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    King of Kong

    My wife and I watched this last night, about the race for Donkey Kong supremacy between two guys. Great documentary, even better if you care at all about video games. Some of the people, Billy Mitchell specifically, are just too much to believe, my wife though it was some kind of mockumentary at first because it's almost hard to believe he is who he is.

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    Re: King of Kong

    I have watched King of Kong on G4tv. It was pretty good. If i remember right it was surprising that the game record headquarters were in Iowa.


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    Re: King of Kong

    I have this in my Instant queue. I think it looks fantastic.



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    Re: King of Kong

    That was a pretty good show. Creepy, but good.



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    Re: King of Kong

    I haven't watched King of Kong, but Murderball is a great documentary.



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    Re: King of Kong

    The TwinGalaxies site that is the supposed record keeper for all things video games is located in Iowa. I think the video game hall of fame is in Ottumwa also?


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    I watched it from my Netflix instant queue - great documentary.


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    Re: King of Kong

    The other day on Showtime I saw a movie similar to King of Kong, but goes into several different games. They feature Ottumwa several times. That Billy Mitchell has a boss haircut!

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    Re: King of Kong

    I also watched Word Wars about scrabble players, not as good as King of Kong, but still entertaining. One of the main players they followed was G.I Joel Sherman...they call him G.I. because of his Gastro Intestinal reflux.


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    Re: King of Kong

    Billy Mitchell is the ultimate bad guy...


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    Re: King of Kong

    I've never seen someone with so little think so highly of themselves.


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    Re: King of Kong

    A friend of mine says that the editing of the film is very misleading. I haven't even seen it, but there you go.




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    Re: King of Kong

    Misleading how? Is your friend Billy Mitchell?


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    Misleading how? Is your friend Billy Mitchell?
    Haha, no. I don't know. He just said the editing is selective. Actually, his exact words were "Movie isn't bad, the lies created by editing are...." (Comment left on Netflix.) He also says the Twin Galaxies forums have info about what was fabricated?

    Now I have to see this movie.




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    Here's my friend's full review on Netflix...

    Entertaining movie, too bad it's far from what really happened. Through omissions and outright lies, the filmmakers far from truthful about the characters, their interaction (Billy Mitchell had played against Steve Wiebe head-to-head before) and who had the top scores when (Wiebe held it for 3 years and the movie said Mitchell had it during that time). Google "twin galaxy king of kong" or "king of kong falsehoods" for more info.




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