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This close to Halloween you'd expect the trivia buffs at Did You Know Gaming to tell us that Donkey Kong wears a red tie to hide the spattered blood of his enemies, but instead this clip explores the origins of Diddy Kong and features little-known tidbits on the canceled Donkey Kong Racing. [Im...

October 27th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo is getting into the figurine game with a lineup called "amiibo" (disregard for capitalization included). Set to cooperate with several different games, most prominently this holiday's Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., the Amiibo statues capture the company's fanciful characters in a cut...

October 24th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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In 2011, surgeon Hank Chien broke the then-record score for Donkey Kong, and became - for the second time - the world champion of the classic game. But all kings of Kong eventually fall from the Empire State Building their throne, and so it was with Chien, whose title has now passed to a man named...

September 7th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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In the latest pictorial tease from Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, we're introduced to the new, black home-run bat. According to Sakurai, this new bat is "so powerful that your eyes might bug out," a sentiment that would seem hyperbolic if it wasn't for Donkey Kong amply demonstrating...

February 12th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Following a five-year absence from gaming, Donkey Kong's surfer bro ally Funky Kong will return in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - though it's unclear what exactly he'll be doing. To date, four cast members have been revealed to be playable in Tropical Freeze: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie...

December 24th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Jeff Willms continues his reign as the barrel-hopping, hammer-wielding champion of Nintendo's 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong after coming in first place at the recently concluded Kong Off 3 competition in Denver, Colorado. Willms finished first with a score of 1,096,200, edging out his closest compe...

November 20th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will include an easier mode that will grant the chimp duo Donkey and Diddy Kong three hearts instead of two, as revealed in an update on Nintendo's UK site. The 3DS remake will also feature local co-op, though Nintendo didn't specify whether the multiplayer facets of...

April 6th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments