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Gamer Wins $1M For Pitching Virtual "Perfect Game" 142

Posted by Soulskill
from the yes-it-was-against-the-mets dept.
A few months ago, 2K Sports announced a unique contest to promote a new game they were working on, Major League Baseball 2K10. They said whichever gamer was the first to pitch a perfect game and provide proof would win $1 million, with the contest running for two months. Reader yukk tips news that the two months have now passed, and 2K Sports has announced a winner. It turns out the prize was won on the very first day, by a player who had put less than an hour and a half of effort into it.
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Gamer Wins $1M For Pitching Virtual "Perfect Game"

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  • Misleading (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Ollabelle (980205) on Friday May 07, 2010 @08:12AM (#32124708)
    And for long did they know the prize was already won and everyone else had zero chance to win? That's the part that bothers me.

    I remember a similar situation with Virginia's scratch-off lottery tickets: a fixed number of tickets are printed with winning numbers, and once those prizes are all claimed, the Lottery Agency is supposed to pull the remaining tickets since they're all losers. But of course, they don't.

  • Re:baseball? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by JWSmythe (446288) <(moc.ehtymswj) (ta) (ehtymswj)> on Friday May 07, 2010 @07:00PM (#32133722) Homepage Journal

        Wish? I thought it *was* another country. :)

        A friend of mine who's a big NASCAR fan begged me to go with him to Talladega. He brought his RV. I flew to Atlanta for work, and then drive out to meet him. I could have sworn I saw a sign that said "Welcome to Deliverance, Alabama" at some point before I got there (it was late, I was tired). I took that sign to mean it is the nation of Alabama. I swear everything changed when I hit the border. I did find it odd that there was no border checkpoint, but that can happen.

        When I got there, I was greeted by several thousand rednecks, cold beer, and cars driving in circles. I recognized there was only one thing I could do. Drink myself into a stupor until it was time to leave. :)

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