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    Billy Mitchell's High Scores Removed From Twin Galaxies

    https://kotaku.com/twin-galaxies-rem...-mi-1825211232

    Controversial arcade game player Billy Mitchell’s record scores have been removed from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards following a dispute earlier this year that many were performed using an arcade emulator. The ruling, which comes after a lengthy arbitration process, also bans Mitchell from further participation on the leaderboards, bringing an end to the King of Kong star’s high-score glory.

    All of Mitchell’s records on Twin Galaxies, an organization that tracks video game records and high scores, have been scrubbed. These marks included a 1,062,800-point score for the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong, as well as scores set between 2005 and 2007.

    The news was announced in a statement earlier this morning noting that Mitchell’s scores would be removed in light of evidence provided by forum poster Jeremy “Xelnia” Young that Mitchell had used the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) to record his scores instead of original arcade cabinets as was previously claimed.

    Using an emulator is explicitly against the rules for Donkey Kong arcade scores, which require proof the player was using a legitimate arcade cabinet as well as show footage of the player using the cab during play. The recording must also show the cabinet settings have not been altered to give advantages, something which can be done easily with emulated gameplay.

    “Based on the complete body of evidence presented in this official dispute thread, Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all of Billy Mitchell’s scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards,” the staff said in a forum post.

    Mitchell, who has maintained his scores are legitimate, has not yet commented on the removal of his records.
    Welp, first Tod Rogers, and now Billy Mitchell. Twin Galaxies looks to have a purge on their hands.
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    Re: Billy Mitchell's High Scores Removed From Twin Galaxies

    Mitchel is an asshole, anyway.
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    Re: Billy Mitchell's High Scores Removed From Twin Galaxies

    My question is why does it matter if it's emulated or not? Only really asking because I find the whole speedrunning and high-scoring community ridiculous and stupid; not to mention I find Twin Galaxies to be a waste of space.
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    Re: Billy Mitchell's High Scores Removed From Twin Galaxies

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    My question is why does it matter if it's emulated or not? Only really asking because I find the whole speedrunning and high-scoring community ridiculous and stupid; not to mention I find Twin Galaxies to be a waste of space.
    Your article you posted explained why. Emulators are easy to modify to create subtle or not so subtle advantages for the player.

    Curious why you find this sort of thing stupid, I think speedrunning is hella impressive.

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    Re: Billy Mitchell's High Scores Removed From Twin Galaxies

    Quote Originally Posted by Panther View Post
    Your article you posted explained why. Emulators are easy to modify to create subtle or not so subtle advantages for the player.

    Curious why you find this sort of thing stupid, I think speedrunning is hella impressive.

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    I can get not finding it entertaining, but thinking it's stupid is a bit much. Personally, I find video game records to be quite interesting.



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    Re: Billy Mitchell's High Scores Removed From Twin Galaxies

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    Re: Billy Mitchell's High Scores Removed From Twin Galaxies

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    "All the best ATARI games can be enjoyed by a single player...Stevie likes to play alone, even if he has no idea what's happening..."I love the sound of fun!"

    This is one of the most unintentionally sad things I've ever read.
    Truly. :P

    If I recall, it was a fake / store made poster originally, and Stevie Wonder had no idea about it.

    Now...in the UK, you had some really questionable and suggestive Genesis ads....
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