This just in from the Twin Galaxies FaceBook page-
TWIN GALAXIES LIVE TO BROADCAST DONKEY KONG WORLD RECORD EXHIBITION ATTEMPT BY “KING OF KONG” STAR STEVE WIEBE AT THE MALL OF AMERICA
Steve Wiebe—whose “Donkey Kong” world record attempt was the subject of the documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters—will be conducting a special exhibition and may shatter a world record at a special event at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN on Saturday, July 11th. The historic video gaming event will be broadcasted exclusively on the Twin Galaxies Live Network starting at 2 PM CT/12 PM PST.
Steve Wiebe is a two-*‐time world champion of “Donkey Kong” and was the first person to achieve over a million points in a public game. Following the release of King of Kong, he became internationally known for his perseverance and inspirational pursuit of excellence depicted in the film.
Twin Galaxies Live, the media broadcast arm of Twin Galaxies—the historic video game record and scorekeeping authority—has the distinction of being the exclusive broadcaster of the event. Representing the organization there on the day of the video gaming feat will be Jace Hall, Head Custodian of Twin Galaxies.
The event will be streamed live on www.TGLive.com, the gaming culture network and official broadcast channel for the Twin Galaxies organization.
An exclusive live broadcast of Steve Wiebe’s latest world record attempt at classic “Donkey Kong”.
Saturday, July 11th starting at 2 PM CT/12 PM PDT.
For those of you who are not “in the know”-
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a 2007 American documentary film. Highlighting the popular 1980s arcade game Donkey Kong, it follows Steve Wiebe in his attempts to take the world high score for the arcade game from Billy Mitchell, who the film presents as reigning champion.
(excerpt from Wikipedia)
We will keep up on this story as it develops!
And Steve- KICK DONKEY KONG’S BUTT AGAIN!!!!!
…and now, the obligatory Donkey Kong kill screen.
…Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981.