Showing posts with label Dead Cells. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dead Cells. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Xbox Pixel Art Perfection Sale

Rev up your appetite for pixelated games in Pixel Art Perfection Sale for Xbox One and enjoy up to 60% discount on them.

There is a nostalgic factor of playing any 8 or 16-bit game, which automatically takes you to the days of your childhood. This is probably the reason why developers still risks creating them to compete with modern day triple-A titles with way superior graphics.

We don't have any shortage of these pixelated games that has a fantastic track record from players all around. Recently, around 50 of them are put on sale for Xbox One and you can use this opportunity to save up to 60% in the Pixel Art Perfection Sale until October 8.

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Xbox Pixel Art Perfection Sale

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Whether you are a sucker for platformer or simulation games in pixel art, the selection covers a wide range of title to make sure you find the right one within it.

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Dead Cells is 20% Off

Dead Cells (20% off)
This roguelike-metroidvania hybrid title from indie developer/publisher Motion Twin has been in all sorts of news upon release. Though there is not much back-story to begin with, the player takes control of a character known only as the Prisoner.

He is a product of a failed alchemic experiment and now is trapped within a cursed Island, which actually is an ever-changing living organism. As it follows permadeath mechanics, there are no respawns but the combat is fair enough despite the game being a bit tough.

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Moonlighter is 25% Off

Moonlighter (25%)
Another indie production from developer Digital Sun studio, which belongs to the action-RPG category and follows the story of a shopkeeper who spends his daytime managing his shop and go out venturing at night to pursue his dreams of becoming a hero.

The player takes the role of Will, who earns money by selling goods to spend it for upgrading the town. He raids dungeons full of enemies at night to collects loot from them after defeating. Receiving mostly favorable feedback from both players and critics, Moonlighter probably is the best indie game of this year.

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Owlboy is 40% Off

Owlboy (40%)
The game drives on a simple path of story-driven platform adventure style where players go on board as a mute hero Otus, who struggles to be better in the eyes of his brethren of Owls in the land of the sky and things were not as good as one could hope for.

However, his situation worsens when sky pirates came raiding and he bravely flies into the clouds to either rescue his friends or face-off menacing enemies. D-Pad Studio has clearly made a great game that was in the development stage from 2007 to 2016 but ended up creating an acclaimed game.

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Hyper Light Drifter is 50% Off

Hyper Light Drifter (50%)
Some more dosage of action adventure RPG waits in this 16-bit classic game from developer Heart Machine. They initially started a successful Kickstarter funding campaign to create a hybrid of The Legend of Zelda and Diablo in pixelated format.

The titular character Drifter wields an energy sword as his primary weapon alongside long-range guns and tactics against his enemies. While he is ridden by a ravenous illness, he is challenged by powerful monstrosities in his way through and through.

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Axiom Verge is 50% Off

Axiom Verge (50%)
If you are getting a repetitive vibe of platformer and roguelike elements, then switch into some side-scroller action-adventure in Axiom Verge. Wear your lab coat as a scientist called Trace who discovers himself in the alien world of Sudra after a lab accident.

There, he is approached by a giant Rusalki war machine Elsenova to help save the planet from a mad scientist named Athetos. Roaming into a large, labyrinth-like world, you will face-off with horrible nightmares and many puzzles to get going forward.

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Aside from these highlighted games mentioned above, you are getting titles like Amazing Princess Sarah, Dandara, Don't Sink, Elliot Quest, Iron Crypticle, Phantom Trigger, Serial Cleaner, Wizard of Legend and Xenon Valkyrie+ from the deal.

Majority of these games are available for less than 10 bucks while the sale is open and that is quite a good offer for anyone who loves the genre. We suggest you make your mind to pick the ones you would love to add in your library before the time expires on October 8.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations

Fired IGN editor Filip Miucin talks about his involvement on the alleged plagiarism of Dead Cells game review.

When allegations of plagiarized review on newly released rogue-like metroidvania game Dead Cells came out online on August 7, people started calling IGN out like crazy while they quickly deleted the copy from their site and took action against the accused editor Filip Miucin by officially firing him from their team. After taking heavy fire for past few days over this controversy, the accused have finally decided to take YouTube for explaining his side of the story in a response video.

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IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations

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This is the first time when Miucin actually opened up about the fiasco that has disgraced him on public and cost him his job. However, his tone towards the matter was less than expected as he starts with saying that he didn't intentionally do that and then apologized to developer Motion Twin as well as his former employer company, except for YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming, who has accused him of content theft in the first place. It clearly shows that he was not sincere about his apology.

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Even IGN was open enough to publicly issuing an apology to a relatively small YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming who made a video by making side-by-side comparison about how his original review video on the game was copied. Miucin only made the video when people kept attacking him on social media but this response video was heavily downvoted by viewers and was later removed by him. So, what really stopped Filip from mentioning the source for once that he was ripping off?

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Previously, an article on Kotaku pointed out that he partially plagiarized the FIFA 18 review from NintendoLife site in last September. On account of that incident, original author of that review Chris Scullion stated over Miucin’s speech that, he clearly failed to admit his guilt. However, Boomstick Gaming has gained the spotlight and this newfound fame has tripled the number of Subscribers to the channel since then.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

IGN Release Statement on Dead Cells Review Plagiarism

After an allegation of plagiarism was raised on media giant IGN over the review of Dead Cells, the site reached out to release a statement.

Fans of gaming and pop-culture heavily rely on entertainment websites and IGN being a media mogul in terms of that zone. After a video gone viral about them publishing a plagiarized review of a recently released game, Dead Cells, people have gone crazy as one of site's editors Filip Miucin turned out to be the culprit behind the misdeed. They came with a decision of terminating the person in question after running some internal investigation following the disaster surfaced on the internet.

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IGN Release Statement on Dead Cells Review Plagiarism

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YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming is literally a small channel compared to a giant enterprise that IGN is and they originally published a review of Dead Cells back in July. When the latter released a review on the game on August 6, he was surprised to find out that the site has completely plagiarized his own content. So, he published a video by making side-by-side comparison as proof of plagiarism by IGN. It soon became viral and people started questioning about their credibility.

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When the video with title "IGN Copied my Dead Cells Review: What do I do?" was posted on YouTube, Boomstick Gaming has never thought he will get any response from them but people on internet helped him by watching it over a million times and IGN also noticed this matter. Realizing the gravity of the situation, they fired Miucin afterwards and released an official statement on Twitter issuing a public apology for not being able to maintain a standard everyone expects from them.



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Developed by Motion Twin, Dead Cells is a rogue-like metroidvania title released on August 7 for Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It entered Steam's Early Access in May 2017 and upon full-version release, the received positive reception and a review from the alleged site. They came under heavy fire when resemblance between these two contents left no room for considering the event as coincidence.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Dead Cells Review Plagiarism by IGN

YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming pointed out major similarities between their reviews on the game Dead Cells.

After it saw release on August 7, 2018 for Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, rogue-like metroidvania game Dead Cells by developer Motion Twin has been receiving mostly positive reviews from various video game enthusiasts. Just as many other popular gaming sites, media giant IGN also published their perspective on the title in a broad review recently but has eventually removed it for alleged plagiarism by YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming.

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Dead Cells Review Plagiarism by IGN

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Back in July, relatively small YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming has first released a review of Dead Cells. Lately, they noticed some uncanny resemblance with the one published by IGN when they came across it. Although it could have been a coincidence, Boomstick ruled that out and made an allegation of plagiarism after comparing two reviews by doing a side-by-side analysis. The company decided to look further to investigate the claim and take out their article from site.

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To hear it from the horse's mouth, we have a clip from Boomstick channel that explains the incident of the content copied from their video.




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IGN has since gotten rid of the written version of the review article and video from their site, adding just an editor's note. They apparently begun to investigate about this matter and if the claim is true, then it is a horrible betrayal of trust from their side. Because, Boomstick is a channel with only 14,000 follower base and compared to the party in question that is a very tiny group of audience. What makes it worse is that, the review came from one of the site's editors Filip Miucin.

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With a minimalistic plot, the game advances as player character called the Prisoner goes through one castle to another on an unnamed island. Since there are no checkpoints, you start over from the beginning of that level and it feature a combat system that is similar to Dark Souls games series even though the surroundings are in 2D. Despite the aspects that makes it a bit hard to win, Dead Cells will never really become disappointing just for the difficulties it presents to player.

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This is not the first time when integrity and quality of a review came into question as we saw Warner Bros. pretending in past that covering of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War by prominent YouTuber and social media influencer PewDiePie was one of his independent works and no money were exchanged for it. Video game industry is a multi-billion dollar business and trusted personalities involved in gaming cannot just excuse them out of a controversy using ignorance.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Indie Mega Week on Humble Store

To celebrate indie spirit, Humble Store offers up to 90% off to enjoy great save on popular games in Indie Mega Week.

Indie games are always a breath of fresh air among all those AAA-titles from major developers that mostly keeps up doing the same thing over and over to bore players to death at some point. Keeping that in mind, renowned digital video games storefront Humble Store has just launched "Mega Indie Week" for everyone, which includes a whooping collection of indie games from various genre and a swing of discounted rates to leave you no excuse from getting them into your library.

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Indie Mega Week on Humble Store

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If we have counted correctly, then Humble have just unleashed a diverse pack containing 168 video games, downloadable contents and original game soundtracks in overall. Starting from a minimum of 10% price cut, the price tag drops up to 90% over an assortment of action, adventure, platformer, racing, RPG, simulation, strategy, survival and other variety of indie titles that we can count on for whole day. Although some of these games are still on Early Access, they are worth a try.

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We have already listed a selected few from the games that are offered in "Indie Mega Week" here and feel free to check out the sale if you are interested in these titles.


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While this one is not one of their signature "Humble Bundles", where hand-picked digital ebooks, games software and other stuffs are put up for purchase for pay-what-you-want to raise donations for charity, this bundle offer is still worth a try because of the addition of some recently released titles adorned by players in general like Broforce, Cuphead, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Hob, Inside, Moonlighter, Torchlight, Undertale and Wizard of Legend.

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Humble Store Best Bets from Indie Mega Week

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The selected titles from Humble Store's Indie Mega Week are available on Steam and playable over platforms like Linux, Mac and PC. Our suggestion for you is to drop everything else and go start browsing quickly to see if can find something that you like before the offer eventually expires on August 6 at 10 AM PT. Also, you can sign up for "Humble Monthly" subscription service to get curated bundle of digital PC games each month and you can get one months for free by choosing a 12 month plan.