《青蜂侠（The Green Hornet）》入驻Mafia Wars——据游戏邦了解，索尼电影娱乐公司的最新影片《青蜂侠》最近在社交游戏Mafia Wars中开展宣传活动。即日起到1月14日，Mafia Wars玩家可以在游戏中赚取7款《青蜂侠》道具，集齐7件的玩家将得到一款“The Black Beauty”奖品。
Walker Digital起诉Zynga和动视暴雪公司侵权——据TechCrunch报导，近日Walker Digital就专利侵权问题起诉Zynga和动视暴雪公司，声称上述公司侵犯了其发明申请的“在线分散式游戏竞赛数据库系统”（DATABASE DRIVEN ONLINE DISTRIBUTED TOURNAMENT SYSTEM）专利，目前这一诉讼涉及的游戏包括Zynga的Wars系列RPG游戏，《使命召唤》和《魔兽世界》等。
Peak Games融资150万美元——据游戏邦了解，土耳其大型社交游戏公司Peak Games本周宣布获得来自Hummingbird Ventures公司的150万美元融资。同时，Hummingbird公司的Pamir Gelenbe及天使投资商Evren Ucok 加入了Peak Games公司董事会。
Ngmoco关闭Miraphonic应用——本周，社交和手机游戏开发公司Ngmoco宣布计划将于1月16日关闭其收购的Miraphonic工作室旗下的4款游戏作品：Epic Chef Wars, Epic Crime Wars, Epic Pet Wars和Titan Wars。
Zynga聘用多位MySpace前任执行官——据TechCrunch报道，Zynga公司近期聘用了MySpace社交网站前任用户体验设计资深副总裁Katie Geminder及社交经理Christina Wodtke。在此之前，Zynga公司还聘用了MySpace的前任副总裁Dani Dudeck和首席执行官Owen Van Natta。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
The Green Hornet Comes to Mafia Wars — Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming film, The Green Hornet, has made its way to Mafia Wars. Between now and January 14th, players can earn seven Green Hornet items in game, with an eight, “The Black Beauty” rewarded to those that collect all seven.
[image via Mafia Wars Blog]
Walker Digital Sues Zynga & Activision-Blizzard over Patent “Infringement” — According to TechCrunch, Walker Digital is filing a lawsuit for patent infringement against both Zynga and Activision-Blizzard for the patent “Database Driven Online Distributed Tournament System.” Walker Digital says that the patent “concerns a product and method of distributed electronic tournaments for a plurality of players that exchanges information with a central controller to influence game play while a player plays in the tournament, and stores player information to influence game play in a subsequent tournament.”
The games in question include the Zynga Wars series of RPGs, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft.
Peak Games Raises $1.5 Million — Turkey’s largest social gaming company, Peak Games is announcing new funding this week. The company has raised $1.5 million in a seed round led by Hummingbird Ventures. Additionally, Pamir Gelenbe of Hummingbird and angel investor Evren Ucok have joined the startup’s board of directors.
Ngmoco Shutting Down Miraphonic Apps — Social and mobile developer Ngmoco has announced that it is planning to shut down the four games it acquired along with developer Miraphonic, as Engage Digital reports. The games are set to go offline on January 16th, and consist of Epic Chef Wars, Epic Crime Wars, Epic Pet Wars, and Titan Wars.
Flock Joins Zynga — Flock, creator of the Flock social web browser, has announced that the six-year-old company is joining Zynga. Specific details regarding the acquisition have not been disclosed.
Zynga Hires More MySpace Executives — In other Zynga-related news, a piece from TechCrunch has noted the hiring of former MySpace SVP of user experience and design, Katie Geminder, and MySpace GM of social, Christina Wodtke. Both are slated to start with Zynga in the next week or so, and follow on the heels of the Zynga-hired Dani Dudeck and Owen Van Natta; a former MySpace VP and CEO respectively. （Source：Inside Social Games）