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Item #: SCP-####

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-#### is to be kept in a secure storage locker at Site 19 when not being used for testing. Testing is to take place on a factory-stock console with no network connectivity. When testing, game settings are to be modified to minimize manual user input as much as possible.

Description: SCP-#### is a Region 1 copy of NHL 10 by EA Sports for the X-Box 360 video game console.

SCP-####'s anomalous properties manifest when the "Be a GM" mode is selected by the player and the player elects to simulate all games. When this is done, all game output will correspond to the results of the 2010-2011 NHL season. The effect occurs regardless of which team is selected at the onset of "Be a GM"

Further testing has revealed that, if the player elects to simulate through multiple seasons, seasons after 2010-11 accurately reflect real-world results. This has been proven as of the conclusion of the 2012-13 season. Testing results are on file documenting results up to 20██-██.

With the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, MB in May, 2011, the Atlanta Thrashers schedule following the 2010-11 season has mirrored that of the Winnipeg Jets.

With the pending division realignment and change in playoff qualification format for the 2013-14 season, it is as yet unknown if this season will mark SCP-####'s first documented incorrect prediction or if events will unfold that the playoff rankings for both the predicted results and the coming season correspond.

On further analysis, the extent to which predictions are accurate correspond to the initial difficulty level selected when starting the "Be a GM" mode. Increased difficulty level also increases the simulation time for each season. Observed accuracy as a function of selected difficulty level is as follows:

Difficulty Level Accurate Results Simulation Time per season
Rookie Won-Loss records, playoff seeding/series results 10 Minutes
Pro As Rookie plus individual game scores are accurate 30 minutes
Veteran As Pro plus individual player statistics and player transactions (trades and free agency signings) are accurate 60 minutes
All-Star As Vetern plus player contract details (salary/length) injuries and retirement 240 minutes (6 hours)
Legend As Superstar plus simulated drafted players perform identically to their real-world draft equivalent - Drafted player names are generated automatically by the game 1200 minutes (20 hours)

SCP-#### was discovered in ███ █████, █████████ and recovered on ██/██/████ when analysis of online sports gambling payouts revealed an anomalous pattern, specifically numerous successful, long-shot wagers placed by ████ ████. In all instances, said wagers had odds payouts in excess of ██-1. Mr. ████'s gambling payouts totaled over $750,000 over a 9 month span. After object recovery, Mr. ████ was extensively debriefed by Foundation personnel, issued Class A amnesiacs, and released.