Gamer News - Billy Mitchell to Continue being a Record Holding Champion

Billy Mitchell was the first world record holder in the game of Donkey Kong, achieving this feat back in 1982, officially recognized by Twin Galaxies (Videogame authority). Billy has been recognized as somewhat of a prophet when it comes to arcade gaming, being called the "greatest arcade "€œvideogame player of all time". His score went untouched for years.

In 2007, "The King of Kong: a Fistful of Quarters" came out, chronicling the journey of Steve Wiebe, a Washington state teacher, and his attempt to dethrone the hot sauce king. As a documentary there is obviously some bias involved, but the filmmakers do Billy Mitchell justice, portraying him as an egocentric, and incredibly arrogant human being. He talks a big game, yet refuses to actually play.

Steve Wiebe went on to become the Donkey Kong record holder for both the live and recorded scores. On August 3, 2006, with a score of 1,049,100 points, Steve Wiebe took the title. The most recent record holder since then was Hank Chien, with a score of 1,061,700 in March of this year.

Billy Mitchell finally decided to be a man and play in person to reclaim his title; something he vehemently advocated yet wouldn't do. On July 24, 2010 Billy won the top place again with a live score of 1,062,800 in Donkey Kong. He then simply walked away"¦only to respond, "Some say I'm being cocky. Some say I'm being lazy. I say I'm being Billy Mitchell." And the wait for a challenger continues.

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