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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by As Fat as Santa » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Didn't this happen to someone else fairly recently too?

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by jawafour » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:02 pm

I'm kinda sad that he has, apparently, cheated. He made such a fantastic "bad guy"... he was great in the wonderful "King of Kong" film :) .

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by Eat it Harvey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:03 pm

Pedz wrote:Didn't this happen to someone else fairly recently too?

Yeah I think it was his mate.

Not sure what his name was, but he held a record for the game Dragster (I think) which was utterly impossible to actually achieve.

EDIT: Yup Dragster on the Atari 2600, with a 5.51 second record held by Todd Rogers was deemed impossible after various reviews. People took the game apart and even with TAS tools they found it wasn't possible to recreate the score. That record stood for 35 years before it was discredited.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by Sleighamorph » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:09 pm

Haha. Good. Cheating bastard. Hated him ever since I saw King of Kong.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by lex-man » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:48 pm

Does this mean that all of his scores have been removed? He had a few scores on the board that had been achieved live.

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by Eat it Harvey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:59 pm

lex-man wrote:Does this mean that all of his scores have been removed? He had a few scores on the board that had been achieved live.

From what I've read they will no longer host, or recognise any of his scores. They're not saying they're all bogus, but they will no longer acknowledge them.

I think it's all part of a house-cleaning that's taking part there. There have been serious concerns about the legitimacy of a lot of high-profile scores and the methods that are used to review and verify them.

Banning him altogether is basically Twin Galaxies signalling that they are serious about fixing that problem. If they'll ban Billy Mitchell, then they'll ban anyone found cheating.

People like Mitchell have built reputations and made money out of these records. It seems appropriate to me that if you're found cheating then you're done.

But I can see why some people question removing all of them.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by lex-man » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Yeah, it makes sense. I remember looking at the score board and only a couple of his scores has contested next to it but he had ones further down that were uncontested. He should be made an example of though.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by Chestnut Snowleaves » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Hopefully this means a King Of Kong follow-up. :-)

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by Venom’s Christmas Carol » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:04 pm

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That's what I thought!

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:41 pm

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Exactly what i thought when i first saw this.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by Advent7 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:44 pm

There's a kill screen coming up

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by lex-man » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:28 pm

It kind of sucks for Steve Wiebe because he should have been the number one Donkey Kong player for ages and he's kind of denied that recognition because of what happened.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by abcd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:36 pm

lex-man wrote:It kind of sucks for Steve Wiebe because he should have been the number one Donkey Kong player for ages and he's kind of denied that recognition because of what happened.



I'll never forget. Steve Wiebe will always be my champion.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by jawafour » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 pm

Reading through these latest developments, I'm tempted to watch The King of Kong *again*. It's just so good.

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by lex-man » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm

jawafour wrote:Reading through these latest developments, I'm tempted to watch The King of Kong *again*. It's just so good.


It's a fantastic film although as most of the story has now been totally altered I don't know if it'd be the same film.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by Advent7 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:31 pm

lex-man wrote:
jawafour wrote:Reading through these latest developments, I'm tempted to watch The King of Kong *again*. It's just so good.


It's a fantastic film although as most of the story has now been totally altered I don't know if it'd be the same film.


It's now called the king of funky Kong and costs £49.99 to watch it again.

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by Hyperion » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Watched it the other week when the evidence came out. Just makes you think Mitchell's more of a banana split. That slimy guy that helps him...

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PostRe: Billy Mitchell stripped of records and banned from Twin Galaxies.
by jawafour » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:35 pm

lex-man wrote:It's a fantastic film although as most of the story has now been totally altered I don't know if it'd be the same film.

I feel it is, lex - the characters are, for me, more mesmerising than the actual story. I haven't read too much so far about Mitchell being stripped of his records but - and I could be wrong - I think his original 874k record hasn't been called out as a cheat and he still stands as the first guy to get the max score on Pac-Man?

Mitchell is so full of himself, and comes out with so many wonderfully self-praising comments in the film, that it's fun to watch :lol: .

The extras on the DVD are excellent, too - so many seriously hardcore gamers that are are so into their particular games of choice.


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