Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Toxic game consoles?

In our most recent Uncover story, Nintendo and Microsoft are put under the microscope by Greenpeace for toxic chemicals used in manufacturing their game consoles.

Eighteen leading electronics companies were ranked on a 10-point scale, with Nintendo being the first and only company to score zero.

The creators of Mario and Luigi provided no information to consumers on the substances it uses in manufacturing or on its plans to cut hazardous materials. Those aren’t the Mario Brothers I grew up with! And my folks thought playing the cutting-edge game Pitfall on Intellivision was bad for my health.

With all the recent recalls of toys with lead in them, do holiday shoppers really need any extra worries at this point when shopping for the gamers in their family?

Anyhow, the chemical culprits to be aware of are a vinyl known as PVC as well as fire retardants that can be a hazard when released into the environment.

Of course, your children could be a hazard when released into the environment this holiday season if they don’t get their Xbox or Wii from Santa.

-FRANCIS SMITH, Special Publications Assistant Editor

42 comments:

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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They say you can play online NCAA Basketball game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

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They say you can play online EA sports game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
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Anonymous said...

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[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Wii Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online FIFA Soccer game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

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[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Xbox Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online EA sports game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

I have a ps3 but i don't know much about the trophies. I was wondering what games have them and how to get them. Also when is playstation home coming out and how do you get it?

Anonymous said...

Facebook coming to Sony PS3 next? Say it ain't so! ... Yesterday images of an upcoming Sony Playstation 3 interface update were leaked. Along with some fairly trivial tweaks, the images revealed ... itworld.com/personal-tech/84520/facebook-coming-sony-ps3-next-say-it-aint-so

Anonymous said...

Greenpeace analyzed a PlayStation 3, a Wii and an Xbox 360 Elite for its report "Playing Dirty," published Tuesday. It says all consoles actually represent environmental hazards! itworld.com/game-consoles-contain-environmental-hazards-080520

Anonymous said...

Playstation 3 firmware 3.0 launches... It seems like a pretty small update for an x.0 release, but there are a few nice features worth talking about: itworld.com/personal-tech/76281/playstation-3-firmware-30-launches

Anonymous said...

Netflix will begin streaming movies and TV shows to PlayStation 3 consoles in the U.S. from November, it said on Monday.

Anonymous said...

PlayStation 3 I believe has a built in Blue-Ray Disk player I think.So what is the difference in between the two players basically?

Anonymous said...

PS3 to go 3D in 2010, says Sony: reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/20/ps3_3d_confirmed/

Anonymous said...

So don't feel guilty about perusing our favorite games for this holiday season, whether you own a Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii

Anonymous said...

Sony Teases 3D Playstation 3 now, do you know that?

Anonymous said...

PlayStation Eye and Sony motion control interface lead researcher Richard Marks answers questions about the company's upcoming PlayStation 3 motion control interface: pcworld.com/article/169398/exclusive_sony_answers_12_questions_about_playstation_3_motion_control.html

Anonymous said...

I just got a new Tv and new surround sound...we have an HDMI cable from the cable box to the tv then and HDMI from the surround sound, an audio cable from the surround to the cable box...the surrond works when watching tv however it doesn't work when playing my playstation...the playstation is plugged right into the tv...I tried putting the playstation into the surround and the audio wires into the tv but then it only works for the playstation and not when watching tv...anyone know what i'm doing wrong?

Anonymous said...

Sony added a second higher capacity slimline PlayStation 3 to its video game console lineup on November 3.

Anonymous said...

Sony upscales PS3's PlayTV to HD and also adds Aino 'PlayStation phone' support now: reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/05/playtv_update/

Anonymous said...

Wii HD coming in 2010, claims mole... Netflix-for-Wii too!

Anonymous said...

Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has sold over 28 million units worldwide, 8 million more than the Sony Playstation 3. No comments...

Anonymous said...

My PS3 will work at home just fine.When I connect it to the internet it works but when I connect at college it signs me out of the playstation network and will not allow me to play. It could be because they want me to download something but I can't it is something that you have to download to access the campus network but It does not recognize the PS3. School is boring without it please help!

Anonymous said...

PS3-controlling phone launched in Blighty - reghardware.co.uk/2009/10/14/aino_launch/

Anonymous said...

Sony added a second higher capacity slimline PlayStation 3 to its video game console lineup on November 3.

Anonymous said...

I just purchased a Playstation 3 a couple of weeks ago. I got a couple of good games for it too. I wonder what good full games are worthy of downloading from the Playstation store?

Anonymous said...

Sony added a second higher capacity slimline PlayStation 3 to its video game console lineup on November 3.

Anonymous said...

PS3 to go 3D in 2010, says Sony: reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/20/ps3_3d_confirmed/

Anonymous said...

Finally, Sony uncloaks Ps3 Motion Control... Controller spied, features hidden reghardware.co.uk/2009/09/24/motion_control_pictures/

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering what kind of playstation 3 system should I get because I am planning getting one for a my best friend this winter.It been awhile for me since I'd played the Sony Playstation gaming system. I want too know which version is best one to get?

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