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Arcade Gaming Makes A Return With A King of Kong Arcade [No, This Isn't a Joke]

The saga over the quest to become the Donkey Kong champion has well been documented on Shogun Gamer and in other outlets.  After brining to light the epic Donkey Kong battle in the documentary “The King of Kong”, the Donkey Kong war between arcade auteur Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe has continued for the past four years with new combatants like Hank Chien entering the arena to trump both established champions.

Steve Wiebe tries to become the Donkey Kong champ once again and the result was...

There are some gamers out there who enjoy video games for the freedom they offer while some gamers enjoy games for the break from reality that is given to them.

Donkey Kong high-score topped yet again. The battle begins again!

There’s been a lot of competition lately surrounding the top score in the arcade version of Donkey Kong.

Donkey Kong Champion Steve Wiebe set to show his skill in a public venue

As has been the case for nearly two years, there’s been a lot of drama involving who has the top score for the arcade version of Donkey Kong.  After the back and forth battle between arcade guru Billy Mitchell and common man Steve Wiebe was chronicled in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong, several new challengers entered the fray – some of which earned the DK Champion crown for at least a few weeks before it was later demolished by either Mitchell or Wiebe.

All is right in the world: Steve Wiebe reclaims Donkey Kong high-score

Those who either love arcade games or love video game related drama are probably familiar with the Donkey Kong saga. I’m of course referring to the almost never-ending battle to become the Donkey Kong champion, which was prominently featured in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. The documentary, which is a favorite amongst portions of the gaming community, detailed the journey of Steve Wiebe as he attempted to become the Donkey Kong champion.

Arcade legend Billy Mitchell reclaims the top Donkey Kong arcade score

The drama involving the top Donkey Kong score continues as the famous, or infamous depending on whom you ask, Billy Mitchell has reclaimed the top Donkey Kong score.  Those who have seen the film “King of Kong” know about the much lauded drama involving arcade champion Billy Mitchell and how his top score was defeated by Steve Wiebe. Since then, there has been an almost constant back-and-forth between Mitchell, Wiebe and other gamers to see who can become the Donkey Kong champion.

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