The Console Carbon Footprint study has revealed that gaming - and especially Mario - is a major contributor to sky-high levels of C02 emissions
Yep, can't beat the daily star for factual news reading here in the UK/S
Wow, the PC squad is now targeting Mario?! Is anything safe anymore?
well, Nintendo is a successful company that it's customers love, That alone makes it a target to be destroyed by the PC crowd.
Climate change is pc now?
Definitely, only the politically correct crowd freak out.
Not sure about the Switch but historically Nintendo consoles have been less environmentally friendly than others. Also Amibo is just plastic waste, and there are millions of them out there. This has nothing to do with being politically correct, as Jsm89k is suggesting.
Only if PC = Educated, unlike the "I googled it, it's just a conspiracy" armchair scientists you see on the internet.
Nevermind the bollocks. Don’t expect decent thoughts in a right wing gaming website.
@Palitera Thinks N4G is right wing? Daily Star sure as •••• isn't right wing! 😂 I'm politically in the center and moving more and more to the right every day by simple virtue of the fact that the left keeps on tripping further left. In The US Socialism is the left's new platform which most people even most Democrats can't get behind. The left wing but not THAT FAR LEFT news outlets have already voiced their concerns about Bernie Sanders. I'm talking about MSNBC, ABC, CNN and CBS. Fox is actually excited because they think Democrats won't get on board and that a Bernie nomination could irreparably damage the DNC, but I sincerely doubt that. They're sure he'll lose to Trump and I for one hope all these disparate news outlets are right this time. Forgive me if I'd take Trump over wanting The US to look like Venezuela, USSR, Vietnam and/or China and if you live in The US or any mostly free western nation you shouldn't want socialism either. One of the first things the far left wants to actually do is ban our games because of the CO2 emissions they create, to them gaming is one of those things contributing to the destruction of the planet! P.S. When Fox wanted to ban games in 2008 and the network was roasted throughly for it? Remember when Trump did the same last year because he thought they may contribute to mass shootings and the media roasted him throughly? Remember how Hillary (2005) Barrack (2008) Hillary (2016) and the multiple Democrat presidential hopefuls (2018) didn't get any heat for the same talking points? https://www.democraticunder... https://upload.democraticun... Here's a real left wing organization you should be afraid of: https://www.unenvironment.o...
PC gaming has nothing to do with this! Oh wait....that "pc" squad. ok.....sorry
Daily star nxt
This is the sort of thing Trump would say, complete nonsense.
This is the sort of thing a Trump obsessed idiot would say, complete lack of understanding.
Wow triggered, blimey that easy.
@Marcello Just have to point out the irony in your post not triggered at all;)
FFS guys it was just a silly comment about a silly article. I was just making fun of the windmills give you cancer crap & everyone gets their feathers in a flap. Chill pill time.
@Marcello It’s all good man
@Marcello Why are you getting triggered?
We need you both around, makes the rest of us look good.
It's actually the opposite to what Trump would say, he doesn't buy into the man-made climate change hysteria in the slightest and rightly so. The agenda behind that nonsense is not about saving the planet and never has been, don't be so naive.
It would be foolish to completely disregard the effect human activity is having on climate change. However, I do agree that there is an agenda behind initiatives to curb it, and they often pick the worst things to focus on. Even if videogames were to just up and vanish tomorrow, the problem would still persist. Maybe they can focus on transit initiatives and encouraging use of hybrid and electric vehicles instead of trying to murder various industries, many of which are contributing comparatively little to climate change. But no, let's go after that Italian plumber.
@the disagrees. Wow, I didn't think there were that many people who think Mario is a major contributor to climate change.
lol, wrong people dude, The left are the ones pushing climate control, Your great savior AOC and Bernie are the ones who would say and agree with this, not trump. and before you make an assumption, no I dont back trump either., worlds not black and white (blue and red) (left and right) its just a bunch of terrible people with lots of money and influence, screwing with us all.
Um no Trump wouldnt say that. The bloodthirsty left lunitics would definitely say that though. Do you pay attention to the left at all or just believe anything they tell you?
Wow, a bit over-dramatic over there aren't we? With so many disgusting companies in the world literally killing the planet and you go after a company whose carbon footprint is microscopic by comparison?
Big oil's gotta find that scapegoat!
Trying to care less.....unable.
That's good. If we let up the kinds of idiots that would actually ban Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will make it into office and possibly do just that for real this time especially with all their hysteria surrounding CO2 these past couple of years especially.
As opposed to the major corporations that contribute far more to the toxins killing the planet? Stop putting the blame on the average person and go after the the real jerks like big oil.
Hawaiians will be pretty well effed if we go cold turkey on oil. Hawaii a utopia. 61% of its energy comes from oil. But don't take my word for it: https://energy.hawaii.gov/w...
I’m sorry, did I say anything about going cold turkey? No. Maybe work on your reading comprehension before you start coming onto a 5 day old article and start lecturing people.
I got a good idea! Let's all go back to the stoneage. We all have to make everything we have from scratch, just what we can find around us in nature. Isn't that what they want? No electricity, no cell phone, no TV, no nothing. Would these politically correct a*holes be happy than? Probably not.
What about cell phones and private jets flown by the elites? Oh right...
Oh here we go, staying at home and playing video games is killing the planet, you heard it hear folks
Choose the form of the form of the destructor, the voice said. Little did I know that a giant plumber would stomp us flat the same as those poor goombas.
Pick and mix journalism. Do you forget the massive pollution data centres make? Have you seen what Googles, Netflix etc servers do? Yeah....digital isn't clean as people think it is, it's marketed this way to make people think it is...so more people use it.
True if they want to ban games all those digital distribution methods and streaming options die as well. Say bye-bye to N4G too. We'll be in the dark ages for then next few hundred to few thousand years if they're serious (because they think anthropogenic CO2 specifically lingers for thousands of years while natural CO2 only meanders for 30 or so years). Wait I thought science was Republicans weak spot?
I'm currently making biodegradable mario figures.... not finished yet tho. Reduce your mario carbon footprint xD Dabbing Luigi and Fonzy Mario https://imgur.com/gallery/y...
Well this is stupid...
This is literally the dumbest article I have ever read on N4G. How in the hell did this garbage get approved?
You should see the damage he does when he butt-stomps.
I'm just picturing Mario driving a wildly inefficient but totally lit and expensive SUV. Lulz. That said...I'm sorry, what? Yes, we need to do our part to save the planet sooner rather than later. But, you really need to pick your battles. Is videogames the hill you wish to die on? Heck, it's not even videogames as a whole, just one franchise. Nevermind the plethora of ways in which people produce far more carbon. I can see advocating for electric and hybrid vehicles. Coming down on videogames? WTF are you smoking? I guarantee that even if someone buys physical copies of games left and right, that accounts for comparatively little of the human race's average carbon output.
If you want to get into the specifics regarding the carbon footprint of gaming you'd actually be eating about 1,000 times your weight in crow on this one. Games generate a lot of waste especially when they don't sell at all. Think about the waste sitting on always on servers somewhere waiting to be purchased of those always online servers just waiting for you to log into to play an online match. TV and radio is no different in some ways but the transportation of that data takes place on a smaller scale in most cases. That's because the big companies don't own everything yet or put in in such places that waste such electricity. Typically the majority of most data centers electricity usage comes from keeping the hardware cool enough to operate then the machines and then the extra energy to keel the lights on so humans can maintain the data servers and mainframes. Anyway if you knew what you were talking about you'd understand this is a risk... on the other hand if you knew anything about CO2's effects on the atmosphere none of this would worry you at all because CO2 is proving that is really isn't warming the planets climate at all but I digress.
I miss those giant PC game boxes.
All that methane from squishing turtles?
And still not as much as corporations do so if this is dailystars attempt to get people to quit gaming than oh well because it just got me to cut my system back on.
Nintendo is a pretty big international company. I guess because they're an Ltd it's no big deal... then again so is Samsung and they literally used to make weapons too and Nintendo had it's own taxi service and love hotels... but whatever. The real news is that humans are laughably bad at terraforming anything including our atmosphere and the emissions from everything are hugely overblown never mind the unfounded impact CO2 has on the weather. Funny how the past two winters have been very cold. This is apparently just unseasonable weather in our climate change and if the summer is cooler than normal like last year too these two back to back years will be considered an odd weather anomaly in the global warming trend. What happens if we get a third year of cold weather?
Okay, where do you live that the summer of last year was cooler? If you actually look, the records from summer 2019 showed it was the hottest the planet has ever been on record so either you’re full of it or you really aren’t as smart as you think you are.
I don’t care, in fact these kind of articles make me want to go out and burn some tires
of course they're referring to Super Mario Galaxy. In all fairness the worlds are only about 50 yards around.
factory farmed animals for meat and dairy is actually the biggest contributor...
Nothing will compare to the Xbox RROD from last gen, proper disgrace.
Im sorry, but how can you allow this article to appear here - it's the daily star who are quoting an ONLINE CASINO'S link infested "Study". Get out of here with your ridiculous approval system.
honestly im tired of these type of people and this planet anyways. screw all these morons, the planet will be better without them
Wait, this isn't a ajoke?
Should we be worried? About the carbon footprint of gaming (not Nintendo but all of gaming)? No. About the UN? Yes: https://www.unenvironment.o...
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