Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Former Champ Attempts To Reclaim ‘Donkey Kong’ Record

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The first man to score a million points playing Donkey Kong is hoping to conquer the game once again.

Steven Wiebe, whose attempt to break the world Donkey Kong record was depicted in the 2007 documentary, The King Of Kong: A Fist Full Of Quarters, will attempt to set a new world record for the video game on June 2 at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

This will be the fifth time he has attempted to break the record since losing the official “King Of Kong” title to current champion Billy Mitchell, whose record score is 1,050,200 points.

Wiebe first became obsessed with Donkey Kong after being laid off from work five years ago.

He mastered the game by using a grease pen to sort out where barrels and other obstacles would fall.

As a result, he broke the record, despite a controversy over whether the game used to set the record was fixed.

His latest attempt will take place in front of a live audience and will be broadcast on G4 Network.

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