Thursday, December 02, 2010

Steve Wiebe Is The King of Kong Again

Steve Wiebe is the King of Kong again | Joystiq

Not sure how I missed this. If you have ever seen the outstanding documentary called The King Of Kong then you will know what I am talking about here. Donkey Kong, the arcade game has long been considered one of the hardest, if not the hardest game in history to get a high score on. So naturally a documentary about the high score of a video game would be fascinating, right? Well, it turns out it is amazingly fascinating, riveting, and even emotional.
Most people walk away from the movie with a need to see Steve Wiebe (The nice guy) beat Billy Mitchell (The arrogant, not-so-nice guy) so that we can see the underdog win.

At the end of the movie you feel a vindicated.. however if you followed the drama after the movie you know that Billy Mitchell simply submitted another tape with another high score and the cycle continued..

Well great news! Steve Wiebe, the likable underdog is back on top!
If you haven't seen the movie, you don't know what you are missing. It is truly great. Here's a preview. You really need to see this movie. It is so much more entertaining then it sounds.

No comments: