Enjoyed Recommended

The King Of Kong

Few associate them with kill screens, an arcade in New Hampshire, and an electronic ape. (Call it the Moore/Gore effect.)

I had the chance on Friday to see *[The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters](*. The story documents the history, the hysteria, and the unintentional hilarity surrounding [Twin Galaxies’ Donkey Kong record]( and the two main players involved, Billy Mitchell and Steve Weibe.

It does hit a little close to home – and not just because of VJA and PNN. There’s a bit near the beginning with a [Funspot]( employee proudly declaring his vices:

> “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs – I play video games. Which I think is a far superior addiction to any of those other ones!

As soon as he finished, I knew the words that were to immediately escape Katie’s lips: “THAT IS SO YOU.” Guilty as charged.

The film is currently open in four cities, and [is rapidly widening]( If you have the chance to see it, please do. It’s hard to not enjoy.