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Uproar launches 11 brand new free-play games

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2001 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT

The hugely popular online gaming site Uproar. Uproar has added 11 new games to its already substantial entertainment offering.

From today, Uproar subscribers will be able to play a total of 48 games at www.uproar.co.uk – available to anyone with Internet access and all for the princely sum of nothing.

Uproar is a free, Internet-based gaming service where players meet and compete in a vast range of games, from word, card, casino, trivia and board games, to big brand quiz shows like Family Fortunes, Catchphrase and Blankety Blank.

Three new brain-taxing puzzle games have been added to the site – Dicetrix, Puzzle Pusher and Reversi (a bit like Othello).

Seven exhilarating all-action arcade titles join Uproar, with Beat the Bead, Claustrophobia, Math Monkey, Pond Life (similar to old-favourite Frogger), Racquet WhackIt (a grown-up Pong), Rat Race (an updated Pac Man with rats and cheese) and TowerBlocks (a take on Tetris - the world’s best-selling game ever).

And finally, cheeky little card game 3 Card Monte (a new version of that old classic ‘find the lady’) joins the likes of Poker and Black Jack at the Casino table.

Subscribers to Uproar are rewarded for winning games with prize draw entries giving them the chance to win prizes, shopping vouchers and even cash. Uproar currently has almost half a million registered users in the UK alone and its online community is so strong, and the environment so laid back, that the site recently celebrated its first subscriber wedding.

About Flipside Inc:
Flipside, Inc., a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal Publishing and Vivendi Universal Net, is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Budapest and Tel Aviv. The Company operates the Flipside Network, a family of advertising-supported interactive entertainment sites, offering specific target audience and advertisers with each site. With a combined total of nearly 18 million unique users each month, Flipside ranks in the top 10 among all web sites in the US and generates more than one billion advertising impressions per month.

About Vivendi Universal Publishing:
Vivendi Universal Publishing is a world leader in mass-market multimedia communications. Interactive entertainment is one of parent company Vivendi Universal’s key content areas, along with Movies, Music and other Publishing activities. The Company has 22,000 employees and 300 brands in 40 countries and in the financial year 2000, pro-forma revenues of 3.6 billion euros, of which 46% are derived from outside France. The N°2 leading publisher of online and PC and Console-based interactive content with software brands such as Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra and Universal Interactive Studios, Vivendi Universal Publishing is the worldwide online gaming leader with Flipside Network.

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