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Xbox One energy wasting

Environmental group calls Xbox One energy-saving efforts insufficient

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 premature to conclu...   read

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PopCap boss leaves EA

PopCap's last remaining co-founder leaves EA

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 involves working w...   read

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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online

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 of Games Distri...   read


Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Fallout series

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 knutaf even wrote...   read


How is the BP oil leak affecting the Mushroom Kingdom?

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 piece of art b...   read


Ubisoft kills manuals, launches eco-friendly packaging

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. You never read th...   read


TV TrickleSaver can turn you too into a dirty liberal hippie

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 same high schoo...   read


Read it and weep: Burkshaw's homeless Sims are depressing

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 named Robin Burk...   read


Nintendo and Greenpeace are still not BFF

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 Greenpeace looks...   read


News flash: Consoles use electricity, could be lessened if turned off

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 the $1 billion...   read



Energy Star to have standards for gaming consoles

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, appliances, even l...   read

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