Twin Galaxies Aims to Be Arbiter of Not Just High Scores But Competitive Gaming

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To a certain strata of die-hard old-timers who fondly remember the arcade days of yore, when dimly-lit bars darkened by the constant swirl of smoke housed all the latest and greatest flashing amusements, and drunken arguments were settled by the quarte…

Dethroned ‘King of Kong’ Promises Evidence He Didn’t Cheat

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The recently dethroned high-score “King Kong” champion promised in a video over the weekend that a new investigation will prove he didn’t cheat. “I’ve been asked to address things that are recently in the media,” Billy Mitchell said in a YouTube statement on Sunday recorded for Old School Gamer Magazine, for which he is an […]

Guinness World Records Disqualifies Billy Mitchell’s Perfect ‘Pac-Man’ Run, Other Achievements

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Billy Mitchell’s perfect “Pac-Man” run and highest score, as well as his “Donkey Kong” score made famous in the documentary “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarter,” will no longer be recognized by Guinness World Records, the organization told Variety on Friday. The decision to remove all of his world records is driven by news yesterday […]

‘King of Kong’s’ Steve Wiebe Speaks Out After High Score Controversy (EXCLUSIVE)

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Seth Gordon’s 2007 documentary, “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” received a bonus life this month thanks to the stripping of “antagonist” Billy Mitchell’s “Donkey Kong” world records by independent video game achievements organization Twin Galaxies. Steve Wiebe, who was the “protagonist” in the documentary, told Variety that being back in the news […]

‘King of Kong’ Star Stripped of High Scores, Banned From Competition

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Famed high-score gamer Billy Mitchell, best known for his leading role in “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” documentary, was officially stripped of his “Donkey Kong”  and other video game high scores and banned from submitting scores to the world’s largest tracker of video game world records following a decision that he cheated, […]

Hot sauce king Billy Mitchell is in danger of having his Donkey Kong records stripped away

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A scandal has rocked the very niche (but very intense) world of competitive arcade gaming today, as hot sauce magnate Billy Mitchell—the big-haired, smiling “heel” of Seth Gordon’s 2007 documentary hit The King Of Kong—has had several of his records on the Nintendo classic Donkey Kong called into question. As reported…

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