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The King of Kong
The King of Kong
by Stephen Smith on Feb 5, 2010 at 5:13:31 pm

I just saw a documentary called The King of Kong and liked it a lot. It's about setting the King Kong world record and I don't think I've ever cared about someone else's video game score until I saw this. I think they did a great job of telling this story in a way that you cared about the people involved. It is worth the rent. When Steve Wiebe first breaks the record and you hear his kid screaming in the background it is so funny.




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Re: The King of Kong
by Scott Roberts on Feb 5, 2010 at 7:03:06 pm

I really liked how in this goofy (yet great) documentary about arcade game high scores, they were able to establish a hero and a villain. I really did not like that Billy guy!


Re: The King of Kong
by Stephen Smith on Feb 5, 2010 at 7:22:48 pm

Yeah, Billy really didn't handle that situation well. What did you think of Billy's Wife? :-)




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Re: The King of Kong
by Scott Roberts on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:55:49 pm

Haha, from what I remember she was quite a woman! The Donkey Kong world record wasn't the only trophy he earned in life.


Re: The King of Kong
by Micah McDowell on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:59:27 pm

Heh, I already had this in my Netflix queue and haven't had a chance to watch it yet... I'm glad to hear that it's good.


Re: The King of Kong
by Jeff Breuer on Feb 11, 2010 at 4:29:31 pm

Yea, love this film. Just showed it to my wife over the weekend who could care less about video games and she loved it! A great documentary will make you enjoy the movie regardless of the subject matter (I love Riding Giants but don't enjoy surfing).

King of Kong achieved greatness by great storytelling, drawing an emotional connection to Steve and making us care greatly about his journey, and by all of these unique characters in this rich subculture.

If you loved the movie, you gotta watch the parody "King of Kong 2" trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCNC-ms1lXk

Hilarious!


Re: The King of Kong
by Stephen Smith on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:03:44 pm

Jeff, that was so cool!




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Re: The King of Kong
by Stephen Smith on Sep 20, 2010 at 11:21:35 pm

As of today, Steve Wiebe is back on top!!!

http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/216625/steve-wiebe-once-again-the-king-of-kong/

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Re: The King of Kong
by Stephen Smith on Mar 23, 2011 at 9:14:34 pm

Steve Wiebe & Billy Mitchell go head to head in a two day live contest.

http://www.1up.com/features/king-of-kong-stars-finally-head-to-head

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