Friday, February 01, 2008
The King Of Kong
Just saw the documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" this past week. It's the story of two men in competitive classic arcade gaming and the lengths they will go to to protect their records. I actually, watched it twice, once with Nora and once with Neil and Nora. Hands down, it was one of the best documentaries I've seen in a while. I loved Steve Weibe and loathed Billy Mitchell. I've read a few things about Mitchell not being that thrilled with his portrayal in the film, but even if he is the victim of editing, he still said and did the things he did. If you haven't seen the film yet, go out, rent it and watch it. And if you're a gamer, you owe it to yourself to watch it. As Sexman says, "Foive out of Foive stars"