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This is the amazing story of the guy who ‘beat’ Pac-Man

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David Cornish
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What does the name Billy Mitchell mean to you?

You're right - he is a character in EastEnders. Great pub quiz knowledge. But that's not the Billy Mitchell we're here to talk to you about.

The Billy Mitchell this story is concerned holds the title of 'video game player of the century' - an honour he holds without a hint of hyperbole or exaggeration. For in 1999, having already claimed records on pinball machines and Donkey Kong, Mitchell set an inconceivable Pac-Man high score: 3,333,360.

This is Billy Mitchell's story.

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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