PC World says file this under “didn’t see that coming,” but the folks who make the Major League Baseball 2K games, 2K Sports, just awarded a 24-year-old Alabama gamer $1,000,000 for throwing a perfect game in MLB 2K10.
That’s right mom and dad, playing video games does pay.
And how. Wade McGilberry pitched a perfect game in MLB 2K10 back in early March, then had to sit on his hands and wait for the contest to end May 1. To compete, gamers had to play in the game’s online ‘MLB Today’ mode, select from any of the available matchups, and then choose the option to participate in the ‘MLB 2K10 contest’ that automatically locked in the proper gameplay settings as defined by 2K’s official contest rules.
“It was actually my wife who convinced me to go for it,” said McGilberry. “I never thought I’d actually win a million dollars playing a video game, it’s all still sinking in for me.”
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