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US sanctions halt Blizzard's Battle.net services in Crimea region

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World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment titles dependent on the studio's Battle.net service are now 'offline' in Crimea following the United States' trade sanctions on the region.

Blizzard have been forced into switching off their services and informed affected gamers through an email. All subscriptions have been terminated, though they hope to "restore access" in the future.

Diablo III Patch 2.2.0 adds three new Treasure Goblins, 'regular health potions' removed entirely

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There's doings afoot in Diablo III as the latest 2.2.0 Patch for the action RPG has completely ditched regular health potions, as Blizzard have replaced them with a new Bottomless Heath Potion that heals 60% life.

Legendary potions remain unchanged according to the notes. This came about when the team was looking at mass loot pickups. Grab one gem and you'll grab them all in a 20 yard radius.

Diablo 3 players get 100% XP and gold all this week

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Log in to kill a few monsters on Diablo 3 any time this week and you'll find yourself with a very nice 100% boost to your earned XP and looted gold.

Blizzard is kicking off this celebratory buff to commemorate the first-year anniversary of the game's first expansion, Reaper of Souls.

Blizzard claims Diablo 3 microtransactions are not coming to the Western market

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Blizzard has attempted to pre-empt the inevitable controversy regarding new features from Diablo 3's upcoming patch 2.2.0 that might begin to show up in data-mined information.

Though the patch will contain a new in-game currency, timed experience boosts, and references to stash space and character slot expansions, this is all apparently designed for soon to be implemented microtransactions in Asia, and is therefore not applicable to the Western audience.

Upcoming Diablo 3 patch 2.2.0 adds new legendary item powers and armour sets

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Patch 2.2.0 for Diablo 3 is on the way soon, bringing with it some more of that sweet, sweet loot. Namely three new legendary armour sets designed to compete with the game's most powerful gear.

Bonuses to some existing sets have also been reworked, and Blizzard has added over 15 new legendary powers in the form of legendary gems, armor, rings, and more.

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