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March 10, 2010 09:00 ET

Get Tangled Up in WorldWinner's TWISTER: Bounce Shot

Players Test Hand-Eye Coordination to Win Cash and Prizes in New Online TWISTER Game

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  Want all the twists without getting tied up in knots? Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, WorldWinner (www.worldwinner.com), a subsidiary of GSN and provider of online game competitions, under license from Hasbro, Inc., will release TWISTER: Bounce Shot. In the original online, skill-based game inspired by Hasbro's iconic TWISTER brand, players shoot at color-coded balls in a match-three shootout. As the balls are shot and matched, players rack up high scores and compete for their piece of the more than $250,000 that is awarded daily on WorldWinner.com.

TWISTER: Bounce Shot is the fifth in a series of Hasbro titles that WorldWinner has converted to the skill-based, cash game model. TWISTER joins Hasbro classics including SCRABBLE Cubes, MONOPOLY Downtown, CLUE Mystery Match and TRIVIAL PURSUIT Turbo on WorldWinner.com. These games are so popular, that in 2009, 10 million games were played across Hasbro titles alone.

"Hasbro titles have a way of instantly reminding players of the fun they had playing games as a kid, and TWISTER is no exception. For more than four decades, TWISTER has been one of America's favorite sources of active entertainment," said Peter Blacklow, president of WorldWinner and EVP of GSN Digital. "In building the online TWISTER game, we aimed to literally put a spin on that classic fun by adding a 360-degree spinning game board and eye-popping graphics. Our players will love the thrill of winning TWISTER all over again, without having to get on the floor."

"WorldWinner has successfully reinvented some of our most popular titles for the online generation and we're thrilled with how they've interpreted TWISTER in Bounce Shot. We're confident that anyone -- from life-long fans of the traditional TWISTER game to the new wave of online players -- will enjoy playing this game."

In TWISTER: Bounce Shot, players fire at the color cluster that matches the color of the gun, and eliminate sections where they match at least three of the same color circles. To further challenge players, the mass of colored circles is constantly moving, meaning the player needs to use angle and rebound techniques to hit their mark. A mis-match will add new circles to the mass, making elimination that much more difficult. The player that succeeds in eliminating the circles first is the winner of the tournament.

TWISTER: Bounce Shot is now available at www.worldwinner.com and www.gsn.com, as well as through WorldWinner's partner sites, including AOL Games, MSN Games and Pogo.com. 

About WorldWinner
WorldWinner (www.worldwinner.com), a subsidiary of GSN, hosts online competitions that intensify casual games with the thrill of playing for cash and prizes. Offering beloved titles such as Solitaire, Bejeweled 2, Family Feud, SCRABBLE® Cubes, Wheel of Fortune and Cubis, WorldWinner puts winning within reach for more than 30 million registered game enthusiasts of all skill levels who share a passion for competition and a penchant for fun. With WorldWinner, game lovers test themselves and challenge each other through games that engage, invigorate and relax the mind. The company's broad network of partner sites includes leading global brands, such as AOL Games, EA-Pogo, Lycos, MSN Games and MyPoints. 

GSN and WorldWinner are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. SCRABBLE is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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