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Former IGN Editor denies intentional plagiarism

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Filip Miucin says "what happened with the Dead Cells review was not at all intentional."

Filip Miucin, a former IGN Editor fired over allegations of plagiarism, has denied intentionally plagiarising another YouTuber’s review of Dead Cells.

Miucin took to a (now-deleted) YouTube video of his own to address allegations he’d plagiarised Boomstick Gaming’s original Dead Cells review.

“The bottom line is that what happened with the Dead Cells review was not at all intentional,” Miucin said.

Miucin used his video to take the opportunity to apologise to IGN, but didn’t extend that to Boomstick Gaming.

“I just want to apologise to everybody at IGN for all of the undeserved criticisms and doubt that may have been sparked in their credibility as a respected source for games media.”

Miucin did say that he had “nothing but the best wishes” for Boomstick Gaming.

The disgraced journalist also used his video to lash out at Kotaku, saying that reporter Jason Schreier “was implying that if you have similarly opinionated reviews, then you’re just plagiarising.”

Kotaku, which had already reported on a Miucin FIFA 18 review that beared a striking resemblance to NintendoLife, responded by reporting on a Metroid: Samus Returns review that nearly matches one from Engagdet.

Apart from the now-deleted video, Miucin has kept a low profile on the internet; it’s probably for the best, as a scan of Twitter replies reveals hundreds of users abusing the former Editor for his actions.