Billy Mitchell Responds to Donkey Kong High Score Controversy

Apr
16

Billy Mitchell Responds to Donkey Kong High Score Controversy

On Friday we reported that classic gaming score keepers Twin Galaxies had removed Donkey Kong record holder Billy Mitchell’s high scores after he was caught cheating. On an old VHS tape submission that was also one of the more dramatic moments in the excellent videogame documentary The King of Kong. And now, comes the official statement from the man.

And if you’re in anyway familiar with Billy Mitchell then it should come as no surprise that he admits to nothing, spins the story using vague terms, and is generally, well, Billy Mitchell.

“I’ve been asked to address things that are recently in the media. The fact of the matter is, now there’s a true professional due diligence being done to investigate things that happened as far as 35 years ago. In a professional manner, not in a shock-jock mentality designed to create hits. We will show that everything that has been done, everything was done professionally.

According to the rules, according to the scoreboard, the integrity that was set up. Not 2014-forward by the current regime, who wants to reach back 35 years. Everything will be transparent. Everything will be available.

I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you. But it’s taken a considerable amount of time. Witnesses, documents, everything will be made available to you. Nothing will be withheld. You absolutely have my commitment to that. We’ve been at this since 1982, and it’s not gonna stop now.”

We’ll be sure to share any and all info presented by the Mitchell camp.

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