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Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 12th, 2018, 6:01 pm
by pacman000
https://www.twingalaxies.com/feed_detai ... -removed/4

And... that's that, I guess. Disappointing. Not that they were removed, if they weren't legit they should be removed, but it's disappointing that the cheating happened to begin with. :(

Donkey Kong High Score Holder Caught Cheating, Title removed

Posted: April 12th, 2018, 8:53 pm
by Crummylion
Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/04/12/ ... d-of-title

So it seems that Billy Mitchell was caught using an emulator when he got the high score in Donkey Kong and now is banned from anymore high score submissions from Twin Galaxies while Steve Wiebe takes the spot as record holder.

Thoughts?

As someone who uses emulators all the time, I can see why emulation or mods in competition is problematic. Imagine if somebody hacked a game so they'd have seemingly limited lives while able to take multiple hits. That's not fair. Not to mention emulation is a budgeted way to experience something, not the authentic experience.

Re: Donkey Kong High Score Holder Caught Cheating, Title removed

Posted: April 12th, 2018, 9:48 pm
by Crummylion
Crummylion wrote:Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/04/12/ ... d-of-title

So it seems that Billy Mitchell was caught using an emulator when he got the high score in Donkey Kong and now is banned from anymore high score submissions from Twin Galaxies while Steve Wiebe takes the spot as record holder.

Thoughts?

As someone who uses emulators all the time, I can see why emulation or mods in competition is problematic. Imagine if somebody hacked a game so they'd have seemingly limited lives while able to take multiple hits. That's not fair. Not to mention emulation is a budgeted way to experience something, not the authentic experience.


Huh, I didn't see this thread when I made my post or expect it here. Didn't realized posts can be moved by admin. Better than having multiple threads though.

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 12th, 2018, 11:39 pm
by VideoGameCritic
With all this drama over the years they HAVE to make a King of Kong II movie.

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 13th, 2018, 5:41 pm
by pacman000
http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/ste ... 202752495/

Another King of Kong may be in the works, perhaps as a TV show.

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 14th, 2018, 11:18 am
by pacman000
http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/bil ... 202752594/

When they said all records, they mean all records. Guinness no longer recognizes Billy as the 1st person to get a perfect Pac-Man game. :(

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 14th, 2018, 12:31 pm
by Wallyworld
I haven't seen king of kong in ten years but this makes me feel bad for the runner up that should have had the record. Steve Wiebe? Also Wiebe I believe would have been the first player to reach a million points on DK if this BS didn't occur.

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 14th, 2018, 1:17 pm
by pacman000
One of the articles says Twin Galaxies now recognizes Wiebe as the 1st person to get over a million points in DK. Bad that it didn't happen back then, but better late than never, right?

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 15th, 2018, 7:52 pm
by GameOfThrones
The guy was a cheat and go found out. Good.
I would be lucky to score 40 000 on it.
I just remembered I have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from lunch time. Yummy. Time to eat them and play some games before I pass out from exhaustion.

Re: Billy Mitchell's Scores Removed, Including Donkey Kong

Posted: April 15th, 2018, 9:40 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Am I the only one annoyed that ALL of Billy's records are expunged including those that were witnessed and totally legitimate? I mean, if you want to toss out the controversial scores, that's one thing, but even steroids users in baseball got to keep their records!