Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Green gaming: Video game firms make climate promises at UN

Skipping school is easy.
Skipping school is fun.

Let's see these kids stay off social media for a week.
Quit gaming for a week.
Put down their phones.
For a week.

Then we'll see just how committed they are.

From the Associated Press via the Houston Chronicle:
Gaming is going green — and some of the biggest game companies hope players will, too.
The companies behind PlayStation, Xbox, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Twitch and other video games and platforms pledged Monday at the U.N. to level up efforts to fight climate change and get their throngs of users involved.

The promises range from planting trees to reducing plastic packaging, from making game devices more energy efficient to incorporating environmental themes into the games themselves.

"I believe games and gamers can be a force for social change and would love to see our global community unite to help our planet to survive and thrive," Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly gathering of world leaders....MORE
Having fun wasn't always so energy intensive. Back in my day we made do with a stick.
And counted ourselves lucky.