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Donkey Kong ‘King' Billy Mitchell loses crown after Twin Galaxies ban

13 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

He once was the king of Donkey Kong, but one of the world's most famous gamers has just lost all of his records in the wake of a cheating scandal. Score-keeping site Twin Galaxies has finished its investigation of Billy Mitchell, who was the subject of the hit documentary King of Kong, and it has determined that he did misrepresent how he pla...
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Cheater! Billy Mitchell stripped of scores, banned from premiere scoreboard

Cheater! Billy Mitchell stripped of scores, banned from premiere scoreboard

13 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Artist's conception of Mitchell reacting to the news (actually a parody of Mitchell featured in a Regular Show cartoon, but still...)
Twin Galaxies, the long-running video game high score tracker recognized by Guinness World Records, has banned Billy Mitchell and removed all of his past scores from its listings after determining that two million-plus-point Donkey Kong performances he submitted were actually created with an emulator and not on original arcade hardware as he consistently claimed. The move means that the organization now recognizes Steve Wiebe as the first player to...
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