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A decade on, the Kings of Kong are very different

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Somehow nearly a decade has passed since the original release of celebrated, retro-gaming documentary, The King of Kong and the landscape of top-tier Donkey Kong gamers is very different today. Not only has the world record been raised to monumental heights since then, but the two champions of the film, …

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VR Retro Arcade now supports light gun games

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If you hanker for the long-gone days of dark and dingy arcades, with blinking and blooping machines with youngsters huddled round them, then New Retro Arcade: Neon is your VR dream come true. In its latest update too, the developers have added light gun support, meaning Time Crisis 2 and …

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The Pokken Tournament arcade controller is huge

Although in the history of gaming there have been a number of bizarre controllers, from the Intellivision’s turn wheel and numpad, to the N64’s need for three hands, things have settled down in recent years. Sure we may be talking touch controls for VR, but for the most part, gamepads …

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Good at Donkey Kong? Prove it and win cash

Since King of Kong was released back in 2007 to critical acclaim, retro gaming has seen a bump to its resurgence, but none of those 30+ year old games more than Donkey Kong. While Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe may have gone head to head virtually alone (save for Tim Sczerby), today …

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Kong Off 3 Online Qualifier results are in

Inspiration and crushed dreams all rolled in to one, that’s what high-level Donkey Kong scores are. They show us what we’d potentially be capable of if we spent an inordinate amount of time jumping barrels and punching out rivets, but at the same time, they show us just how much …

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New Q*Bert record is over 80 hours long

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The last two major attempts to take down a thirty year standing record for Q*Bert have required a tag team duo, presumably for mutual support as much as competitive inspiration. The 2011 attempt failed, but the 2013 one has seen one man go all the way – smashing the 68 …

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