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Diablo III

Role-playing hack-and-slasher Diablo III received an update to its real-money auction house system today, enabling players to trade actual currency for in-game gold.

As of this writing, the current ratio between gold and dollars sits at 25 cents per 100,000 gold, or $2.50 for 1 million gold.

Developer Blizzard also updated its Diablo III game guide with an in-depth explanation of the calculations and factors driving the chance of discovering an item with magical properties.

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Blizzard’s inclusion of an auction house system within Diablo III divided critics and optimists alike. Although the developer’s efforts stem from an ambitious move to curtail third-party (and illegal) gold- and item-selling schemes, the simple act of spending real cash for in-game boosts still carries a palpable stigma within the community.

What do you think? Will the accessibility of piles of gold for less than a McDonald’s meal sour Diablo III’s experience?

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