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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The decision came two months after new charges of cheating were lodged against the documentary film star.
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, […]
He’s been accused of using an emulator to generate his high score.
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…