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Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell Will Never Be ‘The King of Kong’ Again

10 May 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a decade since The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters was released. Seth Gordon‘s now-classic documentary chronicled the world of arcade gaming championships, with the main storyline focusing on the feud between a Redmond, Washington high school teacher named Steve Wiebe who attempted to break Billy Mitchell‘s record […]

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Donkey Kong player posts "perfect" world record score

9 May 2016 2:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Fleet-fingered player Wes Copeland has posted a new high score in Donkey Kong - and it may just be unbeatable...

"How high can you get?" was the challenge issued by Nintendo's arcade classic, Donkey Kong - and players are still tussling over who can get the highest score over three decades later.

The rivalry between retro gamers Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe captured imaginations the world over thanks to the 2007 documentary King Of Kong, but their high scores have since been kicked into the bushes by another pair of players - Wes Copeland and Robbie Lakeman.

In fact, the dramatic rivalry between the two gives King Of Kong a run for its money: last year, the world record changed hands between Copeland and Lakeman three times, with Copeland wresting the score from Lakeman only for the latter to break the high score yet again less than six hours later. »

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