Thursday, 23 September 2010

The King of Kong: Steve Wiebe reclaims high score!

Anyone who's seen the 2007 documentary 'King of Kong' will know how epic this news is. If not, stop right here and go watch it...

Steve Wiebe started pursuing the world record high score on classic arcade game 'Donkey Kong' while unemployed, the documentary followed his quest (now working as an algebra teacher) to beat reigning champion and rival Billy Mitchell.

The film ended on a high back in 2007 with Wiebe victorious, but Billy Mitchell won it back not long after the films release, then lost it again for a little while to Hank Chien. And then, like the Empire striking back Mitchell got it back all over again...anyway, Wiebe reclaimed the top spot on the 30th of August, with 1,064,500 points. Yey! It makes me feel all warm inside.

I don't think we've heard the last of this epic saga.

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