Dispute: Jeremy Young - Arcade - Donkey Kong - Points [Hammer Allowed] - Player: Billy L Mitchell - Score: 1,062,800
Mr. Do's Castle champ
Lode Runner champ
Other kid's games champ
Adult Games: Street Fighter champ
To contribute to the body of evidence, I connected my own DK PCB to my capture card with a direct feed setup. I'm using a sync strike and a Gonbes scaler board. This is a totally different capture setup than what Chris Gleed has, yet yielded the same results.
I spoke with Walter and showed him the ironclad evidence of the blue cap in the DK board swap video. Walter didn't have anything to say about it specifically, but just claimed he was "certain" Billy never used MAME. He did say that he would treat whatever official conclusions come out with an open mind, so there's that at least.
RTM REPLY - most people don't know this, but will is has a longtime track record of "sticking it" to certain people, even if in jest.
I am referring to something that dates WAY back to early 1999 when, at the first ACAM event (which I attended) Rick Fothergill achieved a then-record of 3,333,270 on classic arcade "Pacman", missing 9 hidden dots due to a life loss.
Bill said that at the very bottom of his printed posters there are 9 dots there as a "friendly jab" against Rick Fothergill.
Clearly this is a good natured jab, and a recurring one, but it also goes to show that he is not opposed to rubbing it in to someone, thus the 1,100 point beat and the 100,000 point beat on DK. There is no other gamer I can think of that engages in such nonsense.
RTM REPLY - the parallel here is the MLB and the "Home Run Derby" between Mark Maguire and "Slammin" Sammy Sosa.
A lot of media hooplah and interest was generated that particular year even in light of the steroid-based accomplishments.
However, did the MLB expunge all records established by the two ? Or for any of the other steroid-abusers ? No. Were their pensions taken away ? No.
Further, in the MLB and unlike Billy playing DK, the actions of a single individual change the outcome on a team, division and league level, yet those outcomes were neither vacated nor was any associated decision rendered accordingly.
In Billy's case, if, as an individual, his alleged MAME-related actions are proven true, that would have the impact of affecting TG as a business on a number of levels as well.