MLB 2K10 Perfect Game Contest Rules

Posted March 1st, 2010 at 4:45 pm

For anyone planning to make attempts at winning the $1 million perfect game contest in MLB 2K10 it is important to be aware of the rules. You will not qualify by simply throwing a perfect game. Instead you must meet all the requirements which include beginning the recording from before the TV is even turned on and avoiding pausing the game or making a mound visit. There is some subjectivity to this as well as any video recording deemed to be “low quality” will be thrown out. Continue on to read up on the rules.

  • Xbox 360 and PS3 Only
  • Residents of Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland, North Dakota, and Vermont are ineligible
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • The contest beings at the turn of Tuesday March 2nd Pacific Time and runs through May 1st.
  • If there is a winner they will not be announced until June.
  • Must be authorized account holder of the XBL or PSN account logged into while the perfect game is pitched.
  • After completing the perfect game the entry form must be completed here.

A video of the game in its entirety will need to be sent in for verification with the specifics precisely followed below or the entry will be disqualified.

  • Recording must begin at least 5 seconds prior to turning on television and Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
  • Recording must show the full boot up sequence of the videogame console.
  • Recording must show the user logged onto PSN/Xbox Live prior to commencement of Perfect Game attempt.
  • Recording must be recorded with sufficient clarity and resolution such that all text displayed upon selecting “Perfect Game Mode” is clearly visible and legible in the recording, along with the button icon which appears during an ‘Accept or decline challenge’ prompt. Prior to attempting to complete and record a Perfect Game, eligible entrants should run a test recording to insure that the recording quality is sufficient. SUBMISSIONS ACCOMPANIED BY LOW QUALITY RECORDINGS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  • Recording must be completely uninterrupted for the entirety of the Perfect Game.
  • Upon the completion of the Perfect Game, a verification code will be displayed on the screen. The video recording must be of sufficient resolution such that the entire screen is visible and the verification code is completely legible.
  • The video recording submission must be transmitted to 2K on a DVD using one of the following file formats: AVI, MPG, MOV, MPG, MPG 2, MP4, WMV, FLV and must be capable of fitting in entirety on a single DVD. Entrants should make two copies, one for submission, and one for their personal records. Sponsor will only accept physical copies of the recording, and all submissions become property of Sponsor. Write your Verification Code, Name, and Gamertag/PSN ID in permanent marker on your submission disc.

In addition to the video recording requirements the following gameplay requirements are necessary to avoid being disqualified.

  • User must be online and logged onto Xbox Live/PSN during the Perfect Game attempt.
  • User must play the game in the Perfect Game Mode under the MLB Today menu option and must use the pitcher set to start for entrant’s team that day under MLB Today menu (entrants cannot substitute a pitcher not scheduled to pitch on that day according to that day’s MLB Today roster).
  • User may not pause or interrupt the game at any time during the entirety of the Perfect Game and may not engage in delaying tactics (for example, standing pitcher on the mound and not throwing a pitch or taking any game action for 60 consecutive seconds).
  • User must throw a perfect game without making any pitching substitutions and must not make any mound visits with their manager during the course of the Perfect Game. Submitted games which include a mound visit shall be immediately disqualified.
  • User must throw the Perfect Game using Total Control Pitching and Total Control Hitting control schemes. These control schemes will automatically be set to default when entering the MLB 2K10 Contest Mode. You may not pause the game and change them during the Perfect Game attempt.