Mick Winzeler hoping to improve his top score during upcoming "Kong Off" in Denver, Colo.
A Grayson High School teacher man hopes to beat his top Donkey Kong score of 874,000 in the upcoming "Kong Off 3" to be held Nov. 15-17 in Denver, Colo. The event will feature at least 20 Donkey Kong machines and over $4,500 in cash for the winners. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Mick Winzeler, of Buford, is among a small number of Donkey Kong players who have ever reached Level 22 in the game, also known as the "killscreen" level. The "Official Unofficial List of DK Killscreeners" on ClassicArcadeGaming.com shows Winzeler in the 37th spot on the killscreener list. "I've always had video games in my blood," Winzeler told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "I've always enjoyed them from an early age." Click here to read more about Winzeler's …
In the wake of the shootings in Connecticut, many are calling for stricter gun control and smaller ammunition magazines, but the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre claims it isn’t all about the guns. He's asking us to look to video games.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Is it possible that desensitization due to over-exposure to violence can be a factor in mass murders such as the one perpetrated in Connecticut? That’s one possible theory. But Rowell Huesmann and Eric Dubow of the Aggression Research Program at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan feel it is more than that — games may provide a script that makes these murderers more confident in their actions. And while most teens reject the “script” as flat-out wrong or fictional, there are those who are psychologically damaged who do not reject this common script. “We must strive to find ways, without trampling on the right of free artistic expression, to reduce youth exposure to violence in life and in the mass media," …