AWH YEAH. IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!
Yes, we have a fully functional Donkey Kong/Centipede arcade game in our home stay. The best part? WE DON'T EVEN HAVE TO PUT IN QUARTERS! Personally, I love video documentaries about strange groups of highly nerdy, and highly obsessed people (remember my tribute to AFOL last year?), and classic arcade game enthusiasts are no exception. For those of you who haven't seen King of Kong, it's high time you got yourself to your local streaming Netflix contraption. Here's a sample:
With a cast of characters so nerdy, and so obsessed they have to be seen to believed, King of Kong is both really interesting, and really sad. Interesting because you never knew people like that actually existed, and sad because, well, people like that actually exist! Take Billy Mitchell -- gaming legend, salsa legend (the sauce, not the dance), and as big a megalomaniac as ever existed in any sport/game/nerdy obsession.
I'd highly recommend watching King of Kong, but as engrossing as that movie is, and as talented as its players are, they're nothing for what's about to hit the classic arcade world. Watch out Billy and Steve -- your high-scores are soon to move down a few notches. Why? Because Team Exergy has joined the fray! Behold, Donkey Kong virtuoso Quinn "QURUSHER" Keogh:
Or elegant master of Centipede, Kai "Killer Whale" Applequist: