Steve Wiebe Could Win $10,000 In Quarters

Steve Wiebe Could Win $10,000 In Quarters

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Would-be Donkey Kong champion Steve Wiebe now has some incentive to take back the world record at this year's E3 aside from bragging rights and the respect of his peers. Stride Gum has offered him $10,001 in quarters if he wins.

A Fistful of Quarters? More like a truckload. Stride Gum is trying to reach that lucrative classic arcade gamer demographic by putting its money behind King of Kong hero Steve Wiebe to take back the Donkey Kong world record live on TV at this year's E3. And by money, I mean a whole hell of a lot of quarters. If Wiebe breaks Billy Mitchell's record, Stride will give him exactly $10,001 in 25 cent coins - that should be more than enough to buy a few games of Donkey Kong.

"Steve Wiebe is an inspiration to gamers everywhere, and we believe he truly deserves the title of Donkey Kong world champion," Gary Osifchin of Stride Gum said. "This is exactly the kind of long lasting endeavor that we here at Stride appreciate, and we have full confidence that Wiebe will once again surpass the million points mark and avoid the kill screen for long enough in the process."

UGO did the math that everybody else is too lazy to do, and figured that $10,001 worth of quarters comes out to exactly 40,004 quarters. A quarter weighs .0125 pounds according to the US Mint, which means Wiebe's potential prize would be about 500 pounds worth of quarters. I would hate to have to be the dude working at Wiebe's bank that has to deposit that many quarters into his account.

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Is Billy "The Mullet" Mitchell really going to stand quietly to the side and let Weibe get all this attention?

Come on man! Get out there with your hot sauce and your pride, hold a press conference and let everyone know that if Weibe breaks your record you will immediately break back, on site, for 20,000 quarters. Then give it all to a hair care charity.

I'm so glad those brave chaps at UGO multiplied 10,001 by four for us. That could have taken all night otherwise.

Sarcasm aside, that's kinda neat. If he wins he's going to need a helluva lot of these.

Keane Ng:

"This is exactly the kind of long lasting endeavor that we here at Stride appreciate,

ha I see what they did there stride,longlasting get it?

Hope he does it

Yeah! I am rooting for Steve, if he does do it...

I really hated that Billy guy...

Lord_Panzer:
I'm so glad those brave chaps at UGO multiplied 10,001 by four for us. That could have taken all night otherwise.

You'd be surprised...

Wait how many times has Steve Wiebe taken back his title isn't this like the 3rd time.

Freakout456:
Wait how many times has Steve Wiebe taken back his title isn't this like the 3rd time.

Well, let's see.

He set the record on that tape that he sent in (1), but it got disqualified so it doesn't really count, and then he set a new one at the end of the movie (2), and then lost that.

If you count the first record as a legitimate one then yes, if he gets it this time it would be the third.

Keane Ng:

Freakout456:
Wait how many times has Steve Wiebe taken back his title isn't this like the 3rd time.

Well, let's see.

He set the record on that tape that he sent in (1), but it got disqualified so it doesn't really count, and then he set a new one at the end of the movie (2), and then lost that.

If you count the first record as a legitimate one then yes, if he gets it this time it would be the third.

yeah i consider that movie more of a way to prove that Billy should change his name to Richard

i hope Steve wins it

cleverlymadeup:

Keane Ng:

Freakout456:
Wait how many times has Steve Wiebe taken back his title isn't this like the 3rd time.

Well, let's see.

He set the record on that tape that he sent in (1), but it got disqualified so it doesn't really count, and then he set a new one at the end of the movie (2), and then lost that.

If you count the first record as a legitimate one then yes, if he gets it this time it would be the third.

yeah i consider that movie more of a way to prove that Billy should change his name to Richard

i hope Steve wins it

I think Gary Oak is a bit more appropriate for Billy.

Keane Ng:

"Steve Wiebe is an inspiration to gamers everywhere"

No, he isnt. Or at least I hope not. Chasing your dreams is one thing. Deluded obsession in having the highscore on a 30yr old arcade game is another.

Why the extra dollar? That's a really weird amount of money.

VoltySquirrel:

cleverlymadeup:

yeah i consider that movie more of a way to prove that Billy should change his name to Richard

I think Gary Oak is a bit more appropriate for Billy.

ummm i think you're missing the joke, i'd explain it but that ruins the humour behind it

well thats a lot of fucking quaters he should go buy a car with that and give them all the quaters that would be hilarious

King of Kong was a good movie. For some reason I watched it during Speech at school. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

King of Kong 2?

Oh, and he should go to a wishing fountain at a mall, or one of those things (Can't think of the name of it, but you drop the quarter and it spins in a circle as it falls down the hole. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Its for charity or something I think.) and dump all the quarters in it.

Walrus42:
Why the extra dollar? That's a really weird amount of money.

Exactly what I was going to ask. Why $10,001?

SharPhoe:

Walrus42:
Why the extra dollar? That's a really weird amount of money.

Exactly what I was going to ask. Why $10,001?

For the lulz? Or maybe because 10001 is a symmetrical number.

 

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