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The King of Kong : A Fistful of quarters DVD £2.58 used very good at play/zoverstocks
The King of Kong : A Fistful of quarters DVD £2.58 used very good at play/zoverstocks

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A middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul vie for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong in The King Of Kong.

In 1982, Life Magazine assembled the worlds greatest gamers for a photo shoot that would become the center spread of their 1982 Year-In-Photos edition. Billy Mitchell, who would later be named the Gamer of the Century, was one of the invitees.

Mitchell, the World Record holder on Centipede, had been tracking the score on Donkey Kong, and knew he could take that title as well. In front of the 20 best gamers in the world, Billy scored 874,300 points, a record many thought would never be broken.

In 2003, 35 year old family man Steve Wiebe, after losing his job at Boeing, found solace in Donkey Kong. Steve stumbled upon Billy Mitchells record online, and set out to break it. He began perfecting his game every night after his wife and kids went to bed, and not only surpassed Billys record, but ended up with a thought-to-be-impossible 1,000,000 points.

A tidal wave of media coverage followed, and Steve Wiebe quickly became a celebrity in his hometown of Seattle, WA. He also rediscovered his love for teaching, and regained the respect of all who once doubted him. Meanwhile, back in Hollywood, FL, Billy Mitchell hatched a plan to reclaim his fallen Donkey Kong record...

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One of the best documentaries I've seen, a real gem

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Edited by: "thebaron69" 18th Jun 2014

Excellent documentary.

you WILL want to play Donkey Kong after watching this!

great film
thx

Absolute classic , who can forget the nerd grabbing everyone in the arcade to pressure Wiebe by getting everyone to gather round with calls of "donkey kong crash screen coming up" absolute ******

Banned

For those who liked this there's a similar docu about Tetris

imdb.com/tit…74/

Seen mad prices for this lately, saw it for £40 on amazon a few weeks back and in British Heart foundation....2nd hand...£15 0_o in a charity shop.

Well worth a watch even if you're not into video games.

Fantastic film.

youtube.com/wat…wSk


Edited by: "tappy" 19th Jun 2014

Great film - recommended

expired. link is taking me to play and it's 16 quid. shame, this looks great!

The Spinal Tap of computer documentaries! I loved this documentary. Billy Mitchell is an unbelievable tool.

For fans of Regular Show, there is an episode that spoofs on King of Kong with the episode "High Score". Garrett Bobby Ferguson being the Billy Mitchell parody.

Jeez I paid like £3 for this from Fopp years ago

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dj_lloyde

Jeez I paid like £3 for this from Fopp years ago



So did i!

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crap_I_dont_really_need

expired. link is taking me to play and it's 16 quid. shame, this looks … expired. link is taking me to play and it's 16 quid. shame, this looks great!



Its £1.50 instore at cex ,1 copy in 6 different shops uk.webuy.com/pro…728

thebaron69

Its £1.50 instore at cex ,1 copy in 6 different shops … Its £1.50 instore at cex ,1 copy in 6 different shops https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=5060018489728#.U6LQwpRX-uY


thanks for that!!
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