The Disputed Donkey Kong High Score Record Goes to Court

You may remember the great Donkey Kong controversy of 2018, which stripped divisive arcade gamer Billy Mitchell of a years-long reign as Donkey King, of Guinness World records, and of his name from the leaderboards.
Now, as Ars Technica first reported, Mitchell has filed a defamation suit against the gaming organization Twin Galaxies, the highest scorekeeper in the land, which ruled his record scores to be illegitimate.
Citing a litany of positive media write-ups declaring him to be one of the all-time best arcade gamers, the complaint argues that the rejected score was part of a conspiracy of malice, an attempt to get “internet ‘clicks’”, and that Twin Galaxies had called him a “cheater.”

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