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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Video Game Vampires
No, this is not about the release of Wii Vampire Wars or any other such video game...
In a recent news article about energy and electronics, it stated some gaming consoles can use almost as much energy as a TV does to run so the consoles should not be left turned on when not being used. Meaning if the TV is off but the game console is still running or the unit is left sitting on the menu page for hours when not being used, energy is still being drawn to the game console.
So consider activating a sleep mode before you walk away and leave the unit on or have it go into auto-shutdown after a set amount of time.