In 2007, there was a much talked about documentary called The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters that told the story of Steve Wiebe. Steve is a gamer, a teacher, and an all-around nice guy who wanted to have the highest score in Donkey Kong. Unfortunately, record holder Billy Mitchell is a total crybaby who just can’t admit defeat.I don’t want to spoil too much of the movie but, it shows Wiebe playing with an arcade machine in his own home. He also traveled to an arcade named Funspot and Mitchell’s hometown of Hollywood, Florida to challenge the so-called “greatest arcade-video-game player of all time.” Each time the two met, Mitchell would refuse to play against Wiebe, even going so far as to publicly snub Wiebe, when all Wiebe did was say “Hello.”
“There’s certain people I don’t want to spend too much time with,” Mitchell said of his immature behavior.
Well, at 2 PM on August 7th, complete douchebag Billy Mitchell took back his precious record. Most likely while shouting “MINE! MINE! MINE!” at anyone who was around him, Mitchell set the new highest score of 1,062,800 points on Donkey Kong. And just to add insult to injury, he set a new record of 1,270,900 points on Donkey Kong, Jr. Both scores were verified by Twin Galaxies, a video game record keeping service.
“I can’t think of a better time and place than at the eve of the IVGHOF (International Video Game Hall Of Fame) to have this happen,” says Mitchell, explaining: “I really have to give a nod to my son who prodded me to do something special for this historic event and Boomers-Grand Prix for graciously giving me the place to set my records.” I imagine he then went on to kick a three-legged puppy, and shit on some kid’s birthday cake.
Mitchell set the record for Donkey Kong in 2 hours and 42 minutes, and the record for Donkey Kong, Jr. in 3 hours and 58 minutes. He’s held the record for being the world’s biggest tool for 45 years.