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The world-beating video game scores of self-styled arcade legend Billy Mitchell have been reinstated following a settlement with record-keeping org Twin Galaxies, which had wiped his achievements in 2018 following allegations of cheating. Terms of the settlement [PDF], reached last week, were undisclosed. In a statement on …

  1. Sceptic Tank Silver badge
    WTF?

    There needs to be an award just for being able to figure out what some of these article headlines mean.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      How can you not be aware of Milly Bitchell?

      1. blackcat Silver badge
        Coat

        Garrett Bobby Ferguson

        I'll see myself out.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          You know who else gets that reference?

          1. blackcat Silver badge

            MY MOM!!!! WOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    thereby increase the value of the company

    What sort of an insane world do I live in, where a list of high scores has 'value'?

    1. Kevin Johnston

      Re: thereby increase the value of the company

      A high score on a computer game from several decades ago is about as meaningful as holding the school record for the egg and spoon race when the school closed the year after you left.

      1. Tubz Silver badge

        Re: thereby increase the value of the company

        I held our schools 8 year olds egg and spoon race 100m record time until it was found I used clear tape to hold it to the spoon. Oh those innocent school years.

        1. heyrick Silver badge

          Re: thereby increase the value of the company

          I'm dyspraxic. They gave me a little award for managing to drop my egg before the race had even started.

          Well, it's recognition, I guess...

      2. Geoff Campbell Silver badge
        Pirate

        Re: Historical high scores

        Especially for Pacman, which as I understand it has an upper limit on the score achievable due to a bug in the software. Which isn't to say that playing a "perfect" game is easy, doubly so as the final playable screen is corrupted to you are playing blind.

        GJC

      3. teebie

        Re: thereby increase the value of the company

        The world record for the egg and spoon race for the year before they removed the egg and spoon race from the world championships, surely.

    2. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: thereby increase the value of the company

      What sort of an insane world do I live in, where a list of high scores has 'value'?

      The same one that has football leagues.

      1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        Re: thereby increase the value of the company

        Ooh, the sportsball fans are triggered.

        IRL, I wouldn't mock anyone for either enthusiasm. But I don't feel any urge to participate, either. I mean, I occasionally play video games, and I've occasionally played sports, and even watched the latter in a social situation; but I don't actually care about them at all. I'm sure my hobbies would seem equally dreary to many others. So it goes.

    3. Jellied Eel Silver badge

      Re: thereby increase the value of the company

      What sort of an insane world do I live in, where a list of high scores has 'value'?

      Apparently he made money doing arcade tours, press etc. I know this because I watched the documentary because I was that bored one day.

    4. Alan Bourke

      Re: thereby increase the value of the company

      I dunno, the one with competitive sports of any kind?

  3. Zolko Silver badge

    record

    Haha, I was the local record holder on our Donkey Kong Jr. video arcade game in our town ! Good memories. Don't remember the score though

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: record

      I the US being the best in your village makes you World Champion.

      1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        Re: record

        Ha! Clearly false.

        There are no villages in the US. One house standing alone is a courageous lone wolf; two houses makes a teeming metropolis.

  4. MJI Silver badge

    Just read this while

    My wife is watching Eastenders

    1. RockBurner

      Re: Just read this while

      I think that qualifies as a no-score draw.

  5. Howard Sway Silver badge

    What we really want to know is

    what rude name did he put in to the high score table

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