Hoping the MGS collection keeps the music intact

#1 Posted by LibraryDues (342 posts) -

It was bad enough when charges of plagiarism made Konami strip the Metal Gear Solid theme from MGS4, but I just hope they leave it in for this collection. Anyone heard anything one way or the other?

#2 Posted by Beforet (2912 posts) -

@LibraryDues said:

It was bad enough when charges of plagiarism made Konami strip the Metal Gear Solid theme from MGS4,

Wait wat? When the hell was this? Plagiarizing whom?

#3 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -
@Beforet said:

@LibraryDues said:

It was bad enough when charges of plagiarism made Konami strip the Metal Gear Solid theme from MGS4,

Wait wat? When the hell was this? Plagiarizing whom?

some classical turkish music (or something similar). there's video of someone playing it to hideo. it's kind of sad :'(
#4 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1735 posts) -
@Beforet:   
#5 Posted by solidejake (484 posts) -

I doubt they would change it because there were no lawsuits, and in my opinion, the music wasn't near similar enough to be deemed plagiarism. What's done is done, even though they changed the theme in MGS4, you can still get the regular theme for your in-game IPod.

#6 Posted by LiquidPrince (15842 posts) -

MGS in HD... Mmmmm.

#7 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -
they'll probably still be in there.  
 
@solidejake said:
I doubt they would change it because there were no lawsuits, and in my opinion, the music wasn't near similar enough to be deemed plagiarism. What's done is done, even though they changed the theme in MGS4, you can still get the regular theme for your in-game IPod.
the two pieces are extremely similar lol
#8 Edited by LibraryDues (342 posts) -

The MGS theme is extremely similar to some Russian music composed in 1974. While at first I thought the notion that Konami ripped off some little known Cold War era classical music from behind the Iron Curtain laughable, the comparison is pretty damning. It would have to have been one hell of a coincidence.

Good tune, in any case.

#9 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

@LibraryDues said:

It was bad enough when charges of plagiarism made Konami strip the Metal Gear Solid theme from MGS4, but I just hope they leave it in for this collection. Anyone heard anything one way or the other?

I like your avatar as well as both the music from the GBU and MGS.

#10 Posted by Moonling (59 posts) -

In my opinion, Konami has to stick by their man, Tappy. Seriously, Tappy's theme is so iconic that re-releasing these games without it would be tantamount to a butchering, and I for one would not purchase the collection without Tappy's ORIGINAL work intact.

This should be one of the driving issues in gaming at the moment, but all we get in our headlines from gaming press these days is some bullshit about a fucking review score. Seriously.

Steven Poole, eminent videogame columnist, author and composer, puts it far more eloquently than I ever could.

http://www.next-gen.biz/opinion/opinion-waking-game-music

#11 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2133 posts) -

I wonder why the Speed guy never gave Konami the business?

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