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When they're not busy carving handsets out of teak (or rockin' out with their pupils), the folks over at NTT DoCoMo apparently focus their efforts on saving the environment. Next year, the Japanese provider will begin outfitting its expansive cellphone tower network with ten "green transmission s...

July 11th 2011 at 8:12pm 0 Comments
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Your next Energy Star-approved HDTV? Chances are it'll be a little greener than your last one, thanks to the new 4.0 ratings going into effect. These drastically reduce allowable consumption for displays, offering on average a 40 percent improvement in efficiency compared to 3.0 models, meaning a 50...

May 4th 2010 at 9:56am 0 Comments

We all know that driving, washing dishes and leaving our kerosene-fueled chlorofluorocarbon generators on all night are killing the environment. But what toll is the important stuff -- video games -- taking? Gamer 2.0 has recently uploaded a piece on just that topic, an examination of just how sad y...

August 11th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Proving once again that technology can only do so much to jazz up a boring presentation, a holographic version of Prince Charles recently delivered a pre-recorded speech on the environment to an Abu Dhabi audience, and no one seems interested enough to have taken a photo. Using only a single camera...

January 22nd 2008 at 3:42am 0 Comments
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Saving the world is something that most have us as gamers have grown rather accustomed to over the years. Almost since the beginning, game designers have used the risk of global destruction as a tool to more completely involve players in the seriousness of a given game narrative. Whether we're preve...

December 22nd 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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On stage to discuss the game development process during Grasshopper Manufacture's 'Snake vs Zombie Vol. 2' event Saturday, Lumines producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi was instead questioned about his rumored involvement in an unannounced Al Gore project. Coy about details, Mizuguchi did confirm, "It's not go...

April 17th 2007 at 7:28pm 0 Comments
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Over at Download Squad today, we're talking about the report on "green electronics" and "e-waste" that Greenpeace released this morning. It's no secret that environmentalists have been unhappy with Apple--despite their claims to be an eco-friendly company--for a long time. This is the first time, th...

August 25th 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Even if you're not into that whole "respecting the environment" thing, how many of you homeowners out there haven't dreamed of slashing or even eliminating your electricity bills? Well a new residential windmill from a company called Southwest Windpower promises to not only help keep you green by re...

July 5th 2006 at 7:16pm 0 Comments