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WEB Corp. Announces First Five Online Games; Sunstorm, Yobro, ImaginEngine to Produce Episodic Titles for Download From Entertainment Sites.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2000

Is your wife a carnivore? Do you like to monkey around? Always wanted to mount a T-Rex head in your den or obliterate massive buildings with sticks of dynamite? If so, it's going to be a great winter for you.

World Entertainment Broadcasting Corp. (WEB Corp.), the hot new provider of interactive games over the Internet, Monday announced a video game lineup aimed at the casual gamer.

Sunstorm Interactive, Yobro Productions and ImaginEngine have five titles in development -- Feedn' Chloe(TM), Primal Prey(TM), RC DareDevil(TM), Monkey Brains(TM) and Blow This!(TM). This winter, consumers will be able to download the first episode of each game to their PC from the Internet for free, paying a small fee for additional installments.

"WEB Corp. allows anyone with access to the Internet to play a game much like the way you watch your favorite TV programs -- in episodes. When you like one episode, then you can download and play the next," Jim Perkins, president and CEO, WEB Corp., said.

"The games our partners are developing will appeal to mainstream gamers. Our try-before-you-buy distribution model lets you avoid spending $40 for a title that disappoints."

Sunstorm Interactive, the Indianapolis-based originator of the hunting genre and creator of the hit Deer Hunter(TM) franchise, is developing three titles for WEB Corp. this winter -- Feedn' Chloe, Primal Prey and RC DareDevil.

Feedn' Chloe, a politically incorrect redneck hunting parody, pits you against the clock. As the hero Ed, you must bag some critters to feed your wife Chloe. You face life-threatening obstacles in your quest for food, including ornery wildlife that wouldn't mind taking a bite of you if you miss your shot.

With an assortment of hunting weapons and power-ups, you're armed to the teeth, but Chloe is armed with teeth, and if you're not quick enough, you're sure to be her next dinner.

Primal Prey takes you back in time as either a scientist, who must tranquilize ancient reptiles for study, or a poacher, hell-bent on bagging the biggest game in history. Played from a first-person perspective, the game features realistic jungle environments, an arsenal of weapons and nine different 3-D dinosaurs, including the master of them all -- T-Rex!

RC DareDevil revisits classic arcade gameplay by thrusting you behind the controls of a high-performance radio-controlled (RC) airplane. In a wild ride with a cast of zany characters, you careen through airborne challenges, including balloon splatting and air races, in one of five planes based on actual RC designs, including an F-15 Eagle or a SigCap 231.

Yobro Productions, based in Orem, Utah, is developing Monkey Brains, an incredible jungle adventure combining puzzle elements, aerial acrobatics and hilarious monkey antics. Using all of your primate powers, you must capture and destroy an evil doctor and his mind controlling machines.

Blow This!, by award-winning ImaginEngine, located in San Francisco, is a puzzle game that challenges gamers to demolish buildings using dynamite and other explosives.

As Squint Blowhard, a top-secret demolitions expert, you plan and execute demolition tactics on a variety of fantasy and real-world buildings, including a fireworks factory and a space station, that unless completely destroyed will threaten the safety of the world.

Episodic Games Provide Low-Cost High-Quality Entertainment

WEB Corp. hopes to shake up the computer games and entertainment industries through direct-to-consumer Webisodic(TM) distribution of interactive products to mainstream gamers. Consumers download one episode of a game for free, play it and then purchase subsequent installments online, each at a low cost.

WEB Corp. plans to develop games that are easy-to-learn, yet hard-to-master. The company will offer a wider variety of new products more frequently than is possible for traditional retail publishers as well as easy access to their titles through entertainment sites on the Internet. According to Forrester Research, the number of casual gamers is estimated to reach 34 million by 2002, a 71 percent increase from 1998.

About WEB Corp.

Based in Scottsdale, World Entertainment Broadcasting Corp. is dedicated to digitally delivering high-quality, compelling entertainment to consumers via the Internet. The company is a global entertainment software publisher for personal computers, video game consoles, next-generation interactive entertainment platforms, personal digital assistants and cell phones.

WEB Corp. was formed in 1999. For more information, visit www.webcorpgames.com.

Note to Editors: All brand and product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders. "Webisodic" is a trademark of World Entertainment Broadcasting Corp.
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