King of Kong – The Rematch

King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a documentary about video game records. It’s an amazing documentary. Period. Maybe one of the best I’ve seen.

In it, the challenger Steve Wiebe squares off against Billy Mitchell for the Donkey Kong world record. Actually, Steve does a lot of playing and Mitchell does a lot of – talking?

What’s the big deal now? Steve is going to try and break the record at E3 on June 2nd. A bigger deal? Twin Galaxies (how far can you throw them?) will be there to verify it as well as G4TV. I think G4 will be there to verify Twin Galaxies.

Anyway, if you’ve not seen the documentary, you should. I felt for Steve. Teared up with him as well.

Here’s hoping Steve and Billy get their dues. My guess is Billy won’t even be there, but he’ll make a statement.


  1. I loved this documentary. It even had the wife completely engrossed. We were both rooting for Steve.

    As we used to say in high school: nuts and bolts, nuts and bolts, he got screwed!

  2. It’s a fantastic documentary. And as much as the film was shot to paint Billy Mitchell as the villain, I mean, he really didn’t go out of his way to dispel that conception of him.

  3. @Brock – the guy’s got a huge ego, so not dispelling any myths about himself forces people to continue to talk about him.

    But he does come off as the bad guy.


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