Oh boy, now things are getting dirty. First we heard accusations of Billy Mitchell achieving his world record Donkey Kong scores through MAME rather than real hardware, and Billy fired back by saying Twin Galaxies has the footage to vindicate him, and he doesn't know where the MAME footage came from. Now we have score-verifier Jeremy Young, the man who made the accusations in the first place, responding to Mr. Mitchell's defense.
“Claiming the video footage in the evidence is not real does not make sense to me. In regards to video sources and their potential fabrication, I would label that so unlikely as to be impossible. The amount of foresight, patience, and technical knowledge required would be staggering.
Dwayne Richard claims [the Mitchell tapes] were given to him directly by [disgraced competitive gamer Todd Rogers], by request of Billy Mitchell. Dwayne uploaded a copy of [the 1.047 million run] to YouTube a couple of years ago …. All of this uploaded footage directly matches segments shown in both the theatrical release of King of Kong and a screener version that has circulated over the years."
I mean, as far as evidence goes, I'm siding with Young here. Billy didn't really have any evidence or proof to say his scores were legit, outside of a video tape that no one can locate. It'll be interesting to see if Billy responds to this latest claim.