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

A Virtual World for Jane Austen Fans Just Raised $100K on Kickstarter

Jane Austen's long dead, but that doesn't keep her most obsessive fans from supporting an entire cottage industry around her works. But this is taking it to a new level: Via Polygon, a Kickstarter campaign has just raised $109,563 to fund the creation of Ever, Jane, a massively multiplayer online game dedicated to the… » 12/05/13 12:10pm 12/05/13 12:10pm

Disney Video Game Adds Female Characters, Gives Rapunzel a Frying Pan

The wildly successful video game Disney Infinity will be introducing five new characters this month, including three Disney Princesses! (But none of the ones from your singalong childhood.) Rapunzel from Tangled and Anna and Elsa from the upcoming Frozen will soon have their own roles and corresponding storylines in… » 11/20/13 12:00pm 11/20/13 12:00pm

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

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

Steal That Asshole Karl Lagerfeld's Sunglasses in Bizarre New Game

There's a new game where Karl Lagerfeld insults you, and you get back at him by stealing his sunglasses. Although stealing his sunglasses probably isn't the first thing I'd do if I were face to face with that condescending asshat. » 6/20/13 8:30pm 6/20/13 8:30pm

Gaming Conference Welcomes Women With Hilaaaarious Rape Joke

Yesterday at Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 press conference, a man and a woman demonstrated a new fighting game, Killer Instinct. The man, a producer on the game and so therefore winning easily, tells the woman at the :27 mark to "Just let it happen, it'll be over soon." » 6/11/13 1:10pm 6/11/13 1:10pm

Girl Scouts Add Video Game Dev Badge To Encourage More Female Techies

The realm of propaganda meant to recruit women into scientific or technological fields is often embarassingly off the mark. It's kind of remarkable that, amidst all this, not too many organizations think ton place young girls in environments where they actually interact with technology and the people who work in it.… » 4/20/13 12:30pm 4/20/13 12:30pm

Do We Love Zombies Because We Hate Our Lives?

From TV (The Walking Dead) to movies (Warm Bodies) to video games (Plants Vs. Zombies), we're surrounded by dead-eyed, decaying undead creatures. In the early 2000s, it was clear that zombies were having a moment; that moment has lasted over a decade. And one researcher — Clemson University's Sarah Lauro — believes… » 3/11/13 4:00pm 3/11/13 4:00pm

Anita Sarkeesian’s New Tropes Vs. Women Series is Awesome

Anita Sarkeesian didn't let male gamer trolls deter her from successfully funding her Kickstarter on oversexualized tropes of women in video games — in fact, her project raised more than 26 times her original goal of $6,000 thanks to all the added publicity. Revenge is extra sweet when it's ironic, lucrative and shuts … » 3/08/13 5:00pm 3/08/13 5:00pm

7-Year-Old Zora Ball Is the World's Youngest Game Programmer

Pint-sized programming wizard Zora Ball is now the youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game. A first grader at Philadelphia's Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, she's already more accomplished than everyone you know. Consequently, we should all go eat a tub… » 2/14/13 9:30am 2/14/13 9:30am