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September 29, 2010

Green Your Football Season: Wasting Energy is Maddening

IStock_000010236964XSmallWhether you're rooting for a team in the NFL or the NCAA, it's possible to enjoy the games a bit less wastefully. This week's tips are about how to do just that.
Tip #3: Green Your Madden '11 Tourney

Obviously, you got your copy of Madden '11 on release day this year, but try to take a page from the green playbook: Remember that overheating game consoles are a cry for help from your machine — it means you're using way too much energy, so take a break. With a new Madden debuting annually, trade in your old version at sites like GameStop or, even better, give 'em to charity. And though the Wii version isn't as cool, know that the X360 and PS3 use nine times the energy of Nintendo's creation. 
Tell us: How do you green your video-game playing?

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