Wayne McGilberry Wins $1 Million for MLB 2K10 Perfect Game
Wayne McGilberry Pitches Perfect Game in MLB 2K10
Wayne McGilberry of Alabama won the competition run by 2K Sports, which offered a million dollars to the first person to pitch a perfect game in MLB 2K10.
The MLB 2K10 competition was officiated by Twin Galaxies, which has been judging video game competitions since 1981. Twin Galaxies started out as one traveling salesman's obsession with recording the high scores in every arcade that he visited; how one group becomes a global video-game-judging authority is, in and of itself, perhaps more interesting than the winner of a given contest.
"The game itself was fantastic - I'm glad I bought it either way - but I have to say, this is a nice return on my investment."
Entrants will have to be signed in to Xbox Live or PlayStation Network as, interestingly enough, it looks like they'll be required to select something called "Perfect Game Mode" - which displays that text during your game, and must be visible during the video recording of it.
The nation was glued to their TV screens the night of October 11, 1982. A Texan, Tim Collum, had just been crowned the Ms Pac-Man champ on ABC-TV's "That's Incredible," and the show had electrified the nation's kids.