Talk Is Jericho: Billy Mitchell – The Prince Of Pac-Man & The King Of Kong

Talk Is Jericho: Billy Mitchell – The Prince Of Pac-Man & The King Of Kong

Billy Mitchell is the Video Game Player of the Century, the first to achieve a perfect score of 3,333,360 points on the original Pac-Man arcade game, the original high score record-holder on Donkey Kong, and the subject of the 2007 documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” He shares the illustrious story of his famed video game career, including what inspired him to start playing Donkey Kong specifically, how he got hooked on Pac-Man, why he was determined to beat both games and how drastically things changed after he was featured in a Life magazine photo spread of video game champions during the height of the golden age of arcade video game in the 80s. He talks about Steve Weibe, Twin Galaxies, reclaiming his gaming records, meeting Namco founder Masaya Nakamura, and video gaming culture then and now.

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JAMES RYDER

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