Warcraft-Playing Bodybuilding Fan Barely Misses Donkey Kong World Record

Vincent Lemay came in just 2,700 points shy of Hank Chien's world record score for Donkey Kong, adding his name to the team of rivals for what has become arcade video gaming's Holy Grail of high scores. » 1/12/13 6:30pm 1/12/13 6:30pm

The The King of Kong Remake Is Still On, but May Go Mockumentary

The high score battle between Donkey Kong pros Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell was immortalized in 2007's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. And for the past four years, there's been talk of that movie being remade, further fictionalized in a film adaptation of a film. » 7/11/11 5:40pm 7/11/11 5:40pm

The Three Kings Of Kong Finally Meet And Do Battle

Forget 2007 documentary The King of Kong. That was a struggle for Donkey Kong domination between just two men. The Kong Off, held last week, was a struggle between sixteen of the world's (well, North America's) best player. » 3/23/11 1:40am 3/23/11 1:40am

Record Holder Says "I'm Playing Donkey Kong So I Can Get Laid"

Hank Chien, the plastic surgeon who is the two-time (and current) world high score champion in Donkey Kong, is the subject of a documentary getting its second screening tomorrow. » 3/18/11 7:00am 3/18/11 7:00am

Billy Mitchell Opens an Arcade

Billy Mitchell, who supplied every villainous stereotype short of twirling his mustache in "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," has opened an arcade at Orlando's airport under the film's branding - with good guy Steve Wiebe gracing the entrance.

The King of Kong branding on Mitchell's arcade probably means… » 2/20/11 2:00pm 2/20/11 2:00pm

Plastic Surgeon Topples Hot Sauce Man, Algebra Teacher To Claim Donkey…

In the battle between three men over who is the world's best Donkey Kong player, a New York plastic surgeon has claimed a fresh victory. Will this barrel hopping high score war ever end? Not any time soon. » 1/10/11 4:40pm 1/10/11 4:40pm

The King Of Donkey Kong Country Returns References

Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country Returns makes homage to on-again, off-again Donkey Kong high score champ Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe's nemesis in the documentary The King of Kong. How so? See the patriotic neckwear worn by this giant monkey idol? » 11/29/10 6:30pm 11/29/10 6:30pm

Wiebe: Still Points Available In Race To Donkey Kong's Max Score

The infamous "kill screen" sets a limit to the highest possible score in Donkey Kong. Steve Wiebe, who reclaimed the world's No. 1 in September, says the game still has about 100,000 points to go. » 11/19/10 11:30pm 11/19/10 11:30pm

The King Of Kong Once Again The King Of Kong

The Donkey Kong high score record has been shattered three times this year with Steve Wiebe recapturing the title from his King of Kong rival Billy Mitchell. » 9/20/10 9:00am 9/20/10 9:00am

Technically, Billy Mitchell Never Set The Donkey Kong Jr. Record

The notorious arcade champion Billy Mitchell was certified as the new world record holder in Donkey Kong Jr. at his induction to the International Video Game Hall of Fame last month. But Mark Kiehl had already beaten his score. » 9/09/10 7:30pm 9/09/10 7:30pm

Billy Mitchell Again Is Champion Of Donkey Kong — And Jr. Too

On the day he was to be enshrined with the inaugural class of the International Video Game Hall of Fame, Billy Mitchell was once again certified as the world record holder in Donkey Kong - and also Donkey Kong Jr. » 8/07/10 6:00pm 8/07/10 6:00pm

New Kong King's Record Chase Almost Dethroned His Toilet

The newly minted world record holder in Donkey Kong didn't have a lot of space in his high-rise condo. So when he brought home an arcade cabinet, one of three things had to go: sofa, fridge, or commode. » 3/24/10 8:30pm 3/24/10 8:30pm

Video Game Hall of Fame to Enshrine First Class in August

Less than a year after it was first conceived, the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum at Ottumwa, Iowa has announced its first class of enshrinees, who will be inducted during a four-day gala event in August. » 3/03/10 8:30pm 3/03/10 8:30pm

Wiebe Reclaims Donkey Kong Jr. World Record

Steve Wiebe, featured in the acclaimed documentary "The King of Kong", has reclaimed the world record high score for Donkey Kong Jr. after briefly surrendering it to an Oklahoma man. » 2/17/10 7:20pm 2/17/10 7:20pm

The King Of Kong Becomes 'Bones' Murder Mystery Fodder

This week's episode of crime procedural Bones tells the tale of Billy and Steve, competitive gamers vying for the "perfect score" on a classic arcade game. But unlike documentary The King of Kong, one of these gamers winds up... murdered! » 12/03/09 3:40pm 12/03/09 3:40pm

Infinite Bits: Miami's First Video Game Convention

Next weekend in Miami you can enjoy live music, tournaments, world record competitions, special guests, a costume contest, and a video game museum at Infinite Bits, South Florida's "first major video game convention." » 10/13/09 11:20am 10/13/09 11:20am

Pac-Man World Record Broken

The official Pac-Man world record has become a little less attainable, as the sixth person in history to achieve a perfect score in Namco's arcade classic is also the fastest to date. » 9/11/09 11:40am 9/11/09 11:40am

Iowa Town to Announce Plans for Game Hall of Fame

Billy Mitchell, the world record holder in Donkey Kong and one of gaming's original stars, will be in Ottumwa, Iowa today as the city announces its intention to create a video games hall of fame. » 4/29/09 12:40pm 4/29/09 12:40pm

The League of Legendary Gamers Fight Hunger At E For All

By their powers combined, they are Captain Sitting Around In A Chair! Five of the country's "legendary" names in gaming are converging on the E for All Expo in the name of ending hunger, once and for a little while! Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, Billy Mitchell, Justin Wong, Todd Rogers and TriForce will be taking on… » 9/26/08 2:00pm 9/26/08 2:00pm