Granny Wins Herself Fifty Thousand Dollars Playing Kinect Game

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Cynthia Bell of Charlotte North Carolina, was able to reinvent a 1-minute scene from this summer’s science fiction blockbuster Super 8 with her copy of Yoostar 2 for Kinect – and won $50,000 in a competition!

Developers, Yoostar Entertainment ran an eight week contest “Acting With the Stars”, which ran from June 1st – July 26th, 2011 and awarded a total of $58,000 in prize money for the best interpretations of scenes taken from this summer’s biggest blockbuster movies including Fast Five, Bridesmaids, Thor, Kung Fu Panda 2, Super 8, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon and Captain America. Thousands of entries were submitted into the contest, but the grand prize winner stood out from the crowd with her unique comedic performance.

Each week a new scene was made available for free download on the Xbox Live Marketplace and on Xbox.com. The Yoostar 2 community entered the contest by performing the scene using the on-screen teleprompter or improvising their own performance, then uploading it to the contest page on Facebook where all their friends and family could view their performance. Each week, the top 20 most viewed clips were judged by the official Yoostar Editorial Team; the best performer won $1,000 and was entered into the finals for the chance to win the grand prize of $50,000.

That prize was won by Cynthia Bell, and you are able to view her winning performance via this direct link.

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