Billy Mitchell Issues Official Response to Twin Galaxies Donkey Kong Cheating Allegations

The former King of Kong has released a new video statement that addresses the cheating accusations foisted upon him. 

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The disgraced King of Kong allegedly did wrong, and now he's working to restore his tarnished reputation. 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. Speaking to Old School Gamer Magazine, for which Mitchell serves as an advisor, he asserts that all will come to light.

Previously, American organization Twin Galaxies had conducted an investigation into Mitchell's scores after allegations emerged that the subject of the King of Kong documentary had, in fact, been utilizing emulation software known as MAME to achieve the scores earned in that very documentary. After concluding its investigation, also utilizing additional information gleaned from a third-party source which Mitchell had cooperated with, Twin Galaxies responded by stripping Mitchell of his scores and titles. They then forwarded the decision to the Guinness World Records committee so they could follow suit. 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.

Mitchell's video finds him a vision of solemnity, stating that he's been asked to address "things that are recently in the media." He reminds us that he and, presumably, his team will "show that everything was done professionally, according to the rules, according to the scoreboard, and the integrity that was set up."

"Everything will be transparent. Everything will be available," Mitchell states in the video. "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."

It remains to be seen what sort of evidence Mitchell has at his disposal to prove his innocence, but this will be the continuation of an already enthralling saga.

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