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(Denver Post)   Denver hosts ultimate "Donkey Kong" playoff. Yeah, those two jackbags from 2007's "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" were there   (denverpost.com) divider line 39
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2012-11-18 12:18:46 AM  
2 jackbags? Who, Billy Mitchell and the dude who walked around the arcade announcing that there was gonna be a Donkey Kong kill screen?

/team Wiebe
 
2012-11-18 12:31:22 AM  
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www.thelogbook.com
 
2012-11-18 12:31:41 AM  
back when losers would at least get out of mom's basement for game play. some even met girls.

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la...
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
 
2012-11-18 12:32:50 AM  
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So what, it's not like it's the universe record or anything.
 
2012-11-18 12:42:58 AM  
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"DONKEY KONG!" 
 
2012-11-18 01:19:38 AM  

Mulchpuppy: 2 jackbags? Who, Billy Mitchell and the dude who walked around the arcade announcing that there was gonna be a Donkey Kong kill screen?

/team Wiebe


^this

Great documentary. A lot of heart. I'm no video game nerd (a nerd in other ways), but the film pulls you in. And Steve W was robbed. Billy needs a solid kick in the arse. And someone to chop off the rad power-mullet.

Off to watch it again.
 
2012-11-18 01:38:16 AM  
Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
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//Hot like tobasco sauce
 
2012-11-18 01:46:19 AM  
Good Lord. That was possibly the most poundingly homoerotic-subtext movie since Top Gun. It's more or less a plot staple: everyone wants the dirty dark-haired boy until the fresh-faced blonde underdog from the West Coast appears. I kept waiting for some scrawny teenager to turn the lights off and suggest a circle jerk.
 
2012-11-18 01:52:30 AM  
Donkey Kong can get a playoff but we still cant get one for major college football.

/what a country
 
2012-11-18 02:10:06 AM  

basemetal: Donkey Kong can get a playoff but we still cant get one for major college football.

/what a country


yeah it simply terrible. I sometimes can't get up in the morning knowing that college football doesn't get that. Never thought that things like this would happen here as a child, I remember days reading about how life is in other countries, why we are lucky to live in acountry like the USA but, then one day i learned about the BCS. I don't know if i can ever be the same. Even after they fix things the scars will remain, and i know it isn't just for me. There are others out there all of which carry the same pain, the same burden.
 
2012-11-18 02:10:29 AM  
I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to be the center of attention. I wanted the glory, I wanted the fame. I wanted the pretty girls to come up and say, "Hi, I see that you're good at Centipede."
 
2012-11-18 02:36:27 AM  

semi-ok: I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to be the center of attention. I wanted the glory, I wanted the fame. I wanted the pretty girls to come up and say, "Hi, I see that you're good at Centipede."


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2012-11-18 02:50:21 AM  
My first girlfriend was attracted to me... because I won three arcade championships in three weeks at the Tilt here in Billings, MT. Virtua fighter 2.1 (which broke after a scant six months), Marvel vs. Street Fighter and Samurai Shodown II (where I didn't lose a single round in 8 matches). Do not fark with Hanzo, he will kill you... also, his super if you nail it as your enemy lands is a good 80% damage. Got REALLY good at timing when pulling off that QCB+HCF motion. Column O' Death... now I want to get a Neo*Geo emulator.
 
2012-11-18 06:37:21 AM  
Funny timing. I just picked up a copy of Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii and started playing it yesterday.
 
2012-11-18 06:40:11 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Funny timing. I just picked up a copy of Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii and started playing it yesterday.


That's been my favorite wii game. I played the hell out of it and still don't have everything beat.
 
2012-11-18 07:51:36 AM  
King of Kong was 5 years ago. WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE? Oh yeah porn and video games. Thats cool. Also you want me to ruin King of Kong for you? The record that Steve beat that was all controversial wasn't held by Billy Mitchell. Steve already had the world record he just improved on it.
 
2012-11-18 08:31:23 AM  
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After wandering in from a nearby bar, hard drink fans Autumn Jensen, left, Grace Stearns, center, and Jaime Davidson, right, adjusted Mario mustaches given to them by photographer Karl Gehring Saturday. . (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)
 
2012-11-18 09:49:50 AM  
For the life of me, I will never understand peoples fascination with that game and I was a product of that generation.
 
2012-11-18 11:29:41 AM  
Really enjoyed the documentary so I started watching more of the similar types. Then I ran into this one about pinball fanatics. Oh good god. These are a different class of geek, altogether. I could relate, to an extent, with the video game fanatics. The pinball fanatics, however, ...it was just sad. They had this gentleman who had a huge inventory of pinball parts, and he was so proud of himself. His shirt didn't fit over his gut, and it was thoroughly disgusting, but still quite sad. I don't know what it is about the nature of pinball that attracts the emotionally/mentally compromised as compared to the video games.
 
2012-11-18 11:37:59 AM  

DrMcNinja: Really enjoyed the documentary so I started watching more of the similar types. Then I ran into this one about pinball fanatics. Oh good god. These are a different class of geek, altogether. I could relate, to an extent, with the video game fanatics. The pinball fanatics, however, ...it was just sad. They had this gentleman who had a huge inventory of pinball parts, and he was so proud of himself. His shirt didn't fit over his gut, and it was thoroughly disgusting, but still quite sad. I don't know what it is about the nature of pinball that attracts the emotionally/mentally compromised as compared to the video games.


What other similar documentaries would you recommend?
 
2012-11-18 11:49:23 AM  

NeoCortex42: What other similar documentaries would you recommend?



Crumb and American Movie come to mind. they're not depressing per se but they are kind of dark. American Movie, ok, not dark, but.....kind of sad in a redemptive way.

at the other end of the spectrum, Riding Giants, Step Into Liquid, and Dogtown and Z Boys
 
2012-11-18 12:10:43 PM  

NeoCortex42: What other similar documentaries would you recommend?


How about something so sad it passes funny on its way back through sad on a journey to enter a special realm of uncomfortable schadenfreude that will make you a bit queasy as you choke back guilty pitty giggles?

Rock-a-Fire Explosion is what you need.

Imagine a doc dedicated to those who can't let go of the past whose lives revolve around the animatronic band from Showbiz Pizza. Words fail to deliver on the beauty of this movie. You can't watch it and not feel simply wonderful about your own life, its just not possible.
 
2012-11-18 12:57:34 PM  

NeoCortex42: DrMcNinja: Really enjoyed the documentary so I started watching more of the similar types. Then I ran into this one about pinball fanatics. Oh good god. These are a different class of geek, altogether. I could relate, to an extent, with the video game fanatics. The pinball fanatics, however, ...it was just sad. They had this gentleman who had a huge inventory of pinball parts, and he was so proud of himself. His shirt didn't fit over his gut, and it was thoroughly disgusting, but still quite sad. I don't know what it is about the nature of pinball that attracts the emotionally/mentally compromised as compared to the video games.

What other similar documentaries would you recommend?


I would add 'Indie Gamer' as an interesting view into the minds of self publishing gaming types. Fun to watch people barely into their 20s feel their whole life is wasted because they worked hard for a year or two.
 
2012-11-18 01:51:03 PM  

swaxhog: I would add 'Indie Gamer' as an interesting view into the minds of self publishing gaming types. Fun to watch people barely into their 20s feel their whole life is wasted because they worked hard for a year or two.


Those are critical years, though. I can relate to the Rip Van Winkle thing: waking up and all of your friends are married with kids. What do you have to show for it, really?
 
2012-11-18 01:58:00 PM  

I Like Bread: swaxhog: I would add 'Indie Gamer' as an interesting view into the minds of self publishing gaming types. Fun to watch people barely into their 20s feel their whole life is wasted because they worked hard for a year or two.

Those are critical years, though. I can relate to the Rip Van Winkle thing: waking up and all of your friends are married with kids. What do you have to show for it, really?


Millions of dollars.
 
2012-11-18 02:23:29 PM  

swaxhog: I Like Bread: swaxhog: I would add 'Indie Gamer' as an interesting view into the minds of self publishing gaming types. Fun to watch people barely into their 20s feel their whole life is wasted because they worked hard for a year or two.

Those are critical years, though. I can relate to the Rip Van Winkle thing: waking up and all of your friends are married with kids. What do you have to show for it, really?

Millions of dollars.


ohwaityoureserious.jpg
 
2012-11-18 02:36:46 PM  
Jason Spelling just Tori'd the Arizona second level.
 
2012-11-18 03:06:28 PM  

I Like Bread: swaxhog: I Like Bread: swaxhog: I would add 'Indie Gamer' as an interesting view into the minds of self publishing gaming types. Fun to watch people barely into their 20s feel their whole life is wasted because they worked hard for a year or two.

Those are critical years, though. I can relate to the Rip Van Winkle thing: waking up and all of your friends are married with kids. What do you have to show for it, really?

Millions of dollars.

ohwaityoureserious.jpg


Brian Fargo, Richard Garriott, Werdna & Trebor, Peter Molyneux, Metzger, Yu Suzuki and Shigeru Miyamoto will all disagree with you... every single one of them got rich by building their own games and then selling them to the companies they now work for - in the case of Suzuki, he wound up inventing over half the games you now play. Miyamoto is the figurehead of Nintendo, Richard Garriott went into space, Brian Fargo wound up a revolutionary, Molyneux and Metzger pushed simulations as viable AI constructs and Werdna and Trebor are considered equals with Hollerith, Babbage and Turing.
 
2012-11-18 03:13:53 PM  

NeoCortex42: DrMcNinja: Really enjoyed the documentary so I started watching more of the similar types. Then I ran into this one about pinball fanatics. Oh good god. These are a different class of geek, altogether. I could relate, to an extent, with the video game fanatics. The pinball fanatics, however, ...it was just sad. They had this gentleman who had a huge inventory of pinball parts, and he was so proud of himself. His shirt didn't fit over his gut, and it was thoroughly disgusting, but still quite sad. I don't know what it is about the nature of pinball that attracts the emotionally/mentally compromised as compared to the video games.

What other similar documentaries would you recommend?


carpet racers (hard to find a copy). It's about professional R/C car racers. It is about as sad of a "sport" (and I enjoy the heck out of R/C cars) as you can imagine.
 
2012-11-18 03:20:22 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: carpet racers (hard to find a copy). It's about professional R/C car racers. It is about as sad of a "sport" (and I enjoy the heck out of R/C cars) as you can imagine.


That looks awesome. I haven't seen R/C racing like that aside from slot cars.

That reminds me. There was a great TV special hosted by James May a couple years back that had a town recreate a full size racing track that had been closed using slot car tracks.
 
2012-11-18 03:24:50 PM  
American Movie was great. "I won 50 bucks on a scratch off ticket, but I'm not telling anyone because they'll all ask to borrow money."

Billy Mitchell is an ass of the highest order.
 
2012-11-18 03:39:57 PM  

Jedekai: I Like Bread: swaxhog: I Like Bread: swaxhog: I would add 'Indie Gamer' as an interesting view into the minds of self publishing gaming types. Fun to watch people barely into their 20s feel their whole life is wasted because they worked hard for a year or two.

Those are critical years, though. I can relate to the Rip Van Winkle thing: waking up and all of your friends are married with kids. What do you have to show for it, really?

Millions of dollars.

ohwaityoureserious.jpg

Brian Fargo, Richard Garriott, Werdna & Trebor, Peter Molyneux, Metzger, Yu Suzuki and Shigeru Miyamoto will all disagree with you... every single one of them got rich by building their own games and then selling them to the companies they now work for - in the case of Suzuki, he wound up inventing over half the games you now play. Miyamoto is the figurehead of Nintendo, Richard Garriott went into space, Brian Fargo wound up a revolutionary, Molyneux and Metzger pushed simulations as viable AI constructs and Werdna and Trebor are considered equals with Hollerith, Babbage and Turing.


If I have to explain to you the difference between those people and the average indie developer today, then you don't belong in this discussion.
 
2012-11-18 04:01:05 PM  

NeoCortex42: What other similar documentaries would you recommend?


It's not gaming, per se, but it's a pretty good doc about oddballs: Spellbound.
 
2012-11-18 06:15:01 PM  

NeoCortex42: DrMcNinja: Really enjoyed the documentary so I started watching more of the similar types. Then I ran into this one about pinball fanatics. Oh good god. These are a different class of geek, altogether. I could relate, to an extent, with the video game fanatics. The pinball fanatics, however, ...it was just sad. They had this gentleman who had a huge inventory of pinball parts, and he was so proud of himself. His shirt didn't fit over his gut, and it was thoroughly disgusting, but still quite sad. I don't know what it is about the nature of pinball that attracts the emotionally/mentally compromised as compared to the video games.

What other similar documentaries would you recommend?


Wordplay.

I was skeptical about a documentary on crossword puzzles but it's surprisingly entertaining.
 
2012-11-18 11:08:18 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: NeoCortex42: DrMcNinja: Really enjoyed the documentary so I started watching more of the similar types. Then I ran into this one about pinball fanatics. Oh good god. These are a different class of geek, altogether. I could relate, to an extent, with the video game fanatics. The pinball fanatics, however, ...it was just sad. They had this gentleman who had a huge inventory of pinball parts, and he was so proud of himself. His shirt didn't fit over his gut, and it was thoroughly disgusting, but still quite sad. I don't know what it is about the nature of pinball that attracts the emotionally/mentally compromised as compared to the video games.

What other similar documentaries would you recommend?

Wordplay.

I was skeptical about a documentary on crossword puzzles but it's surprisingly entertaining.


I saw a weird documentary about Origami... I think it was called Folds, or some such. It was a slow day on Netflix. Not really in line with the topic of this discussion, but interesting in its own way.

/throws the horns for some oldschool D&D
//not AD&D, D&D...
 
2012-11-19 12:41:58 PM  
There's no nerd documentary jackbag who beats the punk from Trekkers. His friends made him an incredible custom admiral or captain's uniform for their LARP, and his Weeners was pointing out their error in the rank piping on the sleeves. 

Eventually he got laid, finished college and became a visual FX artist on the Enterprise series, but he was the one aspect of the documentary that killed it for me. He made Comic Book Guy look like a sweet and loving extrovert by comparison.
 
2012-11-19 07:28:39 PM  

th0th: There's no nerd documentary jackbag who beats the punk from Trekkers. His friends made him an incredible custom admiral or captain's uniform for their LARP, and his Weeners was pointing out their error in the rank piping on the sleeves. 

Eventually he got laid, finished college and became a visual FX artist on the Enterprise series, but he was the one aspect of the documentary that killed it for me. He made Comic Book Guy look like a sweet and loving extrovert by comparison.



Don't you mean Trekkies?
 
2012-11-19 11:40:27 PM  

Jedekai: My first girlfriend was attracted to me... because I won three arcade championships in three weeks at the Tilt here in Billings, MT. Virtua fighter 2.1 (which broke after a scant six months), Marvel vs. Street Fighter and Samurai Shodown II (where I didn't lose a single round in 8 matches). Do not fark with Hanzo, he will kill you... also, his super if you nail it as your enemy lands is a good 80% damage. Got REALLY good at timing when pulling off that QCB+HCF motion. Column O' Death... now I want to get a Neo*Geo emulator.


This is, no pun, seriously CSB. Needs to be blogged and laden with pics. Gamer gets away with the babes, sounds as triumphant as Daniel Laruso
/so what, I'm an '80s geek
 
2012-11-20 03:24:24 AM  
At first I thought the makers of A Fistful of Quarters were being pretty heavy-handed in the way they set up the hero/villain dynamic. I mean, sure, objectively what Mr. Hot Sauce did all sounded pretty dickish, and he brought his extra-large douchebag to every scene he was in. But I was a bit suspicious about the other guy, the one they were setting up as the sympathetic hero. Who's to say he's not every bit as bad?

But then they showed that scene where he's 90% of the way to a high score, and his three-year-old son has shiat himself and is begging Dad to come wipe his ass already. Listening to him try to convince his son to just, you know, take one for the team for a little while, I thought--yeah, this guy's all right.
 
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