If you’ve seen the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, you’re well aware of who Billy Mitchell is. He’s not an easy character to forget. The doc followed Steve Wiebe as he attempted to claim the all-time high score in Donkey Kong from Mitchell, who fought to prevent that from happening using some questionable tactics.
But now some of those questionable tactics have come back to haunt him. Twin Galaxies, the organization which regulates gaming world records, has decided to strip Mitchell of all of his scores and records, including Donkey Kong, and ban him. The decision was the result of an investigation which included the infamous video tape seen in King of Kong.
If interested in all of the dirty details, you can read the full statement on the matter below.
Before they unveil their mysterious new console, code-named NX, Nintendo has announced something much more familiar. The gaming giant has revealed that they will be releasing a mini version of the classic original Nintendo Entertainment System later this year.
On top of that, the NES Classic Edition will also come with 30 classic games, so you can dive head first into nostalgia like Scrooge McDuck into a pool of gold coins. Continue reading for more information and to see an image of how small the console is.
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a mash-up of Donkey Kong and Ghostbusters called “Donkey Puft” by mikehandyart.
The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Sunday, March 31, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each in black. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies in black); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes in black). You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s) cases for $18; and prints (18″x24″) for $20.
This week, the first businesses start to ban Google Glass — before it’s even out! The U.S. reinforces our right to videotape the police, Samsung poised to beat Apple, SimCity players speak out against draconian DRM and dead servers, and the world’s coolest gamer dad hacks Donkey Kong so the girl rescues Mario!