What's the Impact of Getting the High Score?

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Video games have moved from the arcade into the living room and jumped into our palms and pockets. Whether you're on the couch or the train, chances are the option to play a game is there—but what impact does all this gaming have on the environment?Good writes:

In last year's indie hit Flower, you play as a flock of flowers, wistfully floating through the country landscape, collecting fellow petals, and reclaiming fallow patches of land. Developed by thatgamecompany, the game is a meditation on the renewal and rebirth of plant life, as you turn barren land fertile once again. Strange then, that to do so in a digital environment, involves an environmental cost in real life.

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