Disgraced ‘King Of Kong’ Champ Billy Mitchell Issues Statement On Cheating Allegations
Polarizing arcade video game player Billy Mitchell was stripped of his Donkey Kong titles last week after he was found guilty of cheating by Twin Galaxies, an organization that recognizes world records in gaming. Mitchell is the star of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, a 2007 documentary about the world of competitive gaming. Now Mitchell has responded to the cheating allegations and having his arcade video game titles stripped with a statement that promises an investigation of his own.
Mitchell, dubbed the “video game player of the century,” had his video game records from both the Twin Galaxies leaderboards and Guinness World Records disqualified. There were allegations that Mitchell used MAME, a popular arcade cabinet emulator, in order to achieve the incredible scores. The high scores were said to not be “produced by the direct feed output of an original unmodified Donkey Kong Arcade PCB.” The controversial and always opinionated Mitchell issued a statement on his disqualifications and talked to Old School Gamer Magazine (a publication where Mitchell is on the advisory board) at the Midwest Gaming Classic.