Xbox's New Update Requires All Gamers To Use 'Shutdown Mode' To Fight Climate Change

>Microsoft-owned Xbox intends to force gamers to power down to fight climate change. In a news post, Microsoft announced its campaign for "building a more sustainable future of gaming."

>The company says that it wants to become a "zero waste" company by forcing gamers to switch to "shutdown mode" that saves energy. If two gamers used shutdown mode for a year, it is equivalent to planting one tree, Microsoft said.

>By 2030, Microsoft wants to become a "carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste company." According to Ars Technica, Microsoft started rolling out the update on January 23. Usually, an Xbox goes into Sleep mode when not being used. But this uses a lot of energy - Shutdown mode intends to change that.

Thoughts?

https://www.indiatimes.com/technology/news/xbox-will-force-gamers-to-use-shutdown-mode-591104.html

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Per usual will just play my PS5

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have an xbox

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    There’s literally no reason to leave your computers on and in sleep when you’re not using them.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Console yes. But isnt pc eating more energy when starting up instead of waking up ? Also isnt it bad for PC to turn it on/off frequently during day.?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >eating more energy
        Idk
        >isnt it bad for PC
        yes it is

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, on and off in general is bad for pc parts because the expansion from heating and contraction from cooling when always powering on/off wears out parts over time. PC's last longer when kept in sleep mode instead.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      BDO

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >There’s literally no reason to leave your computers
      I leave my old computer always on to seed my torrents

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Keeps my bedroom warm in winter

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I have game servers

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I unironically want to waste electricity

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    i already use that mode, quick resume was one of the main selling points for me and it works with full shutdown, so what's supposed to be the issue?

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I already use shutdown mode it's the real way to turn it off

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't turned on my series s in months

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    So first they make completely shutting down your console as difficult as possible and now they want to mandate it? I honestly prefer shutdown not because muh climate change, but because I'm a tight fisted garden gnome, it's just funny how they politicise their retarded stunt like the dumb burgers they are.

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Is this the usual misinformation thread?
    Xbox was mocked by PSfags last year because the default mode wasn't the shutdown but the sleep in Xboxes (PS is the opposite) and the cool kids save energy now. Microsoft set every new Xbox to shutdown mode by default since last year. Now they set every console to shutdown remotely because a bunch of people don't realize it is in sleep mode. But you can still set it back to sleep if you want to.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      The PS4 and PS5 have always defaulted to rest mode instead of completely shutting down.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.tomsguide.com/news/you-really-should-be-using-this-xbox-series-x-setting-right-now

        The shutdown mode in modern electronics is the less than 0.5W mode. PS is in this mode by default while Xbox was not.

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >put a sleep mode function into console
    >"NNOOOOOOO YOU CANT JUST KEEP USING SLEEP MODE!"
    why do people bitch about "problems" they created themselves?

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What? people always wanted to shutdown their consoles/PC completely but it's the companies that made it harder to do in the first place.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly, they are just re-adding a feature and spinning it to get leftist brownie points. You just know some Gen X manager thought of this.

  11. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    what's the carbon footprint of Microsoft incescent telemetry and data collection from all of their services, software and products?

  12. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    If it doesn't affect quick resume I'm ok with this

  13. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Usually, an Xbox goes into Sleep mode when not being used. But this uses a lot of energy - Shutdown mode intends to change that.
    I mean... What's the problem here?

  14. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >> To Fight Climate Change
    Is a meme. Theres a literal war going on with tons of shit burning, fuming, exploding. Maybe tell russians to put their T90s in sleep mode too. This going green is just part of mega corp marketing and business as usual. We're already past the point of no return. Whats with this immortality fantasy anyway. We re all going to die one way or another, fucking sun will expire too one day. Clown world

  15. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >2 gamers, 1 tree
    But isn't planting a tree a dollar? How about I give MS a dollar to fuck off and beg the next person for money?

  16. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't the quick resume feature only possible cause of the sleep mode? Sure it only impacts when you're done playing but wasn't that part of their marketing.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      quick resume works even after being unplugged

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        the fuck, neat

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          yea, and the new xboxes you can have multiple games in quick resume. it's a real time saver

  17. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I remember seeing at launch that Xbox used an ungodly amount of power to stay in its rest mode compared to PS5, like 5 to 10 times more watts. Not sure if that's been addressed yet but they should fix that first.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      it had higher consumption at first but that's been addressed for a long time

      their recent update allowed the shutdown mode to check for updates at off hours so you get the benefits of rest without using as much power

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Ah, alright then.

  18. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    wow xbox is gonna take 5 more seconds to boot up now. wtf is the big deal?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      fucking barely, it starts cold faster than a ps5 starts from rest

      they actually trimmed the boot animation recently because it was already started behind the scenes

  19. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    My Series X is in the beta update preview program.
    It sets your console to energy saving mode.
    All you have to do is go into the console settings and turn it off.
    A complete nothing burger meant to get people fighting over nothing, again

  20. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >xbox news
    >indiatimes

  21. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    if you play games firsly for gameplay, then 15 watt of SoC is enough for you.

  22. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I know that gaming journalists REALLY want to make this big article, but all the update does is switching default value of turn-off settings from hibernate mode to shutdown, and that's it. You can change it back in settings of you want to.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      This. Cmon guys, it’s from fucking India times. Stop believing all the bullshit from the media.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        India Times very trusted publication sir

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, it’s really not.

  23. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >*rides private jet on a weekly basis*
    climate change is for poorfags

  24. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally optional. They just changed the default setting. Stop bitching about nothing.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      but muh roleplay. I can't afford an xbox or the games so I need to roleplay from my thinkpad

  25. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >go to settings
    >turn it off
    it's that simple

  26. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    kek these are the same gays that made it so your computer never shuts down on windows 10.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Actually hybrid hibernation does shut down your PC. Xbox only had the option of full shutdown or sleep before. This new mode works more like hybrid hibernation but it can also download games and updates while powered off still. The security co-processor on the APU is doing it now.

  27. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's still optional. Now the default setting is shut down mode which is still gay but not the end of the world. If they required it then I'd really have an issue.

  28. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Sleep mode is literally pointless AND costs you more money than just turning your fucking Xbox off.

    Literally what is their to complain about?

  29. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    we don't even know why the climate is changing though

  30. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Literally only morons and other non whites use sleep/standby modes.

  31. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Cold starts in mere seconds
    >Can still use quick resume
    I mean, ok I guess.

  32. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    lol

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Is there anything that does not cost a leg and an arm in bongland?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Getting a paki to fuck the missus

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, a PlayStation 5 baybeeeeeeee

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Assuming the PS5 default is also standby, why does the Series X use so much more power in standby?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      how fucking expensive is electricity in the UK? it would cost a max of $5 per year running it at 10w in standby mode

  33. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    How about I donate money to a tree planting company and not shut down the Xbox?
    If 10 trees are planted, I wouldn't need to turn off my Xbox for 20 years.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      planting trees doesnt even "fight climate change" anyways. it's all just bullshit marketing

  34. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'll just leave mine on 24/7 then.

  35. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's sleep mode is inferior to the PS4/PS5s anyways

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      What's funny is this update makes the Xbox function the same as the PS4/5.

  36. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >world goes to shit thanks to all the factories and corporations trying to save a few bucks at every opportunity
    >Corporations: Oh well, I guess people just didn't shut down their Xboxes enough

  37. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I would use shutdown if every single fucking game and the console itself constantly gets humongous patches that keep me from playing my games after work.

    fucking retarded companies

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Shutdown supports game downloads and updates now. It's handled by the security co-processor now.

  38. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t give a flying fuck about saving energy. Boomers wasted the shit out of it and I have to work three times as hard as them for three times less salary. My PC is always on in High Performance mode. Suck my dick.

  39. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    How does that affect me considering that my area is on green energy? (hydro-electric)

  40. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >our thermals are nightmare so we trust you are stupid enough to buy that we are doing this altruistically.

    The amount of pollution produced during the manufacturing of these shits is enough to kill an entire marine species. If MS is so concerned about the environment why are they forcing people to get rid of their old computers by ending support to Windows 7, 8 and 10. That produces way more pollution.

  41. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    shut down should have been default from the start.

  42. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Stop spamming this """outrage bait""" already
    Ironic marketing for corporations doing the "we're green" shit again is still marketing for corporations doing the "we're green" shit again

  43. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck is this news? You guys will just argue about anything.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Because liberals ruin fucking everything. Seriously I can’t do ducking anything anymore without having to hear from the fucking liberals.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Corporation makes marketing ploy
        >blame the liberals
        are you angry at the boogeyman, too?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          The company is the liberals you dumbass

  44. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't they plant one tree instead?

  45. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Planned obsolescence keeps making more and more e-waste
    >Endless shilling of electric cars instead of propped public transportation
    >Endless waves of cheap disposable plastic packaging instead of glass, paper and metal
    >Poisoning entire acres of land to mine lithium for batteries and cobalt for solar panels
    >Treating nuclear power like the devil
    >Building more and more suburban hell scapes instead of more space efficient apartment blocks
    >But global warming is YOUR FAULT, so you better turn off that Xbox
    I hate baby boomers so much it's unreal

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Endless shilling of electric cars instead of propped public transportation

      The oil and gas lobby in the thirties to sixties conspired to kill public transportation forever. Its never happening this century at a scale where it can make a difference.

  46. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    So will this cuck me from using my Google Home to turn it on?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Just set the options back to what they are now.

  47. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    SELL ALL YOUR MICROSOFT STOCK IMMEDIATELY

  48. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Just turn them all off permanently, really fight climate change.

  49. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Wait you guys unironically leave your computers and console on all the time? For what purpose? Is waiting 30 seconds for the system to boot too long for you?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      where ever I am, I must also seed
      my server is always on, my PC goes to sleep after 3 mins cause lol OLED tv as a monitor

  50. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >people complain about Xbox not doing this
    >xbox does this
    >people complain
    Win win baby.

  51. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I fell for this fucking Indian clickbait fuck. It's just new power options.

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