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WON Adds the Gameshow-style Trivia Games of UPROAR to Its Free Megasite.

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 1998--The World Opponent Network (WON) announced today that it will add to its comprehensive free gaming megasite by introducing the gameshow-style trivia games of UPROAR, a free multi-player site, owned and operated by E-Pub.

This partnership with UPROAR gives WON users access to many fun and brain teasing games via a direct link from WON.

The World Opponent Network (WON),, is a free online gaming environment launched earlier this year by Cendant. WON offers a comprehensive variety of games like Red Baron II, YOU DON"T KNOW JACK the netshow, Sierra Sports Golf Pro '98 and Hoyle Poker as well as other content from industry leading software developers and publishing companies such as Sierra, GT InterActive, EPG Multimedia, Kellogg Creek, Gamespot, Prima Publishing and other 3rd party providers. With Daily Game News, Reviews, Contests and Tournaments, the World Opponent Network is a mega-gaming and entertainment site for new online gamers as well as seasoned online gaming veterans. UPROAR is a natural addition to this growing online community.

"WON and UPROAR are a great match because of the way we complement each other," said Michael Simon, founder of E-Pub. "Our games provide WON users with an intellectual and adult alternative to their offerings. And WON provides UPROAR with a new, large audience that might not normally get the chance to see what UPROAR has to offer," Simon added.

The UPROAR site features brain games and trivia, allowing players to test their knowledge of sports, entertainment and general trivia in a television style gameshow format, complete with prizes and cash to winners. CBS SportsLine Team Trivia gives sports trivia fans the chance to butt heads inside the confines of their own virtual sports stadium. Entertainment trivia buffs can test their collective mettle in Picture This. And Cosmos's Conundrum, UPROAR's flagship trivia game, tests general trivia knowledge and speed, pitting hundreds of players against each other simultaneously for prize money of up to $250 daily. In addition to trivia games, UPROAR also offers the word game Puzzle A-Go-Go, which has been called "hangman on steroids."

"WON is continually looking for ways to add to the quality content and community elements of our site, and after recognizing the high caliber of UPROAR's suite of game shows, we knew they were a great fit for us," said Bill Moore, President of WON.

Players interested in non-trivia games can visit UPROAR's GameScene, a hodgepodge of brain-straining titles such as Dogs Playing Poker, Think Ahead, Brick Invaders, Will-O-Wisp, Something Fishy, Rapid Fire and Cube of Concentration. A central component of UPROAR game shows is in-game chat which builds strong online friendships and site loyalty.

With its intellectually oriented and challenging list of games, UPROAR has established an audience of savvy, educated and upscale gamers; with over 500,000 visitors each month and a core base of 300,000 registered players, the majority of whom are female. In addition, UPROAR has also established a strong international player base, particularly in Europe.

UPROAR creates, acquires, distributes, and syndicates online game shows and other entertainment properties. All UPROAR properties are supported by licensing revenue and innovative advertising models. UPROAR's game shows are a powerful means for companies interested in building brand recognition, attracting and retaining visitors, and increasing revenue online. UPROAR is produced by E-Pub (Holdings) Ltd., an innovative publisher of entertainment websites, with offices in New York, London, Budapest and San Francisco. E-Pubs other entertainment based sites include the Centre for the Easily Amused ( and GameScene, (, which features single-player games. Michael Simon, a software developer and engineer founded E-Pub in 1995.

WON is now one of the largest aggregators of Internet enabled games, with over 30 live and playable games from seven major developers. WON corporate headquarters are located in Bellevue, Washington. WON is an autonomous business unit incorporated within Cendant, the largest membership based business in North America and owner of Cendant Software, the largest publisher of consumer PC software in the world.

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Kathy Gilmore Miller, 425/837-9930
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