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Man wins $1m playing baseball game

Blames wife.

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2K Sports has given a 24-year-old man from Alabama $1 million after he threw a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K10.

Wade McGilberry managed to do whatever the hell that entails before anybody else, with results verified by Twin Galaxies.

(For the record, we think it's something about getting everybody on the other team out before they reach first base. As far as we can tell baseball is like rounders where everyone has hitpoints and superior armour.)

"It was actually my wife who convinced me to go for it," McGilberry told whoever wrote the press release. "I never thought I'd actually win a million dollars playing a video game, it's all still sinking in for me."

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