New 'King of Kong' Hank Chien to Attempt Topping Record in NJ

Newly crowned Donkey Kong world record holder Hank Chien will appear at the fifth annual edition of the Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com) Tournament and attempt to better his Donkey Kong world record
By: Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com) / Mark Alpiger
March 14, 2010 - PRLog -- Fresh off the news last week about his incredible Donkey Kong world record, new titlist Hank Chien will travel to New Jersey this week for an appearance at the Richie Knucklez arcade, located near Flemington. This coincides with the huge annual Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com) Tournament event, which is in its fifth edition this year.

Chien plans on attempting to better his record score of 1,061,700 points in front of an elite crowd of video athletes, which will include world record holders on the games Centipede, Dig Dug, Pac-Man, and numerous others. Also attending will be numerous co-stars from the famed documentary The King of Kong, one of the most critically acclaimed movies from the last few years.

Co-organized by arcade owner Richie Knucklez, and classic arcade gaming advocate Mark Alpiger, this event will include a multitude of gamers contesting for records, plus a 25 game tournament. Also a part of the mix is something that's never been done in conjunction with a tournament and contests, and that's a marathon. Gamer Ken House will be playing at least twelve hours on either Robotron, or Dig Dug, the latter game being one that he holds the current world record on.

Be sure to come out and see Chien play the evening of Saturday, March 20th, and also make it a point to not miss the rest of the event, which begins at 4 PM the day before, and ends at 4 PM on Sunday, the day after Chien's record attempt. The cost is just $40 for all 3 days, and includes free play on over 60 games.

For complete information on the tournament, including an information section for out of town travelers, go to the following web link for all the details: You can contact tourney organizer Mark Alpiger with any questions (his contact info is listed on-page), after reading through the complete web page first.

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About Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com)

Website owner Mark Alpiger is a long-time advocate of the hobby of classic arcade gaming, and has appeared in the 1987 Guinness Book for an arcade world record. He has attended 24 major arcade contests / tournaments (starting in 1985), including co-organizing and running 7 of them. In addition, he co-starred in the hugely popular documentary film The King of Kong.

The website is a result of his endeavors in the hobby, and documents the history of classic arcade gaming, plus features the most popular forums about the hobby on the Internet today.

Note: For the original press release about the tournament, go to:
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