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General Donkey Kong Discussion / Re: Welcome to DKF!
« Last post by repoman on September 18, 2017, 12:12:36 AM »
Thanks, chaps!

I'll look into that stick for sure.

89,200 now.  Might be a while before I trouble any kill screens.
 
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Donkey Kong Junior High Score List / Re: Score Submissions
« Last post by ChrisP on September 17, 2017, 11:05:15 PM »
Finally came back and finished the job, 4 years later. :)

Chris Psaros
840,000
killscreen

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/175652715

where's my badge, ffffft
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Classic Arcade Game Discussion / Re: Dragster bounties
« Last post by Weehawk on September 17, 2017, 07:31:27 AM »
SEE THEM SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL AS THEY ROAR THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL!

WE'LL SELL YOU THE WHOLE SEAT, BUT YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!

! No longer available
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Classic Arcade Game Discussion / Re: Dragster bounties
« Last post by Boognish on September 17, 2017, 06:23:58 AM »
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Quote from: woofisou
speedrunning community is usually tight knit and everyone get's along and pushes each other to get better times, when there are only a few like that in the cag community


Speeders:


Caggots:
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Classic Arcade Game Discussion / Dragster bounties
« Last post by QAOP Spaceman on September 17, 2017, 12:40:55 AM »

I should have posted this here a week ago  FailFish

Todd Rogers: "Is anybody paying me?"

Us: "YES"

The total is currently $1000

http://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/176503-Cash-for-revs-Dragster-5-51-bounty-bonanza

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General Donkey Kong Discussion / Re: In-game Pro Moments
« Last post by HugDD on September 16, 2017, 10:05:17 PM »

Here's a really cool feat pulled off by Nathan that I managed to successfully clip, enjoy:  https://clips.twitch.tv/BoldBoringOcelotPJSugar

-Duc
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General Donkey Kong Discussion / Re: Welcome to DKF!
« Last post by krehztim on September 16, 2017, 12:58:31 PM »
Welcome, repoman!  I am on a budget, so I've always gotten GREAT play out of my Qanba sticks.  the Q1 worked great, and I did a slight upgrade to the Qanba Q4.  I've seen the Q1 for less than $60US.  The Q4 has Sanwa stick and buttons and gives better performance.  A little over $150US.  Been a fantastic stick for every kind of game, including Atari 2600 Dragster.  Good luck and good gaming!  This is a great community for asking questions and getting answers.  Be sure to watch the DK streamers - it's by far the best way to learn.  But watch out for that QAOP guy.  He's a little sketchy.

Hi DKF!

Will be searching the forum archives to see if anyone ever recommended a decent USB arcade stick. 
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Community-based enthusiasm about a wide variety of games. If you want to study a recent phenomenon, look at the social process of how Dragster infected speedrunning out of nowhere.

The speedrunning community had three critical catalysts in its growth from the beginning:
1. Quake
2. Metroid Prime
3. Mario 64

But look at how the community has evolved around these games, rather than completely fixating on them.

As an example, BBH is probably the most skilled gamer in our community, but what sets him apart as a streamer is the fact that he plays such a large number of different games. He could be half as skilled and his viewership would be roughly the same should his format remain.

At the same time, you can look at how entertaining individual games actually are from a casual viewer's standpoint. As someone who is candidly not the biggest fan of DK, I can say with certainty that watching a 3+ hour run of a highly repetitive game with nuances of skill that are only genuinely perceptible to an expert is certainly not the most exciting experience in the world.

Viewer engagement is based on a combination of interest in the streamer, and the game the streamer is playing. For the latter, the viewer needs to be able to empathize with how skilled the player is in order to remain engaged. This is where Speedrunning gets a big boost, because more people know what it feels like to be either good or bad at Super Mario Bros than Donkey Kong.

tl;dr Play other games, and let the community sort out which are the fun ones to play and watch.
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