King of Kong - Fist Full of Quarters
The Donkey Kong, A video game popular in the 1980s still carries its legacy today. With the attention to achieve a complex creation to challenge the gamers mind, it has proven the reputation it carries for carrying the unraveled codes to beat the game.
Individuals today strive to accomplish the game with the highest points, and become a champion. In this documentary like film, two characters one who holds the record for beating the game, and the other to overcome the intense environment and take over the fame.
Billy Mitchell who broke the record in the 80s became famous for his accomplishments for over 2 decades. He is well known in the gaming community, and sponsored by many businesses and supporters. Before Steve Wieb came along, the fearless competitor, Billy had the spot light.
During the documentary I noticed the public wanted Billy to stay in the top position. Even though Steve proved his score was better than Billy, he was told he had to perform in the public eye.
I didn’t like the way Wieb was being treated by the gaming community just because he was an Underdog. After proving his score of 800,000+ points, Billy submitted a video of his high score. That is discrimination; specially considering the fact Steve traveled over 3000 miles.
I thing the gaming community should work on their gamers rights. No matter what record you hold, you should be applauded for you accomplishment, but never treated better. Every person has the same right to compete under equal rights and rules.