News Posts by Seth Fitzgerald

Blizzard Details First Overwatch League Season

Details of the first Overwatch League season were shared at BlizzCon this week. Blizzard announced tickets will go on sale November 6, with the first match scheduled for January 10. Each of the twelve teams is going to play twice per week. Four days are dedicated to matches.

StarCraft 2 Switching To Free-To-Play

Seven years after its release, Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty is switching to a free-to-play model. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaine announced the switch during the opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2017. People who've already paid for the title will get the Heart of the Swarm expansion.

PUBG Taking Measures To Reduce Hacking

Hacking is a widespread issue in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) even though its cheat system is already banning upwards of 6,000 accounts per day. To try and make the game more suitable for people playing by the rules, the development team says improvements are coming.

Tablet Shipments Drop For 12th Quarter In A Row

Shipments in the tablet market have now fallen for twelve quarters straight, reports IDC. While smartphones grew in Q3, tablets fell by 5.4% year-over-year. They were down to 40 million global shipments from 42.3 million. That includes regular tablets and detachables.

Facebook Adds GIF, Photo Polls

Facebook has expanded its involvement with polls a lot during the past year. They've appeared in Instagram Stories and Messenger group chats, for example. Now the company is continuing that expansion with an official launch of "Facebook Polls," which includes GIFs and images.

Tor Flaw Can Leak Mac, Linux User IPs

A critical vulnerability in Tor is putting Linux and Mac users at risk. Those who've yet to apply a now-available fix could have their IP addresses leaked. We Are Segment, a security firm, discovered the bug and quickly reported it to the Tor Project.