of IGN takes plagiarism very seriously. In light of concerns that have been raised about our Dead Cells review, we’ve removed it for the time being and are investigating.
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IGN removes Dead Cells review after editor allegedly plagiarizes a YouTuber