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Billy Mitchell threatens legal action against Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records over Donkey Kong score removals

The King of Lawsuits?

Back in April of 2018, former Donkey Kong record-holder Billy Mitchell had two of his high scores removed from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards, as they were found to be achieved through illegitimate ways. Mitchell has always maintained that the scores were legit, and now he's escalating those claims with legal action.

Mitchell's lawyers sent a letter to Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records saying that both organizations had to “retract their claims against Billy Mitchell” and restore his old scores. When Twin Galaxies remove Mitchell's scores and banned him from submitting new ones, they also threw out his previous records in other games, which were achieved legitimately, as far as anyone knows. Mitchell claims that both parties have defamed him, and tainted all of his work up to that point.

Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records are yet to comment on the matter.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: donkey-kong

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bfx9
Sat Sep 14 19 08:47pm
Rating: 4

you guys should stop acting like haters.
the whole billie mitchell persona is just TV.
He a great guy and has nothing to lose by getting his accomplishments reinstated.
stop regurgitation internet cancer.
do your research. it's all good for the sport of it. at the end of the day, it's just unimportant fun.

ridleysaria
Sat Sep 14 19 07:42pm
Rating: 3

What a pathetic man child. High scores are a meaningless, hollow accomplishment. Playing a video game real good doesn’t make you special.

also the fact that there will always be someone better than you so his score will be beaten again in the future (if he makes another legimate score). even when he passes on, someone will beat his score and he can't do anything about it

groose
Mon Sep 16 19 06:21am
Rating: 1

You're being way too harsh to call him a "man child" when all he's doing is defending his honor. He's not the one giving himself publicity over this potential lawsuit, sites like GoNintendo are. Billy Mitchell is a successful businessman in his own right that has neither coasted off his name recognition nor claimed or acted like he was "special" for being good at video games. You are projecting that onto him.

You're a cheater Billy. It was proven. Just let it go already.

bfx9
Sat Sep 14 19 08:47pm
Rating: 4

you guys should stop acting like haters.
the whole billie mitchell persona is just TV.
He a great guy and has nothing to lose by getting his accomplishments reinstated.
stop regurgitation internet cancer.
do your research. it's all good for the sport of it. at the end of the day, it's just unimportant fun.

ninjablaze
Sat Sep 14 19 10:40pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

Here's GoNintendo's own story about Billy livestreaming for everyone to see him reach those same scores that were removed, again, legit and everything.

https://gonintendo.com/stories/323359-billy-mitchell-live-streams-donkey-kong-gameplay-achieves-1-050

he's earned it.

Good for him. If his scores were legit and he was defamed, I hope he's able to prove it and win his case.

The moral of the story is: Never ever cheat. As soon as you are caught once, it puts all your other accomplishments into question, legit or no.

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