YOOSTAR LAUNCHES MASSIVE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER CONTEST‘ACTING WITH THE STARS’

A free download of a scene from a new summer blockbuster will be available every Wednesday during the contest on Yoostar 2’s in-game Yoostore, the Xbox Live Marketplace or on Xbox.com.  The Yoostar 2 community can participate in the excitement by performing the scene using the on-screen teleprompter or improvising their own performance. They can then upload it to the Yoostar Playground contest page on Facebook where all their friends and family can view their performance.  Each week, the top 20 most viewed clips will be judged by the official Yoostar Editorial Team and the best will win the $1,000.00 prize and be entered into the finals for the chance to win the grand prize of $50,000.

For a limited time during the contest, Yoostar 2 will be available for $10 off at Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon.com through a coupon available at http://yoostar.com/actingwiththestars.htm

“We provide our community with the freshest content available on a real-time basis and summer is the most exciting time of year for movies so we are capturing that magic with a contest that lets fans star in their favorite roles in the newest blockbusters of the season,” said Nicholas Reichenbach, Chief Content Officer, Yoostar Entertainment Group. “Besides all of the fun, you receive the summer blockbuster clips for free and might even be one of the lucky winners or get discovered.”

Yoostar 2 is a console game for the Kinect for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system that is played on the user’s television and connects to the Internet.  It brings the magic and fun of Hollywood sets to living rooms everywhere.  Yoostar 2 makes it possible for players to insert themselves into famous movie and TV scenes, starring alongside, or in place of, their favorite actors. Players choose scenes from a wide variety of movie genres; a built-in teleprompter displays actor’s lines in English, Spanish, French, Italian, or German; an outline of the original actor’s body shows players where to position themselves before the camera rolls.  For added fun, performers can even toss the script and improvise.

Yoostar includes a growing web of interconnected social networks that link Yoostar performers across Facebook user pages, Yoostar Playground, Twitter, Yoostar.com, Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and YouTube. 

Yoostar 2 is currently available at all leading retail outlets throughout North America.  Yoostar Playground is live on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/yoostarplayground

For more information on Yoostar 2, please visit www.Yoostar.com

About Yoostar Entertainment Group

Yoostar Entertainment Group is the world’s first Social Video Game Company.  Perfectly blending aspects of online video creation and sharing, social gaming and social networking, Yoostar creates a new kind of personalized entertainment experience that’s immersive, fun and social.  Founded in 2007, Yoostar has offices in New York City and Los Angeles.  Find out more about Yoostar on Yoostar.com, on Facebook (Facebook.com/yoostar), or follow @Yoostar and @gregoryf on Twitter. 

About Blitz Games

Blitz Games is dedicated to creating engaging, mass-market, boxed console titles for all ages and across all platforms. A division of Blitz Games Studios, Blitz Games staff are experts in developing games for some of the world’s highest profile brands. www.BlitzGames.com

About Blitz Games Studios

Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded by industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver. It now has more than 220 staff and its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), licensable middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). Blitz also runs the Blitz 1UP initiative, which is an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles to market on a variety of platforms. www.BlitzGamesStudios.com

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