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Gamers! We Need to Power Off!

April 21, 2012

Yes, it turns out we’re wasting waaaaay too much money on electricity.  Which means less money to spend on games and more Co2 going out…

Games consoles are known power hogs, but a recently published study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University drives the point home. The biggest issue, the study finds, is not how much electricity the consoles pull while being actively used, nor even the “vampire” effect where electronics powered off still drain electricity. The biggest, most wasteful draw, it turns out, comes from consoles that are on but idle.

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