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Valve’s Steam Box Plans To Expand The Universe

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Only one more day of waiting to see what tricks Valve has up their sleeve with a product rumored to be titled the Steam Box. The company has a countdown page with just over 24 hours left on the clock (at the time of writing this). Below the countdown there is mention of Steam in [&hellip

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Diablo III Auction House Shutting Down

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Since Diablo III was released back in May of 2012, there have been some very opposing opinions on the game. One of the biggest controversies of the game was the Auction House; a place to buy or sell in-game items. Blizzard has finally decided the Auction House should be removed after stating that it “ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play.” An email arrived in the inboxes of D3 players a few days ago explaining the situation. While the email had very limited information, it did say the Auction House would be no more on March 18, 2014.

The email reads as follows:
We are writing tell you about an important change to Diablo III: we’re going to be removing the gold and real-money auction house system from the game.

When we initially designed and implemented the auction house system, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades. But after much review and player feedback, it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.

We’re working out the details of how the auction house system will be shut down, but we wanted to share the news as soon as we made the decision in order to give everyone as much advance notice as possible. Please note that the final shutdown will occur on March 18, 2014. We will keep everyone informed as we work through this process, but feel free to check out our blog post on the subject, and stay tuned to Diablo 3.com for further details.

- The Diablo III team


What To Know: Apple’s iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C Keynote

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Major news came out of Apple’s Town Hall yesterday morning about two new phones that will be made available to the public this month. Here are some notes to take from yesterday’s keynote: Two new phones will replace the existing models available — including the 5.  iPhone 5C comes in Five Colors (shown above) and [&hellip

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Xbox One Dashboard Beta Leaked on YouTube

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This video shows a glimpse of what’s expected from the new Xbox One dashboard. The person in the video explains the beta dashboard has several bugs. However, he believes Microsoft will sort things out before November. It’s interesting to me if this person is a Microsoft employee or perhaps just one lucky kid. Regardless, something [&hellip

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Assassin’s Creed IV Locations and Activities

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The Playstation YouTube channel uploaded this brand new video of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It showcases a handful of features, and shows off some new game modes. In this video, our protagonist shows up to a tavern to beat up a few patrons and drink some rum. He then unlocks a viewpoint only to [&hellip

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