Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The King of Kong rises again


While the name might not sound familiar, Steve Wiebe holds a pretty cool title. He’s the king of Kong – Donkey Kong that is. Wiebe is a former world record holder for top score playing the video game, Donkey Kong. He was also featured in the documentary, “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” about his claim to fame.

On Thursday, November 1, Wiebe will face a new challenger playing Fix-It Felix Jr., the game featured in Disney’s new animated movie, “Wreck-It Ralph,” which opens in theaters this Friday. Wiebe will play in Seattle against Billy Mitchell in Miami, Florida. Mitchell is known for his perfect score in Pac-Man among others. Wiebe’s last video game stint was in September in Seattle during the PAXPrime event where he attempted to break a new record on the 8-bit Fix-It Felix Jr. game.

You can the action at the University of Washington HUB Gaming Arcade from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The arcade is located at 4001 E. Stevens Way NE in Room B150, Seattle 98195.

In “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? Catch my review of the movie this Friday. (Originally posted on Examiner.com)


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