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Help save (another) arcade with Stride's $25,000 competition

Last summer, Stride Gum -- which had previously promised Steve Wiebe $10,001 in quarters if he could set a new Donkey Kong hi-score record during E3 2009 -- started what it called "Save the Arcades." The campaign encouraged visitors to its website to rally behind one of three coin-op cathedrals,...

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Stride Gum giving away $25,000 to help support struggling arcade

Let's face it: the arcade scene in America has seen better days. The availability of peripheral-based games on home consoles and the kinetic gameplay offered by the Wii have put many arcades out of business. Stride, in its continuing efforts to gain the respect of hardcore gamers, has begun an...

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Stride Gum ponying up 40,004 quarters for a Wiebe win

We've known for a good while now that Billy Mitchell's arch enemy, Steve Wiebe (our hero!), would be competing for another Donkey Kong world record at E3. What we didn't know was that Stride Gum would be investing $10,001 in quarters -- and a year's supply of "the world's longest lasting gum" --...

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