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    Player Awarded $1 Million for Baseball Videogame Playing Skills

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    A young Alabama man has been awarded a cash prize of $1,000,000 for his baseball videogame skills.
    Wade McGilberry, 24, of Semmes, Alabama was given the prize this morning by 2K Sports, after he successfully won a contest to be the first person to pitch a verified "perfect game" in Major League Baseball 2K10.
    "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."
    Contestants had between March 2 and May 1 to record a perfectly pitched game (via a built-in "contest" mode) and send a DVD of themselves playing to 2K for verification. Amusingly, McGilberry recorded his perfect game on the opening day of the contest.
    Lol It Pays To Play...

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    and who says "playing video games will get you no where !! " LOL

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    Wow..... I knew i should get into the sports games!!!!


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    I wonder what the real major league pitchers get if they pitch a perfect game?
    Couldn't be a million surely? Or could it?



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    I understand that the company was upset that their game developers and programmers overestimated the difficulty in achieving a perfect game. The company was considerably miffed that the contest was won on Day 1. My nephew has had 2 perfect games so far, too late for the money.

    Maybe next version, the million will be for stealing home-that's actually harder than pitching a perfect game.

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