Category Archives: King of Kong

King of Kong – Can a Fistful of Quarters Buy Friends Too?

At the very beginning of the documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, the characters and the world of the movie come off as absurd. How can the lives of these grown men revolve around something as juvenile as arcade games? Isn’t that a bit pathetic? But after the film takes us further inside this […] Continue reading

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A Fistful of Nothing

When I first started watching the movie King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, I was cringing. An entire movie about two guys duking it out over the title of Donkey Kong champion? Somebody needs a life here.    And well, by the end, that was still true. But that said, the movie did draw me in […] Continue reading

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King of Kong: But Why?

After watching King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, it appears to me that the culture of arcade gaming provides people with an opportunity to attain a sense of achievement, or self-worth. The primary example of this in the film is Steve Wiebe. Throughout his life, Wiebe always came close to reaching his goals, but […] Continue reading

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