Baseball fans know that pitching a perfect game is a rare event. Anyone who accomplishes such a feat on the professional level has a notch on his belt that is very hard to duplicate. 2K Sports knows that it's also quite difficult to do in their MLB 2K series. The entry in the series for this year, Major League Baseball 2K10
, will be released on March 2, 2010.
With all of that having been said, the first person that throws a perfect game in MLB 2K10 will win $1,000,000. That's right, one million dollars
. 2K Sports should be good for the money, right? As you would expect, there are a number of hoops to jump through
(like recording the entire thing and submitting your entry on DVD). However, this is probably the closest many will come to winning such a large sum of money.
Find out all the details here
and start warming up your pitching arm (or thumb since it's a video game)!
2K Sports to Award One Million Dollars to First Person to Throw a Perfect Game in Major League Baseball® 2K10
2K Sports puts their money where their mouth is with unprecedented skill-based competition
New York, NY - January 28, 2010 - 2K Sports announced today that they will give 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 next iteration of the popular Major League Baseball® 2K series, prior to May 2, 2010. The special contest, available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft through the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through the PlayStation®Network*, illustrates 2K Sports' dedication to delivering vastly improved gameplay and pitching mechanics this season in Major League Baseball 2K10.
"You don't see too many perfect games thrown in MLB 2K, but we've seen it happen," said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing at 2K Sports. "Our goal is to celebrate and highlight Major League Baseball 2K10's superior pitching and hitting mechanics this season, while also giving one of our loyal fans the thrilling opportunity to be rewarded with a lot of money."
"Every baseball fan knows pitching a perfect game is one of the most difficult and rarest accomplishments in all of sports, and that's what makes this million dollar contest so compelling," said Evan Longoria, All-Star third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays and cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2K10. "This is the chance of a lifetime, and I'm excited to see fans really try to go for it in Major League Baseball 2K10. I just hope they don't try against the Rays, because my teammates and I aren't going to make it easy on them."
Fans will be able to participate in the $1,000,000 Major League Baseball 2K10 contest beginning on March 2, 2010 at 12:01 AM PST, and ending on May 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM PDT. 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. To ensure accuracy in the verification and submission process, 2K Sports has partnered with Twin Galaxies International, the worldwide authority on video game world records, and provider of scores to Guinness World Records that are published in the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition. For more information about the $1,000,000.00 Major League Baseball 2K10 contest, please visit: www.2ksports.com/perfectgame.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K10 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available on March 2, 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, WiiTM system, Nintendo DSTM and Windows PC. For more information about Major League Baseball 2K10, please visit www.2ksports.com/games/mlb2k10.
2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
* Sony Computer Entertainment America takes no responsibility for this offer.
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.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, iPhoneTM and iPod® touch. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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