From predatory in-app purchases in free-to-play games, which leave players spending more than they realise, to YouTubers incessantly advertising time sinks with stuttery framerates and uninteresting gameplay: poor examples of mobile gaming have been everywhere recently. Nonetheless, mobile gaming should not be treated as a lost cause, nor a no-man's-land of gaming ethics.
When we talk about saving the environment, we often think about conserving wildlife, saving bees and donating to charity. But what about something as simple as fashion and clothing? Can the £2 bargain top you brought from Primark last week really be causing climate change? The answer, unfortunately, is yes.
It is no secret that the world's ecosystems are in a bad way. Widespread deforestation, pollution and unchecked economic development have degraded some landscapes to a shadow of their former selves. One solution to this global problem is that of ‘rewilding’ which has been gaining much attention in recent years. But what exactly is it?
Climate change is commonly referred to as a wicked problem. This is because of the changing landscape of individual issues arising from it that are ever-changing and near impossible to resolve. One thing that is commonly agreed upon is its cause. The misuse of resources, particularly fossil fuels, has caused an undeniable increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that is warming the planet, acting like a blanket and trapping in heat energy from the sun.
2020 has already been a difficult year and has caused mental health to suffer for many people. However, there has been an increased dependence on technology and gaming to pass the time. Mobile gaming is often free to play and having entertainment, a way to socialise and a way to learn all in the palm of your hand has been essential to helping combat mental health issues.
For most people, becoming eco-friendly starts by making lifestyle changes at home. But it doesn’t have to end there. With many of us preparing to return to the office, now is the perfect time to follow these top tips so you can go green at work too.
The ability to play AAA titles in all their glory on your mobile device is certainly an appealing thought. Imagine titles such as Destiny 2 or Red Dead Redemption 2 being played without any loading screens, all in glorious HD at a smooth 60 FPS.
Summer holidays are just around the corner, meaning it’s time to kick back and relax. With these handy tips, you can make sure you make the best of your vacation at no cost to the environment.