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Video: Meet The New Kings of Kong Documentary Shows Off Chien and Lemay Rivalry

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Extended cut of VGX video

Those that endured the VGX broadcast may have enjoyed an early segment that focused on the most recent Kong Off contest; it followed world record holder Dr. Hank Chien and body-building trash-talker Vincent Lemay. It gave a brief insight into both characters and the event itself, showing the passion of the small band of competitors that have become masters of the original Donkey Kong arcade.

That video was under five minutes, but YouTube channel MotherboardTV has posted an extended cut of that same documentary, with some additional interview sections thrown in. The Chien / Lemay rivalry is an intriguing one, even if the affable plastic surgeon is less concerned about the contest than the feisty younger player; possibly due to the fact that Chien is confident he'll come out on top. Beyond that rivalry, however, this is another insight into the Kong Off world, which is certainly interesting.

You can check out this extended cut below, so let us know what you think.

[via youtube.com, gonintendo.com]

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timp29

#6

timp29 said:

Hahaha that Lemay guy is a big troller. Games need guys like that to stir up rivalries and make it interesting and fun, otherwise it's a big nerd fest with nothing to hold people's interest. Imagine if the documentary was 2 hours of Kong footage. Love the whole concept of Kong off.

Does anyone know if there is some website or forum for people who like to restore old cabinets? That's something I'd love to get into now that I have a bit more coin.

CureDolly

#8

CureDolly said:

He isn't too good at trolling if the aim is to provoke a reaction. Dr. Chien just laughs good-naturedly and beats him.

Neogaard

#9

Neogaard said:

Hell yes love videos like this, so much more than the sum of it's parts, beauty!
Anybody else went through the vids on SSB-fighters? Dunno if that was posted on here, anyone else got more in the same vein as this? Would be much appreciated from the cold cold north of Europe.

StarDust4Ever

#10

StarDust4Ever said:

That Vincent guy is a douche. I hope Chan opens a can of whoop on his tail. I can't believe all these new contenders are jumping out of the woodworks after the King of Kong documentary came out a couple years back. I kinda feel bad for Billy Mitchel standing there in the background as Chan gets congratulated again.

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