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This Friday will see the European launch of Diablo 3‘s Real Money Auction House. The RAMH, as it is known to close friends, offers in-game purchases of Diabolical goodies.

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Diablo III details emerge: real money, online only and no game modsBlizzard has revealed several major changes coming to the third installment of Diablo, Diablo III. The franchise which began way back in 1996 will skip the fake currency and instead allow the buying and selling of in-game items for cold hard cash. If you think that’s crazy, check out the other changes headed our way.

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Blizzard has taken a big step in luring more gamers to World of Warcraft addiction. With one eye on the spread of free-to-play MMOs, it’s announced a new way in to the game called World of Warcraft Starter Edition. It’ll allow you to download the game and play until your character reaches level 20.

There are some other restrictions – gold is tops out at 10 and trade skills at 100 plus the Auction House, mailbox and player-to-player trading are blocked as well as public and voice chat. As a free player, you’ll also be barred from joining guilds. Hit level 20 and you’ll need to upgrade to a paid subscription. Blizzard is betting you’ll be hooked by then.

Out now | From £free | World of Warcraft

Call of Duty Elite: Will you pay the online multiplayer tax?As the saying goes, you’ve got to pay to play. In a surprise move this morning Activision Blizzard Inc. revealed plans to launch a paid service dubbed Call of Duty Elite. The new service will launch in tandem with the November release of Modern Warfare 3 and looks to put our allegiance to the franchise to the ultimate test — our bank accounts. Will you pay the online multiplayer tax for Call of Duty Elite?

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WoW Cataclysm review roundup

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WoW Cataclysm is quite literally the most earth shattering expansion pack for World of Warcraft since its launch half a decade ago. As well as new levels for hardcore players to reach and new characters, the whole of Azeroth has been reshaped. Cos, it’s a cataclysm, innit. What do the online RPG experts make of this mid-life booster for Blizzard’s MMO? Find out in our WoW Cataclysm review roundup.

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Playing Starcraft 2 and cheating in single player mode? You could be risking the wrath of the banhammer. A site that shares cheats and training packages for the Blizzard game has accused it of banning Starcraft 2 players who’ve used cheats in single player games. Is Blizzard out of order or right to stop actions that could skew ratings?
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StarCraft is a pretty addictive game, fair enough. Is it really addictive in the same was as say, nicotine, however? Psychiatrists in South Korea seem to think so and have been treating afflicted gamers with an antidepressant normally used to treat smoking addiction.

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We always knew that Starcraft II would give your PC a pretty intensive graphical workout, but we didn’t expect that it would cause it to actually burn out. Some gamers have said that playing the sci-fi RTS caused their graphics cards to overheat, and tis has now been confirmed by Blizzard.

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