Power Sink

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Is your console destroying the country's power grid? Yes. The answer is yes.

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Power Sink

Date: April 23, 2012

Written and Performed by: Graham Stark, Kathleen De Vere, Paul Saunders

Story Graphics: Paul Saunders

CheckPoint Graphics: Graham Stark

Boom!: Kate Stark

Music: Bradley Rains

Produced by: Graham Stark, Paul Saunders

Today

Saving money on your electric bill might require turning off your console occasionally. Find out more on today's CheckPoint.

Stories

  • Bethesda wins the game marketing award.
  • Tony Hawk is personally responsible for pitching the HD remake of Pro Skater.
  • Ocarina of Time beaten in under 23 minutes due to glitch.
  • Zynga worth over 1.8 billion dollars.
  • WiiPop capable of judging dance skill with array of attached wiimotes.
  • Game consoles in the US use 16 terawatt-hours of energy each year, due in part to the surprising amount of power used by idle systems. Perhaps we should turn the XBox off every couple weeks.

Coming Up

The source code for the original Prince of Persia has been made freely available.

Trivia

  • The Ocarina of Time speedrun record is credited to "Cosmo, aka ZeldaFreakGlitcha". In fact, ZFG and Cosmo Wright are two different people, and the latter was responsible for the speedrun. A retraction was posted to the LRR twitter account.
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