Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The unending quest for high score

Yesterday in class we talked about how some classic arcade games actually benefit from not having a narrative and being solely about bettering your score. This really reminded me of a documentary that came out last year called "The King of Kong." The movie centers around the battle for who really owns the highest score in the original Donkey Kong. I'm sure that some of you have heard of this movie, probably even seen it, but if you haven't I highly recommend it. It manages to be both funny and compelling. Plus the whole thing centers around a classic arcade game. Below are some links about the movie.

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