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Blizzard adopts PayPal for Diablo III

Online payments service will allow users to trade items for real world money

Blizzard Entertainment has chosen to work with payments service PayPal for its upcoming MMO Diablo III.

"Gamers want to focus on gaming and prefer an in-game payments solution that's convenient, easy and secure," said Carey Kolaja, senior director of emerging opportunities at PayPal.

"Last month we told you that our research has shown that over 70 per cent of gamers are PayPal users, and we believe that's because we understand that central principle."

PayPal will also become a payment option on Battle.net accounts.

It was last month that Blizzard announced it would allow players to use real currency in the online RPG, so that real currency can be used to buy and sell weapons, armour and other in game items at virtual auction houses.

"PayPal's solution for digital goods will help enrich this experience by providing Blizzard's audience in several regions of the world with another easy, convenient and safe way for making these purchases."

Gold based auction houses will still be available for those who do not want to spend real money.

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