After having been removed from the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018 for allegedly achieving his record scores in Donkey Kong and Pac-Man on MAME emulators instead of real hardware, Billy Mitchell has been reinstated as world record holder by Guinness World Records.

“In the end, we found that there just wasn’t sufficient evidence to support the disqualification across the board,” said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday in a video announcing the decision. “In cases such as this where there is debate, we would typically defer to the original contemporaneous adjudication, and this is the case here.”

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