April Fool’s Day Half-Life 3 Announcements Start and a Fan Trailer is Epic

Half-Life 3

It’s becoming a tradition amongst hardcore gaming publications to use a much-anticipated Half-Life 3 announcement as the core of a joke for April Fool’s Day. Don’t be fooled.

With that said, a fan-made trailer has been released for the game that has many longing for the sequel even more than normal. It’s not only very well made from a visual perspective, but the premise behind the game itself seems to be very sound and in line with what a sequel might actually contain.

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Game Makers could make greener consoles, but don’t

Greener ConsolesGreenpeace.org has uncovered disturbing information about Nintentdo, Xbox, and Sony Playstation. Their consoles and accessories contain materials that can be hazardous to people and to the environment. According to Greenpeace, there are greener alternatives available to make truly eco-friendly consoles, but they are currently not using these.

The dangers do not stop when the consoles are no longer used. E-Waste, or Electronic Waste, is potentially a greater problem as it is more likely to become an issue during the manufacturing or disposal process.

ArsTechnica took a look at the findings and had mixed feelings. While there is definitely evidence that the manufacturers should get together and share techniques to produce greener consoles, the popular blog still showed less urgency in the matter than does Greenpeace. [Read more…]