Mitchell goes on to claim that his investigation will uphold the integrity of his claims, proving that his scores were done professionally and legitimately. After a lengthy investigation into Mitchell's supposedly illegitimate Donkey Kong high scores came to a head, the arcade champion has released a statement about the situation. The registry was founded by Walter Day in1982 and has always been recognized as a reputable source of verified high scores by the gaming community and by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Can the world famous - and infamous - gamer Billy Mitchell jump over this barrel? He also was featured in the 2007 documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters".More news: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Lifted to "Buy" at Vetr Inc
Mitchell, speaking with his affiliated publication Old School Gamer Magazine, has promised to reveal new information that will apparently prove that he did not cheat in his efforts to bag the high-score in the retro classic. As such, Billy Mitchell was no longer considered the high score holder, with Steve Wiebe taking his place as the first official million point record holder.
Over the weekend, Mitchell addressed the ruling in a video posted to YouTube. "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". "I wish I had it in my hands right now".More news: Ice falling from CN Tower threatens Royals at Jays, report says
Only time will tell what Mitchell's investigation will bring, or if Twin Galaxies and Guinness will even consider any evidence that's uncovered.
He says he will prove his innocence; "witnesses, documents, everything will be made available". One can't help but wonder if anyone would care about this story had Mitchell not played this charismatic "villainous" persona, and how much of the ongoing drive to usurp his scores was founded in wanting to see the "baddie" fall from grace.More news: Shire sells cancer drugs to Servier for $2.4B as Takeda circles