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Green gaming means environment friendly gaming. Not only this, but it is pocket friendly too. Being new, the term is not very common in the gaming world. This blogs attempts to explore the topic with brief explanation.
The gaming industry is doing a roaring business these days. Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Sega and Atari are among the top notch game manufacturers. The gamers are so very indulged into the quality issues of gaming that they are oblivious of the price they and other people around are paying. The cost may be economical, social, or personal but, the deadlier is the environmental impact. According to the Greenpeace (environmental organization),
The estimated amount of e-waste generated every year if put into containers on a train would be enough to circle the globe!
The frequency of generation of e-waste is much higher as compared to other pollutants due to the short life span of electronic products like computers, gaming consoles and cell phones. Gaming alone is a great contributor to environmental pollution. According to the BigFIshGames,
The only question that is asked by every PSN user nowadays is, “When will Sony be restoring its PlayStation Store?” – And just few hours back we saw Sony revealing the answer. According to the official PlayStation US Blog, PlayStation Store that was previously reported to get restored on May 24th, will now return this week.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 is marked as a darkest day in the history of gaming, because on that day, Sony’s most admired PlayStation Network was attacked by a deadly cyber criminal force. The hackers caused heavy damage to the company and also affected 77 million PSN users by illegally obtaining their personal information.
Just one day after PlayStation Network restoration announcement, Sony unveils the details of its ‘Welcome Back’ appreciation program for North American and European customers. The perturbed PSN users have been offered free games and other complimentary services by Sony, as an apology for what they have suffered during the PSN attack, which according to Bloomberg was launched from Amazon servers.
We recently saw breaking news on Official PlayStation Blog saying, ‘Sony has started restoring its PlayStation Network and online services back’. And in other surprising news, it has been revealed that, Amazon.com’s web services cloud-computing unit was used by hackers to attack Sony online entertainment systems.
An update appeared on the official PlayStation Blog, after 4 days of no information regarding PlayStation Network outage. Read after the break, how Sony yet again failed to deliver an exact time or date over PSN restoration in this new update.
What we know about PSN so far is that the online gaming network was attacked in the latter part of April and Anonymous was held responsible by Sony. What we didn’t know so far was how many users were affected region wise and how the ill intentioned operation took place. Thanks to PS3HAX, we now have the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Bad news continue to come for the Playstation users. Sony has announced via its official PlayStation blog that the PlayStation Network services which went down in late April , won’t be restored this week as promised earlier.
We hinted it before and Sony reveals it now. In a reply to congressional sub-committee, Sony claimed that Anonymous was the intruder behind PlayStation Network attacks, further stating that they have found a file on their server with words ‘We are legion’ attached to it.