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

Reigning King Of Kong Goes After Own Record

After Steve Wiebe reclaimed the world record high score in Donkey Kong in September, the Seattle teacher said there still was "room at the top" left for future challenges. He'll try to beat his own mark in about two weeks. » 12/30/10 11:00pm 12/30/10 11:00pm

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

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

Hero of King of Kong to be Enshrined in Hall of Fame

Steve Wiebe, the protagonist of the documentary The King of Kong, famous for his pursuit of Donkey Kong's all-time record, will be enshrined alongside the game's creator with the first class inducted by the International Video Games Hall of Fame. » 7/12/10 9:30pm 7/12/10 9:30pm

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

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 Moonlights As The King Of Song

Steve Wiebe, international nice guy and star of the documentary "King of Kong", doesn't just sit around all day playing video games. He also writes and records albums. » 12/31/09 5:00am 12/31/09 5:00am

Steve Wiebe Gets A Donkey Kong World Record

Steve Wiebe will be taking a crack at Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong world record during this year's E3. To help him warm up, then, he just set a new world mark in Donkey Kong Jnr. » 4/27/09 6:00am 4/27/09 6:00am

King Of Kong Rematch Going Down At E3

If you haven't seen King of Kong, I won't spoil it for you. Let's just say that Steve Wiebe has a Donkey Kong record he'd like to claim. And at E3, he's taking a crack. » 4/02/09 4:30am 4/02/09 4:30am

Steve Wiebe Explains His Stampede Score

If you saw this week's King of Stampede, you might have wondered "Why the hell was Steve Wiebe getting a certified score on that game?" In this outtake, I asked, and he answered. » 1/03/09 12:00pm 1/03/09 12:00pm

The King of Stampede

The thing about goals, they must be measurable, and they must be achievable. That's how I justify going after some low hanging fruit - beating Steve Wiebe's score on an Atari 2600 classic. » 12/30/08 2:30pm 12/30/08 2:30pm