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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 weekend that he intends to clear his name and prove the legitimacy of the scores he submitted as far back as 35 years ago. For anyone who has not seen the documentary and may not be familiar with the arcade gaming scene, there is a bit of cult following, especially as it pertains to... 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 longstanding score of 1,062,800 points in Donkey Kong, and also banned him from participating in the organization's competitive leaderboards. Ouch. This is a dark day for Mitchell, who rose to prominence in the retro arcade gaming scene for a series of high scores throughout the years.... 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 many of his high-scores nixed from the Donkey Kong Forum leaderboards. The allegations against Mitchell suggest that the King Of Kong star used direct-feeds from MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator -- which can easily be manipulated -- as proof of some of his high scores, in... 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 high scores in Donkey Kong. As a result, he's now been stripped of his 1.062 million score on the Donkey Kong Forums. Image Source: Flickr via David Fulmer Let's go back a bit to understand how it got to this point. Mitchell was the first person to crack 1 million points in Donkey Kong,... Read more...