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TIMEX BECOMES OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER OF THE METAVERSE WITH “Race Against TimeX” CREATED IN FORTNITE

Today Timex®, the #1 selling watch brand*, launches a unique and interactive experience that will have players ready to “Race Against TimeX” in Fortnite®, one of the most popular video games in the world.

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The #1 Selling Watch Brand In The US Gamifies Time

And Becomes First Watch Brand To Have A Dedicated Island In Fortnite Creative

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. /PRNewswire/ — Today Timex®, the #1 selling watch brand*, launches a unique and interactive experience that will have players ready to “Race Against TimeX” in Fortnite®, one of the most popular video games in the world. The challenge has players competing in multiple races against time – in a watch-infused virtual world where watches symbolize empowerment by providing players with additional speed and powers that give them a competitive edge.

“Timex has been a disruptor for nearly 170 years, we have history in the unexpected,” says Shari Fabiani, Sr. Vice President, Brand & Creative at Timex Group.  “As the official timekeeper of the metaverse, we’re playing with the concept of time and merging analog technology with a digital world within one of the world’s most popular multiplayer online games, Fortnite. Timex has ventured into the metaverse before and now we are going full throttle into gaming, with additional virtual, immersive experiences, and entry into web3 coming soon.”

The collaboration will be supported with a fully integrated campaign, bridging the virtual world with real life experiences, such as in-game giveaways, partnerships including gamer influencers Parker Locke, Sushi Bae, SypherPK, YouTube Star Ali-A and Gen Z style icon and Fortnite enthusiast Landon Barker.

“For me, time spent playing Fortnite is time well spent because it is one of the ways I can be with my friends without all of the superficial stuff that can get in the way of connection,” said Landon Barker. “I am excited to partner with Timex, I love their watches and Fortnite so for me this was a perfect match.”

Race Against TimeX includes 6 mini-games, each pitting players against time, with challenges including water rising, walls closing, floors breaking, players dodging sequencer waves and finding their way across a precarious path in the dark. Players can purchase power-ups, with fantastical watches transferring special powers to the players’ wrists, giving them extra speed and other abilities as they try to complete all 6 mini-games in the fastest times. 

Race Against Timex

Timex first entered the metaverse with innovative partnerships that included an official pre-show countdown partnership with Wave’s live, virtual, and interactive Justin Bieber concert and AmazeVR’s Megan Thee Stallion VR Concert Tour, “Enter The Hottieverse,” with virtual Timex watches added to the wrists of each user’s avatar using special VR hand tracking capabilities. Now in “Race Against TimeX,” Timex offers their most interactive, virtual experience to date, with more initiatives planned, further positioning Timex at the forefront of the metaverse. 

Timex teamed up with best-in-class partners to bring “Race Against TimeX” to fruition, including MetabrandsTM, a metaverse agency for brands, SuperAwesome, an Epic Games company, that assisted with digital engagement among GenZ gamers, and Beyond Creative, a leading developer of Fortnite Creative games.

To play “Race Against TimeX,” go to Fortnite, choose “Creative” mode, select “Play” and input the “Island Code.” Fortnite can be played for free on PC, PlayStation (4 and 5), Xbox One (S, X, and Series X or S), Nintendo Switch, and Android mobile devices.

Island Code: 1359-6287-8998 or for direct link: https://epicgames.com/fn/1359-6287-8998

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Alpha Motor Corporation’s Ride-Along Event: Shaping the Future of Electric Vehicles

Alpha Motor Corporation shapes the future of electric vehicles through customer-centric ride-along events. Experience the journey at https://youtu.be/rFkpVdyLqOA.

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Alpha Motor Corporation recently celebrated the successful completion of its ride-along event, a pivotal moment in their quest to revolutionize electric vehicles. Guided by valuable feedback from potential customers who experienced the ride, Alpha is dedicated to tailoring electric vehicles to meet consumer needs effectively.

Copyright © 2024 Alpha Motor Corporation. All rights reserved.

This milestone event, captured in all its glory at https://youtu.be/rFkpVdyLqOA, underscores Alpha’s commitment to customer-centric vehicle development. Following the WOLF truck’s impressive performance in the Southern California desert last summer, this ride-along event solidifies Alpha’s dedication to creating vehicles that resonate with the mainstream market.

Alpha’s ride-along event is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/rFkpVdyLqOA.

Amidst varying weather conditions and challenging terrains, the WOLF truck effortlessly navigated a designated course, showcasing its prowess in handling, speed, and efficiency. Impressively, the vehicle utilized only 20% of its battery capacity during the eight-hour event, with a speedy total charge time of just 30 minutes.

Alpha Motor Corporation aims to leverage the insights gleaned from these ride-along events to enhance vehicle development continually. By incorporating feedback from participants and analyzing driving experiences, Alpha ensures that their electric vehicles not only meet but exceed consumer expectations.

Looking ahead, Alpha plans to host more ride-along events to gather valuable feedback, further refining the driving performance of its modular EV platform. This platform, shared by various models like the WOLF+, SUPERWOLF, REX SUV, and JAX Crossover, embodies Alpha’s commitment to delivering high-quality electric vehicles with accessible design, performance, and ownership experience.

As a trailblazing American automobile company based in Irvine, California, Alpha Motor Corporation is devoted to crafting sustainable transportation solutions that benefit both people and the environment. Through cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices, Alpha is reshaping the automotive landscape, one electrifying vehicle at a time.

For more information, visit https://www.alphamotorinc.com or contact pr@alphamotorinc.com.

(Source: Alpha Motor Corporation)

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3 Ways to Use Propane in Your Home

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(Family Features) A reliable, environmentally friendly energy source, propane can help power key home systems and appliances. Readily available in the United States, the portable, low-carbon energy source is stored on-site, meaning it’s always accessible to help keep homes running regardless of severe weather or other interruptions to the power grid.

Watch this video for helpful tips this season!

Consider these ways to integrate the clean energy source into your home from the experts at the Propane Education & Research Council:

Home Heating
Whether you use a furnace, fireplace or boiler to heat your home, propane can power your heating source in any climate. Propane-powered heating sources are highly efficient, typically cost less overall due to their longer expected lifespans and emit fewer greenhouse gases than electric or wood- or oil-burning alternatives.

Backup Power
When power from the electric grid is interrupted, a propane-powered generator can provide supplemental power in as little as 10 seconds to keep vital systems like smoke and fire detection, refrigeration, heating and cooling, Wi-Fi and other health and safety equipment operational for several days and nights. Plus, propane doesn’t degrade over time, unlike diesel or gasoline, making it an ideal standby power fuel.

Appliances
Because of their high performance and energy efficiency, propane-powered appliances such as cooking ranges and stoves, clothes dryers and tankless water heaters can increase the value of a home and decrease the strain on the electrical grid. Generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their electric counterparts, propane-powered appliances can heat and cool quicker, reduce standby losses and dry clothing faster, reducing energy usage and cost.

Learn more about propane and its benefits at Propane.com/ForMyHome.


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TOY AND GAME INDUSTRY VETERANS JEFFREY BRESLOW, FRANK ADLER LAUNCH NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY CARD GAME, PICKLE EVERYTHING

Pickle Everything Games introduces new fast-hitting game for pickle lovers, now available at retail

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CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Pickle Everything Games, created by co-founder toy and game industry veterans Jeffrey Breslow and Frank Adler, today introduced a new card game called Pickle Everything, where words meet fun and pickles rule, allowing families and friends to compete against one another in a new, fast-paced and hilarious way. Pickle Everything is now available for purchase for just $9.99 on Amazon and PickleEverything.games.

Together, the partners of Pickle Everything Games have a combined 65 years of toy development experience. Breslow was a founding partner of Big Monster Toys, a role that would lead to his induction in the Toy Manufacturers Hall of Fame in 1988. Games such as Guesstures, Masterpiece, and Ants in the Pants were among the many that he was instrumental in developing. Adler, a seasoned expert in the toy and game industry, was the former president of Uncle Milton, where he took the company from its Ant Farm product line roots to its award-winning Star Wars Science and In My Room brands, which included a full range of Disney Princess and Frozen product lines.

“The rapid growth of pickleball and the cross-generational obsession for pickle-themed everything caught my eye,” said Breslow. “We were inspired by its momentum and wanted to encapsulate that as a card game. Similar to pickleball, Pickle Everything brings people together, sparks laughter, and adds a unique twist to traditional games – all in the comfort of your home.”

Each deck contains 52 clue cards and corresponding answers. The answers to each clue begin with the letter “P” and must be accompanied by the term “pickle.” One player will read the clue card aloud and the first player to shout out the correct answer, followed by the word “pickle,” wins the card. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is crowned the winner.

Pickle Everything is recommended to play alongside three to five players, ages 10 to 110 years old. Instructions, complete with an accompanying link for audio guidance are provided.  Contrary to its name, no prior knowledge of pickleball is required, ensuring accessibility for all players.

“Our intention is for Pickle Everything to spark a Pickle Phenomenon,” stated Adler. “As we continue to literally pickle everything – favorite foods, celebrities, sports, and more – we’re excited to see how the pickle frenzy ensues. This is only the beginning of what to expect from Pickle Everything Games.”

Pickle Everything is now available for purchase on PickleEverything.games and Amazon retailing at $9.99. Visit PickleEverything.games for more information.

ABOUT PICKLE EVERYTHING
Seasoned toy and game industry veterans, Jeffrey Breslow and Frank Adler come together as Pickle Everything Games to create Pickle Everything, the card game where words meet fun and pickles rule. The unique, fast-paced, and hilarious game is designed for players to race against each other to answer the clues. Pickle Everything is a family-friendly game, intended for players ages 10 years and above. Follow Pickle Everything on Instagram (@PickleEverythingGame) and Facebook (PickleEverything). Visit PickleEverything.games to learn more.

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