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(Engadget)   The King of Kong may be facing a coup   ( engadget.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Steve Wiebe, Donkey Kong, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Twin Galaxies, Donkey Kong world, Billy Mitchell, Mitchell, Walter Day  
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2018-02-03 05:45:45 AM  
I think I saw this on Creature Double Feature.
 
2018-02-03 06:35:06 AM  
Meh. Nethack ascention scores routinely exceed that and the lower the score the better. An ascention with a score of less than 2 million is impressive. Getting five in a row with a lower score is really impressive and one of my ex-boyfriends managed to pull that off.
 
2018-02-03 07:35:55 AM  
I think you mean Koup subby...
 
2018-02-03 08:29:59 AM  
There are no heroes left in man!
 
2018-02-03 08:30:04 AM  
Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.
 
2018-02-03 08:40:32 AM  

casual disregard: Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.


I used to be unimpressed by speed runs but the more I learned about them the more I came to appreciate them. It's not as much of a personal accomplishment as an amalgamation of the research done by all the speedrunners. A current world record is just the most exact run of the fastest route to have been discovered at that point in time. As speedrunners keep working at it, new tricks, techniques and coding quirks will be discovered and a new record will come of it.
 
2018-02-03 08:53:19 AM  

max_pooper: casual disregard: Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.

I used to be unimpressed by speed runs but the more I learned about them the more I came to appreciate them. It's not as much of a personal accomplishment as an amalgamation of the research done by all the speedrunners. A current world record is just the most exact run of the fastest route to have been discovered at that point in time. As speedrunners keep working at it, new tricks, techniques and coding quirks will be discovered and a new record will come of it.


I only recently started enjoying the speedrunning stuff.  It's mostly due to GamesDoneQuick.  Those runs are damn impressive, and the live atmosphere really makes it enjoyable to watch.  Although I still prefer the mostly glitchless runs, some of the glitches that have been discovered to beat a game in a matter of seconds are pretty impressive in how people discover them.
 
2018-02-03 09:07:59 AM  

NeoCortex42: max_pooper: casual disregard: Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.

I used to be unimpressed by speed runs but the more I learned about them the more I came to appreciate them. It's not as much of a personal accomplishment as an amalgamation of the research done by all the speedrunners. A current world record is just the most exact run of the fastest route to have been discovered at that point in time. As speedrunners keep working at it, new tricks, techniques and coding quirks will be discovered and a new record will come of it.

I only recently started enjoying the speedrunning stuff.  It's mostly due to GamesDoneQuick.  Those runs are damn impressive, and the live atmosphere really makes it enjoyable to watch.  Although I still prefer the mostly glitchless runs, some of the glitches that have been discovered to beat a game in a matter of seconds are pretty impressive in how people discover them.


Yeah, the Mario 64 glitches are pretty ridiculous.
 
2018-02-03 09:15:51 AM  
I watched Blade Runner 2049 last night, and every scene with Niander Wallace was ruined for me by his resemblance to Billy Mitchell.

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2018-02-03 09:26:58 AM  
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2018-02-03 09:36:54 AM  

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2018-02-03 09:42:41 AM  
This was done before these allegations, but to give some good background on the record's history:

World Record Progression: Donkey Kong
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2018-02-03 09:44:04 AM  

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My dude, did nobody inform you? Video games are serious business. Next thing you know we'll be talking about microtransactions.
 
2018-02-03 10:05:11 AM  

karl2025: There are no heroes left in man!


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2018-02-03 10:14:48 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: karl2025: There are no heroes left in man!

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2018-02-03 10:24:28 AM  

casual disregard: LowbrowDeluxe: karl2025: There are no heroes left in man!

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Graphics in games back then could never hope to live up to the concept art on the box.  Eventually, they managed to catch up though:
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2018-02-03 10:28:26 AM  

casual disregard: Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.


The fact that you enjoy a scenic stroll doesn't make someone's winning the Boston Marathon unimpressive.
 
2018-02-03 10:34:41 AM  

quo vadimus: casual disregard: Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.

The fact that you enjoy a scenic stroll doesn't make someone's winning the Boston Marathon unimpressive.


Marathons are made to be competed quickly. And some games are made that way as well. Not all are.

It is intentional that you can finish most of the Elder Scrolls games very quickly. I like to read the books.
 
2018-02-03 10:37:12 AM  

casual disregard: quo vadimus: casual disregard: Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.

The fact that you enjoy a scenic stroll doesn't make someone's winning the Boston Marathon unimpressive.

Marathons are made to be competed quickly. And some games are made that way as well. Not all are.

It is intentional that you can finish most of the Elder Scrolls games very quickly. I like to read the books.


Even if Super Mario World was intended to take hours to play through and I enjoy doing that, that doesn't mean it isn't impressive when someone can beat it in 10 minutes.
 
2018-02-03 10:43:31 AM  

casual disregard: quo vadimus: casual disregard: Evidently he's not the only one. Much fakery was made in the past, and now that we know how to detect it they are being unseated one by one.

I've never been impressed by fastest run or highest score. I like to experience a game, to be wowed by it, to while away my time fully ensconced in pleasure.

The fact that you enjoy a scenic stroll doesn't make someone's winning the Boston Marathon unimpressive.

Marathons are made to be competed quickly. And some games are made that way as well. Not all are.

It is intentional that you can finish most of the Elder Scrolls games very quickly. I like to read the books.


The roads that marathons are held on are not made for competition at all.  :)

Either way you're allowed to not be interested in speed runs. Just interested in our human perspectives.
 
2018-02-03 10:58:30 AM  

casual disregard: LowbrowDeluxe: karl2025: There are no heroes left in man!

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I always loved how Megaman on that video packaging look nothing like Megaman in the damn game.

How bad were the video game artist? Did they not actually just try playing the game?
 
2018-02-03 11:00:44 AM  
and I thought I had no life
 
2018-02-03 12:26:01 PM  

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Oh this guy...I forgot how sad he was and yet so committed to well, seemingly nothing of value. Well done.
 
2018-02-03 01:17:11 PM  

NeoCortex42: casual disregard: LowbrowDeluxe: karl2025: There are no heroes left in man!

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Graphics in games back then could never hope to live up to the concept art on the box.  Eventually, they managed to catch up though:
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Shadow of the beast came close 
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2018-02-03 01:31:34 PM  
The second overturned classic video games record in a week!
#MeToo steps aside and makes way for #PlayerOneToo

Why do people have a problem with men striving to be the best in the world at Donkey Kong? I loved how The King of Kong opened my eyes that really all human competitions and recird challenges are arbitrary challenges that a bunch of people decide they will take up....and what makes it interesting is the competition and drama.

What makes a guy with a oblong shape ball getting four chances to get the ball four yards forward any less arbitrary than beating a Donkey Kong high score?
 
2018-02-03 01:33:27 PM  
* ten yards, not four (of course)
 
2018-02-03 01:38:24 PM  

Kouta: Meh. Nethack ascention scores routinely exceed that and the lower the score the better. An ascention with a score of less than 2 million is impressive. Getting five in a row with a lower score is really impressive and one of my ex-boyfriends managed to pull that off.


You give me hope for the ladies in this world.
 
2018-02-03 01:52:43 PM  
highly recommend the documentary ing of ong
 
2018-02-03 03:11:27 PM  
I'm most impressed by this:

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2018-02-03 03:59:44 PM  
Congratulations subby, that article may have given me my virginity back.
 
2018-02-03 05:26:39 PM  
"Move aside, losers"...

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2018-02-03 05:40:59 PM  

NeoCortex42: casual disregard: LowbrowDeluxe: karl2025: There are no heroes left in man!

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Graphics in games back then could never hope to live up to the concept art on the box.  Eventually, they managed to catch up though:
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It's the absurd attention to detail like his lopsided head plating that gets me. I liked Inafune embracing the stupid aspects of the game's history. Megaman Universe could have been some good shiat
 
2018-02-03 06:49:01 PM  
From the forum post where Young lays out his evidence:

While clearly MAME, there is no way to tell exactly how these games were performed. It's possible they were recorded in one shot. Given the play style in Billy's videos, it's more likely that vanilla MAME's INP recording feature was abused, in which a person can re-record an INP as many times as they wish to craft their desired performance.

So he's not just accusing Mitchell of a technicality.  And that's unfortunate.  Mitchell was already a legend for pulling off the first perfect game of Pac-Man.  He didn't need to do this.

But even in real sports, the greatest are known to cheat.  That competitive drive can be overwhelming.
 
2018-02-03 08:56:31 PM  
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