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The Man Famous For 'The King Of Kong' Has Been Banned From Competition, Accused Of Cheating

The Man Famous For 'The King Of Kong' Has Been Banned From Competition, Accused Of Cheating
From Uproxx - April 12, 2018

Just over a decade ago, filmmaker Seth Gordon introduced us to two men in a quest to get the highest possible score in Donkey Kong, Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe, in the documentary The King Of Kong. Mitchell, in particular, with his mullet and his personal fortune racked up by selling hot sauce, stood out as the heel of the piece, while Wiebe was the scrappy underdog. But now the story has taken a strange twist, as Mitchell has been stripped of his records by video game world records authority Twin Galaxies and banned from competition.

Mitchell has gotten swept up in a wave of investigation of long-standing video game records, some of which have been suspected of being fake for years. In January, the longest-held world record, for the Atari game Dragster, was stripped from Todd Rogers after months of investigation. Rogers score, it turned out, was effectively impossible for a human to get. But what sunk Mitchell is slightly more complicated.

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