Blizzard launches shoot-to-thrill Overwatch League, but there is a risk of overkill

The constantly evolving realm of eSports is taking another big leap forward this week with the January 10th launch of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s seven-month long Overwatch League. The American video game publisher – maker of the massively successful competitive first-person shooter Overwatch, which had a player base of more than 35 million players as of…

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Microsoft says chip security fix may significantly slow some servers, personal computers

Microsoft Corp. said fixes for security flaws present in most processors may significantly slow down certain servers and dent the performance of some personal computers, the software maker’s first assessment of a global problem that Intel Corp. initially downplayed. Microsoft’s statement suggests slowdowns could be more substantial than Intel previously indicated. While Intel Chief Executive Officer…

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