French And German Presidents Say 'Non' And 'Nein' To Sochi Olympics

Next year, the world's fanciest spandex and the statesmen who they may or may not have voted for will gather in Sochi, Russia to compete in and watch the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. But leaders of two historical Winter Olympian powerhouses won't be there — and they haven't specified why. Any chance it rhymes with… » 12/16/13 6:40pm 12/16/13 6:40pm

Keep Flyin': An Exclusive First Look at Firefly Online

Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on. And soon, you'll be able to have a ship and crew of your own, when Firefly Online launches for the PC and Mac. We've got an exclusive first look at the ships, the guns, the characters and more. » 12/12/13 9:01pm 12/12/13 9:01pm

You've Got to Play This Video Game Involving Manic Panic and Zines

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… » 8/19/13 10:00am 8/19/13 10:00am

Massachusetts Girl Is Awesome at Chess, Probably the Real-Life Ender

A nine-year-old girl in Massachusetts is way better at chess than you will probably ever be in your entire life. Her name is Carissa Yip, and after only three years of playing chess, she already in the 94th percentile of the 51,000 players registered with the U.S. chess federation. Sure, there might be some… » 7/28/13 6:00pm 7/28/13 6:00pm

I Really Want to Play Grand Theft Auto V, But I Won't. Here's Why.

The new Grand Theft Auto V trailer was released yesterday, and I gotta admit: It looks pretty fucking fresh. There's all sort of cool new features — most notably, for the first time the game features three lead characters that you can seamlessly switch between. Unfortunately, all three of those characters are men. » 7/10/13 11:30am 7/10/13 11:30am

Bill Gates Wants to Play, Get Badly Beaten by Girl Chess Genius

The adorable human nerdburger that is Bill Gates wants to play chess against Uganda's chess whiz-kid, 17-year-old Phiona Mutesi. Good luck, bro. We're not sure exactly how tough the game would be for Mutesi — seeing as she's already earned the title of Woman Candidate Master (WCM) at just 16 years old, and is well… » 3/18/13 9:30pm 3/18/13 9:30pm