Video games are often much maligned, with many people seeing them as detrimental to both mental and physical health - the typical stereotype of a gamer is someone who stays inside all day playing games, looking at screens and getting little exercise. However, this stereotype is widely outdated and is generally untrue for most gamers, with research emerging recently to show that video games can actually have a positive effect on your overall mental health.
Plastic packaging and products are so common, we have become complacent about buying them and discarding them. We put our faith in inefficient recycling programs, often failing to realise that very little of the plastic ends up being recycled.
As conscious consumers, we can make changes to the way we buy to reduce the plastic we put into the environment. Here are some simple steps we can take.
Gaming is increasingly an online pursuit as technology develops. We download or even stream games from the cloud. We play online with friends alongside millions, using enormous servers that process an incredible amount of data. The games are developed on computers, played on a variety of electronic devices, and often shipped as physical copies manufactured from plastic and other materials.
We must all do our part to address concerns like deforestation, climate change and pollution in order to better protect our world for future generations. With the business sector accounting for a significant number of greenhouse emissions, it's critical that all businesses make efforts to become more eco-friendly. Read on to learn how a business owner can ensure that everything they do is as green and sustainable as possible.
There is a negative aspect to gaming that isn’t as widely discussed as it should be, and that’s the environmental impact of consoles. In this blog post, we discuss how consoles affect the environment as well as the alternatives available out there.
The bee plays a critical role in our ecosystem, however, for the last decade or so, bee populations have been declining at an alarming rate. This is due to a number of reasons, such as pesticide use, climate change, pollution and more. Without bees, not only will we not have access to honey, a natural sweetener and antibiotic, but plants won't be pollinated, resulting in fewer flowers and possible food shortages. There are a number of small lifestyle changes that you can make to help support our ecosystem and its bee populations.
At Virtue Gaming, we recognise the multitude of benefits that are available when we put our eco-conscious information into games, rather than fliers or even videos. To show you why we think this, we’ve put together this blog post on whether or not educational gaming works.
In today’s society, there has been an increase of concern surrounding two things, the effect of video games on young minds and environmental issues such as global warming. So why not tackle two birds with one stone and create a mobile game that anyone can play – not just kids – that teaches us about the eco issues present today, and how to act on them. That’s what our team at Virtue Gaming asked themselves, and is what has led to the creation of the Eco-aire, BEYOND BLUE, and other indie eco games.