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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...
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...
For more than 35 years, nobody has been able to post a faster speed run in Dragster, a racing game for the Atari 2600, than the 5.51 seconds that had been officially recognized as the record by the game's publisher, Activision, along with The Guinness Book of World Records and Twin Galaxies, a gaming organization that tracks video game world records. However, the record has not been without controversy, and Twin Galaxies has decided to remove the score on allegations of cheating. This story begins way back in 1982 when a man named Todd Rogers submitted a Polaroid to Activision showing his score... Read more...