Google has harnessed its map pins power to create an awesome trivia game online. The game called “Smarty Pins” asks users to indicate the places on the world’s map that correspond with the question in the card. Players start with 1,000 miles (or 1,609 km, if they are based outside the USA), and with each incorrect answer the number of miles decreases by the distance between the correct location and the wrong place the player has pinned.

MINI introduces a new element to its “Design with Bite” campaign for the Paceman car, started back in January 2013. Now, the brand invites its global fan community to embark on an epic urban ride through a night city on the dedicated website. The users face various challenges during the online “Discover Your Inner Paceman” journey behind the wheel of the virtual blue MINI Paceman. In the end, MINI defines the inner personality of the user based the choices that were made throughout the ride.

If a year ago no one could have imagined a game where Jack Sparrow battles, say, Mr. Incredible, this year Disney Interactive is to unveil a whole new gaming experience where it is possible —a new project Disney Infiniti, which is to be released in June on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, PC, mobile devices, and Nintendo 3DS.

Social gaming company Zynga has launched its holiday philanthropic campaign, which connects virtual and real world. It kicked off “Oh, What Fun!” initiative, which helps to collect money for buying toys for children from less fortunate families in the USA. The new campaign invites gamers to contribute to the cause while playing their favourite online games—from November 28 to December 31, all the money from in-game purchase price will be donated to Toys for Tots (players’ purchases are not tax-deductible).