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King of Kong II The Rise of Billy Mitchell

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    One of the best documentaries I have ever seen.
     
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Tremendous documentary.

    And I'd have to see some pretty solid proof before I would believe he really set those records.
     
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I'm biased, but here is a good story that explains, through the previous record-holder, how one would prove you have the record:

    http://bit.ly/aBdn7Y

    Verifying that he actually set the new record was more time-consuming than winning the game. After Dr. Chien finished the game, adrenaline pumping, he started the lengthy checklist process required for verification.

    He had already videotaped the inside of the machine before the game (to show it had the standard arcade game parts), and had videotaped the actual game. But there was a 29-bullet-point list of other things that had to be captured on tape to confirm a record. It took nine hours to convert the video to DVD and another week before it was received and verified by Twin Galaxies, the organization tasked with verifying all video game records.
     
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    You can't put one over on Twin Galaxies. They've got that sh*t on lockdown, like the TSA.

    Loved that movie, and the director made Mitchell out to be a supreme d*ck.
     
  5. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    The Twin Galaxies release noted that Mitchell quit after breaking the record by a mere 1,600 points because "I am Billy Mitchell." When Dr. Chien broke the old record, Steve Wiebe (the other guy in King of Kong) called to congratulate him, but there was nary a word from Mitchell. So, yeah, the guy probably is a supreme dick.

    For kicks, you all should check out the Twin Galaxies site. It keeps records on EVERYTHING, including the newly set record for hula hoop on Wii Fit Plus. I think there's one guy who holds 57 different records.
     
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. You can't write Billy Mitchell is you tried.
     
  7. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

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