Steve Wiebe to Enter the Video Game Hall of Fame

DK master honoured

Former holder of the Donkey Kong World Record and Nathan Fillion lookalike Steve Wiebe is about to receive another accolade by being inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame.

Mr Wiebe, who once held the score record that now rests with Hank Chien, is being recognised for his arcade accomplishments and will join 28 other famous faces from the world of gaming, including Shigeru Miyamoto and... er... Pac-Man.

Here's the press release from the world's recognised capital of competitive video gaming – yes, really – Ottumwa, Iowa.

OTTUMWA, IOWA — July 10, 2010 — The International Video Game Hall of Fame has announced that a Redmond man is to be inducted into the IVGHOF on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Steve Wiebe, of Redmond, Wash., will be honored for his accomplishments as an arcade video game competitor. Wiebe has enjoyed recognition as the former world record holder on Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong, Jr. As a member of the IVGHOF Class of 2010, Wiebe takes his place alongside 28 other gaming celebrities, including Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and Donkey Kong; Ralph Baer,The Father of Video Games; and Pac-Man.

Wiebe is currently an algebra teacher at Finn Hill Junior High in Kirkland, Wash. He was also the subject of a popular film called "The King of Kong," which examined the history of the Donkey Kong world record.

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