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The Mighty Have Fallen - Donkey Kong Master De-masted

     
1:21 am on Apr 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Legendary video arcade games player Billy Mitchell will be wiped from the gaming industry's official list of record high scores.

List maintainers Twin Galaxies announced on Thursday they will remove all of Mitchell's high scores from their books, including his once-world-beating three million-point Donkey Kong scores, and will ban him from future inclusion.

Mitchell, best known for appearing in the 2007 documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, was accused of recording his high scores on modified hardware, possibly with the assistance of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) software. The video below shows evidence of Mitchell using MAME rather than real hardware.

[theregister.co.uk...]

Proof that somebody somewhere will fact check somewho somehow someday.

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1:48 am on Apr 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The Lance Armstrong of gamers... LOL
3:09 am on Apr 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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They didn't have emulators when the guy was invited to the exclusive photo shoot of the top gamers. The guy didn't build his reputation at a time when emulators were part of the equation. Without him, what's the documentary? Boring is one word that comes to mind. He may be of questionable character, but as a gaming talent, this shouldn't be part of the discussion.
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I've came across some of this stuff on YouTube, there's quite the little industry of "speed gaming". Some of the rage quitting is pretty comical.

There's a super mario record that is close to perfect, they know how to play the game perfectly, frame by frame, pixel by pixel.

Apparently Billy Mitchell is infamous for this record as is the record for Dragster.

Nowadays players video record themselves playing the game and people will analyse the recording for anomolies. All pretty intense.