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Joe Ess
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Has anyone seen King of Kong?
It's a documentary about old-school arcade gamer geeks who can't let go of their glory days. It looks hilarious.


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Mandar Khire
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No! but thanks for interesting movie, i will search & watch it soon.
I seen WarGames movie! I like that movie!


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fred rosenberger
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My wife and I watched it a few months ago. I found it to be kind of sad for several reasons.

1) It's a VIDEO GAME, not life. The challenger seems to have made so many sacrifices (re: family) to attempt breaking this world record.

2) The current champion comes off as an a**hole - pompous and arrogant, as if having the world record for 'donkey kong' is some worthy life's achievement

3) I think the 'regulartory board' that certifies the records is biased towards the 'old school' members. They never treated the new guy fairly, IMHO.

But it was one of those movies I could NOT stop watching...


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