Billy Mitchell responds to Twin Galaxies' Donkey Kong controversy


"Donkey Kong scandal" is just the sort of colourful event one might experience in 2018, specifically, one Billy Mitchell, heretofore known in gaming circles as the "video game player of the century". In a new statement, the former King of Kong denied the charges against him, promising that his Donkey Kong scores are genuine and authentic. For that reason, Twin Galaxies requires that all valid high scores be achieved on original hardware, something it's no longer convinced Mitchell did after its investigation.

The disgraced King of Kong allegedly did wrong, and now he's working to restore his tarnished reputation.

I've been asked to address things that are recently in the media.

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Only time will tell what Mitchell's investigation will bring, or if Twin Galaxies and Guinness will even consider any evidence that's uncovered.

There's no denying that Mitchell is a ridiculously skilled video game player, his flawless Pac-Man score is a mind-boggling feat of memory, patience and pixel-perfect control, but, as this situation continues, the Floridian native risks this recent revelation becoming the defining mark for his entire gaming career. He reminds us that he and, presumably, his team will "show that everything was done professionally, according to the rules, according to the scoreboard, and the integrity that was set up".

Everything will be transparent, everything will be available, I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you. He says in due time, he will show everyone evidence including documents and witnesses that he played the games fairly and earned his high scores without cheating. You absolutely have my commitment to that. "Twin Galaxies was the original source of verification for these record titles and in line with their decision to remove all of Mr. Mitchell's records from their system, we have disqualified Mr. Mitchell as the holder of these two records".