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Gamer earns $1 million for playing perfect MLB 2K10 game

Posted on Sunday, May 09 2010 @ 10:21:35 CEST by

GamePro tells the story of Wade McGillberry, a casual gamer who entered 2K Sports' Major League Baseball 2K10 Perfect Game contest and won 1 million dollars after only 90 minutes of playing MLB 2K10.
Wade McGilberry isn't a professional video gamer. He isn't much of a sports gamer either. If you ask him what he's been playing lately he'll probably tell you it's Halo. But on May 2, the 24-year-old tax accountant from Semmes, Alabama won 40 times more what a professional Halo player would get for winning Major League Gaming's national championship – and he did it by playing a sports game.

According to 2K Sports, McGilberry was one of several dozen entrants in their Major League Baseball 2K10 Perfect Game contest, but was the very first to throw a verified perfect game and took home a cash prize of $1 million because of it. How did he do it? For starters, he followed all the contest guidelines and avoided being disqualified for any of the many minor mistakes one could have made when submitting their video proof. But performing the feat itself has been no easy task for many of the game's most avid fans, which makes it even more impressive that McGilberry was able to do it within an hour and a half of owning the game.
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