Kill Screen 256: Eat your ghosts

“Billy’s the best at zeros and ones, but what if the truth is in between?”

Joshuah Bearman wrote an article on Billy Mitchell, champion videogamer, for Harper’s magazine. Billy holds the world record for Pac Man, for having “collected all available points – every dot, every energizer, every ghost (while energized), every bonus prize. for all 256 levels – on his first man.” The Perfect Game. I want you to imagine what that’s like.

The article is a fascinating look into competitive arcade gaming, and the metaphysical implications of reaching the end of reality. The truth is out there. Link to the entirety in pdf. Via Boing Boing

2017-09-14T08:44:10+00:00 August 28 2008|