Former Nintendo Editor at IGN, Filip Miucin, has “Parted Ways” with the company according to a recent statement in a tweet from IGN:
The statement comes after plagiarism allegations from the YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming, you can read our initial coverage of the story here.
In the statement above, it seems IGN tries to defend themselves initially but admit to the mistake saying “Though we as a community often share feelings and even certain word choices to describe the games we love by using similar frames of understanding, this particular situation stepped over the line and is not a reflection of our editorial standards.”
That being said, they go on to apologize after “We apologize to our readers, developer Motion Twin, and most especially the YouTuber known under the Boomstick Gaming for failing to uphold those standards.
IGN stated they have parted ways with Miucin and will re-review Dead Cells later this week.
It should be noted that while IGN removed the review posted by Miucin, he still has the initial tweet up with the link on his twitter.
In an update to our earlier report, we discovered this is not the first time IGN has been accused of not crediting a source. Gamnesia Editor-In-Chief claims that two years ago, IGN used their article and images as a source and gave no credit to them, but instead credited Kotaku. So while it is great to see IGN taking responsibility for this, it isn’t the first time this has been a problem.
Author: Albert “Beartoe” Hellebuick