Steve Wiebe to attempt new world record of classic arcade game Donkey Kong, teaching DK101 class

Steve Wiebe, star of acclaimed documentary King of Kong, will appear at Chicago’s Logan Hardware to celebrate the re-opening of the store on January 15, 2011. Watch Wiebe tackle his world record in the store’s vintage arcade room while shopping the expanded music selection. Wiebe was the first person to achieve over a million points on Donkey Kong. As of September 20, 2010 his high score, and world record is 1,064,500.

All games in the collection are set to free play and available to all paying Logan Hardware customers during regular business hours. The collection includes over 30 original machines from the golden age of video gaming including: Asteroids, Berzerk, Burgertime, Centipede, Frogger, Missile Command, Moon Patrol, Pac Man, Ms. Pacman, Tron, Gauntlet, Track and Field, Mario Brothers, Joust, Tempest, Zaxxon, various pinball machines and of course Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.

Not only will Steve be attempting a new world record live, he is also teaching a class in how to play Donkey Kong titled DK101! There is limited space for the class and Steve’s world record attempts. You must register online for the class, and we ask that you RSVP if you are planning to attend any of the world record attempts. Please check www.logan-hardware.com for more information and to reserve your spot today!

2:00 - 3:00 pm - DK101, 30 min class / presentation, then 15-30 min of questions. Class space is very limited and will cost $12. You will be able to get your picture taken with Steve, autographs, and receive a tee shirt for attending the class!
3:00 - 3:30 pm - break
3:30 - 5:00 pm - record attempt #1
5:00 - 5:30 pm - break
5:30 - 7:00 pm - record attempt #2
7:00 - 7:30 pm - break
7:30 - 9:00 pm - record attempt #3

Thanks to GrubberGamer for the heads up!


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