Steve Wiebe - News

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February2011

  • Interviews Catching Up with Steve Wiebe

    The former champ ain't no chump

    Not since a certain famous gorilla and plumber-to-be squared off for the coveted Pauline has there been a rivalry like that of the Kings of Kong. The film The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters brought to public attention the fight for dominance between family man Steve Wiebe and Goliath-like hot saucier Billy Mitchell, and since then New York plastic surgeon Dr..

January2011

September2010

  • News Steve Wiebe Reclaims Donkey Kong World Record

    The high score merry-go-round keeps turning

    Billy Mitchell, Hank Chien, Steve Wiebe: these men are the giants of Donkey Kong, throwing the world record around like a numerical barrel. Chien bested Mitchell, then Mitchell topped Chien, and now long-time underdog Steve Wiebe has reclaimed the top spot by a whisker. Mitchell's previous best stood at 1,062,800, with Wiebe's new world record reaching..

July2010

  • News 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...

May2010

March2010

  • News Donkey Kong Champ Reveals the Height of His Obsession

    World record holder very nearly sacrificed his toilet to achieve his high score

    Hank Chien may now sitting pretty at the top of the Donkey Kong high score tree but to get to that point he very nearly had to make a difficult lifestyle choice. Speaking in a recent interview with Details Magazine, Chien revealed that due to a lack of space in his humble abode - which he shares with his brother - he..

  • Interviews Readers Ask Steve Wiebe

    The King of Kong answers your questions

    You asked, and now underdog star of the 2007 documentary The King of Kong and current holder of the Donkey Kong Jr. world record Steve Wiebe has answered. Before he takes on the Donkey Kong world record yet again at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, see what Wiebe thinks about modern...

  • News Ask Steve Wiebe

    Here's your chance to pose a question to the King of Kong

    Steve Wiebe, underdog star of the 2007 documentary The King of Kong and current holder of the Donkey Kong Jr. world record, has answers for you. You've got questions for him. Now's your chance to get those answers. All this week we want to know what you want to know about the world of Steve Wiebe, and then we'll query Steve himself for you..

  • Podcast Episode 13 - Happy 5th Birthday, DS

    Get out the party hats and streamers

    In the beginning, there was no DS. Now we've had our little chum for half a decade, as the DS hits its fifth birthday in Europe on March 11th. With that in mind, this is a DS special, looking at some of the memories that make this machine so special to gamers everywhere. Jon Wahlgren tells us about his path to buying a DS, James Newton looks into his dusty box..

February2010

  • News Steve Wiebe Crowned King of Kong Once Again

    Although it's Donkey Kong Jr. this time

    Celebrity gamer and star of the excellent King of Kong Steve Wiebe has reclaimed the world record for Nintendo's Donkey Kong Jr. coin-op after briefly relinquishing the title to Mark Kiel, who had set the previous high score at a whopping 1,147,800. Wiebe - who became famous after his battle with gaming legend Billy Mitchell was immortalized in Seth Gordan's..

June2009

  • News Stride Gum Offers Steve Wiebe Consolation Prize

    Sometimes second place ain't so bad after all.

    Even though Steve Wiebe didn't crack the DK record at E3, falling short a relatively measly 60,800 points below Billy Mitchell's whopping 1,050,200 score, he's still got something to show for it. Stride Gum, who originally offered Wiebe $10,001 in quarters and a year's supply of their Uber Bubble gum as an incentive for smacking down the record, are..

  • News Steve Wiebe Fails To Crack Donkey Kong Record At E3

    Legendary gaming icon still manages to clock a respectable 989,400 points, though

    Algebra teacher and King of Kong star Steve Wiebe has failed in his attempt to wrestle the Donkey Kong world high score record from current champion Billy Mitchell. Wiebe made his attempt live at E3, where he had three attempts and chalked up a best score of 989,400 points - which in practically any arcade in the..

May2009

April2009

  • News The King of Kong Strikes Again

    Steve Wiebe bags the Donkey Kong Jr. World Record

    As we noted a while back, Steve Wiebe (star of the hit movie King of Kong) is busy preparing to make another attempt on the Donkey Kong world record at this year's E3. As part of his training he's set a new high score record for Donkey Kong Jr. - 1,139,800 points, to be exact. Here's the full story,...

  • News Former King of Kong to Appear at E3

    Steve Wiebe to make another record attempt this year

    For those of you that haven’t seen the brilliant King of Kong yet, stop reading this post, grab your coat and run down to your DVD store. Purchase the film, watch it, and then resume reading. Done that? Good. Steve Wiebe – the ‘good guy’ of the movie who triumphed by beating the ‘evil guy’ Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong world record..