If you haven’t heard, playing video games can make you very, very rich. This time, however, 2K Sports is offering you the chance to gain the same financial status as a professional gamer without turning pro. By pitching a perfect game, you could net yourself a sweet $1,000,000.00 in the impeccably untouchable USD currency. There are, unfortunately, a few catches—or should I say pitches (hahaha…oh, sorry).
First and foremost, you must be the first player to not only pitch a perfect game in MLB 2K10, but you must also record yourself playing the game in its entirety on either the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. Now, when I say the “entirety” of the game, I mean the absolute entirety. This includes recording at least five seconds’ worth of nothing with your console and TV off to start up and through to when you finish the game and the verification code comes up.
There are also rules concerning how you play the game. Aside from being signed into to either Xbox Live or PSN, you must also play in Perfect Game Mode which restricts players to the pitcher set to start for the team of your choosing for that day (a feature of 2K10’s MLB Today mode). This means not only are no substitutions allowed, but also no mound visits, no delays, and must use Total Control Pitching or Total Control Hitting schemes. The “no delays” part is pretty important as pausing, not pitching, or even not taking any game action counts as stalling and will result in disqualification.
These are only a handful of the myriad of restrictions 2K Sports has set upon the contest, but luckily enough, they’ve a pretty handy checklist for you to print out and check through during your quest for the first perfect game. So for those of you 18 years of age and older and don’t live in Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland, North Dakota, or Vermont and wish you had a million dollars lining your pockets, pre-order now (you’ve got from March 2nd to May 2nd) and start making a list of all the types of boats you’ll be buying yourself Platform Nation.
I, for one, don’t play many baseball video games, but I know plenty of other people who do. I figure if I bum a copy from one such person, I could get a decent crack at the game. Hopefully watching baseball can make up for my lack of ever playing baseball.