writes "At a special event at Blizzard HQ in California, gaming press were treated to the first look at the Diablo 3 auction house — featuring real-world money transactions across different regions allowing you to buy and sell items with real money. There'll be a listing fee and a sales fee for auctions, and while they're not talking dollar numbers just yet, Blizzard assures gamers that they're not looking to pinch pennies."
Update: 08/01 17:41 GMT
:The other big piece of news about Diablo 3
is that it will require a persistent connection to Battle.net to play
, even for single-player mode. Eurogamer has a detailed write-up about the current state of the beta