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Alabama man wins 2K’s $1M MLB 2K10 contest

Wednesday, 5th May 2010 16:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Wade McGilberry of Semmes, Alabama has won a cool $1M from 2K for being the first person to throw a perfect game in MLB 2K10.

The contest was announced back in January for XBL and PSN, and of course, McGilberry is thrilled – who wouldn’t be, ya know – and to top if off, he threw the verified perfect game on the very first day of the competition.

“It was actually my wife who convinced me to go for it,” he said in a statement. “I never thought I’d actually win a million dollars playing a video game, it’s all still sinking in for me.

“The game itself was fantastic – I’m glad I bought it either way – but I have to say, this is a nice return on my investment.”

“This competition was an amazing ride for us,” added Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We honestly had no idea what to expect. But the incredible response from the fans and the buzz surrounding the competition was nothing that we could have ever predicted.

“Throwing a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K10 is anything but easy. We congratulate Wade on his successful pursuit of perfection.”

The contest started on March 2 and ended on May 1. To compete, gamers had to play in MLB Today mode, select an available matchup, and choose the option to participate in the contest which automatically defaulted to the contest’s gameplay settings.

Entries had to be recorded via camera or digital video recorder in compliance with guidelines and each was then verified by Twin Galaxies International.

Gratz to McGilberry. Well done.

Via PR.

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8 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Activision should do something like this…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    One lucky bastard winning million dollars for playing a video game.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Ark

    Theres no way Activision would go something like this , they love to take your money not given away

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gheritt White

    Looks like ugly boy’s gonna get laid tonight!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Hope he puts some of that money towards a razor and new shirt. :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    sigh…
    {goes back to work}

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Newbie101

    @4 Wow jealous much? Congtats to him I say….

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Uncontested

    Wish they would do this for MLB The Show

    I threw 8.2 innings perfect before the last batter got a single.. had 14 strike outs.. was amazing.. lol damn it all tho for that 1 hit.

    #8 4 years ago

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