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Thoughts about Filip Miucin from a real journalist and content creator

My story is like that of so many content creators who are rising and struggling to make a name for themselves in gaming media. After a series of trial and errors, I officially launched 8Bit/Digi back in September 2015. The goal was simple, either get hired at a media outlet or rise to become a respected independent game journalist/commentator similar to the likes of Jim Sterling and YongYea.

However; I was quick to learn that there were about a legion of other bloggers, streamers, and influences doing the very same thing. This was the wake up call I received after networking with other media professionals during GDC 2017. To succeed, I had to find a niche that would make me stand out. I found my answer at home, here in the Bay Area.

I became more focused on what is happening among gamers here in Silicon Valley by reported on local fan conventions, covered local eSport events, and attended networking mixers. 8Bit/Digi went from being a generic video game blog to a digital media outlet that tells the story of the gaming community and industry of the Bay Area.

When I started, I was a small fish in a big pond. But today, I’m still a small fish only in a big lake. Yet, I’m proud of what I have accomplished and all I see ahead are possibilities for growth.

Therefore, it should not come as no surprise the disdain I’ve have for Filip Miucin ever since it was revealed he had plagiarized most the work he had created. As a long time IGN reader, I was furious that such a freeloader sullied the good name of a respected publication. As an independent content creator who hopes to find much greater success, I was disgusted at the fact that this parasite was given such an opportunity.

Sorry for beating this dead horse but as a content creator I have to let this out.

My feelings towards Filip Miucin is most likely one shared by so many other content creators who actually work hard for their success. From freelance journalists to commentators, I’ve met so many dedicated content creators. Some have made their passion into a second source of income (living in the Bay Area is expensive), others are working a job while creating content as a passion project. Many of them dream of being part of the team at IGN or another respected media outlet.

Being a content creator may look fun (it totally is) but it’s also soul-crushing and so many creative people are quick to abandon their passion. Many give up in first few months while some only last a year before calling quits. When I started 8Bit/Digi, I was following seven other bloggers who shared the same interests but only two of them are still active as of July 2018.

So you know what really breaks my game about all this? That despite all the great commentators and video game critics out there, a lazy talentless hack is somehow able to get a job at a respectable media outlet like IGN (a goal so many of us are working hard towards). In the end, Filip Miucin is nothing more then the Ellsworth Toohey to every Howard Roark who gives their blood, sweat, and passion into their work.

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22 Comments »

  1. Guys like you work hard and it sucks this cheat stole your opportunity but life isn’t fair for everyone. All can you do is just keep doing your thing.

  2. I hate to be the one to tell you this; but the nobody owes anything just because you “worked hard”. You bloggers are the same you feel like you should make a living of making crap instead of working.

    Here is my advice to you…get a job!!!!

  3. Umm nobody owes you or anyone else a job just because you have a blog. Maybe Filip was just good at what he did and that is why IGN hired him over losers like you who complain about other people’s success.

    I wish Filip Miucin the best and you need to give up and find a real job.

  4. Wow!! I guess Miucin and his fam are bashing this poor guy on his page. Filip sucked at his job and that’s why ign booted his arse!! RIP Filip Mucus, your plagiarizing ass won’t be missed!!

  5. Filip Miucin got what he deserved and it sucks that he stole a job from someone who actually worked for it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and best of luck to you.

  6. Therefore, it should not come as no surprise the disdain I’ve had for Filip Miucin ever since it was revealed he had …

    should not come as any(?) surprise…

    best of luck with your work, i hope you do well in the content creation space, Filip Miucin had a very twisted view on how game reviews are done. Plagiarism becomes researching for him.

    But its something that makes sense in the world of twitch streamers today. A generation of gamers that are watching people play games on twitch without knowing said content creators are being paid by game publishers to play the game. its a grey area, requires a lot of nuance.

    • Just checked out your website, read some of the articles and really enjoyed it. I like how a lot of the content is a mix of gaming ones personal experience. I’m now a fan.

  7. What makes this so disgusting was Filip wrote these reviews as an IGN reviewer. Thanks to him, IGN’s reputation and of its employees has been not only soiled or subject to ridicule but outright SHAT UPON….And I don’t even think he cares! I bet the only shred of guilt he has from this whole debacle is guilt over the fact that he got caught

  8. First of all its spelled Philip not Filip, you have to be a total douche to spell your name like such just to look “cool”. He is clearly a snowflake that wants to be special!

    Now my main point, looks like he has made several vid on YouTube and clearly has learned nothing. Why are people sending him free stuff still? He is a fraud that actually needs to be held accountable for what he did and those that support him are either fake accounts or tools who want free stuff.

  9. Ever since Filip Miucin came back to You Tube his videos have had a high dislike to like ratio. So sad, the loser should give up.

  10. Filip Miucin Is the poster child for the failure of game journalism. Instead of hiring real gamers IGN has been staffing itself with soy boy fakes who need plagiarize from real gamers.

    Filip Miucin should just drink bleach.

  11. Ever notice how all the soy boy libs on YouTube lack talent while all the creative ones are hardcore libertarian? Just saying you need to be self reliant and take personal responsibility to be successful instead of a SJW soy boy!

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