Roy Halladay Helps Change Up MLB 2K11, New $1 Million Challenge

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Last year, 2K Sports gave one million dollars to Wade McGilberry of Alabama, the first person to pitch a perfect game on MLB 2K10. This year, 2K is bringing back the Million Dollar Challenge for the soon-to-be released MLB 2K11. Rather than starting the contest on the day of its release [March 8], gamers will have nearly a month to practice, as the contest will kick off April 1. Check out 2ksports.com/perfectgame for details on how to enter.

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Last year, 2K Sports gave one million dollars to Wade McGilberry of Alabama, the first person to pitch a perfect game on MLB 2K10. This year, 2K is bringing back the Million Dollar Challenge for the soon-to-be released MLB 2K11. Rather than starting the contest on the day of its release [March 8], gamers will have nearly a month to practice, as the contest will kick off April 1. Check out 2ksports.com/perfectgame for details on how to enter.

This year, fielding has been revamped for increased difficulty, and defense will be more critical than ever if you hope to win the cool million. At the same time, advanced pitching and hitting mechanics put more control into the players' hands.

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Cover athlete Roy Halladay was responsible for several new features, including showing pitch count and additional pitching options—the most difficult being the split-finger changeup, which only Tim Lincecum and Halladay can master in real life.

Sean Bailey, MLB 2K11 designer, says, "It was surprising to hear [Halladay] say he throws every single pitch for a strike, hoping that they swing and hit it, which was the total opposite of what we'd expect...It's all about pitch count; he wants to save his arm and play as long as he can."

Below, check out the contest promo video with San Franciso Giants pitcher Brian Wilson and the MLB 2K11 preview:

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