the king of Donkey Kong

I’m going to take a moment to mention a new movie that many will consider “nerdy”.  (I have to be me.)  🙂  There’s a movie/documentary called The King of Kong that came out last month.  It chronicles a true story dealing with classic arcade games and being the best.

Here’s a little bit of the story.  Billy Mitchell is a legend in old-school gaming.  At 17 years old in 1982, he held the all-time high scores in Donkey Kong and Centipede.  He also set a few more records on other video games, like Donkey Kong Jr.  Then at 34 years old, he had the first-ever perfect game at Pac-Man.  The movie chronicles the efforts by Steve Wiebe to break the record on Donkey Kong.  The movie has several twists and turns along the way, which you can read about at these links :

Dethroning the King of “Donkey Kong”
Who’s the real king of “Kong”?