Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Donkey Kong champion loses title for ‘using emulator’

Latest news

    Donkey Kong championImage copyright Getty Images
    Image caption Billy Mitchell was Donkey Kong world champion

    The Donkey Kong world champion has been stripped of a record he set for the 1981 arcade classic following claims he did not use an original machine.

    Twin Galaxies, which tracks video games records, believes that Billy Mitchell’s 1,047,200 score on the original Donkey Kong was achieved using an emulator.

    An emulator is a computer program that replicates an arcade or console machine.

    Twin Galaxies was alerted by Donkey Kong forum moderator Jeremy Young.

    Mr Young suspected that images seen in a video of Mr Mitchell’s Donkey Kong world record run were impossible to generate on an arcade machine.

    He believed that the game must have been played on an emulator.

    Twin Galaxies then did its its own investigations, which led it to conclude that Mr Mitchell had not used the original arcade machine.

    In a post on its findings, Twin Galaxies said: “Based on the complete body of evidence presented in this official dispute thread, Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all of Billy Mitchell’s scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards.

    “We have notified Guinness World Records of our decision.”

    The BBC has contacted Mr Mitchell for comment.

    Image copyright Inpho
    Image caption Steve Wiebe is the new Donkey Kong world record holder

    As well as conducting its own investigation, Twin Galaxies said it had taken into account at least two different third-party inquiries which came to “identical conclusions”.

    It concluded: “With this ruling, Twin Galaxies can no longer recognise Billy Mitchell as the first million-point Donkey Kong record holder. “

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43752171

    It said that record would now be bestowed on another gamer, Steve Wiebe.

    In the same category are

    Prince death: No charges will be filed Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince was found dead at his Minneapolis-area estate in April 2016 No criminal charges will be brought over ...
    Bedford Barber jailed for head-shave ‘punishment’ Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption The boy was said to be "proud of his hairstyle" and it was "important to him" A barber who sh...
    Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev ‘helped create Novichok’ Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRetired Russian scientist Vladimir Uglev says he created a Novichok nerve agent.Moscow con...
    Reality Check: Do we use 8.5 billion straws a year in the UK? The claim: We use 8.5 billion plastic straws a year in the UK. Reality Check verdict: Nobody knows exactly how many straws are used each year. This ...
    No, the BBC is not reporting the end of the world Image copyright Benchmark Assessment A fictional video reporting the onset of thermonuclear war and featuring BBC News branding has been shared wide...
    Swaziland king renames country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’ Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption King Mswati III, centre, has ruled the country since 1986 Swaziland's King Mswati III has announced he is ...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *