I have never before used this space to promote a specific product. I have mentioned a number of free web services, but have intentionally steered clear of any commercial endorsement. That changes today.
Last night my family and I sat down and watched the movie "King of Kong: A fist full of quarters." It is a documentary about Donkey Kong. That's right Donkey Kong, the video game from the early '80s. And I have to tell you that it was as engaging as any movie I have seen in years. You do not have to be a video game aficionado to enjoy this film, in fact it doesn't matter if you have never before seen or played the game.
At it's core, King of Kong is the true story of a man's journey to break the world record high score for Donkey Kong, set back in 1982. And if that were all it was, it would be a pretty boring movie. What makes this movie fantastic is the cast of real life characters that inhabit the bizarre world of Video Game Superstars.
As the curtain is pulled back on this peculiar subculture we discover alliances, animosities and intrigue worthy of a billion dollar Wall St story. By the end of the movie we were up off the couch cheering and booing and cheering again.
Take a chance on this quirky documentary, it is well worth the rent.