In the 1980s, many people played the arcade game Donkey Kong, but few reached high scores. Billy Mitchell, a top player featured in the documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” set world records, but his success was clouded by controversy. In 2018, Twin Galaxies, which tracks video game scores, found that two of Mitchell’s high scores had used a modified machine. After a long legal battle, and despite having his scores reinstated, Mr. Mitchell is still banned from Twin Galaxies competitions. Twin Galaxies plans to post Mitchell’s scores on “historical database” but not on the main leaderboard. Meanwhile, Robbie Lakeman currently holds the record for the highest Donkey Kong score, with 1,272,800 points.
Settlement Reached in Battle for Records of Former Donkey Kong Champion
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Roger Fidler has had a front-row seat to the digital revolution in the newspaper industry. Thirty years ago, he was advocating for the future of newspapers as portable digital devices that would offer multimedia content to readers. While his vision has largely come to fruition with people constantly online and engaged with news, traditional media […]Read More
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