36 Year Old Video Game Record is a Fraud!

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Guinness World Records officials have stripped expert gamer Todd Rogers of a video game record. In 1982, he won a race in the Atari 2600 game Dragster in just 5.51 seconds. That score has never been broken, and Twin Galaxies, which is Guinness's main adviser on video game records, says there's a reason why: he cheated.

Experts presented Guinness with evidence which shows that there's no way Rogers could have achieved that score. A Twin Galaxies rep released a statement saying, "Based on the complete body of evidence presented in this official dispute thread, Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all of Todd Rogers' scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leader boards."

Rogers maintains that his score is true but says, "if the investigation into my score(s), and subsequent banning, can serve as a catalyst to clean the database of questionable scores and facilitate methods to catch future cheaters, this is a positive thing."

 (Kotaku)

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