Wed, May 05, 2010 | 16:48 BST
Alabama man wins 2K’s $1M MLB 2K10 contest
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.