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'Donkey Kong 64' Speed Runner Finds new Collectible 17 Years After the Games Release and There's no way I'm Trying to 100% That Game all Over Again

If there's one thing that was prominent during the emergence of late 90's 3D platforming it was battling crappy third person cameras. If there were two things that were prominent during the emergence of late 90's 3D it was battling crappy third person cameras and mindlessly hunting after an endless onslaught of collectibles that developers threw at you. 

These days if you told me that I had to collect 976 coins in order to 100% complete one of my favorite platformers there's one thing I'd tell you:

"That's not happening."

However, if I was to tell you two things it would be: 

"That's not happening." 

Closely followed by: 

"That's not even accurate. Now you need to collect 977 coins in order to 100% complete one of my favorite platformers from the late 90's." 

Then I'd go back to playing whatever game it is that I'm currently playing and ignoring every collectible and achievement in. Yes, for a gamer that's blasphemous. I'm a little ashamed of myself for even admitting one of my deepest secrets but ain't nobody got time for that anymore. Gone are the days of being 8 years old mindlessly collecting things and somehow having fun with it.

Anyways, rambling aside, I would say that second thing to you because now it's the truth.

After 17 years a speed runner has found a new rainbow coin in Donkey Kong 64 hidden in a patch of grass in Fungi Forest, and that's just insane to me. So now there are no longer 976 coins in the game, now there are 977.

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Diddy Kong has been announced as a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game just in time for the Tropical Freeze release. Are you excited to see this familiar face?

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According to Nintendo's sales figures, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold more than 130,000 copies in its first eight days on the market. Wii U sales have increased by more than 180% compared to the same month last year. Bravely Default has sold 200,00 copies in three weeks, and 3DS sales have gone up 25%.

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In a cute move to promote their newest Donkey Kong Country game, Nintendo handed the reigns (so to speak) of their Twitter feed to series curmudgeon Cranky Kong. In a self-aware nod, Cranky is just as out of touch as most corporate entities who try to pull social media stunts.

~~Fun Fact~~ Did you know that canonically Cranky is the original DK from the classic arcade game? Fun times. Anyway, here are some more tweets:



Hopefully we'll get some more good Q+A as the day goes on: