Valve Software makes hardware move

Frustrated by a lack of hardware innovation, gaming fan favorite Valve Software is taking matters into its own hands and is seeking industrial engineering expertise. That could mean that the rumored Valve Steambox is on its way.

Ignite raises $5M to become the World of Warcraft of car racing

Ignite Game Technologies, the San Francisco-based online gaming startup that specializes in car racing games, has raised $5 million in new funding, bringing its total investment to $17.5 million. The company makes massive multi-player online racing games in which people compete in real time

Games for the weekend: Run Roo Run

Run Roo Run is a simple to learn, yet hard to master side-scrolling game that rewards accuracy. If you were a gamer that toiled over Mario to get the timing of jumping from pipe to pipe just right, then this is the game for you.

Games for the weekend: Rat on a Snowboard

There’s no real franchise character with the kind of repeated success of something like Sonic the Hedgehog on the the iOS platform, but one contender wants to change that. Enter the adventures of Ratty, a collection of fast-paced, side-scrolling games by Donut Games.

Here Come the Cloud and Gaming Funds (And Other VC Trends)

There are half as many venture firms in existence today as there were in 2000 and venture capital fundraising has taken a nose dive from its pre-recession levels. But venture capital veteran William Quigely says it;s all good news for VCs and startups alike.

The State of iOS Gaming: The Platform Matures

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of something that I haven’t done since I first got an iPhone: gaming. Sure, I’ll occasionally pick up Angry Birds when a new major update drops with new levels, but others left me cold. That’s changing, and for the better.

Where Do Facebook and Game Developers Go From Here?

Earlier this week, Facebook introduced changes intended to foster the growth of games on its platform that are less spammy and more engaging. Game developers are worried their games will be less viral, but the good thing is Facebook is finally incentivized to help games grow.