Items tagged with king of kong: a fistful of quarters

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 Mitchell is suing Twin Galaxies for alleged defamation. You may not have known about the lawsuit, even though it was actually filed in April 2019. Mitchell told Ars Technica the timing of lawsuit was to fit within California's statue of limitations for defamation claims, which would have expired a year after Twin Galaxies concluded its investigation into cheating allegations and removed... 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 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 the classics. Twin Galaxies is the organization that officially tracks high scores and rankings, and... Read more...