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The History of Donkey Kong
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:55:33 AM »
So, who wants to learn more about a certain ape?!  Check out the History of Donkey Kong!

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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 06:07:52 AM »
That was a fun video, I think either Donkey Kong or Galaga had to be my first arcade game.  Time flies, it's hard to believe we're over three decades into that franchise.

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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 14:05:30 PM »
Yep, time does fly.  Where have 30 years gone? 

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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 20:47:02 PM »
Great video and very informative.. still a great game even now. 
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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 22:16:17 PM »
It certainly is.  One of my favorites to play. 

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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 12:22:08 PM »
I was thinking that of all the history books for retro gaming coming out of late, this is a subject crying out for a book.
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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 13:38:39 PM »
It would likely need permission from Nintendo for it to happen, though.  I wonder how likely they'd be to grant it.

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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 17:28:23 PM »
Well, it could be done from an informative point of view if an Author took it up. As long as he states that it's from a personally perspective and does not harm or infringe in attempting to damage the IP in any way, but do you think there would be enough content to create a entire book on one IP like this? There would be very little the Big N could do regarding that as "freedom to free speech and Opinion" officially of course, but I'm Nintendo would go for it if presented a informative book outline and direction, they might even allow their Donkey Kong archive to be included, now that would be something.

They also need to find a serious collector so that they may photograph and document donkey Kong memorabilia, which I would say would be a hefty task in its own right. Are they many Die hard Donkey Kong fans which could rise to the task? , I'm Sure Bill Michell would be up for adding a piece to it.

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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2015, 18:34:44 PM »
Well, Sega sent a cease and desist for the Dreamcast book that just had a list of games released (without even pictures), I'd imagine Nintendo may be just as proactive at protecting their IP as they'll likely only want an authorized book. 

Insofar as content, I think there would be quite a bit to cover given all the game that have been made using this character.  Adding memorabilia would be a good idea too. 

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Re: The History of Donkey Kong
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2016, 13:16:41 PM »
How about a book called Crazy Kong the unauthorized clone of Donkey Kong?  :21:

I enjoyed the video and remember getting the Coleco tabletop version of Donkey Kong first. Sure it only had two screens and ate C-batteries fast but it was portable. Did I mention fun? It was a blast flipping the score.