A long time ago, in a…. wait, wrong movie. Documentaries are normally a weakness for me. I sometimes have difficulties connecting with the people and the topics involved such as war, gold mining, criminals and claims of alien abductions.. But lately, I have found a small handful of movies that are about something that I can really relate to, video games.
War of the human mind and soul. That seemed to be one of the main themes of King of Kong, a Fistful of Quarters. But let me explain the main plot. Many years ago, a video game legend named Billy Mitchell did something that was unspeakable. He broke the world record for Centipede, Pac-Man and the main game of topic, Donkey Kong. But he was not the only one who was on the quest to break the records.
Steve Wiebe, a school teacher born in Seattle, WA, put a Donkey Kong Jr. cabinet into his garage and placed a Donkey Kong board inside of it and started his journey to break the record.
Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter.
He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few.
Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison.
His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.