Who knew video games could be so profitable? An Alabama man is $1 million richer because of his skillful pitching--in MLB 2K10.
Two months ago, Wade McGilberry, 24, of Semmes, Ala., entered a contest to be the first person to pitch a perfect baseball game in the video game.
McGilberry told CBS "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith he didn't play video games for hours at a time before the contest. He said he only played about a half-hour to an hour every day--"until his wife (got) home."
And he didn't play sports games. He said he previously played only first-person shooter games, such as Halo 3 and Call of Duty. But that changed when he learned about the contest by video game company 2K Sports.
After he got his wife Katie's permission to compete, McGilberry said, he even talked with her about missing work to devote his time to the game. As it turns out, he didn't have to miss work at all.
McGilberry tried several times to pitch the perfect game, getting stuck repeatedly on the fifth inning. In addition to the stress of playing online, McGilberry had to verify he was playing the game by videotaping his play.
However, after five tries and finally reaching the seventh inning, he knew he was onto something. … Read more