I just caught wind of this youtube video today, and I'm sorta stunned. Quite possibly one of the most famous game music masterpieces ever (in my opinion) was a rip off from a 1979 composition from a well known Russian classical composer.
Here's the Gamasutra article..
What do you guys think? Is it plagiarism? There are a few notable parts in there that the Metal Gear Solid theme undoubtlely borrowed, so it's a real stretch to say it was pure coincidence that the MGS theme sounds similar. Apparently the Metal Gear Solid theme was excluded from Metal Gear Solid 4 because Konami was sensitive about any plagiarism backlash.