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Billy Mitchell is perhaps the most polarizing figure in the history of arcade gaming, particularly as a sport where legitimately obtained high scores on original cabinet hardware carries with it a bit of fame and recognition. And in some cases, a bit of controversy as well. Adding to it, Guinness World Records has... Read more...
If Netflix can make a documentary about the Tiger King, then surely it can do an updated one on Billy Mitchell, the 54-year-old former record holder of several classic arcade cabinet scores. Until then, we have The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters to tide us over. Oh, and his ongoing legal dispute, in which... Read more...
By now you've probably heard all about Billy Mitchell, the controversial "King of Kong" that rose to fame thanks to his mastery of the arcade classic Donkey Kong. However, earlier this year there were suspicions raised about cheating through the use of emulators (MAME). In April, Twin Galaxies stripped Mitchell of... Read more...
Twin Galaxies came down hard on retro arcade gaming legend Billy Mitchell, one of the stars of the documentary "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," stripping him of all high scores submitted and banning him from future competitions. Now in the aftermath of that decision, Mitchell stated in a video released over the... Read more...
Twin Galaxies, the organization that tracks video game world records and is very much involved in the retro gaming scene, has come down hard on former record holder Billy Mitchell. We say "former" because the organization has officially stripped the King of Kong star of all his high scores in its database, including a... Read more...
The retro, classic-gaming scene is never at a shortage for drama, but the past couple of weeks have been especially tumultuous. After seeing Todd Rogers stripped of his Dragster world record and banned from Twin Galaxies, Billy Mitchell found himself the target of cheating allegations of his own. He too has since had... Read more...
More drama is unfolding in the ultra-competitive retro arcade gaming scene, and yes, that is a thing. Billy Mitchell, the arcade legend who appeared as a central character opposite Steve Wiebe in the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, has been accused of cheating his way into the record books for... Read more...