With a statement as loud as his tie.
The (disgraced) King of Kong, Billy Mitchell, has responded to his ban from Twin Galaxies and the subsequent removal of all of his high-scores.
Last week, Twin Galaxies confirmed that it believed Mitchell’s high scores to be fraudulent, obtained via an emulator rather than proper arcade boards.
Mitchell’s statement was made via video. It, and a full transcription of his statement, are below.
“The fact of the matter is, now, there is a true, professional due-diligence being done to investigate things that happened as far as 34 years ago,” Mitchell began. “In a professional manner; not in a shock-jock mentality designed to create hits.
“We will show that everything that has been done — everything was done professionally, according to the rules, according to the scoreboard… the integrity that was set up. Not 2014 forward by the current regime, who wants to reach back 35 years. Everything will be transparent, everything will be available — I wish I had it in my hands right now; I wish I could hand it to you.
“But it’s taken a considerable amount of time — witnesses, documents, everything — will be made available to you. Nothing will be withheld — you absolutely have my commitment to that. We’ve been at this since 1982 and it’s not going to stop now.”
What do you make of Mitchell’s rebuttal?