Billy Mitchell says he’s “not going to stop now” after scoreboard ban

Mitchell addresses Twin Galaxies' decision publicly for the first time.

In his first public statements since being banned from video game scoreboard Twin Galaxies, Billy Mitchell promised to provide witnesses and documents that would "show that everything was done professionally, according to the rules" regarding his now-removed Donkey Kong high scores. "We've been at this since 1982, and it's not going to stop now," he promised.

In a short video statement posted by Old School Gamer Magazine, Mitchell addresses the conclusion of Twin Galaxies' recent investigation. That investigation found at least two of Mitchell's claimed Donkey Kong high score performances were achieved using the MAME emulator, contradicting Twin Galaxies' long-standing rules and Mitchell's own statements.

Mitchell starts by acknowledging that there is now "a true, professional due diligence being done to investigate things that happened as far as 35 years ago in a professional manner, not in a shock jock mentality designed to create hits." At the same time, though, he questions the integrity of the "current regime" at Twin Galaxies that "wants to reach back 35 years" to question long-standing scores.

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