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Billy Mitchell contests game record removals & demands reinstatement

By ForceFlow

65 days ago

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#9 65 days ago

wow... just wow... I wonder how much it costs to hire an attorney/firm to get something like that done?
If this is a civil lawsuit, would there be damages awarded for "reputation injury" and how would that be calculated?
The whole situation is just bizarre...

#15 65 days ago

I wonder what the resume looks like for the Donkey Kong expert?
I am really curious what qualifies a person as an expert on a particular video game or a pinball game for instance...
Perhaps if you have a youtube tutorial/tips broadcast or documented high scores you could qualify as an expert in legal terms...
That should be interesting testimony...

#28 65 days ago
Quoted from yuriijos:

So did he cheat or not?

I guess we have to wait for the verdict to get the final answer.
He has retained an expert witness, so called "Donkey Kong Expert" that says that he did not.
There is no detail on the evidence to show that he cheated, but surely there must be some or they would have maintained his high scores.

#71 64 days ago

I just can't resist mentioning that if he got these high scores, he could just do it again under circumstances that could not be refuted, on video, and regain his high score legacy. No lawsuit required under that scheme. Perhaps he can't do it anymore...

#96 64 days ago
Quoted from m00nmuppet:

BM has been caught cheating several times. His only defense would seem to be, but I didn't cheat on every score. He is immortalized as the eternal putz/bully/douche in King of Kong, and no, it was not scripted, and not dramatized. BM comes off as a jerk because that's how he was at the time. He may have mellowed, who knows? But yeah, he and a few others have been busted, and now they're trying to bluster their way out of it by bunching together on forums to boost each other's claims of being honest and being great guys.....welcome to the internet.

I guess it's only cheating if you get caught...

#125 64 days ago

I just want to know where I can get the necessary training to get paid to be a "Donkey Kong Expert".
Perhaps there is a short course available on line that would provide the skill required.
Maybe you just have to reach a certain skill level proven by some level of high scores.
I wonder how much that expert job pays?

#137 64 days ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

helpful short courses:
film editing for dummies, given by dummies
lying while keeping a poker face
consistent messaging by lying often
donkey kong 411
hot sauce essentials

If it pays about $100 per hour, I might consider it.
However, I think there will be a rather small customer base, so I might have to reconsider and keep my day job.

#166 61 days ago

I would bet that this case is dismissed or settled out of court.
I doubt seriously that this would ever go to trial.
Just a guess on my part though...

#169 61 days ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Pretty safe bet, 97% of civil cases are dismissed or settled before trial!

A part of me wishes that it would go to court and I could watch.
I can imagine a Donkey Kong machine in the courtroom, where someone demonstrates jumps over blue barrels and evasive maneuvers from fireballs.
Further details of the "Billy Strait" with demonstrations, assuming they don't die.
Video review by the Donkey Kong expert with highlighted illustrations of the girder finger.
Testimony from people who were witnesses to the refuted high score events.
Technical info from electronics experts on the video game itself.
Probably a pretty good blast from the 70's.

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#193 43 days ago

I seriously doubt that Billy's high scores will ever be re-instated.
At this point, it probably doesn't matter if he did or didn't cheat, in my opinion.
I just don't think it will ever happen and I don't think a lawsuit will make any difference.
And, it probably doesn't matter if he actually made the high scores or not.
People that keep the high score records have made their decision and I don't think that will be changed.
If it is changed, I will be very surprised.

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