Friday, February 8, 2008

Saturday's Gaming in the Journal

Bad news, troops.

Due to space issues, there is no Gaming page on Saturday in the Poughkeepsie Journal. Which stinks, mainly because I've had the page laid out and ready to go since Wednesday... come to think of it, if I wasn't doing that on Wednesday, I could have gotten to reading comics much faster that day!

But still, the features on that page will run in the near future, depending on what else is going on. There is only one piece of info from that page that I would really like to relay, though. This, from the Associated Press:

Yes, Billy Mitchell is still the king of Kong.
In the first “Gamer’s Edition” of Guinness World Records, due out March 11, Mitchell, of Hollywood, Fla., ranks as the top-scoring player of the arcade version of “Donkey Kong.”
Mitchell’s score is 0.1 percent ahead of Steve Wiebe of Redmond, Wash., whose quest to unseat Mitchell was the subject of the 2007 documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”
Other highlights of the Gamer’s Edition 2008:
— The biggest-selling video game of all time is “Super Mario Bros.,” released by Nintendo Co. in 1985. It sold 40.2 million copies (though some were bundled with Nintendo systems).
— The highest one-day gross for a game is $170 million at the U.S. “Halo 3” launch on Sept. 25, 2007.
— The controversial crime-adventure series “Grand Theft Auto” has the most guest stars in a video game series. Its 339 voice actors include Dennis Hopper, Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Liotta and Ice T.
— The largest virtual beer festival takes place once a year in “World of Warcraft.” The online game’s two warring factions share a truce along with the brews.
Anyway, sorry for depriving you of your weekly Gaming fix. The page will be back next week!

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