News: King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell has had his Donkey Kong high score thrown out

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Billy Mitchell, famous for being very good at arcade video games and appearing to be cartoonishly villainous in the documentary King of Kong (to the extent that he filed against Cartoon Network’s Regular Show over a character who cheats at arcade games called Garrett Bobby Ferguson) has now had several of his high scores thrown out by official high-score-tracking org Twin Galaxies – including the score he achieved as part of the aforementioned documentary.

An official dispute was filed against Mitchell’s scores in August of 2017, and the investigation had been ongoing until today, when Twin Galaxies issued an official statement saying that, ‘Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all of Billy Mitchell’s scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards.’ 

One of the rules Twin Galaxies has for submitting high scores for the original DK arcade game is that you achieve that score on, funnily enough, original arcade hardware rather than an emulator. It seems that TG has now accepted evidence that Mitchell can’t have done that, not only for his Donkey Kong score on the taped game shown in King of Kong, but for several other games. 

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