Earlier this week IGN fired Nintendo Editor Filip Miucin after first removing "his" review of Dead Cells due to allegations of plagiarism. IGN conducted an internal investigation, and they determined that the accusations were credible and that Miucin had stolen numerous lines from a review by Boomstick Gaming. Miucin has now released a response video to address the situation, and he delivers something of a mixed message.

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Fans of the Blue Bomber are eagerly awaiting the release of Mega Man 11, the latest in Capcom's series of side-scrolling shooters that is set to launch on October 2nd. However, according to the folks at TrueAchievements, fans and newcomers alike will have a chance to try out the game for themselves next month.

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This has been a big week for Smash Bros. fans, as Wednesday's Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct featured the announcement of two brand new characters, three new Echo Fighters, new game modes, new items, and more. However, fans in Europe got an extra little announcement courtesy of Nintendo of Europe's Twitter account.

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Bethesda's 2016 reboot of the Doom franchise (appropriately titled DOOM) was an instant hit with fans and critics alike, and during E3 we learned that a sequel is in development. The brief E3 teaser showed nothing substantial, but Bethesda promised a big reveal at QuakeCon, and they have delivered! Today Bethesda pulled the curtains back and gave us tons of new gameplay details and footage.

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What would you do if you only had one minute to live? What if you could live that short life over and over again, keeping your progress when you respawn? Welcome to Minit! This charming little action-adventure title puts a fun spin on the classic Zelda-esque formula with its 60-second bursts of gameplay. Minit made its debut back in April, but today it truly feels at home after launching on Nintendo Switch.

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Last May we learned that Netflix is developing a TV series based on The Witcher. The upcoming show will follow the original novels by Andrzej Sapkowski (rather than the CD Projekt Red games they inspired), and it's planned for an eight-episode run in 2020. No casting announcements have been made at this time, but at least one famous actor is interested in the lead role.

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If you ask modern game developers about how they got into their field, many will point to iconic and beloved franchises from the early days of gaming that blazed a trail and inspired them in their youth. Games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid have served as a foundation for countless adventures that followed. However, if you ask Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai about his origin story, you'll get a completely different take.

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Famed developer Masahiro Sakurai has been steadily pumping out new entries in the Super Smash Bros. franchise for nearly 20 years now. All of that effort will culminate in the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (featuring every playable character in franchise history) this December. Sakurai has been floating the idea of moving on from Smash for years now, so will this Ultimate edition finally be the end? Probably not.

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[This week, Gamnesia is brought to you by Deiland, a sandbox RPG about protecting a small planet. Here's a note from the game's publisher]

Deiland, a sandbox game with RPG and survival elements landed on Steam on August 9. The Steam launch is Deiland's first appearance on PC, and it's out now on PS4.

In Deiland, players take on the role of Arco, a young prince. After landing on the titular planet, Arco becomes its guardian, both caring for Deiland and protecting it from threats. According to publisher 101XP, Deiland's themes of planetary protection draw inspiration from The Little Prince, a popular novella about a boy who once traveled to different planets.

Looking back on decades of video game history, it's hard to think of any one person with more influence and impact than Shigeru Miyamoto. The creator of Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and many more iconic characters and franchises has had a hand in developing hundreds of popular games over the years. As such, he's been chosen to deliver this year's keynote speech at the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference 2018.

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We're just a month and a half out from Cuphead's first anniversary, but the charming indie game is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Studio MDHR announced earlier today that their premiere title has sold over 3 million copies since its launch on September 29th of last year.

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One of my most anticipated games of 2018 is undoubtedly Red Dead Redemption 2. The first entry captivated me for months (despite my aversion to open-world games), so I'm super excited to see what Rockstar has in store for fans next. Though the game's launch isn't until October 26th, Rockstar treated us today to the first of a series of trailers showcasing Red Dead Redemption 2's gameplay.

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Discord has quickly emerged as one of the most popular chat apps for the gaming community in the past three years, attracting over 130 million users. That's a massive audience of potential paying customers, and today Discord announced plans to launch a new service that is sure to excite many of them. Discord is launching their own online game store!

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The PlayStation brand has just reached an astounding milestone. Sony announced today that their lineup of video game hardware, which began with the original PlayStation back in 1994, has combined for well over 500 million total sales. This number includes sales of home consoles as well as handhelds like the PSP and Vita. In celebration of over half a billion (yes, billion!) units sold, Sony is releasing a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro.

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We're still over three months away from the launch of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and The Pokémon Company is providing fans with a steady stream of new info. That trend continued today, as a brand new trailer has just been released. The trailer opens with a look at Vermilion City (including the S.S. Anne) before shifting to a recently-confirmed game mechanic: Mega Evolution.

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