Donkey Kong Record Toppled Again 1

I have no idea why I care about this at all.  I sucked at Donkey Kong back in the day.  My sole motivation for giving two sheets is the move “The King of Kong“, the story of a normal (but kind of tragic) dude and his quest to break the Donkey Kong world record.  His nemesis is this complete jerk named Billy Mitchell.  There has never been a bigger tool in the history of movies.  I loved this movie, but I am a sucker for a documentary.  I won’t spoil the story for you, but it’s worth watching.

Long live Steve Wiebe! (Press Release)Sep 20, 2010 – Official video game scorekeeping organization Twin Galaxies has announced that the World Record on the classic arcade game Donkey Kong has changed hands for the third time this year as former champion Steve Wiebe climbs back into the top spot with a score of 1,064,500 points.

Wiebe last held the Donkey Kong record in spring of 2007, only to be bested by his movie rival Billy Mitchell months later.  Mitchell’s score fell to New York’s Hank Chien in March of this year, but the Florida hot sauce distributor regained the title on July 31 with a score of 1,062,800 points.

Wiebe, who has attempted regaining the record at numerous live events over the years, recorded his championship game on August 30 for submission to Twin Galaxies, who verified and announced the score on Monday, September 20 as the new World Record.

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