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    The ex-champion is now a champion once more. After seeing his scores for two arcade games, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, be stripped from Twin Galaxies and thus removed from the Guinness World Records over cheating allegations, Billy Mitchell has now gotten his records reinstated by the latter. As of June 18th, the Guinness World Records has determined through "re-examination of the records and the emergence of key eyewitness and expert testimonials" that Mitchell's five scores, attained between 1982 and 2010, are to be reinstated.

    They have also decided to note that Billy Mitchell is the first person to both score 1 million points in Donkey Kong, and the first to reach the game's kill screen. At this point in time, however, Mitchell's Donkey Kong scores have been surpassed on multiple occasions, with the world record currently, according to Twin Galaxies, belonging to John McCurdy as of 2019, (though the previous record-holder Robbie Lakeman retook this top spot earlier this week at 1,260,700 points) with this ruling mostly to serve in clearing Mitchell's name rather than securing the most recent top score.

    Meanwhile, Twin Galaxies, who is currently being sued by Mitchell over defamation, released their own statement, stating that they are still looking into the matter of cheating allegations.

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  3. SkittleDash

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    When someone asks me the definition of manchild, I tell them to look up Billy Mitchell. He's the kind of guy to sue someone over a stolen twinkie.
     
  4. GBAer

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    Thank goodness CaryKH's score of 222,146,803,216,843,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (not kidding) in GTTTATINT 3D still remains. if it was overthrown then the world will explode
     
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    I was watching some of the response and counter response in the lawsuits.
    Did seem Twin Galaxies screwed up if the probable conclusion was reached.
     
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    No, fuck no, Fuck Milly Bitchell. I don't know what to say other than wow.
     
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    I am really wondering what this independent review was like - how could you possibly come to the conclusion that his scores should be reinstated? I wonder if they just decided they did not want to deal with the legal troubles anymore.
     
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    Considering that Guinness is a company designed to give you positive publicity in exchange for a chunk of cash, he probably just payed them to do this.

    Sucks that they would go along with it, but money is money I guess...
     
  11. Hells Malice

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    Good thing the only person who still cares about the Guiness Book of World Records is apparently Billy "Manchild" Mitchell. None of the speedrunning community does, nor any speedrunning site anyone uses.
     
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    Good for him
     
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    Excuse me, what the fuck.
    Who in their right mind would reinstate a cheater's world record where definitive PROOF is publicly availible about that person who cheated? On top of that, Billy Mitchell was nothing but being a crybaby about losing his scores, and that's all Guinness World Records has probably been taking notes off. Ridiculous.
     
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    the baby finally got his bottle huh? :glare:
     
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    Guinness are absolute clowns, after this and them making false copyright claims against speedrunners on youtube/twitch, all they care about is money.
     
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    I do wonder how much he paid them to do this.
     
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    Can we set a Guinness world record for him in the category of "longest-range human projectile" by launching him from a trebuchet?
     
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  18. SG854

    SG854 If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
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    Everyone is just jealous that Billy Mitchell has a bigger dick.
     
  19. wiiando

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    On top of his head, ye ofc
     
  20. azoreseuropa

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    No biggie deal.

    Huh ? Thats funny. :creep:
     
  21. SG854

    SG854 If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
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    The proof is in the pudding. No girl is willing to take his dick they're all too scared they'll be injured by its size. Ya'll jealous
     
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