Here is a selection of media coverage on the Kong Off 2, listed in order of publication/broadcast.
Lincoln Journal Star: Is Lincoln man the king of Kong?, 11/14 (Story about leaderboard newcomer Steve Wiltshire and his journey to the Kong Off).
Thanks to the Journal Star for the link to Donkey Blog within the story, even though they mistakenly refer to this site, and not Twin Galaxies, as the record-keepers. Hm. How amusing.
In addition, KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska profiled Wiltshire and his journey to the tournament:
Reporter Herald: World's best Donkey Kong players compete in Denver, 11/15
Westword.com: It's on like Donkey Kong at the 1UP this week, 11/15
VIDEO - KUSA 9 Denver: aired 11/16 (Day 0), 6 AM (source link):
Denver Post: Donkey Kong idols duke it out in Denver for world title, 11/17 (Day 1), 2 PM
VIDEO - KUSA 9 Denver: aired 11/17 (Day 1), 10 PM (source link):
VIDEO - Fox News: aired 11/17 (Day 1), evening (source link):
VIDEO - CBS 4 Denver: aired 11/17 (Day 1), evening (source link):
VIDEO - WTSP 10 Tampa Bay: aired 11/19 (post-Kong Off), (source link) Thanks to WTSP for ending the text version of the story with a link to Donkey Blog's Jeff Willms "Congratulations" post, and for the readers they sent this way. This makes WTSP the one and only outlet (thus far) to actually tell the public who won!
This video is the long version of the Evrod Cassimy segment that aired on CBS 4 in Denver (approximately 20 additional seconds of footage), without news anchors, and featuring additional comments from Jeff Harrist, Hank Chien, Jourdan Adler, and Mitchell Elliott:
Westword.com: Kong Off II Photo Slideshow, 11/19
Kotaku.com: *crickets chirp*
1UP.com: (not to be confused with the1up.com) *crickets chirp*
Looks like every news outlet except the gaming news sites ended up covering one of the biggest gaming events of the year. Go figure! Good thing others were there to pick up the ball that they dropped.
If anyone finds any more coverage, please let me know.
On a sort-of-related note, I know that there are a lot of "regulars" out there reading this who haven't Facebook-Liked this blog yet... and I know Likeing is silly... and Like-beggars are annoying... but of the thousands of people who have visited over the past week for information and coverage on the Kong Off 2, I got about ten Likes. Which is appreciated, don't get me wrong, but, alright, I admit it: this is complete obsessive-compulsiveness. Nothing more. That almost-triple digit is torturing me. Let's push it over 100 and get it over with!
Here, I'll make it easy:
I will be back soon, hopefully before the Thanksgiving holiday but more likely after, with a post that I want everyone to read. I have made a decision in response to current events and the major changes that are occurring.
I want to propose something that, if the competitive Donkey Kong community can manage to put together, will not only solve the problems that these changes will cause, but make things better than they've ever been.