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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: A Defense of Diablo III Auction House

Already, there's been a bit of a backlash across the Internet to Blizzard's recently announced Auction House in Diablo III, feeling like Blizzard is just trying to make more money and cash in on marketplace they fought so long to contain that cropped up with its other games.

gamrFeed's Chris Arnone says this is a situation of, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

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swirldude2515d ago

Sure, why not? Better than enforcing against something that cannot be stopped.

thorstein2515d ago

You're right. People were already selling the items before weren't they? Why not get in on the action. I think the profits will make D3 that much more of a supported and robust experience.

Besides, I am still buying the game, doesn't mean I need to use an "auction house."

evrfighter2515d ago

Besides theres a better option for me and the people who decided on not buying it.

Thank goodness for torchlight 2. Though with guild wars 2 coming out late next year in around the same time frame d3 would drop. There will be an abundance of games to fill your loot needs

kthsdlr2515d ago

I don't see this model as being terribly profitable or sustainable.

kerky2515d ago

No point in fighting a pointless fight I guess. Business is business.

Torillian2515d ago

While I get what you mean, I can see why some don't like it just from a moral aspect. It's similar to if Police couldn't enforce gun control so they started selling automatic weapons themselves. Sure maybe Blizzard could never get rid of something like this, but if you think the idea is morally objectionable then you would still prefer Blizzard not get into it themselves.