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Connected #10 – Instagram glasses and the FIFA 13 boardgame

Written by on 9th December 2012

This week, Connected gets Christmassy. We introduce you to the Christmas album that’s missing from your collection that somehow combines a popular video game with the holidays – Pokemon Christmas Bash!

Also, Jon and Darren attempt to cash in on the season with pitching our own ideas to turn popular games and apps into physical toys for the holidays – making Instagram glasses and a boardgame version of FIFA 13.

As ever, there’s the top geek news stories from the last 7 days, the latest releases, and a selection of game music suited for the season…

You can catch up with the show in full here, find out what we played with the tracklisting – or watch our two bonus videos of our pitches for Christmas toys!

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Video: Instaglasses

Everyone’s making money this Christmas on products based on apps or games, so, we at Connected decided to give it a go too… with the assistance of 3D glasses, sticky tape and card – here are the Instagram glasses!

P.S. We know there was a concept for this using a camera and stuff, but pfft, Instagram’s all about the low-tech style!

FIFA 13 Monopoly

Nothing says Christmas more than the family coming together for a board game. So Darren turned one of the most popular games of the year in to a special version of Monopoly – in the hope we’ll make loads of money. Watch us playtest the game on air…

Pokemon Christmas Bash

This week we introduced you to a more unusual Christmas album… from the cast of Pokemon. If you want to annoy all your friends with festive tunes sung by Ash, Brock, Misty and the Pokedex itself (oh yes), you can find it to download here

P.S. We’re sorry (We’re not really)


  • Going Underground – The Jam
  • Song For Ten – Neil Hannon
  • Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues
  • Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson
  • Pokemon Christmas Bash – Pokemon
  • Try – Pink
  • Another Winter – Anamanaguchi
  • Christmas Medley – Pokemon
  • What’s This? – Danny Elfman
  • Build That Wall – Darren Korb
  • Lover To Lover – Florence And The Machine
  • Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) – The Darkness
  • Call It What You Want – Foster The People
  • Encore (Slider) – All Stars
  • Paris Is Burning – Ladyhawke