Whistleblower on MLB 2K Cheating Scandal at Last Finds Perfect Justice

Yesterday I mentioned that some familiar faces cashed $25,000 checks in MLB 2K13's Million Dollar Challenge, including a guy accused of cheating in last year's contest. But I missed another important name: The man who blew the whistle on the scandal. » 5/08/13 1:02pm 5/08/13 1:02pm

Familiar Names Get Paid in MLB 2K13's Perfect Game Contest

A contestant accused of cheating in last year's scandal-plagued MLB 2K Million Dollar Challenge pocketed $25,000 in this year's contest, staged under a new format—and with the exploits patched out. » 5/07/13 3:30pm 5/07/13 3:30pm

Hard-Luck Hurler Tosses a Perfect Game in MLB 2K's Million Dollar…

T.J. Brida, one of Kotaku's Gamers of the Year, and the hardest of hard-luck losers in MLB 2K's Million Dollar Challenge last year, finally threw a perfect game. He did it today with Cole Hamels and his beloved Philadelphia Phillies, against the Atlanta Braves. With 10 strikeouts and 81 pitches, he should be well… » 4/03/13 1:16pm 4/03/13 1:16pm

MLB 2K13's Million Dollar Challenge Fixes Exploit That Tarnished Last…

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… » 4/01/13 12:30pm 4/01/13 12:30pm

Major League Baseball 2K13: The Kotaku Review

Major League Baseball 2K13 is an offensively recycled product and an embarrassment to sports video games. In my five years as Kotaku's sports writer, I've spent a good deal of time in comments defending the genre, and those who make its games, from the worn-out slur that annual sports titles are nothing but reskinned… » 3/09/13 12:00pm 3/09/13 12:00pm

Less Than Two Weeks Before Release, MLB 2K13 Gets a Trailer

Last month I cast doubt on the idea that MLB 2K13 would be noticeably different from MLB 2K12. This trailer from 2K Sports, released Thursday, shows me that I am wrong. MLB 2K13 will have the Houston Astros realigned to the American League, and they'll be wearing their new uniforms. So if you are a fan of the Houston… » 2/23/13 3:00pm 2/23/13 3:00pm

2K Sports Duct-Tapes MLB 2K13 to NBA 2K13 and Sells It For $80

Last year, 2K Sports did a shrewd thing, bootstrapping its flagging MLB 2K series to its best-in-class NBA 2K in a combo package announced a month before the baseball game was due for release. The publisher is doing the same thing again this year, but listing the bundle for $10 more. » 2/19/13 11:00am 2/19/13 11:00am

MLB 2K's Perfect Game Challenge is Back Under New—and, One Hopes,…

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… » 2/11/13 1:00pm 2/11/13 1:00pm

MLB 2K13 Actually Has Some Marketing, Sort Of

In January, 2K Sports shocked sports video gaming » 2/02/13 5:00pm 2/02/13 5:00pm with the announcement that it would, in fact, make this year. The label's prior license with MLB expired at the end of 2012, and no one expected it to be renewed. Of course, it's not like any other publisher was building an MLB-licensed video game in the meantime,…

What Can We Expect from MLB 2K13? Not Much, Probably.

2K Sports isn't saying anything more today about the surprise resurrection of its MLB 2K series » 1/09/13 1:30pm 1/09/13 1:30pm. When asked for an interview, a representative told me today's news release is all we're getting for now. So it's time to speculate on what this game may deliver, and my gut feeling is if we see anything more than a…

There Will Be Baseball on the Xbox 360; Major League Baseball 2K13

2K Sports surprised everyone with its announcement this morning that MLB 2K13 » 1/09/13 8:08am 1/09/13 8:08am will release this year on Xbox 360. Pitcher David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays is the cover star. The game will be on shelves March 5.