TL/DR version: A lie cannot live under the microscope of the Interbutts
The news came out this morning that Billy Mitchell has been completely baleeted by TG due for submitting fraudulent videos for Donkey Kong high scores.
In the competitive gaming community, this is kinda big. Like Todd Rogers big.
Funny thing, this is an example of life imitating art at the highest level. How so?
In this movie, this character Eddie Plant:
Was inspired by this true life figure, Billy Mitchell:
Who is also known as The King of Kong:
OK, getting back to how life has imitated art (SPOILER ALERT - even though the movie has been out for what, 3 years now?). In the movie Eddie is known as the King of Kong who beat Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler) for the Kong championship and Sam's life was forever ruined by the loss.
Fast forward to present day (2015).
Aliens attack Earth because of a time capsule filled with video game play (the same one from the Arcade Championship) was taken as a threat, and Earth is attacked by video game monsters. Eventually, a deal is struck that if the Humans can win without losing three lives, the Aliens will concede. The Humans win the best of three and celebrate.
But wait, there was something terribly wrong. It was discovered that Eddie (Billy M) had cheated.
So a final rematch is had, where Sam has to defeat, yep, Donkey Kong. During the battle it was revealed to Sam that Eddie had cheated and that Sam was the true King of Kong, and our intrepid hero, with renewed confidence defeats DK and the world is saved.
Fast forward to present day (April 12th, '18). Twin Galaxy, after exhaustive research which was aided by many (including Carlos, who was brought on by Billy) has determined that Billy's videos can not be from original unmodified DK boards, and therefore, all of his records (even those that were legitimate) were removed and banning Billy from TG.
It sure didn't help Billy's cause when one of the referees for authenticating some of his scores was none other than Todd Rogers, who also has been baleeted from various sites, including Guinness Book of World Records.
Birds of a feather....
Here's just one of many videos talking about the BM shit.
What I find even more surprising that I've heard nothing here, on a gaming site, any chatter about Todd or Billy. We gamers hold records dear and precious to us (Yes, Gollum Precious) and will not abide with posers.
So anyway, is Billy's (and Todd's) punishment enough, or should there be further punishments handed out? Of course, there will be an appeal process that must be gone through, but as one who's been following this for a couple of months, I don't see where Billy has any kind of chance to win an appeal, nor win any court cases that he has threatened to bring upon others.
WTF are you going on about Buck? It's just a game!
Tell that to the Gaming World that their life is 'just a game' and see what kind of rebuttal you get.
And remember folks, documents or it didn't happen!