Forget about unlocking achievements and collecting in-game items, you can score some serious real-world cash just for playing Major League Baseball 2K10. And not just a little bit of loot, but $1 million! That's the largest ever for this kind of contest
So what's the catch? Just be the first to pitch a perfect game (no hits, no walks, and no runs) in MLB 2K10, record the feat with a camera or digital video recorder, and submit your entry to 2K Sports on DVD.
Naturally there are a few rules you must abide by, the biggest being that this is only open to Xbox 360
and PlayStation 3
gamers. 2K Sports isn't feeling the love for the PC, Nintendo Wii
, and every other gaming platform MLB 2K10 is available on.
You also can't make any pitching substitutions, call any coach visits to the mound, pause the game, wait 60 seconds or more between pitches, or change any of the control options. For a full list of rules and participation instructions, see here
So why the publicity stunt? 2K Sports wants to prove that its revamped controls are much more realistic than in MLB 2K9, in which it's none too difficult to find videos posted of perfectly pitched games. At the same time, Chris Snyder, 2K Sports' director of marketing, told Kotaku that he "would be shocked if someone doesn't get it,
" adding "It's very doable. It's been budgeted for. It's in an escrow account, and we're fully expecting to pay it.
But only to whoever does it first, so if you're going to participate, don't procrastinate on this one. Also note that the contest ends at 11:59PM PDT on 5/1/2010.
The Battle for $1,000,000
We're giving away an unprecedented cash prize in the amount of $1,000,000 to the first person who throws a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball® 2K10.
The contest runs March 2, 2010 through May 1, 2010. To compete, gamers must play in MLB Today mode, select from any of the available matchups, and then choose the option to participate in the ‘Major League Baseball 2K10 contest’ that will automatically default to the proper gameplay settings according to the official gameplay rules. Entries must be recorded via camera or digital video recorder in compliance with guidelines provided by 2K in the Official Rules, and all eligible entrants must submit a copy of their recording in its entirety for verification. Submissions will only be accepted on DVD.
For more information about the $1,000,000.00 Major League Baseball 2K10 contest, including step-by-step instructions, a downloadable checklist, FAQ, and official contest rules, please visit:www.2ksports.com/perfectgame.
Rules and Regulations:
Game must be played on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (D.C.), who are 18 or older (excluding residents of AZ, CT, MD, ND, and VT). Void in AZ, CT, MD, ND, VT and where prohibited. Begins on 3/2/2010 at 12:01 AM PST and ends at 11:59 PM PDT on 5/1/2010. Contest subject to, and entrants agree to be bound by, the official rules published at www.2ksports.com/perfectgame. Grand prize is subject to winner verification. Grand prize will be awarded only if an entrant throws a perfect game by 5/2/2010 in accordance with the official rules. Official Rules will be posted prior to contest start.
Sony Computer Entertainment America takes no responsibility for this offer.