7:01 PM ETArda OcalESPN Staff Writer FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintBilly Mitchell, the man referred to by many as the bad boy of retro gaming, has been given his world records back. Mitchell, the star of 2007 documentary "King of Kong" and holder of many retro video game world records, including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong milestones, saw his reputation tarnished and his gaming achievements between 1982 and 2010 stripped from the video game record books, most famously the Guinness Book of World Records, back in April 2018. Mitchell was accused of cheating, including using an emulator to achieve his records instead of authentic arcade machines. The allegation came from Twin Galaxies, a leading video game record-keeping website. Mitchell subsequently filed a lawsuit that same month, asking for retraction by Guinness World Records and Twin Galaxies for their defamatory statements. Mitchell claimed in the lawsuit that Twin Galaxies' conclusion stemmed from "biased observed intent on generating publicity and internet 'clicks' by accusing Mitchell, the most visible of all video gamers, of cheating," according to documents obtained by Ars Technica.
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