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The New Kings of Kong 65

Posted by samzenpus
from the goodbye-billy dept.
Daniel_Stuckey writes "Ever since Chien won the inaugural Kong Off at Richie Knucklez Arcade Games in Flemington, NJ back in 2011, Lemay has been nipping at Chien's heels. His guiding mission in life now, other than getting Hulked out at the gym, is annihilating Hank Chien at Donkey Kong. Last month, Motherboard traveled to Denver, Colorado, to attend The Kong Off 3, the highly anticipated and near-capacity Donkey Kong world championship, held at the 1UP arcade and bar. During four loopy days of shooting inside a subterranean cave of amusement, which assaulted our senses with flashing lights, blippity bloops, and killscreens, we witnessed first-hand the drama of a showdown between a video game's top contenders."
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The New Kings of Kong

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  • by EETech1 (1179269) on Friday December 13, 2013 @01:42AM (#45677797)

    If I had a nickel for every time I stuffed a quarter in that game...

    Even just the times I played while wearing roller skates...

    • by c0lo (1497653)

      If I had a nickel for every time I stuffed a quarter in that game...

      Just sayin' ... (not that is relevant in any way, but ... hey... its precise; precision should worth something, aint it? :)... So what was I saying? Oh yes.
      if you'd have that nickel back, you'd still had spent 2 dimes per game.

    • by BringsApples (3418089) on Friday December 13, 2013 @02:00AM (#45677879)
      omfg dude, the memories that you just spawned off in me! I had totally forgotten about arcade gaming with skates on. I think it was a custom to SLAM the bumper of the skate into the bottom of the game in order to use it to stop yourself. And when you die, faaade backwards, back to the rink. Jesus Christ, I can almost smell the place, and feel that cold air breeze that seems to come along with all rinks.

      Thanks!
  • If you're going to go old school, do it right.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Who won the stupid game?

    Expect me to read a 1500 word article on stupid game do you? I already put my time in with that movie. I think you greatly overestimate how much I care about who has the hi score.

    • I think you greatly overestimate how much I care about who has the hi score.

      Who won the stupid game?

      • by vux984 (928602)

        ? your point ?

        He cares enough to catch the name of the winner in a 5 line summary, but not enough to read a 1500 word article.

        Seems pretty reasonable to me.

  • by Max Threshold (540114) on Friday December 13, 2013 @03:37AM (#45678175)
    It wasn't until I got to the link that I had any idea what the fuck I was reading about.
  • Huh? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by wonkey_monkey (2592601) on Friday December 13, 2013 @04:15AM (#45678287) Homepage

    Ever since Chien (who?) won the inaugural Kong Off (the what?) at Richie Knucklez Arcade Games in Flemington, NJ back in 2011, Lemay (who?)has been nipping at Chien's (who again?) heels. His guiding mission in life now, other than getting Hulked out at the gym, is annihilating Hank Chien at Donkey Kong (ah!). Last month, Motherboard (who or what?) traveled to Denver, Colorado (okay, now you're just making up words)

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Daniel_Stuckey for writing a terrible summary or samzenpus for posting the terrible summary?

  • (glasses) ...it's on.

    (YEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!)

  • I'd love to troll them by going there and basically turning it into Xbox Live meets every LAN party ever. I'd start swearing at Donkey Kong and calling his mother a whore and accusing him of aimbotting and cheating and hacking and exploit-using and stealing my loot drops.
  • "the highly anticipated and near-capacity Donkey Kong world championship, held at the 1UP arcade and bar."

    *Yawn* looking at the images I can find on the web, "capacity" is maybe a couple of hundred people. You'd have to have a very narrow special interest or live in a very remote area to *not* be able to gather that kind of 'crowd'.

    • You'd have to have a very narrow special interest or live in a very remote area to *not* be able to gather that kind of 'crowd'.

      I'm President of the Ascension Island chapter of the Doctor Who (Classic Series) Appreciation Society, you insensitive clod!

  • Just let me know if anyone wants to be the world champion of Space Duel. Til then i am still claiming it !
    Ah, the good old days. Was traveling with a Drum Corps at the time and set high scores on every single machine i came across all over the country for a few years from Seattle's Space Needle to Disneyworld.

    Didn't see how long that takes them to do. I went up to 45 min per game of Space Duel and that was a LOT of little asteroids :)

    Hmm, almost everyone one of those scores was higher than the current world

    • I used to be pretty good at Bombjack. My high score of 1.4 Million and highest level 39 was at least twice as good as anything I've ever seen. Until the Internet that is. Apparently the record is over 50 million...

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