Via CBS News:
Expect cheers among hardcore online game enthusiasts when they learn Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. Or, more accurately, expect them to “w00t.”
“W00t,” a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness, topped all other terms in the Springfield dictionary publisher’s online poll for the word that best sums up 2007.
I suppose this means that the most notable event of 2007 is that a lot of guilds won a lot of gold killing orcs.
Via BBC News:
Greenpeace has called on gamers to persuade Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to make their consoles greener.
According to the environmental campaign group, game console makers have so far “failed to reduce the toxic burden of their products”.
As part of its campaign, Greenpeace has launched a 90-second video featuring some of the iconic games console characters – Microsoft’s Master Chief, Nintendo’s Mario and Sony’s Kratos – competing for the prize of a greener games console.
Now Kratos — there’s a fellow who really cares about the environment.