Donkey Kong & Pokemon Red/Green Have Been Inducted Into The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame's class of 2017 has been announced today, and for the third year in a row, Nintendo titles will be among the inductees. The 1981 arcade hit Donkey Kong and 1996 releases of Pokemon Red and Green on Game Boy were among this year's inductees. It joins Nintendo titles … Continue reading Donkey Kong & Pokemon Red/Green Have Been Inducted Into The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

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2017 World Video Game Hall Of Fame Finalists Include Pokémon, Donkey Kong And Wii Sports

The Strong Museum has announced its finalists for this years entries into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The finalists include Pokémon Red and Green, which are up for nomination for the second year running, the 1981 arcade classic Donkey Kong, and also Wii Sports. You can take a look at the full list of finalists … Continue reading 2017 World Video Game Hall Of Fame Finalists Include Pokémon, Donkey Kong And Wii Sports

There Are Universal Theme Park Patents That May Be Suggesting Mario Kart & Donkey Kong Themed Attractions

Some new Universal theme park patents were recently shown off. Five patents were revealed, but two of them may very well be of relation to Nintendo-themed attractions. Below is a gallery for two patents, which are drift racers and a boom coasters. The patent description for the drift racer describes it as a "A two-rider, … Continue reading There Are Universal Theme Park Patents That May Be Suggesting Mario Kart & Donkey Kong Themed Attractions

Miyamoto Reveals That He Came Up With Ideas For Donkey Kong In The Bath

Famed Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto has confessed in a recent interview on Nintendo's Japanese website that he came up with a number of Donkey Kong related ideas while he was comfortably relaxing in the company-owned housing's communal bath. Mr. Miyamoto also revealed that Nintendo of America wasn't too keen on calling the famous gorilla, Donkey Kong. However, Miyamoto … Continue reading Miyamoto Reveals That He Came Up With Ideas For Donkey Kong In The Bath

Man Sues Nintendo For Making Him Wear ‘Poorly Designed’ Donkey Kong Costume

Another week and another lawsuit for Nintendo. This time it involves Michael Oconitrillo who was hired by the company to dress up as Donkey Kong at a mall in Culver City, CA. Mr.  Oconitrillo says that the suit that he was required to wear was  "poorly ventilated and unreasonably and dangerously hot" but he was ordered not to take … Continue reading Man Sues Nintendo For Making Him Wear ‘Poorly Designed’ Donkey Kong Costume

There’s A New Donkey Kong Arcade All-Time Highest Score World Record

Wes Copeland has achieved the all-time record for the highest score in the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. Copeland got the world record in January, then lost it in April to Robbie Lakeman. The record now stands at 1,218,000 points. Copeland's January record was 1,190,000 points, and Lakeman's April record that broke Copeland's was 1,190,200 … Continue reading There’s A New Donkey Kong Arcade All-Time Highest Score World Record

The Donkey Kong World Record Has Been Broken Twice In One Day

In the Donkey Kong Online Open 2015 on Thursday, arcade gamer Wes Copeland registered a score of 1,170,500 in the arcade version of Donkey Kong. If this score was submitted and certified, he would have beaten the all-time highest score which has been held by Robert Lakemen for the last year. Unfortunately for Wes, Robert Lakemen noticed his competition and tried out 6 … Continue reading The Donkey Kong World Record Has Been Broken Twice In One Day

Super Smash Bros Inspires An NFL Player’s Touchdown Celebration

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/643116381148332032 I think I've found my favorite NFL player. Travis Kelce, who is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, has a Nintendo-inspired touchdown celebration based on one of Donkey Kong's signature moves in Super Smash Bros. That's right - Donkey Kong and his Giant Punch special ability, which sees him twirling his arm … Continue reading Super Smash Bros Inspires An NFL Player’s Touchdown Celebration