A student at the University of Oregon claimed the $250,000 grand prize in MLB 2K13's Million Dollar Challenge yesterday, relying on his own knowledge as a high school and college pitcher to prevail in a 3-1 nailbiter for all the money. He says he'll pay for law school with the winnings.
MLB 2K13 has been blasted for being little more than a re-skinned edition of last year's game, but 2K Sports did correct one of its most glaring exploits, at least—the means of altering an opponent's lineup during a Million Dollar Challenge game to better your chances of throwing a perfect game and winning a huge cash…
The Perfect Game Challenge offered by the Major League Baseball 2K series, tainted by allegations of cheating and rules loopholes last year, returns under a new format this time, its fourth in as many years. Though the million-dollar prize pool is still the same size, it will now divide the loot among 30 overall…
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Last week, Kotaku reported strong evidence that at least one of the eight finalists in the million-dollar MLB 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge had used an exploit to substitute weaker batters into the opposing team's lineup and have an easier time tossing a perfect game during the contest's qualifying round.
It is now four days since the conclusion of qualifying for the MLB 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge and there has been no official declaration of the final eight contestants. Scott Young thinks he should be one of them. And, he says, someone who is going to New York—for a shot at a million dollars—cheated.