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Billy Mitchell fights back, says documents and more are coming to prove his scores are legit

Well there you go, a response from Billy Mitchell on the current situation with his world records and leaderboard scores. It's going to be interesting to see what Billy puts forth. I'm sure documents and statements from eye witnesses will help, but everyone is really going to want video footage of those runs.

Categories: Media
Tags: donkey-kong

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jonleung
Sun Apr 15 18 09:05pm
Rating: 4

What an idiot. He's never had any of his scores approved through the proper channels or means. Don't submit tapes. Don't have your only witnesses be other cheaters or people that have business dealings that depend on his perceived and continued "success". Don't keep spouting nonsense when anyone can see the footage in question is clearly MAME. If there was something suspicious once, that'd be one thing, but he's been repeatedly shady. It's no wonder he's been discredited, it's actually a surprise it has taken two months to get his records dropped from Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records.

If he can pull off a million-point score, or even close, in Donkey Kong in a public forum, he can have my respect as a gamer. But until then it just looks like he's just trying to cling on to whatever fame he thinks he should have, even though it's always been BS. For a guy who claims to be "Gamer of the Century", it's funny how he doesn't actually have his name printed in any publication before 1999. He's just a faker. If not, he's had plenty of chance to prove it, what's different about now?

jetpilot
Sun Apr 15 18 06:05pm
Rating: 2

Curious to see what evidence he plans to present. The people he had previously hired agreed with Twin Galaxies' conclusion.

billy mitchell is a nice guy. its just a video game. there is only ad much signifigance as a person wants to allocate to this in their own head. if anyone knows billy, its all just an act.

Hi, Billy Mitchell. Who else would call him a "nice guy?"

Probably his mom too

aight, who's #TeamBilly here?

mereel
Sun Apr 15 18 07:57pm
Rating: 3

I wouldn’t say I’m #TeamBilly but his legacy has been basically erased, and he certainly deserves a chance to appeal the decision. Looking forward to what happens next!

I mean, it was a several month investigation on a pretty open and shut case. We have the footage. The footage is MAME. There's no way it couldn't be MAME. Unless he has footage from a non-MAME cabinet, which he can prove was recorded when he says it was, there's nothing to appeal.

Why is he saying the tapes are 35 years old when the scores are from 10 years ago?

jonleung
Sun Apr 15 18 09:05pm
Rating: 4

What an idiot. He's never had any of his scores approved through the proper channels or means. Don't submit tapes. Don't have your only witnesses be other cheaters or people that have business dealings that depend on his perceived and continued "success". Don't keep spouting nonsense when anyone can see the footage in question is clearly MAME. If there was something suspicious once, that'd be one thing, but he's been repeatedly shady. It's no wonder he's been discredited, it's actually a surprise it has taken two months to get his records dropped from Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records.

If he can pull off a million-point score, or even close, in Donkey Kong in a public forum, he can have my respect as a gamer. But until then it just looks like he's just trying to cling on to whatever fame he thinks he should have, even though it's always been BS. For a guy who claims to be "Gamer of the Century", it's funny how he doesn't actually have his name printed in any publication before 1999. He's just a faker. If not, he's had plenty of chance to prove it, what's different about now?

socar
Sun Apr 15 18 11:07pm
Rating: 1

That's what I said earlier. If he wants his reputation back, do it again legit.

Him never being able to set a million plus score in public has always been something that's bothered me too. There has always been an element of smoke and mirrors with Billy. Whether it's claiming scores were public but only had friends come forward to corroborate (no members of the public) or setting a score in a private room with a supposed live video link to an arena floor or the whole fake board swap video. Everything this guy does has some element of shadiness to it. He's more like David Copperfield than a pro gamer. A master of illusion.

How much you wanna bet his “documents” and “proof” are fabrications too?

mirby
Sun Apr 15 18 10:52pm
Rating: 2

My question is why is he only just now doing this when Twin Galaxies hasn't exactly been keeping it a secret his scores were being investigated? I mean it seems like it would make more sense to present this alleged proof during the investigation than afterwards.

jonleung
Sun Apr 15 18 11:45pm
Rating: 1

My question is why is he only just now doing this when Twin Galaxies hasn't exactly been keeping it a secret his scores were being investigated? I mean it seems like it would make more sense to present this alleged proof during the investigation than afterwards.

The whole time in the past couple months, he was simply insisting there was a "real tape" somewhere and he and his cultish followers continued to insist that he was legit, and insulted anyone who questioned that. Now that Twin Galaxies finally had the balls to do something about it, and Guinness following suit, it really should be all over; case closed. But now, he's bringing a promise of "documents and more" to squeeze out some more time in the spotlight, and plant a seed in people's minds the infinitesimal possibility that he's the real deal and has been totally misrepresented as a villain all along. Will he bring out something of actual value or make himself look even more slimy?

It's really quite ridiculous that he has followers, who through business deals or some sort of gain, have it in their best interests to perpetuate the myth that he is legendary when he hasn't actually proven anything. No doubt those are the "witnesses" he will bring on board. I used to think people like Isaiah "Triforce" Johnson and "King of Arcades" Richie Knucklez were cool, but then I hear about how they stick with Billy Mitchell even through the evidence... come on, guys. It's one thing to stick up for your friends, but when it's blatantly obvious they're in the wrong, you could still be a friend and choose to forgive them; not perpetuate the lies, lest you be dragged down along with them.

Kinda embarrassing for these gamers - that are grown men - to be defending some other guy's high score, like really. They need to get a life.

Seems to me like there'll be enough Donkey Kong drama by the time this is over for there to be a King of Kong 2.

I actually think we already have enough material as it is now

chesu
Mon Apr 16 18 12:15am
Rating: 1

...Why? The new top score holder did it live, so there's no doubt of its veracity. All Billy Mitchell can do is get a new high score in the same way, which he won't, because he's completely full of it.

wariosuperstar
Mon Apr 16 18 08:48am
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It is a bit more complicated than that. Not only are Mitchell's old high scores removed, but he is also banned from setting new high scores. Any attempt at a high score will be disregarded by Twin Galaxies. Mitchell also lost credit for being the first person to score over 1 000 000 points in Donkey Kong, which probably stings a lot. If he wants his credit back at Twin Galaxies, he needs to show concrete evidence that his previous scores were legitimate, but the evidence is stacked against him.

If Michell wants to convince us all that he's the real deal, he should play Donkey Kong live and score over 1 000 000 points, like you said. It will probably improve his public image a lot, but in reality, his new score will be disregarded by Twin Galaxies and it also won't prove that his previous attempts were legitimate. It won't give Michell the credit back of being the first person to score over 1 000 000 points, and I think at this point that's all that matters to him.

The guy gives of such an unlikeable vibe, and it's been clearly demonstrated that his videos aren't what he claimed them to be. He just needs to be done. The best way for him to save face is to abandon trying to seek the gaming limelight.

That’s the thing though, when someone is a narcissist that’s the last thing they’re capable of doing.

I don't believe him, let's see the proof Billy. He's a very unlikeable person.

He still look like a (business) bad guy

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