Thursday, 12 April 2018

‘King of Kong’ Star Stripped of High Scores, Banned From Competition

quote [ 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, Twin Galaxies announced today. ]

He's the leader of the bunch, you know him well
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[by ScoobySnacks@3:13pmGMT]


cb361 said @ 6:54pm GMT on 12th Apr [Score:1 Insightful]
He played on a Mame cabinet instead of an original Donkey Kong cabinet. A correct disqualification, but still a bit of a technicality.
damnit said @ 7:01pm GMT on 12th Apr
This happened because another record holder was also stripped of their records for playing on MAME before they looked closely on Billy.

It was cheating because he made it look like he was playing on a real arcade cabinet when he submitted his VHS recording of himself playing.
Taxman said @ 9:15pm GMT on 12th Apr
Further proving it’s not the cheating that ruins everything, but the cover up. Sounds familiar, but I’m having trouble placing a similar situation...
damnit said @ 12:40am GMT on 13th Apr
Oh, I misspoke. So it was Todd Rogers that got his records removed as well for Dragster (Atari). The former referee of Twin Galaxies, Mruczek, holds multiple records in MAME arcades.

You're not disqualified if you play on MAME arcade and they have specific categories for those. The issue was the cover up.
ComposerNate said @ 7:21pm GMT on 12th Apr
So a wasted life, now all for nothing?
zarathustra said @ 9:45pm GMT on 12th Apr [Score:1 Funny]
He can always work at the Buy More.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:26pm GMT on 12th Apr
He was the first to get a perfect score on Pac Man and Twin Galaxies took him off that list, too. I don't know why. He did that one in front of a crowd of people.
Mythtyn said @ 9:57pm GMT on 12th Apr
He was stripped of all records and is no longer allowed to submit scores for new records.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:12pm GMT on 13th Apr
He's not the record holder. He's a very naughty boy.
robotroadkill said @ 10:30pm GMT on 12th Apr
I'm curious to see the transition screens they mention but not curious enough to look it up myself.
Taxman said @ 11:16pm GMT on 12th Apr [Score:4 Informative]
How a screen would load on original box:

How screen loaded on Billy’s submitted footage:

What to look for is the bonus box (upper right) and oil drum (lower left). On original, bonus box loaded before drum. In Mr. Mitchell’s case it loaded after. The ‘after’ matches what emulators do apparently.

robotroadkill said @ 11:24pm GMT on 12th Apr
My hero!
robotroadkill said @ 11:29pm GMT on 12th Apr
Kraken ate my mod :(
Anti_fuites said @ 4:28am GMT on 13th Apr

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