In a strange example, Apogee changed Duke Nukem's name to Duke Nukum after release to avoid legal trouble over the villain named Duke Nukem on Captain Planet. But it turned out the name wasn't trademarked so Apogee changed the spelling back for Duke Nukem 2.
Mass Effect games have exactly the same story and characters as Babylon 5, except with much worse writing and no ending.
Dragon Age: Origins has the same story and characters as Lord of the Rings but with much worse writing.
Capcom's composer admitted to plagiarizing all his songs, and if I remember correctly so did Sega's composer.
Similar stories don't count. Most stories within particular genres share similarities. It would have to be the *exact* same stories, down to the details, and the copyright owners of the copied stories would have to threaten legal action for it to belong in that article. Also, which Capcom composer? Which Sega composer? That could mean dozens of people.
The Capcom reference would have to be Mamoru Samuragochi although he only worked on two games, Resident Evil: Dual Shock Version and Onimusha, and was more of a general composer. It also wasn't plagiarism per se, but that everything he ever supposedly composed was ghostwritten by Takashi Niigaki. Niigaki decided to go forward after a piece was going to be used in the 2014 Olympics. He also pretended to be totally deaf but apparently was actually partial deaf at one point.
Post by cowboycrocket on Sept 2, 2018 12:54:39 GMT -5
I noticed some differences in Hang On's ending when it was included in Shenmue as the later version got rid of some logos that were too close to actual brands. Compare 5:20 in the first video to 7:42 in the second.
Pokemon should be mentioned here for its use of Uri Geller's likeness for the design of Kadabra. There is no doubt that this was intentional on Game Freak's part, considering his Japanese name is "Yungera"--very close to the transliteration of Uri Geller's name. Not to mention it bends spoons, which is Geller's entire gimmick.