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In ‘Diablo III,’ happiness that money can’t buy?

An interesting thing happened a couple of weeks ago: a video game company, after extensive pressure from the players of one of its marquee titles, removed one of that game’s most convenient, innovative features.

The game in question is “Diablo III,” a very popular “hack-and-slash” game published by Blizzard in which players kill endless waves of monsters in search of ever-more-powerful loot (equipment that improves characters’ stats). The feature in question is an auction house.

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