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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

For people interested in videogames, The King of Kong might be a good documentary to watch. On the one hand, its fun to watch, but on the other hand its rather sad. I am actually not that into videogames, but I enjoyed it anyway.

From IMDB: In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed. The top scores are monitored by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, an Iowan who runs Funspot, an annual tournament. Wiebe breaks Mitchell’s record in public at Funspot, and Mitchell promptly mails a controversial video tape of himself setting a new record. So Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records. Will the mind-game-playing Mitchell engage; who will end up holding the record?

See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJZ-_bJKdI.

The King of Kong

Arcade at Mediamatic

Last saturday I went to the Arcade-exhibition at Mediamatic. You can play all kinds of old arcadegames there. The games range from Pong to Mortal Kombat. Check it out at http://www.mediamatic.net/page/166500/en.

For more Arcade-events (workshops, lectures etc.) at Mediamatic, check http://www.mediamatic.net/page/170862/en.
Arcade at Mediamatic