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Donkey Kong champ Steve Wiebe tries to defeat evil live on television

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 6th 2009 9:05AM
Steve Wiebe from The King of Kong: A Fistful of QuartersThe saga of video game champion Steve Wiebe, the man made famous by the wonderful documentary film The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, is one that will be told on mountain tops by the elders of the tribes to young men as they pass into adulthood.

Wiebe struggled to achieve the success he so richly deserved for chasing the Donkey Kong world champion title from the Twin Galaxies score organization, due in part to the underhanded and downright evil efforts of reigning champion and Donkey Kong douchebag Billy Mitchell. Even though he has surpassed Mitchell's scores since the release of the film, Mitchell always seemed to be one barrel behind him, making Wiebe even more of an iconic hero to geeks, spazzes, dweebs and everyone else.

So at this year's E3 video game expo, the G4 Network gave Wiebe and his many fans the chance to reclaim the title for humble people everywhere by broadcasting his nine hour attempt live on television. It may sound like something that could make your eyes bleed no matter how close you were sitting to the TV, but it became hands down one of my 10 greatest sporting broadcasts of the year. And this is from a network that runs reruns of both COPS and Cheaters.

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What TV can teach us: Christianity - VIDEOS

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 24th 2007 4:02PM

jesusThis is the first in a 376-part series* in which I try to better myself, and in turn better the rest of you, by turning to the font of information known as television, courtesy of this other font of information known as the internet.

It is my belief that everything we need to know can be learned from television. We have relied too heavily on books for too long, and it's time we stopped reading and started accepting everything TV tells us.

Today, let us all learn about Christianity, one of the three Abrahamic religions along with Judaism and Islam:

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Saturday Supercade: bringing video game characters to Saturday mornings - VIDEO

by Richard Keller, posted Oct 26th 2006 9:00AM

Donkey KongAh, the 1980's, the golden age for many things . . . pop music, hair bands, family sitcoms, and video games. However, it really wasn't a golden age for Saturday morning cartoons. By the time the mid-80's rolled around many of the cartoons on the air were stealing their material from shows that you would see on prime-time television (like the Happy Days gang traveling in time), or from children's toys.

Case in point was CBS's Saturday Supercade. Premiering in 1983 during the height of the video game era, Supercade featured characters from some of the most popular arcade games of the time. For instance, there were characters from Frogger, Donkey Kong (with Soupy Sales as the voice of the barrel throwing monkey), Q*Bert, and Space Ace. Amazingly, the show lasted two seasons on CBS.

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