"[W]e will show that everything that has been done, everything was done professionally, according to the rules."
By Robert Marrujo:: The saga of pro-gamer and hot sauce-maker Billy Mitchell and his defunct Donkey Kong high scores continues. Now, word has come from Mitchell himself declaring that he did not cheat or do anything underhanded when achieving the scores he did for Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. Here's his statement, which was made at the Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
"Hi, I'm Billy Mitchell. We're here at the Midwest Gaming Classic. I'm here with Old School Gamer Magazine. I've been asked to address things that are recently in the media. The fact of the matter is now there is a true professional due diligence being done to investigate things that happened as far as 35 years ago.
In a professional manner, not in a shock-jock mentality designed to create hits, we will show that everything that has been done, everything was done professionally, according to the rules, according to the scoreboard, the integrity that was set up. Not 2014 forward by the current regime who wants to reach back 35 years. Everything will be transparent, everything will be available. I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you. But it's taken a considerable amount of time, witnesses, documents... everything will be made available to you.
Nothing will be withheld. You absolutely have my commitment to that. We've been at this since 1982, and it's not gonna stop now."
Mitchell seems adamant that he did nothing wrong. We'll continue to update once Mitchell provides the proof he alleges will clear his name. Whether or not it will be enough to get his name back in the record books remains to be seen.