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This is the main menu from the game Kingpin: Life of Crime from 1999. This is the main menu from the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of the Chernobyl from 2007 Anyone see a similarity? Do you think this is a case of one ripping off of the other or do you think that they are both following as generic a look as possible?

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    Maybe they just like the style, I do. It's simplistic and easy to use. Not like it really matters anyways. I mean, do you know how hard it is to be original nowadays?
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    So, I herd that STALKER's main menu looks alot better. They aren't that similiar.
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    Posted by TheDark Maybe they just like the style, I do. It's simplistic and easy to use. Not like it really matters anyways. I mean, do you know how hard it is to be original nowadays?
    Meh. I guess, but they could have changed it up at least a little more than they did. All that was done to change it was switch the logo and the little monitor around and threw a couple guns in the corner.
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    Posted by TheDark Maybe they just like the style, I do. It's simplistic and easy to use. Not like it really matters anyways. I mean, do you know how hard it is to be original nowadays?
    Meh. I guess, but they could have changed it up at least a little more than they did. All that was done to change it was switch the logo and the little monitor around and threw a couple guns in the corner.
    I would also like to point how that Stalkers main menu is animated and Kingpin's isn't.
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    Posted by TheDark Maybe they just like the style, I do. It's simplistic and easy to use. Not like it really matters anyways. I mean, do you know how hard it is to be original nowadays?
    Meh. I guess, but they could have changed it up at least a little more than they did. All that was done to change it was switch the logo and the little monitor around and threw a couple guns in the corner.
    I would also like to point how that Stalkers main menu is animated and Kingpin's isn't.
    Find me a low budget FPS from before 1999 that had an animated main menu.
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    I only find it remotely similar. They both feature a broken wall. That's it.
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    Posted by BrainZ I only find it remotely similar. They both feature a broken wall. That's it.
    A broken brick wall with what could be called a monitor of sorts for all the functions on the main menu.
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    Stalker's one isn't a monitor, and since when does Kingpin own all the creds for having menu items? :/
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    He never said he did, he was simply pointing out that there is a similarity between two two. Fucking hell, since when did everyone get all serious business here?
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    Posted by Amen He never said he did, he was simply pointing out that there is a similarity between two two. Fucking hell, since when did everyone get all serious business here?
    I agree, you faggots are all up your own arse caring about yourself and not others, you mock and brandish the person infront of you for no real reason at all.. What happened to this place? The lack of forum games has dropped even, which is a odd, seeming as they were popular back in the day.. You dicks better lose your balls to post seriousness and start making some fucking fun. Now BRB, I'm off to Gmod some FUN, and post it on FPSB, which I'll be flamed for because its FUN(NY), and not it aint trolling shit this time, I'm still learning the 101's about trolling successfully, yes back to square one.
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    Posted by BrainZ Stalker's one isn't a monitor, and since when does Kingpin own all the creds for having menu items? :/
    Read the thread. "Do you think this is a case of one ripping off of the other or do you think that they are both following as generic a look as possible?" I think it's just coincidence, I just wanted to see if anyone agreed that they were similar.
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    I'm not sure what the plot to Kingpin is, but it's just symbolism. There is a run down city in the background, dark and foreboding, and there is a wall between you and that danger. The main menu is you little hideout. I highly doubt they looked at the Kingpin menu and said let's do that.

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