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astrosmash said:
Geared said:

It's an interesting docudrama, but take it with a bag of salt.  Alot of information has been omitted.

 

The Twin Galaxies site addresses some of their concerns with KoK.

link

 

I don't really know, but I have read accusations in a number of places that Twin Galaxies has been trying to rewrite history since the release of the movie; that after the movie came out they did their best to cover up what jerks they were, then began declaring the movie to be false. (it was probably six months ago that the lore surrounding the events of the film really interested me, so I'm afraid I don't have any links)

Now it goes without saying that it is impossible to make a documentary that doesn't take some angle - so I am by no means saying that the makers of King of Kong have given us the whole truth. However, there are some statements made in the movie that seem very difficult to take out of context which the people making the statements now claim to have never held such views.

 

 

True enough, I'm sure it all depends on your point of view.  But there are some facts on the site that can't be disputed.   Such as Wiebe holding the record for three years before Billy Mitchell's videotape came along. And when Wiebe broke the intial record, he broke Tim Sczerby's score and not Billy Mitchell's.  Mitchell had actually lost it to Sczerby, and he held the record for almost a year before Wiebe came along.  So when those people come to supposedly, "search" Wiebe's home, Mitchell didn't even have the title for at least a year.

I agree with you that most of the other gripes depends on your perspective.  But I think those are some glaring omissions.

 



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Geared said:
astrosmash said:
Geared said:

It's an interesting docudrama, but take it with a bag of salt.  Alot of information has been omitted.

 

The Twin Galaxies site addresses some of their concerns with KoK.

link

 

I don't really know, but I have read accusations in a number of places that Twin Galaxies has been trying to rewrite history since the release of the movie; that after the movie came out they did their best to cover up what jerks they were, then began declaring the movie to be false. (it was probably six months ago that the lore surrounding the events of the film really interested me, so I'm afraid I don't have any links)

Now it goes without saying that it is impossible to make a documentary that doesn't take some angle - so I am by no means saying that the makers of King of Kong have given us the whole truth. However, there are some statements made in the movie that seem very difficult to take out of context which the people making the statements now claim to have never held such views.

 

 

True enough, I'm sure it all depends on your point of view.  But there are some facts on the site that can't be disputed.   Such as Wiebe holding the record for three years before Billy Mitchell's videotape came along. And when Wiebe broke the intial record, he broke Tim Sczerby's score and not Billy Mitchell's.  Mitchell had actually lost it to Sczerby, and he held the record for almost a year before Wiebe came along.  So when those people come to supposedly, "search" Wiebe's home, Mitchell didn't even have the title for at least a year.

I agree with you that most of the other gripes depends on your perspective.  But I think those are some glaring omissions.

 

Sczerby held the title from 2000-2003, my mistake.  

 



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Aj_habfan said:
Donkey Kong sucks!

That is just so wrong on so many levels that I don't even know where to begin.



The "drama" you speak of is called editing. It has been reported how the makers of this film made Billy M. and Twin Galaxies out to be bad guys. Overall a decent film though. Those Billy M followers are friggin wierd though.



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jpcsfsd said:
The "drama" you speak of is called editing. It has been reported how the makers of this film made Billy M. and Twin Galaxies out to be bad guys. Overall a decent film though. Those Billy M followers are friggin wierd though.

 

 Did you see that one guy's face when Wiebe took the record at Funspot?  I think his name was Brian Kuh. He had this distant look on his face.  I've seen the same look on people who've spent way too much money in the Casino. Priceless.

 

Aha! Here is his Wikipedia entry:

He retired in 2005 from American Marine Bank [1]at age 30 – he was a bank comptroller in New York City – so he could move to Weirs Beach and go to Funspot every day to pursue video game world records full time.

 

 

If that isn't LULZ I dunno what is.

 



Obi-Wan: I felt a great disturbance in the Industry, as if millions of fanboys suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. 

Geared said:
jpcsfsd said:
The "drama" you speak of is called editing. It has been reported how the makers of this film made Billy M. and Twin Galaxies out to be bad guys. Overall a decent film though. Those Billy M followers are friggin wierd though.

 

Did you see that one guy's face when Wiebe took the record at Funspot? I think his name was Brian Kuh. He had this distant look on his face. I've seen the same look on people who've spent way too much money in the Casino. Priceless.

 

Aha! Here is his Wikipedia entry:

He retired in 2005 from American Marine Bank [1]at age 30 – he was a bank comptroller in New York City – so he could move to Weirs Beach and go to Funspot every day to pursue video game world records full time.

 

 

If that isn't LULZ I dunno what is.

 

Yeah, that guy was something else. Even Billy Mitchell needs raving fanboys I suppose.

 



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