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Not So Massively: Hearthstone's expansion fee, Elite's console potential, and Destiny's mobile app

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Diablo III is going to China

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They're really giving players hell.
If you're a Diablo III fan in the US, you've been able to play the game for quite some time, delving into seas of monsters and beating your way through fields of enemies. If you're a Diablo III fan in China, you're anxiously awaiting the game to actually be released locally. So it's good news to hear that Blizzard is working with NetEase to bring the game over to China's shores.

No official release dates or prices have been announced at this time, nor has any information about whether or not this release will include the Reaper of Souls expansion for the game. It seems likely that the release will include all of the upgrades the game has experienced since its 2012 launch, but even that's just speculation. NetEase is the company that has already brought World of Warcraft and StarCraft II to the nation's gaming audience, so it's likely that players can expect the game without too many delays.

Not So Massively: GTAO's update, Hearthstone's tourney, and LoL's Summoner's RIFT revamp

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Diablo III is closing the auction house for good next week

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Diablo III's auction house is on its last leg, giving up its ghost, and seeing a hellish light at the end of the tunnel. As of June 24th, all traces of the controversial feature will be removed from the game for good.

Blizzard sent out a reminder today about the auction house, stating that while its economic functions were disabled in March, the studio left it up for a few months past that to allow players to retrieve items and gold. Any items and gold left unattended will be sucked into the abyss on next Tuesday, so beware!

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls' first update bringing seasonal play

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Diablo III has begun testing its first big update for Reaper of Souls, which will add an updated version of Diablo II's ladder system and more.

Patch 2.1.0 will also add "seasons" to the game. These are a new type of play that requires players to start a fresh character to level up. Why would someone want to do something so obviously crazy? Why, for the exclusive rewards and the chance to climb the leaderboards! There will also be season-only achievements called conquests that will be awarded to the first 1,000 players to get each one.

Once a season is over, the exclusive legendaries will be added to the rest of the game. Patch 2.1.0 will also impliment cesspool levels, combat balance changes, and greater rifts. The latter will have players racing against the clock to kill monsters and try to beat the end boss before time runs out.

Not So Massively: Destiny, Star Citizen, and Elite at E3

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Diablo III keeping legendary drop rate increase

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Diablo 3
Blizzard game designer Travis Day brought some welcome news to Diablo III fans on the game's official forums last night.

"Due to the overwhelming popularity of our anniversary buff we have decided to keep the increased legendary drop rate once the anniversary celebration ends," Day wrote. "Once the buff is disabled tomorrow morning, you will find that the new base line drop rates for legendary items will be the same as those you have all enjoyed for the last week."

Here's Diablo 3's Reaper of Souls on the PS4

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Diablo 3
Blizzard has released a brief look at Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion on the PlayStation 4. The Ultimate Evil Edition is headed your way on August 19th, and you can see it in action via the video after the break.

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Not So Massively: The Division's delay, Atari's MOBA Minimum, and HEX's lawsuit

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Double rift fragments and your chance to find legendaries in Diablo III this week

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Diablo III
Diablo III is two years old today. To celebrate, Blizzard is doubling the chance to find legendary items and rift fragments. The promotion begins today at 3:00 p.m. EDT and ends next Thursday, May 22nd, at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

Not So Massively: GTA Online's expansion, Reaper of Souls on console, and LoL's Braum spotlight

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Diablo III's Reaper of Souls coming to consoles in August

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Reaper of Souls consoles
Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion is coming to consoles on August 19th. "By summer's end you'll face off against Death himself," Blizzard says, "with up to four players banding together on a single TV screen."

The Ultimate Evil edition will set you back $59.99 on the PS4 and Xbox One or $39.99 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

First wave of BlizzCon tickets sold out

World of Warcraft, Real-Life, Events (Real-World), Miscellaneous, Diablo III

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Tickets for BlizzCon 2014 have sold out! Well, the first round of tickets have, anyway.

It's estimated that this first offering sold out in five to 10 seconds, according to our sister site WoW Insider. Past BlizzCons have seen similar ticket sales, and this year is already showing that Blizzard's still got it.

If you happened to blink at any time yesterday, you can still try for round two this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. EDT).

Not So Massively: Project Legion's reveal, Star Citizen's $43M mark, and Hearthstone's F2P model

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Not So Massively: Minecraft's Realms service, LoL's latest character, and Hearthstone's world championships

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Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs.
  • Minecraft's Realms subscription service is now officially live and ready to take your money.
  • League of Legends introduced new character Braum, the Heart of the Freljord.
  • Blizzard announced the Hearthstone World Championship for this year's BlizzCon.
  • HEX officially launched its closed beta.
  • Diablo III's Reaper of Souls soundtrack was released on iTunes for 10 bucks.
  • Nosgoth posted new screenshots and a dev blog about its new vampire class.
  • SMITE unveiled a new catsuit for playabler character Bastet.
  • Infestation: Survivor Stories claimed 2.5 million players to date and 100k daily logins.
  • DayZ's Dean Hall praised Steam for helping studios bypass publishers.
  • Destiny got a brand-new website and a bunch of new videos -- they're after the break along with more NSM updates!

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