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WorldWinner

March 09, 2010 09:00 ET

More Ways to Win: WorldWinner Partners With WildTangent

WorldWinner Cash Games Now Available Through WildTangent ORB™

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  Online gamers just got a new way to win. Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, WorldWinner, a subsidiary of GSN and leading provider of online game competitions, announced a partnership with WildTangent, a global games media company which operates a thriving online games service and the largest game advertising network. The partnership offers WorldWinner increased exposure by tapping into the more than 40 million gamers across the WildTangent game network.

As part of the WorldWinner-WildTangent partnership, the WorldWinner games service will be available using the WildTangent ORB application which ships pre-installed on millions of PCs and laptops around the world from HP, Dell, Toshiba, Acer and others.

Now WildTangent customers will have the ability to play for cash prizes by entering WorldWinner's popular online skill game tournaments. 

"WildTangent's established games network will put the WorldWinner experience in front of more game lovers online and directly from their desktops," said Peter Blacklow, president of WorldWinner and EVP of GSN Digital. "While most media companies are scrambling for new ways to monetize the games market, WorldWinner and WildTangent are focused on perfecting the pay-to-play microtransaction model with engaging, interactive gaming experiences."

"We are constantly looking at ways to bring creative and exciting new gaming experiences to our customers," said David Worle, senior director of content at WildTangent. "WorldWinner's cash games are a natural complement to our gaming network and we're confident our users will find them to be an enjoyable source of fun and entertainment."

Under the terms of this agreement, WorldWinner's platform will complement WildTangent's roster of more than one thousand games in the enthusiast, casual and family games categories. WorldWinner competitions in games including Solitaire Rush, BigMoney™ and SCRABBLE® Cubes will become available to the WildTangent audience. 

For more information, please visit: www.worldwinner.com and www.wildtangent.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 WildTangent
Founded in 1998, WildTangent is a global games media company operating the fastest growing online games service and the largest game advertising network in the world. WildTangent has more than 40 million unique monthly gamers worldwide, offering the most popular online and downloadable games from the world's top developers and publishers. The WildTangent ORB™ game console has been selected by leading PC manufacturers including Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba to ship with new computers, giving it a huge global footprint of connected game playing consumers.

WildTangent advertisers include 20th Century FOX, Warner Brothers, Paramount, EA, Sony Playstation, Nintendo, Toyota, Honda, P&G, Unilever, Clorox and many others. For more information visit www.wildtangent.com or www.wildgames.com

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