If you've seen the excellent video game documentary The King of Kong then you'll have heard of Billy Mitchell, the cocky long-time champion of Nintendo's arcade classic Donkey Kong.
The Donkey Kong world record high score has changed hands multiple times over the years. But perhaps the to-ing and fro-ing is about to end.
One of the world's top arcade game players has lost a legal battle with Cartoon Network over its depiction of him as a giant floating head.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, ex-Nintendo president and boss of the company as it entered the video game market, has died aged 85, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports.
Last year a man won the "father of the year" award in the hearts of many a gamer when he changed all the pronouns in Wind Waker to transform the androgynous-looking Link into a girl so his daughter would have a positive female role model. This year another father has followed suit by reskinning Donkey Kong protagonist Jumpman (aka Mario before he was Mario) into Princess Pauline, while the moustachioed carpenter is now the dude-in-distress.
Tempestuous Donkey Kong high-score champion Billy Mitchell has opened his own arcade in Orlando airport, Florida, US.
New York plastic surgeon Dr Hank Chien has taken back the Donkey Kong high score world record from Steve Wiebe – the gritty everyman hero of awesome 2007 documentary King of Kong.