Friday, February 22, 2008

King of Kong (a documentary film)

Whether it's an earnest post, or satire, CtJ aims to bring excellence on technical topics and the art of software composition.

Every so often, though, there is a bolt of geek lightning in the entertainment world that merits attention.

Check out the documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (a review is also here at DDJ). It is an excellent documentary in its own right, but especially if you ever played the classic arcade games like Donkey Kong, Pacman, Defender, etc.

In essence, it's a look into the world of 'competitive gaming', where an incredible amount of thought and time goes into defeating an arcade game (Donkey Kong). At first, the viewer is bemused at the interesting characters but soon gets sucked into the dramatic chess-match between an upstart and a defending champion.

Highly recommended.

1 comment:

rhyolight said...

Thanks! I needed something new an unusual to add to my Netflix queue.