Last week, a popular Donkey Kong website announced that it would be removing former champion Billy Mitchell’s scores from its list after an analysis that it said showed his playthroughs of the game were achieved on the emulator MAME and not on original arcade hardware. Yesterday, Mitchell made what is so far his only…
A prominent Donkey Kong forum has removed some scores supposedly earned by legendary arcade game player Billy Mitchell after evidence that there was possible foul play. Mitchell’s scores, which had set world records in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., had been recognized by the forum for eight years.
Vincent Lemay came in just 2,700 points shy of Hank Chien's world record score for Donkey Kong, adding his name to the team of rivals for what has become arcade video gaming's Holy Grail of high scores.
The high score battle between Donkey Kong pros Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell was immortalized in 2007's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. And for the past four years, there's been talk of that movie being remade, further fictionalized in a film adaptation of a film.
Forget 2007 documentary The King of Kong. That was a struggle for Donkey Kong domination between just two men. The Kong Off, held last week, was a struggle between sixteen of the world's (well, North America's) best player.
Hank Chien, the plastic surgeon who is the two-time (and current) world high score champion in Donkey Kong, is the subject of a documentary getting its second screening tomorrow.
Billy Mitchell, who supplied every villainous stereotype short of twirling his mustache in "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," has opened an arcade at Orlando's airport under the film's branding - with good guy Steve Wiebe gracing the entrance.
The King of Kong branding on Mitchell's arcade probably means…
In the battle between three men over who is the world's best Donkey Kong player, a New York plastic surgeon has claimed a fresh victory. Will this barrel hopping high score war ever end? Not any time soon.
Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country Returns makes homage to on-again, off-again Donkey Kong high score champ Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe's nemesis in the documentary The King of Kong. How so? See the patriotic neckwear worn by this giant monkey idol?
The infamous "kill screen" sets a limit to the highest possible score in Donkey Kong. Steve Wiebe, who reclaimed the world's No. 1 in September, says the game still has about 100,000 points to go.
The Donkey Kong high score record has been shattered three times this year with Steve Wiebe recapturing the title from his King of Kong rival Billy Mitchell.
The notorious arcade champion Billy Mitchell was certified as the new world record holder in Donkey Kong Jr. at his induction to the International Video Game Hall of Fame last month. But Mark Kiehl had already beaten his score.
On the day he was to be enshrined with the inaugural class of the International Video Game Hall of Fame, Billy Mitchell was once again certified as the world record holder in Donkey Kong - and also Donkey Kong Jr.
The newly minted world record holder in Donkey Kong didn't have a lot of space in his high-rise condo. So when he brought home an arcade cabinet, one of three things had to go: sofa, fridge, or commode.
Less than a year after it was first conceived, the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum at Ottumwa, Iowa has announced its first class of enshrinees, who will be inducted during a four-day gala event in August.
Steve Wiebe, featured in the acclaimed documentary "The King of Kong", has reclaimed the world record high score for Donkey Kong Jr. after briefly surrendering it to an Oklahoma man.
This week's episode of crime procedural Bones tells the tale of Billy and Steve, competitive gamers vying for the "perfect score" on a classic arcade game. But unlike documentary The King of Kong, one of these gamers winds up... murdered!
The official Pac-Man world record has become a little less attainable, as the sixth person in history to achieve a perfect score in Namco's arcade classic is also the fastest to date.