KING OF KONG’s Billy Mitchell Stripped of DONKEY KONG Titles, Banned For Life

Voodoo Ben

The African Dream
#1
In 2007, the Donkey Kong rivalry between Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe was immortalized in The King of Kong documentary. The film chronicled Wiebe’s attempt to break Mitchell’s Donkey Kong world records, but he was seemingly thwarted at every turn by Mitchell, who was portrayed as a natural villain. Over a decade later, Mitchell’s tactics have seemingly caught up to him and his world records have been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the leading tracker of video game high scores.

According to Variety, Twin Galaxies has determined that Mitchell’s video of his first million point Donkey Kong run was not from an original arcade motherboard. Members of Donkey Kong Forum had previously made a strong case that Mitchell’s recording came from an emulated version of Donkey Kong, and stripped Mitchell of his Donkey Kong scores in February. Now, Twin Galaxies has gone a step further by removing all of Mitchell’s high scores and banning him from competition. This effectively ends his career in competitive gaming.



Mitchell has yet to make a public statement about Twin Galaxies’ announcement, but Wiebe has now been officially recognized as the first player in the world to achieve a million point game in Donkey Kong. Wiebe and Mitchell’s records have long since fallen to other competitive Donkey Kong players, but Twin Galaxy’s decision does offer Wiebe additional validation for his accomplishments.

The records set by Mitchell had also been recognized by Guinness Book of World records, and it remains to be seen if he will be stripped of his high scores by that organization as well.
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Well he's screwed.
 
#2
They can take his records but they'll never get his ties.
 
#5
Best part of the article is where they tell you Wiebe and Mitchell's records have been broken but can't be bothered to name them.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot in the Galaxy
#6
Best part of the article is where they tell you Wiebe and Mitchell's records have been broken but can't be bothered to name them.
Because subsequent Donkey Kong kill screens involve the holders literally killing themselves.
 
#7
Because subsequent Donkey Kong kill screens involve the holders literally killing themselves.
Might as well, when you've conquered Billy Mitchell life can only go downhill from there.
 
#8
more importantly, what did he do with the groceries?

oh and how is his hot sauce? i am eating andouille sausage and shrimp burritos with some franks red hot. Could billy improve that?
 

MurphCO

Enough of this palaver
Donator
#9
I can still get to the pie level when I happen to be at Dave and Busters once every few years
 

Mommadeez4u

Bastard coated bastard w/ bastard filling
#10
Jesus Christ he'll never bounce back from this, poor bastard
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
Donator
#17
So this is how our great republic ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.
 
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