"The King of Kong" Star Gamer Billy Mitchell Stripped Of World Record & Banned
Billy Mitchell was revered as one the most legendary gamers all time. He was renown for becoming the first gamer ever to reach the one million point achievement in the classic Donkey Kong video game, but his record is being stripped away from him. Twin Galaxies, a company that tracks video game records and high scores and relays them to Guinness World Records, released a statement that rescinds all previous records held by Mitchell.
Twin Galaxies stated,"Based on the complete body evidence presented in this ficial dispute thread, Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all Billy Mitchell's scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards." A keen-eyed gamer named Jeremey Young noticed that Mitchell's recordings breaking the record revealed that he was not playing on the original arcade console, which is a requirement for Twin Galaxies and Guinness. After an extensive investigation, it was discerned that Mitchell used an emulator to achieve the record.
"The rules for submitting scores for the original arcade Donkey Kong competitive leaderboards requires the use original arcade hardware only," writes Twin Galaxies. "The use MAME or any other emulation stware for submission to these leaderboards is strictly forbidden."