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Xbox One energy wasting

Environmental group calls Xbox One energy-saving efforts insufficient


Give a hoot, kill an owl
Apr 15
// Steven Hansen
Microsoft is addressing the Xbox One's excessive latent power consumption ($6-$15 worth per year) with an update, but Natural Resources Defense Council scientist Noah Horowitz says on the non-profit's website, "It may be prem...
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PopCap boss leaves EA

PopCap's last remaining co-founder leaves EA


John Vechey to work for environmental non-profit Grist
Sep 07
// Kyle MacGregor
PopCap boss John Vechey is parting ways with the studio he helped build nearly 15 years ago. In Vechey's farewell address, he reveals plans to "give something back for awhile until [he figures] out what's next." That inv...
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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online


So finds the the Journal of Industrial Ecology
Sep 07
// Kyle MacGregor
A new study finds buying a game at retail may have a less significant impact on the environment than downloading the same title. The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a report dubbed "The Carbon Footprint ...
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Fallout series


Jul 06
// Tom Fronczak
In last week's debate we discussed the pros and cons of two of the most loved games in recent years, and both games saw an immense amount of support, with many elaborate posts that I really enjoyed reading. Dtoid reader kn...

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How is the BP oil leak affecting the Mushroom Kingdom?


Jun 01
// Conrad Zimmerman
I don't watch the televised news, as a rule. It's never been a part of my life. So, as a result, I wind up becoming aware of news only after it has been run through the cultural filter related to my hobby of choice. Take this...
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Ubisoft kills manuals, launches eco-friendly packaging


Apr 19
// Dale North
The environment is saved! Kinda. Ubisoft's Xbox 360, PS3 and PC packaging changes from here on out. In-game manuals will replace paper ones. This kicks off with Shaun White Skateboarding later this year. Oh, quit bitching. Yo...
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TV TrickleSaver can turn you too into a dirty liberal hippie


Jul 09
// Ben Perlee
This may be the "Northern California liberal hippie" talking in me, but sometimes I really question whether the energy I use to play videogames is worth the entertainment. I mean, you don't have to have gone to the ...
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Read it and weep: Burkshaw's homeless Sims are depressing


Jun 19
// Joseph Leray
I've never been a big fan of Will Wright's games -- when I was a kid, I found SimCity and SimEarth too deep and confusing and, as a teenager, was quickly bored by The Sims. A games desgin student at Anglia Ruskin University n...
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Nintendo and Greenpeace are still not BFF


Apr 06
// Matthew Razak
One would think that after all the negative press Nintendo got for scoring a 0 out of a possible 10 on Greenpeace's Scale of Greenitude (note: not official name) in 2007 they might be more willing to release the information G...
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News flash: Consoles use electricity, could be lessened if turned off


Dec 30
// Brad Nicholson
A report released by the National Resources Defense Council states that videogame consoles suck up one billion dollars worth of energy annually. Putting a face on that number is easy. The 16 billion kilowatt-hours charging up...
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Energy Star to have standards for gaming consoles


Oct 15
// Conrad Zimmerman
If you've purchased a computer in the last fifteen years, you've probably seen the Energy Star logo at one point or another. They're an international standard for energy-efficient consumer products, including televisions, app...

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