In this era of greener computing, are game hardware companies doing enough to be socially and environmentally sound? I don't ask to stir up bad rumors. It's just that I've been unable to find much information on the topic.
- Computers and game systems are ever more difficult to differentiate, and hi-tech waste and third-world labor are already concerns in the electronics industry as a whole. More and more households own game systems, and increasingly companies are aiming to take over the living room or otherwise expand the capabilities and scope of their consoles. I don't think we're anywhere near the edge of a grand plummet into something terrible, but as an informed consumer I'm hoping this is something that the gaming industry at least has on their radar.
That's a long way from likely. The way the console market operates now, the only way that Green is going to be a consideration is if the manufacturers believe that a Greener system will be the consumer's choice over what will likely be more powerful systems. Does the average gamer think that carbon-neutral is better then 1080p? More importantly, does the Industry think that gamers care? If you want Green games, you're going to need to get a few million friends to demand it - it's not going to happen otherwise.
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