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1UP, Plagiarizing, and Other Bits of Joy 106

Posted by Hemos
from the well-not-really dept.
Nathan writes "1up recently posted their Dead or Alive 4 strategy guide on their website. It didn't take long for users at the Dead or Alive Central forums to recognize their hard work analyzing the fighting game engine had been blatantly pasted into the strategy guide without any credit given whatsoever. While movelists are largely factual and can be argued to be public knowledge, the most incriminating evidence is the section on the evasion system, which had been pasted into the 1up guide with a few reworded sentences. Discussions are ongoing at Gaming Age Forums (with 1up members defending the writer of the guide) and DoA Central. Perhaps the most interesting bit about this is that just a month or two ago, Dan Hsu from EGM and 1up had famously written an editorial criticizing shady ongoings at other publications." I've reread the different pieces, and while I think the DoA Forums are a large basis of work, people need to read Kate Turabian's on how to cite research because I don't see this as plagiarism in the whole - just poorly cited. Update: 01/23 22:20 GMT by Z : 1up has announced that they've pulled the guide to review the situation.
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1UP, Plagiarizing, and Other Bits of Joy

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  • Plagarism (Score:2, Funny)

    by CaptainFork (865941) on Monday January 23, 2006 @09:33AM (#14538398)
    Nathan writes "1up recently posted their Dead or Alive 4 strategy guide on their website. It didn't take long for users at the Dead or Alive Central forums to recognize their hard work analyzing the fighting game engine had been blatantly pasted into the strategy guide without any credit given whatsoever. While movelists are largely factual and can be argued to be public knowledge, the most incriminating evidence is the section on the evasion system, which had been pasted into the 1up guide with a few reworded sentences. Discussions are ongoing at Gaming Age Forums (with 1up members defending the writer of the guide) and DoA Central. Perhaps the most interesting bit about this is that just a month or two ago, Dan Hsu from EGM and 1up had famously written an editorial criticizing shady ongoings at other publications." I've reread the different pieces, and while I think the DoA Forums are a large basis of work, people need to read Kate Turabian's on how to cite research because I don't see this as plagiarism in the whole - just poorly cited.
  • by BoomerSooner (308737) on Monday January 23, 2006 @09:36AM (#14538417) Homepage Journal
    So beat the shit out of him. What's the problem? If you cannot do it find someone who will...

    Sorry, that's the Sicilian coming out of me... I'm in "construction"!!! Lol, ...
  • by gowen (141411) <gwowen@gmail.com> on Monday January 23, 2006 @10:24AM (#14538814) Homepage Journal
    Melissa Etheridge's 'Closer to Fine' guitar tab for instance.
    I'll take "Song By The Indigo Girls" for $200 please, Alex.
  • by TimeZone (658837) on Monday January 23, 2006 @11:56AM (#14539510)
    Stealing from one person is called plagiarism, stealing from many is research.

    I'm sure there's someone I should cite for that quote, but I can't remember who. ;)

    TZ

  • by DanTheLewis (742271) on Monday January 23, 2006 @01:45PM (#14540806) Homepage Journal
    "I don't see this as plagiarism in the whole - just poorly cited."

    "I don't see this as torture in the whole - just cruel and unusual interrogation."
    "I don't see this as lying in the whole - just truthiness deficient."
    "I don't see this as adultery in the whole - just extramarital polyamory."
    "I don't see this as murder in the whole - just intentional killing without extenuating circumstances."

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