If you’ve seen the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, you’re well aware of who Billy Mitchell is. He’s not an easy character to forget. The doc followed Steve Wiebe as he attempted to claim the all-time high score in Donkey Kong from Mitchell, who fought to prevent that from happening using some questionable tactics.
But now some of those questionable tactics have come back to haunt him. Twin Galaxies, the organization which regulates gaming world records, has decided to strip Mitchell of all of his scores and records, including Donkey Kong, and ban him. The decision was the result of an investigation which included the infamous video tape seen in King of Kong.
If interested in all of the dirty details, you can read the full statement on the matter below.
Let’s just get it out of the way right off the ol’ bat: Yes, we know it’s been a few months since we left the decade. Most folks undertook this heavy task pre-2010, but we decided that it would be a little bit better to let the new year settle in a bit before hitting you with something of this magnitude.
So here we are, geeks; we’ve officially arrived in FUTURE *cue retro ’50s sci-fi music* and still we have no freakin’ flying cars yet. What’s the deal with that? While it is pretty exciting to be a month or so into the year 2010 — a year that always seemed unreachable to us mere mortals — we are also exiting another entire decade that leaves us staring at one majorly epic task. That task? To search, dig, locate, retrieve, organize, polish, and present the very best films of the past ten years!
We must once again declare that this list is also simply opinion. You are are without doubt going to find movies here that you hate and do not think deserve to be included. You will surely think of movies that you think should not only be on here, but that should be at the very top of the list. There will even be some that I have not seen and thus, can not add. Even at this very moment, I sit, worrying and wondering if I’ve forgotten any that I would include; that’s just the way things fly when compiling something this massive.
With all of that said, we invite you in to relax and check out Chapter I of our list, The Decade List: The 59 Best Films of the Past Ten Years!