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Reigning King Of Kong Goes After Own Record

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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.

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Wiebe, whose 1,064,500 in Donkey Kong is currently the top mark, thinks a score of 1,150,000 is feasible despite the notorious "Kill Screen" glitch that keeps the game from running infinitely. He'll take three cracks at the mark on Jan. 15 at Chicago's Logan Hardware, and also will conduct a class on how to play Donkey Kong. A seat in the class, if you're in the area, will cost $12.

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Logan Hardware is reopening with a collection of 30 golden age arcade games, including Asteroids, Centipede, Frogger, Pac-Man, Joust, Zaxxon, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and many more. Wiebe will go after the Donkey Kong marks in three 90 minute sessions beginning at 3 p.m.

News Release [Logan Hardware]

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DISCUSSION

I wish I had this dedication for...anything really. Alas, I am to lazy...

Some are born to be kings, others are born to think they are kings while spending most of the day on their ass eating fatty or sweet foods while indulging in numerous nerd/geek-related activities.

I'm looking forward to the weekend.