Guinness reinstates Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong, Pac-Man records [Updated]: Author – Kyle Orland

Ars Technica

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday announces the reversal of its decision on Billy Mitchell’s records.

Guinness World Records has reinstated a number of classic video game world records held by Billy Mitchell.

The move comes just over two years after Mitchell’s records were expunged following an investigation by Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard, which partners with Guinness to adjudicate video game records.

That investigation found that recordings of some of Mitchell’s record performances on Donkey Kong were not achieved on legitimate arcade hardware, based on extensive video analysis that showed signs of emulator use. Twin Galaxies has not changed its position on Mitchell’s records, resulting in a split between the two record-tracking organizations.

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