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Billy Mitchell, ‘King of Kong’ Loser, Becomes Gaming Champ Once Again

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billy mitchellBilly Mitchell, the ostensible villain of 'King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' and recently usurped 'Donkey Kong' champion, doesn't like to lose. Despite the fact that he did lose the latter title to Steve Wiebe in 2006, he eventually regained the world championship, and retained it for three years. Then, in March of this year, a dude named Hank Chien muscled out Mitchell with 1,061,700 points, beating the Sauce King's previous score of 1,050,200. But, like some kind of nerd hydra, Mitchell has just come back, and edged out Chien.

Verified by Twin Galaxies -- the arcade gaming mecca and a primary setting of 'King of Kong' -- Mitchell set the new record for 'Donkey Kong' at 1,062,800 points. But his ego could not be sated by reclaiming the Kong crown; he also decided to set the record for 'Donkey Kong Jr.' with 1,270,900 points, replacing former champ Mark Kiehl, who had achieved 1,253,000 points.

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