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Old 04-13-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default Billy Mitchell stripped of scores, banned

Full investigation shows King of Kong star used emulators, not real hardware.

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 achieve a million point game in Donkey Kong, a question central to the 2007 cult classic documentary The King of Kong.

Nearly two months ago, Mitchell's scores were also removed from the leaderboards at Donkey Kong Forum. Forum moderator Jeremy "Xelnia" Young cited frame-by-frame analysis of the board transitions in Mitchell's Donkey Kong tapes, which showed visual artifacts suggesting they were generated by early versions of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) and not original Donkey Kong arcade hardware.

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Old 04-20-2018, 11:34 PM   #2
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BILLY MITCHELL RELEASES HIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT

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Billy Mitchell says he's "not going to stop now" after scoreboard ban
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