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2K Sports and Major League Baseball® 2K12 Announce Return of $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Eight finalists to compete in live, in-person tournament for cool million</i> </p>

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2K Sports and Major League Baseball® 2K12 Announce Return of $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge08:00 EST Thursday, January 12, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- 2K Sports and Major League Baseball® 2K12 today announced an exciting evolution of the hugely popular $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge. This year's contest, which returns for the third consecutive year, brings new levels of thrills and intensity by staging a final eight-person live tournament to crown the new $1 Million champion. Beginning on Major League Baseball's Opening Day, April 4, 2012, gamers can begin their quest for perfection and compete for one of eight spots in the final live tournament. The finalists will be determined by a dynamic leaderboard that ranks the top perfect games thrown. Gamers can repeatedly attempt to improve their position on the leaderboard through the end of April. As an added bonus, the submission process has been simplified. For the first time in the Perfect Game Challenge's three-year history, competitors will not be required to submit video recordings of their perfect games. To participate, players will simply compete in Major League Baseball 2K12's Perfect Game Challenge mode and submit a unique code at upon completion of a perfect game. “Winning $1 Million for being the first to pitch a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11 was an unreal experience,” said Brian Kingrey, who won the contest in 2011 using Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies. “I can't wait to watch the competition unfold and see who will join me and Major League Baseball 2K10 winner, Wade McGilberry, in what's becoming the coolest fraternity in sports gaming. We like to call it ‘The Perfect Club.'” “With the Perfect Game Challenge firmly entrenched in the culture of sports gaming, we're thrilled to introduce several new twists that can only take the contest to the next level of competitive excitement and open it up to more people,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing at 2K Sports. “The contest has been incredibly popular the past two years, but there's always room for improvement. We listened to user feedback and made participation more fun and accessible than ever before.” More details on the finalist event will be announced soon. For more on this year's Perfect Game Challenge, please visit Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and will be available on March 6, 2012. 2K Sports is a division of 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). ©MLBPA- Official Licensee, Major League Baseball Players Association. Visit the Players Choice on the web at, Rules and Regulations GAME MUST BE PLAYED ON XBOX 360 OR PlayStation®3 system. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (D.C.), 13 OR OLDER (EXCLUDING AZ, CT, MD, ND, & VT). VOID IN AZ, CT, MD, ND, VT AND WHERE PROHIBITED. PERFECT GAME CHALLENGE QUALIFYING ROUND (“THE PERFECT CLUB”) BEGINS ON 4/4/12 AT 9:00:01 AM PT AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM PT ON 4/30/12. PERFECT CLUB FINALISTS (IF ANY) WILL BE THE TOP 8 VERIFIED PERFECT GAMES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OFFICIAL RULES. PERFECT CLUB FINALISTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPETE IN A TOURNAMENT FOR GRAND PRIZE. PERFECT CLUB FINALISTS AND GRAND PRIZE WINNER SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION. GRAND PRIZE WILL NOT BE AWARDED UNLESS AN ELIGIBLE ENTRANT THROWS A PERFECT GAME BY 4/30/12. SUBJECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES LOCATED AT WWW.2KSPORTS.COM/PERFECTGAME. Sony Computer Entertainment America takes no responsibility for this offer. This content was not sponsored by Microsoft. About Take-Two Interactive Software Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders. 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Actual outcomes and results may vary materially from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of risks and uncertainties including: our dependence on key management and product development personnel, our dependence on our Grand Theft Auto products and our ability to develop other hit titles for current generation platforms, the timely release and significant market acceptance of our games, the ability to maintain acceptable pricing levels on our games, our ability to raise capital if needed and risks associated with international operations. Other important factors and information are contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, in the section entitled "Risk Factors," and the Company's other periodic filings with the SEC, which can be accessed at All forward-looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and apply only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 2K SportsRyan Jones, 415-507-7816ryan.jones@2k.comorTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.Alan Lewis, 646-536-2983Corporate Pressalan.lewis@take2games.comorAccess Communications for 2K SportsTravis Moses,