Has Someone Already Won the MLB 2K11 Perfect Game Contest?

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Posted April 8th, 2011 at 11:00 am

By all accounts the $1 Million Perfect Game Contest for MLB 2K11 has proven to be more challenging than that of MLB 2K10 which ended on the very first day. Whether it be due to the difficulty being adjusted, the addition of errors and less reliable fielding, or any number of bugs or freezing issues there has been more frustration communicated about the contest this year. It now appears though that at least one person has achieved a perfect game within the special dedicated mode as a video has surfaced showing the feat. 

The video however only confirms that a perfect game has been pitched. It does not on its own signal that all the rules were met to qualify it as a valid entry, and it also does not rule out a qualifying perfect game having been previously completed. This video alone is not the entirety that is required starting before turning on the console all the way through the display of the code, could be argued to be of too low a quality, no one really knows if defensive shifts are even allowed (since mound visits and “pausing” aren’t) though not explicitly mentioned in the rules, and so on. Really any attempt could be picked apart and made questionable.

Essentially it all comes down to complete interpretation from Twin Galaxies, the company that has been contracted to review them. Those who enjoy attempting the contest should probably continue to do so just in case any perfect games that may have been turned in don’t meet the stringent requirements. Those who don’t, well, probably have given up already or weren’t going to waste their time playing MLB 2K11 to begin with.

Sadly it looks like the key to success is simply pitching high curve balls, which is all that was done in the video. 2K Sports is unlikely to begin the verification process until the entire contest period comes to an end September 28th. They have no incentive to push for a determination any earlier as they would lose what has acted as their only marketing angle for the title.

  • richie

    lol 2k sports. what a joke this franchise has become. high curve balls nice work 2k.

  • Squints Palledorous

    It’s a sad commentary that a developer like 2K has to resort to such tactics for selling a video game.

    • Ken

      Even sadder that it still doesnt make the game worth getting lol

    • Ken

      Even sadder that it still doesnt make the game worth getting lol

    • BecauseMaddenIsntSim

      Just like Madden and EA apologists keep saying, “it’s business”

      • Anonymous

        Madden will add in casual features to try and catch the eye of the casual gamer. The quality of those features is certainly debatable, but 2K’s entire marketing for both 2K10 and 2K11 is basically “Win money if you buy our game!” You’re buying a $60 lottery ticket. Not quite the same.

        (I know the generic reply from someone will be about how EA should pay people to play their games. Haha, that’s original and hilarious.)

    • BecauseMaddenIsntSim

      Just like Madden and EA apologists keep saying, “it’s business”

  • Anonymous

    The hardest part might be proving it’s from 2K11 and not 2K10. They look the same to me.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      The Perfect Game logo shows its MLB 2K11.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      The Perfect Game logo shows its MLB 2K11.

  • Lonnie

    ok i admit it was me that won the one million,i just didn’t want you guys to know i played such a piece of crap.

  • Lonnie

    ok i admit it was me that won the one million,i just didn’t want you guys to know i played such a piece of crap.

  • Vovoen

    i had a perfect game going into the sixth when the game froze. i was already sick of turning my 360 on and off anyway so thats when i gave up.

    • Abc123

      my friend had perfect game but he did not vidoe it!!!  

  • Vovoen

    i had a perfect game going into the sixth when the game froze. i was already sick of turning my 360 on and off anyway so thats when i gave up.

  • UrABozo

    i doubt you won.

  • Guest

    Hahaha what a joke! All he is doing is throwing high hanging curve balls. Cause those would never get smashed by major league hitters right 2K? It’s not his fault that it’s working, but 2K’s fault. Honestly, this company is a bad joke, have they ever watched a baseball game???

  • UrABozo

    The Guy who won Used ATL.. so i doubt you won

  • Donnie

    is this the worst game in the world? seriosuly this is nintendo 64 right? The graphics actually look worse!

  • Ted

    Update: the winner stated he only used the high curves because the last 3 batters had no power (I guess he wanted them to pop out?) He said the stronger batters were pitched differently and hopefully he will post video proving this.

  • Anonymous

    •Recording must begin at least 5 seconds prior to turning on television and Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 system.
    •Recording must show the full boot up sequence of the videogame console.
    •Recording must show you logged onto Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network.

    hmm…………………

  • datmonkey

    Guys this was an cut from the whole video to get the ending up on youtube asap. The whole video has been burnt to dvd and was shipped out for verification this morning.

    • Jbay1122

      Hey I just saw this posting I too threw a perfect game on April 7th at 10:37 PDT Hopefully he threw this after I did. Good Luck to you;.

    • Jbay1122
      • James34

        Sorry but I pitch a Perfect GAme on April 3, 2011. Video was captured and Recorded like the Rules states… ATL is the Best!

        • Jbay1122

          Then you won congratulations.

          • Jbay121

            Hey I just saw this posting I too threw a perfect game’ on April 2nd at 9:34 PDT. Hopefully he threw this after I did. Goo dluck to you;

          • 2kInsider

            Actually The guy who used Atlanta was actually Disqualified. No perfect game was pitched before April 6th. Other then the guy who used Atlanta but after review of the video it was DQ’d

          • Azenosr

            All i want to know,2kIinsider has the perfect game been completed and verified because if it has then gamestop can have my copy back.

          • Azenosr

            All i want to know,2kIinsider has the perfect game been completed and verified because if it has then gamestop can have my copy back.

          • 2KInsider

            We have had numerous perfect games thrown to date. To my knowledge non have been verified yet.

          • U3smel0dat3

            has anyone thru the no hitter yet..

          • U3smel0dat3

            has anyone thru the no hitter yet..

          • U3smel0dat3

            2k insider when will you know when someone hit the no hitter.. Should i keep trying????/

          • U3smel0dat3

            2k insider when will you know when someone hit the no hitter.. Should i keep trying????/

  • Freddy Pancakes

    What the hell was up with the defensive play on the first bunt? Reyes (I’m assuming) spinning and throwing off balance to the pitcher at home? I thought the contest was playing against the cpu but that looks like he was playing another person… unless the game is really that bad…

    • Mph0403

      Every single person in this post has no idea what they are talking about. This game is much more fun to play than the show. Just because the graphics aren’t as good you all think it sucks. Why dont you actually try playing it instead of being clueless dumb *****.

      • Whateverman

        Agreed, this game has been a blast. There are some issues, but none that have taken away from the fun of the game. Some of you guys are unbelievable to me, either you haven’t actually played the game or you let little things bother you way too much. Either way, I’ll keep enjoying myself, you go back to hating on everything.

  • Brijr

    doesn’t changing your outfield every batter, constitute as a stoppage of play? you’re not allowed to call coach to mound, and each pitch is supposed to be done in less than 60 seconds.

    • slcik50

      Yea but it doesnt say anything about not adjusting your field. as long as he changed his field before 60 seconds were up each pitch he’ll be ok. You guys don’t know anything about laws or contracts do you. It has to be CLEARLY stated in the rules. Meaning No stoppage of play which 2k goes on to describe as mound visit or Pausing the game. Nothing about adjusting your fielders

  • fred

    there shouldnt be deleyage of the game so shifting the outfeild is deleying so it should be disqualified

    • bob

      your correct

  • Abc123

    that is fucking nuts it is immpossible to pitch a perfect game in mlb2k11 

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