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Consoles drain alarming amounts of energy in standby, report claims

It shouldn't surprise you to hear that the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U require large amounts of electricity. What might come as a shock is just how much of that juice is spent while the consoles are resting in standby mode. According to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council,...

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EPA calls for greener consoles starting 2010

As you play your beloved Super Mario game tapes, your Nintendo Box drains energy from earth's dwindling supply. It's a well-known scientific fact that at our current rate of consumption, Earth will be returned to an archaic wasteland within thirty years, when feared energy pirates will travel...

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Now you're playing with (a device which consumes very little) power!

It's hardly news that the Wii uses up less power than Sony and Microsoft's graphically intensive, monolithic consoles, but Aussie consumer website Choice has now delivered the most detailed results yet on how much juice each machine consumes -- even taking into account factors such as whether or...

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NES/GB/GBC emulator handheld is powered by the Sun

No, friend, that's not a hip gadget from the new, unfortunately titled James Bond film -- it's a very real, very sexy handheld MP4 player capable of running old school Nintendo emulators using solar power. It also plays MP3's, stores e-books (which it can then read aloud to you, a consideration for...

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Joystiq readers are environmentally friendly

Claims that the majority of Joystiq readers are harmful to the planet's health have been disproved, as the results from our do you leave your console on standby? poll proves. Out of the 8,500+ respondents that took part in the poll, 53% make a conscious effort to turn off their consoles once they're...

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Joystiq poll: Do you leave your game console on standby?

Do you leave your game console on standby? Yes, all the time. It's more convenient that way. Sometimes, when I forget to turn it off completely. No, I make a conscious effort to turn...

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