ShogunRua wrote:Good for him. He's an old hippy without a family to look after. Why not? That's different from a man in his 30s with young kids who is so desperate for some fourth-rate fame and acknowledgment.
Also, here's another key difference; Walter intended to be a folk singer before the documentary was ever released, which he mentions in both "King of Kong" and "Ghosts of the Arcade". It's just something he enjoyed. Wiebe only decided to do so after the fame he got from the hatchet job.
I'am not bashing Walter for his career-change, I just found it funny. You're trying to polarise the issue (again). That's a nasty habit you got there.
Anyways, I just found this related docu: "Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade". It even got a decent score from you. It's on my wish-list.
Yeah, it's a damn good documentary, unlike "The King of Kong".
It simply presents these guys as they are, without any fancy editing. Everything good, bad, pathetic, and commendable is exposed, solely through their own recollections and behavior. It also delves much deeper into the subject matter, with a lot of archival footage, amusing anecdotes, and neat facts.
Check it out.