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Help us raise money Children in Need 2011!

17 Nov

It’s been a long wait, but finally Children in Need 2011 is here! If you’re not one of the lucky ones going to the Children in Need Rocks concert tonight, in Manchester (Connect2Media’s home town), don’t forget that it’s being broadcast on BBC One between 8pm and 10pm, as well as on Radio 1.

As part of our contribution this year, we’ve teamed up with T-Mobile and are offering you a chance to donate money by downloading some games from T-Mobile UK’s “Play for Children in Need” section. A share of the revenue will go straight to the charity, and will help to make this the biggest year of fundraising yet! So, show your support, and if you happen to not be on T-Mobile, but know someone who is, let them know! The promotion will run for the whole of November, so you have no excuse to not take part! 🙂

Last but not least, don’t miss Pudsey’s big night tomorrow from 7:30pm on BBC 1! And if that’s not enough Children in Need action for you, tell us what you did to raise money this year by posting a comment on our blog, writing on our new Facebook Page wall or sending us a Tweet – you can find us as Connect2Media or our new account 365 Games!

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Mobile Gaming Weekly Round-Up 5

26 Aug

After a whopping 8 weeks since the last mobile gaming round-up we thought it was high time for the next in the series. And what an interesting week of news it has been! We bring you four juicy news stories covering tablets and tables and everything in-between. Enjoy!

Tablet News

This week it’s all about the tablet. Firstly, to add to the recent surge of mobile patent warfare, we have the on-going patent battle between Samsung and Apple about whether Samsung tablets infringe on Apple’s concept. Samsung’s most interesting comeback so far has been that Apple didn’t infact invent the tablet, 2001: A Space Odyssey did!

Personally we think they are playing a quick game of Civilization IV on their early iPads in the image below! What do you think?


Table News

Moving on from tablet news we have table news… with the iTableous – a wonderfully massive version of an iPhone 4. Packed with HD 40-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, accelerometer, and most importantly the functionality to play games, here at Connect2media we desperately want to get our hands on one for the office! Unfortunately the maker, German inventor Benjamin Bachmeier, has only made one and it’s for personal use. So we’ll have to make do with watching the video, below:

The Future of Gaming?

Could an “electronic tattoo” invented by US scientists be the future of mobile gaming? The device is thinner than a human hair, sticks to skin using the same force that sticks geckos to walls and can wrinkle and stretch without breaking. Scientists attached one to a volunteer’s throat and it was able to tell the difference between words like up, down, left, right, go and stop which they used to power a simple computer game. John Rogers, professor in material science and engineering at the University of Illinois, said: “It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology.”

So we’ve gone from keypads to touchscreens to voice, what’s next?

Apple vs Android

And to finish we bring you some data from the guys at Hunch. From a series of answers given by 2000 respondents they have found some interesting differences between users of iPhones and Android phones, including:

iPhone users are more likely to eat sushi and sorbet, whilst Android users are more likely to like mini-pizzas and ice-cream!

iPhone users are more likely to have been early adopters of the internet, whilst Android users are more likely to have just one email address!

iPhone users like watching HBO while Android users like X-Men and Harry Potter!

What do you think? Does this sound like you? Answer in the comments section below, or over on our Facebook page!

 

Calling all T-Mobile customers….

3 Aug

Connect2media have partnered with T-Mobile to give their customers the chance to win £100 shopping vouchers!

How to Enter:

Buy the new “Bubble X Mania Deluxe” mobile game between 1st July and 31st August 2011, and you’ll be automatically entered into the prize draw. Simply text BUBBLEXMANIA for free to 22222 to get a link

Bubble X Mania Deluxe

Pop against the clock before the time elapses in this addictive bubble puzzle.

Pop your way to bubble success with this classic puzzle logic game. Stick 3 or more bubbles of the same colour together to pop them away. Experience the new levels and game modes to find special bonuses along the way. The more you pop, the bigger the reward!


Terms and Conditions:

You have to be 16 or over to enter. You can’t enter if you work for, or are related to someone who works for, T-Mobile or Connect2Media.

Da-da, da-da, dadadadada …. It’s JAWS!

25 Jul

Did you know…

  • JAWS broke box office records on its release in 1975, grossing more than $470 million worldwide!
  • The film received universal acclaim and even holds a rare 100% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Tiny actors were used in a miniature shark cage to give the illusion of massive sharks
  • Spielberg got scared that his crew were going to chuck him in the water at the end of the final scene, so simply didn’t turn up! It has since become a tradition for Spielberg to be absent when the final scene of a film he directs is being filmed

 

 

 

 

Jaws on mobile

Stay out of the water this summer, as Connect2media is bringing the terrifying blockbuster JAWS to a smartphone, feature phone or tablet near you! Roger Davies, Chief Commercial Officer, Connect2Media said about the partnership with Universal:

“JAWS is one of the greatest film franchises ever, not only smashing box office records but making significant waves in the film industry. It is much more than a movie; it is a truly iconic part of popular culture. We expect this game to take a huge bite out of the market when it’s launched.”

 

 

 

 

Get JAWS on your phone’s game store, or buy from the Android market:

World Series of Poker – Connect2Media Competition!

7 Jul

So the event that poker fans across the world have been waiting for is finally here!

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, with a massive $10,000 buy-in, begins at 12pm today. And guess who is playing? None other than our favourite poker star, Phil Hellmuth, who is battling to get his all important 12th gold bracelet.

Phil Hellmuth is the star of our mobile game, Hellmuth’s High Stake Hold’em, where you play along with, and learn from, the great man himself. He coaches you hand-by-hand in game so that hopefully one day you can battle in the main event yourself!

Competition 

To celebrate, we are launching #WSOPcountdown, where you can win amazing Hellmuth merchandise every single day!!

Today (7th July) – follow us on Twitter and retweet our competition message later today. You can win one of these worth $29.99!

Friday (8th July) – missed out on winning the hat yesterday? Don’t worry, simply head over to our Facebook page and answer the question there to be in with the chance of winning a second one

Saturday (9th July) – Want one of these bad boys? Simply follow us on Twitter and retweet the competition message that we send out. Good luck!

Sunday (10th July) – missed out on the t-shirt yesterday? Don’t worry, we’ve got another three up for grabs. Simply answer the poker related question that we send out on Twitter today

Monday (11th July) – Today we’ve got an even bigger and better prize! This time win a hat and t-shirt combo. Simply answer the question that will appear in the comments section below!

Tuesday (12th July) – We’ve saved the biggest and best prize till last! Win 1 of 5 Hellmuth t-shirts!! Simply head over to Facebook and answer the question that will appear. Clue: it’s going to involve this rap!

Good luck everyone! And don’t forget to read our competition terms and conditions.

Win NBA merchandise!

5 Jul

Our newest competition goes out to all of our US fans!

To celebrate the launch of Top Trumps NBA on iPhone we want to give away some NBA merchandise of your choice (see the range here).

To enter simply come and see us on Facebook and tell us the name of one of your NBA loving mates who you think deserves to win a $25 NBA voucher.

The best thing is- if they win $25 to spend in the NBA store, so do you! So between you that’s $50 of merchandise from the team of your choice. Aren’t we nice to you!

Competition ends Thursday 7th July, at 12pm GMT (and is only open to US residents). Further competition terms and conditions can be found here.  Good luck!!

Please Help!!!

16 Jun

We want to know what influences people like you to buy mobile games, and the sort of games that you like. This will help us to make even more exciting and fun games in the future!

Our short survey should take you less than five minutes to complete, and as thanks you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 Amazon vouchers (or equivalent for those in other countries). The winner will be announced on the 20th July.

Thank you and good luck!

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